Writing Clips

With interests in so many areas, I’ve covered various topics. Please take a peek at some of my writing.

HEALTH

“Being Bad Can Be Good” (PDF)
Let go of your guilt—new research reveals the benefits of bothersome behavior
AARP The Magazine

“10 Overhyped Health Products”
These 10 over-the-counter products aren’t always worth your money—and some can cause health problems instead of treating them
USNews.com (also featured by The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, and MSN)

“What Role Do Drugs Play in Determining Longevity?”
Drugs can be lifesavers, but they also have side effects and dangers
USNews.com (also featured in the U.S. News & World Report e-book How to Live to 100)

“6 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Self-Treat”
These issues could signal more serious problems, so call your doctor, stat!
USNews.com

“How Being Polite Can Hurt Your Health”
When it comes to your health, you can be too nice
USNews.com

“5 Healthy Habits to Copy from Your Dog”
Fido does more than drool and shed—your dog can actually be a good health role model
USNews.com (also featured by CBSNews.com)

“Go With the Glow” (PDF)
Color from a good diet looks better than a suntan
AARP The Magazine

“6 Surprising Behaviors That Age You”
Want to stay young? How your exercise habits, and even your cooking style, can hurt you
USNews.com (also featured by CBSNews.com)

“5 Mistakes That Put Your Mouth At Risk for Cavities”
Why you should reconsider bottled water, overzealous brushing, and these other harmful habits
USNews.com (also featured by Yahoo!)

“6 ‘Bad’ Foods That Really Aren’t”
It’s OK to embrace, not avoid, these foods
USNews.com

“9 Footwear Do’s and Don’ts”
Your shoes may be stylish, but should you be wearing them?
USNews.com (also featured by the news section of Yahoo! Finance)

“Do You Really Have Allergies?”
Maybe, but you could actually have one of these annoying ailments
USNews.com

“Preventing Suicide on College Campuses” (PDF)
Colleges are more prepared than ever to provide assistance to students who are at risk
SAMHSA News (gold award winner at the Magnum Opus Awards)

“Mental Health on Campus: R.I.S.E. Helps Students”
Peer counseling program combats stigma
SAMHSA News (bronze award winner at the National Health Information Awards)

“Fishing for Facts”
Eating fish has many health benefits—but a new study raises old concerns about mercury
AARP The Magazine

“Calling Dr. Feel-Good” (PDF)
How to keep financial stress from harming your health
AARP The Magazine

CELEBRITIES AND NOTABLES

“Diane von Furstenberg Speaks Up With Vital Voices”
The designer lends support to Vital Voices Global Partnership, empowering women around the world.
Capitol File

“Ellen DeGeneres Receives Humor Prize at Kennedy Center”
Capitol File captures exclusive quotes from celebrities on the 2012 Mark Twain Prize honoree
Capitol File online

“Julia Louis-Dreyfus Premieres Veep in DC”
The actress tells Capitol File about her season two start and hometown return
Capitol File online

“Q&A: Vivica Fox on Doctor Bello”
The actress talks Hollywood, Nollywood, and why her new cross-cultural project Doctor Bello is important
Capitol File online

“A Capitol Chat” (PDF)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and political strategist Donna Brazile talk friendship and food
Capitol File

“Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball Honors Advocacy”
Capitol File captures quotes from Rosario Dawson, Wayne Brady, and others about the inauguration weekend event
Capitol File online

“Range Restaurant Comes to Chevy Chase”
New eatery from chef Bryan Voltaggio offers variety for visitors to Chevy Chase  Pavilion
Capitol File online

“White House Down Premieres”
Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and other stars from the film walked the carpet in  Georgetown.
Capitol File online

“Who’s Funnier: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?”
Celebrity visitors at the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor event speak out
Capitol File online

BEAUTY

“The Cellulite Fight” (PDF)
Does anything really work?
Philadelphia Style

“Sephora Introduces The Emerald Collection”
Pantone’s color of the year takes center stage
Capitol File online

“Modern Beauty” (PDF)
The lowdown on the latest cosmetic procedures
Philadelphia Style

“Signature Scents” (PDF)
Finding the perfect fragrance starts with knowing your personality
Philadelphia Style

STYLE

“Eight Retro Styles to Wear Again!”
Learn how to wear vintage fashions, while looking completely contemporary
AARP The Magazine online

“The Best Gifts for Stylephiles”
Perfect finds for the fashionable men and ladies in your life
Capitol File online

“New Saks Men’s Floor at Tysons Galleria”
Saks Fifth Avenue’s Eric Jennings reveals what you’ll find—and the latest trends  for men
Capitol File online

“Luxe Looks for Inauguration Weekend”
The best in formalwear, warm-yet-stylish accessories, and beyond
Capitol File online

“Spring Fashion Goes Peek-a-Boo”
It’s on trend this season to show a little skin
Capitol File online

“Conference to Cocktails” (PDF)
No time to go home and change before happy hour? Here are six ways to update your office look
DC Style online

“Looking Great On-The-Go” (PDF)
Short on time? Try these looks
DC Style online 

DINING, DRINKS, AND LIFESTYLE

“The Grandest Garden” (PDF)
Beyond its province as a beautiful retreat, the U.S. Botanic Garden is taking the lead in preservation efforts by cultivating rare, endangered, and heirloom plants.

“Celebrate DC Wine Week”
Sip your way through the second-annual celebration of local wines
Capitol File online

“DC’s Newest Nightspot: Heist”
Themed lounge features specialty cocktails and clever décor
Capitol File online

“Aged Rum Abounds in DC Bars”
It can take 20 years to develop the luxurious taste and texture of a well-aged rum. Washington establishments are beginning to set the spirit free
Capitol File

PROFILES

“She’s Got Rhythm” (PDF)
A wannabe drummer goes from shy to fly
AARP The Magazine

“The Business of Beauty” (PDF)
For a woman who loved fashion and beauty as a child, Juliana Hendershot has the perfect job
Scholar

“On a Mission: Angela Rye”
Through her work with the CBC and IMPACT, Angela Rye engages and educates
Capitol File online

“Youth Group Seeks to Change Paths”
How one organization helps troubled youth become independent adults
The Gazette

“A Business With Heart” (PDF)
As a ward of the New York City foster care system, Dr. Nathaniel Williams’ childhood was full of dreams—and little else. Now he touches the lives of thousands
Scholar

WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS

“Expect Success—At All Levels of Your Career” (PDF)
As you progress through your career—moving up, moving on, or preparing to retire—you have to constantly put your feelings in perspective and manage your expectations
Connections

“Now You’re Talking!”
When speaking in public, you need to understand your audience, get them interested, and clearly convey your message
Connections

“Meet the Real You” (PDF)
You think you know yourself—but your friends may know you even better
AARP The Magazine

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