Staff Writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Race for the Cure wends its way through Schenley Park

post-gazette.com — It's a beautiful morning to race -- or walk -- for the cure in Pittsburgh. Under cloudless skies and summer-like temperatures, an estimated 23,000 people have turned out in Schenley Park for the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which benefits breast cancer research.

Weight-loss balloon being tested by Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Health Network

post-gazette.com — She's 35 pounds overweight and has tried everything to lose it, but when that patient goes to see George Eid, a bariatric surgeon in the Allegheny Health Network, he usually has to tell her she's not heavy enough for weight-loss surgery.

Is change an ingredient in Heinz-Kraft merger?

post-gazette.com — Hey, Velveeta, how about some Heinz ketchup on that Oscar Mayer weiner? The surprise wedding announcement Wednesday between the Kraft and Heinz food giants - one brand famous for its cheesiness, the other for its way with a tomato - means that two of the most familiar names on American supermarket shelves will soon be part of one big happy family (just don't put the A-I Steak and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauces at the same table).

"The DeerFather," a parody based on Mt. Lebanon deer-cull, will not be in theaters soon - if ever

post-gazette.com — Picture this: A lonely trumpet echoes across the snowy, woodsy Mt. Lebanon landscape when suddenly, shots ring out and a narrator who sounds just like Marlon Brando mumbles, "Stop the bloodshed." Cue "The DeerFather." Amid the name-calling, protests and bad feelings stirred up by the Mt.

Do's and don'ts in Edinburgh

stripes.com — If you are fortunate enough to travel to the British Isles for a week, do as I say, not as I did. Scotland for a week in late December - with a quick trip down to London - was a revelation: sparkly, festive, not that cold, endlessly interesting.

Haiti orphans are settled in their Pittsburgh lives

Haiti orphans are settled in their Pittsburgh lives

washingtontimes.com — PITTSBURGH (AP) - Can it really have been five years? Five years since the earth cracked and crumbled and, in less than a minute, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives on the island of Haiti? On Jan 12, 2010, that cataclysm launched three children on a frantic, highly publicized odyssey.

‘Sexting’ is the new norm for teens, study says

duluthnewstribune.com — Texting and "sexting," sending sexually explicit messages via mobile phone, are firmly entrenched in the high school dating scene these days, but until now little solid data has existed on to what extent these social media connections have been misused to control, harass, threaten or stalk. A study...

Troubling Trends in Use of Mobile Tech

theledger.com — Texting and "sexting," sending sexually explicit messages via mobile phone, are firmly entrenched in the high school dating scene these days, but until now little solid data has existed on to what extent these social media connections have been misused to control, harass, threaten or stalk.

Sexting is 'new norm' for teens, research finds

startribune.com — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) Texting and “sexting,” sending sexually explicit messages via mobile phone, are firmly entrenched in the high school dating scene these days, but until now little solid data has existed on to what extent these social media connections have been misused to control, harass, threaten or stalk
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May 21, 2015

Shout out to @PghPressClub Karen Carlin Linda Parker and Olga for all their hard work making Golden Quills a success!

May 15, 2015

RT @PigLimbedViking: That scene between Mark Rylance and Anton Lesser is one of the best things I have ever seen on television. Just perfect. #WolfHall

May 13, 2015

RT @DanBarryNYT: William Zinsser, 92, author of ‘On Writing Well,’ has died. Somewhere he is scrutinizing the language of this obit. nyti.ms/1FiLgUd

May 13, 2015

RT @pourmecoffee: Light a candle tonight for Tom Brady who will miss four games. With Gisele. In this house. pic.twitter.com/ssuxhszKH8

May 11, 2015

RT @MelissaMcCart: Duke and duchess from Palermo bring a taste of Sicily to Pittsburgh via @pittsburghpg post-gazette.com/life/food/2015…

May 10, 2015

Supporters of Amy Weiss, a one year cancer survivor from Gibsonia, show off their tattoos. #Post-Gazette #Amystrong pic.twitter.com/xxDCwJG3C6

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