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Melanie Haiken
Works at MSNBC
Attended U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, Tamalpais High School
Lives in San Rafael, California
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Do you like to #travel light? You need +LiteGear Bags made from recycled plastic water bottles!
A former North Face executive is reducing globe-trotters' carbon footprint while generating green jobs at a former toxic waste site.
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Fish, wildlife, and plants are dying from toxic levels of chloride left by road salt. Time to do something!
Get out the snow shovel—a new study finds toxic levels of chloride in U.S. rivers and streams that's harmful to animals, plants, and people.
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You want to support a friend whose child's in trouble - but what comes out of your mouth hurts more than it helps. Here's how to offer the right kind of support.
Spend an hour in an eating disorders parent support group, and you’re likely to get an earful about all the distressing comments they’ve heard from well-meaning friends and family. Of course you do...
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Is the next world epidemic going to be global warming?
The powerful medical establishment calls on physicians to fight global warming as a new study details its consequences on health.
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My latest for Forbes is a story close to my heart: Gene for Alcoholism Identified
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Ready for some nature therapy to banish those winter blues?
Shrug off the winter blues with views of native blossoms.
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My #TakePart story for this week reveals the 6 most #health-damaging preservatives and flavorings in our food... use it as a label guide!
Many of these additives linked to health problems like cancer are banned from cosmetics and other products—but are still allowed in what we eat.
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Choosing your next #ski  destination? Check out it's green cred first! Here are 9 ski #resorts  that aren't harming the #environment:
From building wind-powered lifts to recycling snowboards, ski destinations are trying to minimize their environmental impact.
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Don't YOU want to know? Safe drinking water is huge! My latest for TakePart shows you how to find out.
Here’s how to get the facts about toxins that may be lurking within your faucet.
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My latest helps you set up your own personal safari!
Autumn's the time to get out and see the animals as they get ready for the coming winter.
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My latest for Forbes is a story close to my heart: Gene for Alcoholism Identified
Scientists have identified a gene that could prove key to identifying who will develop alcohol addiction.
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Work
Occupation
Writer and Editor
Employment
  • MSNBC
    Contributor, 2010 - present
  • Yahoo!
    Contributor, 2009 - present
  • Forbes.com
    Contributor, 2011 - present
  • ShareCare.com
    Contributor, 2012 - present
  • Caring.com
    Senior Editor, 2007 - present
  • Melanie Haiken Writing and Editorial Services
    Writer and Editor, 2000 - present
  • The Industry Standard
    Executive Editor, 2000 - 2001
  • BabyCenter.com
    Executive Editor, 1999 - 2000
  • San Francisco Magazine
    Managing Editor, 1997 - 1999
  • Parenting Magazine
    Senior Editor, 1993 - 1996
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Currently
San Rafael, California
Previously
Mill Valley, California - Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kathmandu
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Introduction
I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and corporate clients based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Health, travel, business, and family are my specialties. I write the Adventures in Health column for Forbes.com and my health and travel blog is www.Health-Conscious-Travel.com. I'm a Senior Editor for Caring.com, covering health for those caring for aging parents and other family members.
Education
  • U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, Tamalpais High School
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