At PBS KIDS Digital, I spend my days working on the development of high-quality digital media for young kids. Despite the focus of my day job, when I go home to my own two young kids, I also experience the stress of managing family screen time. There are so many mixed messages surrounding the topic of … Continue reading Making the Most Out of Kids’ Screen Time
A lot of my free time is spent doodling. I’m a journalist on NPR’s science desk by day. But all the time in between, I am an artist — specifically, a cartoonist. I draw in between tasks. I sketch at the coffee shop before work. And I like challenging myself to complete a zine — … Continue reading Feeling Artsy? Here's How Making Art Helps Your Brain
More Americans are ordering more rounds, and that’s leading to more funerals, according to a new study on alcohol-related deaths. Looking at data from the National Center for Health Statistics, researchers estimate deaths from alcohol-related problems have more than doubled over the past nearly 20 years. CLICK HERE to read the entire NPR article.
As much as I love to cook, when it’s this hot outside, I look for alternatives that require a bare minimum of actual “cooking.” This delightful ginger marinated poached salmon comes together in about 10 minutes and the only cooking involved is bringing a pot of water to a boil for about 20 seconds. CLICK … Continue reading Make Ginger-Marinated Poached Salmon
This is my autumnal version of this tomato tart I made a few weeks ago. It has types of mushrooms and three types of cheese. I used brie, Parmesan and mozzarella but feel free to use whatever you might have lying around. And then the mushrooms. I used oyster, shiitake and cremini. But again, use … Continue reading Make Three-Cheese Mixed Mushroom Tart
I’ve written about my take on Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) before and waxed poetic about how those spicy crispy wings make me swoon, but heating a big pot of oil and double frying wings is not a project that Id want to undertake on a weeknight. CLICK HERE to read the entire PBS article.