• 2-Minute Strategies to Relieve Stress

    It's useful to think of meditation as preventative medicine: A regular practice is the best way to stay strong in the face of challenges. But sometimes you just need a quicker fix.
    O: The Oprah Magazine

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  • From homeless to mayor.

    Svante Myrick went from the throes of intense poverty to the mayor of Ithaca, NY and an up-and-comer in the Democratic Party. Here's how.
    Upworthy

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  • Skiing as It Was Before Chairlifts

    Known as ski mountaineering, Alpine touring or skinning, this is skiing much as it was before chairlifts: you propel yourself up the mountain before swooshing back down.
    The New York Times

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  • 7 Adventurous Yoga Retreats

    Escaping to your local yoga studio for an hour-long class can feel like a mini-vacation, but sometimes you need more. Fortunately, vacations that marry yoga with other activities like rock climbing, surfing, or acrobatics are on the rise.
    Fodor's Travel

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  • The Celebrity-Filled Past Of H Street

    In the 1950s and ‘60s, the Casino Royal was the place to see Mae West, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, and Ella Fitzgerald. Then Washington changed.
    Washingtonian

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  • Cooking in Switzerland

    How the challenges of cooking in Switzerland -- grocery stores have fewer options, spicy and ethnic ingredients are rare and translating pounds to grams, dollars to francs and English to French is a calculus-level problem -- inspired new recipes.
    The Washington Post

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About Me

I’m an American journalist and write regularly for The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine and others. I am the author of Gilded Lili: Lili St. Cyr and the Striptease Mystique and the forthcoming Journaling the Sutras.

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Gilded Lili

My biography of Lili St. Cyr, which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, explores the life of the burlesque star who influenced Marilyn Monroe and generations of seductresses.

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Journaling the Sutras

My forthcoming book offers brief translations of the yoga sutras and related writing prompts to help readers make this ancient wisdom applicable to their modern-day lives.