Videos and Media

The written word is my passion, but I also appreciate video. On this page are highlights of agency videos that I’ve co-produced and narrated (and even appeared in); informational videos that I’ve developed; as well as TV news appearances. Please also feel free to visit my YouTube channel. 

VIDEOS (AGENCY)

7 Tips for Using Contact Lenses Safely

Contacts can help correct your vision but are not risk-free. Here are 7 tips to help you use them properly, and avoid serious infection or even blindness.

5 Ways to Safely Use Nail Drying and Curing Lamps

If you’ve used gel nail polish, or have acrylic or gel nails, you’ve probably used ultraviolet (UV) nail curing lamps. These lamps are used to dry or “cure” acrylic or gel nails and gel nail polish, and they feature lamps or LEDs that emit UV radiation. Learn five ways to help reduce your UV exposure.

 

The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement. Learn why injectable silicone and other unapproved products (also called “butt fillers,” breast fillers, or products to fill spaces between muscles) are dangerous and should be avoided.

Do Not Use Infant Sleep Positioners Due to the Risk of Suffocation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products—sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products—can cause suffocation (a struggle to breathe) that can lead to death. Learn how to put a baby safely to sleep.

VIDEOS (PERSONAL)

My Secret Way to Save Money

If we’re lucky enough to be working, and to be able to save some extra money, this mind and money trick can be a way to save for debt reduction, an emergency fund, investing, a “freedom fund,” and more.

5 Writing Myths: The Truth

Here, I present five myths about professional writing—and share the truth about each one. If you want to get paid to write for a career or even for a side hustle, this video is for you.

How to Stay Calm About the Stock Market

When the stock market is up and down, it can be hard to watch for some people. But if we can keep emotions out of investing, it can help us in that arena.

7 Ways to Fight Loneliness

Feeling lonely can affect your health. Here, I report on the difference between being alone and feeling lonely. And seven ways to grow your relationships and feel more connected—right now.

TV NEWS APPEARANCES

Worlds Collide: White House Correspondents Dinner

I discuss the White House Correspondents dinner with Fox News Channel’s Uma Pemmaraju—including expected celebrities, controversy, and what the dinner really means for journalism.

Star-Studded Inauguration

I discuss the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on Fox 5 WTTG news in Washington, DC—including details on fashion, celebrity appearances, and what the inauguration meant for the capital city.

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