I'm a senior editor at Psychology Today, where I work on stories related to mental health, social science, relationships and human behavior. I was previously a reporter for The City section of The New York Times and contributed to the Styles, Dining, Metro, Arts, Real Estate and Travel sections. My writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, Tablet, Cosmopolitan, The Christian Science Monitor, Monocle, Babble, The Forward, Self, Real Simple, City Pages, TheAtlantic.com, and The Washington Post as well as several anthologies. I was the founder of Heeb Magazine in 2002, though the distant publishing endeavors of which I'm most fond are the Jewish punk zine Mazeltov Cocktail and the Riot Grrrl zine Gogglebox, which I created in the mid-'90s. I've been an adjunct professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, received a Circle of Excellence Bronze Medal from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education for my article Trip to the Doctor and have been awarded fellowships from the National Press Foundation and the Association of Health Care Journalists. I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Amir Bar-Lev, and our three children.