New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


Meet the 5 remarkable women behind Museum Lab

An abandoned 19th-century library will soon be America's largest cultural campus for families.
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Let Your Home Tell Your Story

Your home is your oasis, but it's also a spectacular canvas to celebrate your history.
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The HundrED Spotlight chooses Pittsburgh’s education innovation for global attention

Education is different in Pittsburgh. And now the city's innovations are changing lives globally. Link to Story

Promises Kept.

Enrolling in a great college was simply a dream for some local high-schoolers, until the Pittsburgh Promise was born.
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How to Create Your Best Gallery Wall

An eye-catching and sentimental wall of art can add personality and depth to a room. Here's how.
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Healing to Haiti

Rumbling through the shattered streets of Port-au-Prince, their first sight was bodies they couldn't save.
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The Dream Closet You Already Own

An unused spare bedroom can find new purpose as a spacious closet and dressing room.
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Beverly’s Birthdays gets $25,000 surprise & more from Mike Rowe’s ‘Returning the Favor’ TV show

After giving birthday joy to more than 30,000 kids, Megs Yunn got a very big gift of her own.
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Promises Kept

In a city where higher education reigns supreme, enrolling in a great college is only a dream for some.
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Guests don’t know each other? Help them mingle

How to make sure your weddings guests -- many of them strangers to each other -- have a great time.
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5 minutes with RAND’s Catherine Augustine: On OnePGH and pursuing equity for all

When the OnePGH initiative was announced, the goal was clear: In order to be a resilient, thriving place, Pittsburgh must be a livable city for all of its residents. Not just the fortunate ones. But how does a city figure out exactly where inequalities exist and how best to tackle them? One way is through rigorous measurement.
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The Body Future

Research in regenerative medicine could someday make Steve Austin seem ordinary.
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For nearly two decades, Melissa Rayworth has explored the building blocks of modern life -- the ways we design and organize our homes, how we interact with entertainment and pop culture in our marketing-saturated society, parenting, relationships and marriage, and much more -- as a writer for regional, national and global media outlets. She's also served as a print and online magazine managing editor and media consultant.

That work continues, and has grown to include the launch of a private storytelling service called Breadcrumbs, which Melissa has created alongside her husband, writer Ted Anthony.

After three years living and working in southeast Asia, Melissa currently splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York.