John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
Environmentalists have been admonishing us for years to conserve fuel to lessen our impact on the planet. Some of us have taken heed by walking, biking, carpooling, combining trips, or trading in our SUVs for hybrids. While you probably appreciate th... Read more
The hottest restaurants, the best museums, the latest trends: City living puts the good life at your fingertips. But with those perks often come long commutes, even longer work hours, cramped living quarters, and hectic schedules, all of which can ma... Read more
Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in... Read more
#firstpost. Any 65 - Spark fans here? I get lots of exercise gardening, have been walking 2mi. daily for 3mo. I want to do more but I can't figure why I'm still as tired afterward ad when I started. Any suggestions?... Read more
Heavy gardening today, moving planters, digging out shrubbery, cutting out overgrowth, followed by 3 hours of moving rocks. Thankfully only a few of the rocks were 100 pounders, rolled those. Now off to start the BBQ :)... Read more
Went to lunch with family yesterday Olive garden...menu not diet friendly..me to waiter "need to know calories in what" boom 2 minutes later complete printed list in my hand. .....= yum healthy lunch... Read more
How Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and NutritionModern living tends to sever your connection to the natural world, and many are now starting to recognize just how important a connection with the land is for health and happiness.Heal... Read more
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetablesA really cool idea to get kids to chomp on new-to-them foods! ReutersReal Beauty Doesn’t Need Retouching, B... Read more
Like most of you, I love spring—and not just because it allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I am also excited because it marks the start of gardening season! With all the environmental and economic troubles we're facing, gardening is on the ri... Read more
I will start this post by saying that I won the battle against the marshmellows... I think I ate like 2.
So I'm going to start tracking my experiences gardening. We live in the middle of the 3rd largest city in PA. Our yard is 1/10 an acre and... Read more
I would love to grow my own vegetables. Alas, I am a creature of the city with an apartment with very little backyard space that is exposed to the sun.
I've been so inspired (and jealous) of people and their spring gardening plans that I'v... Read more
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