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Pennsylvania-based freelancer writing about food, agriculture, parenting, health/wellness, and home for Redbook, Women's Health, USA Today, Civil Eats, Electrolux, Bed Bath & Beyond & more.

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USA TODAY

Schools nurture students' agriculture interests

Many elementary, middle and secondary schools are integrating some form of farming or gardening into their classrooms and cafeterias. The chance to connect kids more closely with science, technology, engineering and mathematics — disciplines known as STEM — and other educational concepts as well as to the food they eat is among the reasons why.

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Perfect Fit | USA Today Special Edition: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016

These four people have found a place for their passion through their work with the USACE

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USA TODAY

Meet 5 canines with a career of caring for humans

A web excerpt of the full article, found in USA Today's Pet Guide 2016 magazine: https://issuu.com/studiogannett/docs/pet_guide/52

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Mothers of Invention

Motherhood has been described as a juggling act but sometimes feels more like a three-ring circus. Here are five "mompreneurs" who have created products and services to ease the stress in our everyday lives.

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Hallowed Ground | USA Today Veterans Affairs Special Edition

The VA's National Cemetery Administration is overseeing the largest expansion of the national cemetery system since its inception during the Civil War.

USA TODAY

Back to Work | USA Today Veterans Affairs Special Edition

An increasing number of employers are realizing that actively recruiting and hiring veterans is good for both their companies and their communities. These five award-winning companies are among those that do it best.

USA TODAY

Space at the Top | USA Today NASA 2015

Women have long been an integral part of NASA's history and heritage. Meet four who are helping to propel the agency into the future.

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Tattoos: Healing power for breast cancer survivors

Chérie Martyn is quick to mention she's "not a tattoo person." She knows plenty of people who have tattoos, including some of her fellow Connecticut motorcycle enthusiasts, but they were never her thing. They weren't, that is, until last October, when she decided to cover the scars from a bilateral mastectomy she'd had almost three years before. ...

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Women beat breast cancer, create products for patients

Treatment for breast cancer often means surgery, and women find their bodies irrevocably changed as a result. No one understands this better than a survivor herself. Here are four women, all breast cancer survivors, who created companies to meet the specific needs of a woman's body after breast cancer.

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United States of Style | USA Today Modern Woman magazine

Profiles of 4 women in fashion who've built thriving careers outside of New York City

USA TODAY

A Matter of Life and Death | USA Today Pet Guide 2014

Your pet's well-being depends on how carefully you keep toxic substances out of reach. Here's how.

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Ordinary Children, Extraordinary Talents

Meet three super-kids --- a painter, a writer and an entrepreneur --- who prove that age really is nothing but a number when it comes to talent.

USA TODAY

The Corps Does That? | USA Today | Special Edition: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Spring 2014

Sure, it's called the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but there are lots of non-engineering jobs to be had in the Corps, which employs nearly 37,000 civilian and military personnel from archaeologists to social-media experts. Here is a look at six of the Corps' most unusual jobs—and the compelling people who do them.

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It's a Woman's World

Meet 3 successful women in fields dominated by men