I'm a freelance journalist based in Minneapolis. I've paddled down the Peruvian Amazon, biked through Turkey, and SCUBA-dived into Cuba, all to tell stories about the world's animals and ecosystems. For Discovery News, I help cover the environment.

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Nov 27, 2015 07:00 AM ET
Science offers some simple suggestions for teaching kids to feel more grateful.
Nov 23, 2015 08:37 AM ET
Fear of 'others' is a deeply human experience that tends to intensify under threatening conditions.
Nov 10, 2015 11:19 AM ET
Humor can arise when something violates our ideas of identity and normalcy, while simultaneously seeming safe and playful.
Oct 22, 2015 09:50 AM ET
The arrival of El Nino cycles doubles the of risk for civil war in tropical countries, studies have found.
Oct 19, 2015 06:00 AM ET
Recent research showing that sitting may not be so bad included one significant factor many overlooked.
Oct 16, 2015 09:15 AM ET
Is college becoming obsolete? Not necessarily -- or at least not yet.
Oct 9, 2015 06:45 AM ET
If done right, shortening the workday can also boost productivity.
Sep 11, 2015 11:00 AM ET
While Americans have an admirable tendency to focus on the positive, historians say it's critical to also remember tragedy.
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