I've been writing for as long as I can remember. As soon as I learned to combine letters to make words and words to make sentences, I carried around a notebook and recorded observations about the world just like Harriet the Spy. When I was 8, I started writing mysteries inspired by Nancy Drew. I had amazing teachers and mentors in school, and eventually I found wonderful editors who were willing to pay me to write professionally. And here we are. 


The Beginner’s Guide to Electric Cars (Lifehacker)

How to get Siri and Alexa to understand what you're saying (Lifehacker)

How to use Amazon Echo as your home security system (Lifehacker)

5 ways Amazon's Alexa actually makes your home smarter (Architectural Digest)

Personal Finance

Freelancing? Here’s how to prepare for tax season all year long (NBC BETTER)

How to rebuild credit (Wirecutter)

These 4 upgrades can lower the cost of your homeowners insurance (NBC BETTER)

What I learned about money from working a seasonal job (NBC BETTER)

The 4 essential savings accounts you need — and when to tap them (The Financial Diet)

The costs we didn’t budget for when we adopted our first dog—and how we fixed it (LearnVest)

Privacy & Security

6 common habits that put you at risk for identity theft (NBC News)

Please stop sending sensitive messages via Slack (The Parallax)

7 essential privacy tips for when you travel (Tom's Guide)

9 privacy policy phrases you need to know (Mental Floss)


How to offload old fixtures after a home renovation (Curbed)

7 expert tips for thrifting furniture and home goods (Curbed)

How to create your own cryptocurrency (Lifehacker)

7 tips to manage your kids' screen time this summer (Tom's Guide)

Inside 'Drugslab': Why the Netherlands pays these hot young people to get high on YouTube (Mic)