I write Stories, too.

I’ve written for lots of newspapers, magazines and web sites. These are a very small few of my favorites. The rest are only in hard copy, so we’ll have to get together in person to go through them.


He was the Face of a Bike-a-thon to Cure Cancer. He was Also a Fake, New York Times, Aug. 1, 2019


A Quadruple Amputee’s First Vow: To Walk Down the Aisle, New York Times, Aug. 13, 2018


Helping Women Over 50 Face their Financial FearsNew York Times, Sept 1, 2017

Older Women and Medical MarijuanaNew York Times, May 25, 2017


Pageant Glamour for Those Who Have Reached the Age of EleganceNew York Times, Dec. 2, 2016


The Drama of DeceptionPsychology Today, June 30, 2015

Endometriosis is Often Ignored in Teenage GirlsNew York Times, March 30, 2015

Finding Success, Well Past The Age Of WunderkindNew York Times, March 20, 2015

Yes, There Is Such a Thing as A Financial Dominatrix, and It’s As Bizarre As You Might ThinkNew York Observer (cover!), Feb. 18, 2015

Seizing The Day With OthersNew York Times, Feb. 6, 2015

Martin Short’s Night Out with Mathew BroderickNew York Times, Jan. 23, 2015


Finding Communities That Nurture and Connect the Like-MindedNew York Times, Dec. 26, 2014

IV Drips Touted as Hangover ReliefNew York Times, Dec. 24, 2014

Love and Marriage, to a Sondheim ScoreNew York Times, Dec. 5, 2014

The Brooklyn Brand Goes GlobalNew York Times, Dec. 3, 2014

Blame the PrincessNew York Times, Nov. 21, 2014

A Death By Design, (about the suicide of L’Wren Scott), Psychology Today, Nov. 4, 2014

More Older Adults are Struggling with Substance AbuseNew York Times, Oct. 3, 2014

Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes, New York Times, September 15, 2014

What a Difference A Day Makes, (24 hour boob life!), New York Times, August 20, 2014

Real Estate Agents for Older People Are Part Broker, Part TherapistNew York Times, August 1, 2014

For Some Retirees, a Second Act is Easier Than ExpectedNew York Times, June 6, 2014

Growing Up on Raw Foods, New York Times, June 2, 2014

Groucho’s Girls, (on female comedians) Psychology Today, November 7, 2014

A Cruise Of One’s OwnDuJour, April 4, 2014

Matchmakers Help Those Over 60 Handle Dating’s Risk and RewardsNew York Times, March 28, 2014

The Beat (Up) GenerationPsychology Today, March 11, 2014

After Online Dating, Online Making Up, New York Times, March 10, 2014

A Marriage At Sea? Get Me RewriteNew York Times, Feb. 28, 2014

The Childless Plan For Their Fading DaysNew York Times, Feb. 14, 2014

For Some, Retirement is Out of Reach. For Others, BoringNew York Times, Jan. 31, 2014

Me Versus The ScaleNew York Times, Jan. 27, 2014

With Plastic Surgery, a Makeover to Look Like a CelebrityNew York Times, Jan. 15, 2014


Does this Dress Make Me Look Incredible? New York Times, December 6, 2013

What Should Airlines Do About People With Peanut Allergies? New York Times, November 14, 2013

When The Email is Not Quite Spam, But Not Quite DesiredNew York Times, October 18, 2013

Fat and Thin Find Common GroundNew York Times, October 10, 2013

When You Can’t Forget The Gifts You Didn’t GetNew York Times, August 23, 2013

At the Chiropractor, Well-Adjusted PetsNew York Times, August 22, 2013

People Will Say They’re in Love, and They Are, New York Times, June 28, 2013

How Therapy Can Help In the Golden Years, New York Times, April 22, 2013

Leading and Losing By ExampleNew York Times, March 15, 2013

Seeking to Reproduce Without a Romantic Partnership, New York Times, February 8, 2013

Looking For a Match, New York Times, January 2, 2013


A Connecticut Mother Makes Bangles of Recycled Guns, New York Times, December 14, 2012

Some Tutors Are Shouldering a Wider Load, New York Times, December 14, 2012

A ‘Little Jerusalem’ in the Heart of Italy, New York Times, November 22, 2012

Binge Eating Among Men Steps Out of the ShadowsNew York Times, August 13, 2012

Back to the ’60s (and Fringes) in Brazil, New York Times, July 25, 2012

More Women Look Over the Counter for a Libido Fix, New York Times, July 2, 2012

A Patton Uses Film As a Tool to Help Veterans with PTSD, The Daily Beast, June 30, 2012

Life After the Games for Five Former Olympians (aka, “The Ice Pack”!), New York Times, June 18, 2012

Seeking Redress When Air Travel Goes Awry, New York Times, May 2, 2012

Leaving a Spouse Behind. For Good, New York Times, April 27, 2012

Failure is not an Option, New York Times, April 13, 2012

Hands Give a Lift, Now They Can Get One, New York Times, March 15, 2012


Expanding Efforts to Keep Cosmetics Testing from Animals, New York Times, December 28, 2011

VOWS: Audrey Smaltz and Gail Marquis, New York Times, November 27, 2011

A Hard Turn: Better Health on the Highway, New York Times, November 22, 2011

A Boom in Plastic Surgery for Those in the The Golden Years, New York Times, August 8, 2011

When a Child’s Anxieties Need Sorting, New York Times, June 23, 2011

With Anorexia, Total Recovery Can Be Elusive, New York Times, April 25, 2011

Tattoos as Makeup? Read the Fine Print, New York Times, Feb. 23, 2011

What We Still Don’t know About Lasik, Salon, Feb. 16, 2011


For Female-Aphrodisiac Makers, Efforts at Parity, New York Times, Sept. 13, 2010

Out with Dr. John, New York Times, August 20 2010

Working out with Tony Robbins, New York Times, August 6, 2010

Visiting Ellis Island with Eddie Izzard, New York Times, July 16, 2010

I Coulda Been a Contender! Psychology Today, July, 2010

For Better, For Worse, For B.M.I, New York Times, June 11, 2010

The Fat Man Walks Alone, Newsweek, March 25, 2010

Lasik’s Blurry Vision, Salon, January 25, 2010

Narrowing an Eating Disorder, New York Times, January 19, 2010


Don’t Get Pregnant, Elin! The Daily Beast, Dec. 14, 2009

Why Men Cheat, The Daily Beast, Dec. 10, 2009

Redefining Cured, Newsweek, Sept. 23, 2009

America’s War on the Overweight, Newsweek, Aug. 26, 2009 (with Kate Dailey)

Why Deathbed Marriages Endure, Newsweek, July 9, 2009

My Surreal Night with Michael Jackson, The Daily Beast, July 6, 2009

Threesome Marriages, The Daily Beast, May 7, 2009

Pressing Acai for Answers, New York Times, March 11, 2009

What’s Eating Our Kids? Fears About ‘Bad’ Foods, New York Times, February 25, 2009

Flush Those Toxins! Eh, Not So Fast, New York Times, January 21, 2009


The Enlightened Path, With a Rubber Duck, New York Times, December 31, 2008

It’s Botox For You, Dear Bridesmaids, New York Times, July 24, 2008

60-Plus, Ripped, and Natural Competitors, New York Times, April 3, 2008

Lasik Surgery: When the Fine Print Applies to You , New York Times, March 13, 2008


The Dating Coach Is In ($125/Hour), New York Times, September 27, 2007

Shades of Truth: An Account of a Kabul School Is Challenged, Village Voice, April 29, 2007

2006 + EARLIER...

Communal Yoga Mat: Beware of Germs, New York Times, July 27, 2006. Downward Dog. Staph Infection. Namaste.

VOWS: Lola Enders and Walter Weil, New York Times, March 14, 2004

The Pissed-Off Muse, Salon, July 6, 1999

Could you go undercover for the CIA?, Marie Claire, December 2002

Would inventing a brand-new identity — looks, mannerisms, even your past — really change who you are, or how you think of  yourself?

The Making of a Student ActivistThe New York Times Magazine, November 11, 2001

In many ways, Ryan Nuckel is a typical student activist: he doesn’t take drugs, he rarely drinks, and he is fueled by a nagging anger over the fact that there are haves and have-nots, oppressors and the oppressed.

How to Write a Hit Song, New York Times Magazine, April 11, 2001

Questions for Denise Rich.  The songwriting socialite and muse in Clinton’s pardon swan song talks about where her pop comes from.

An Affair to Remember, POV Magazine, April 1999

There are the flings that last about as long as a plane ride.  There are the flings that turn into the real thing.  Yet somewhere between the clouds and concrete reality lies the underrated world of the meaningful fling.

Sex with your Ex, New Woman, August 1996

Everyone has her own little name for it — “mercy sex,”  “transitional sex,” “the farewell fling” — but no matter what you  call it, it’s sex with an ex.