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Debra Lipson

Freelance Writer, Editor, Communications Maven

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Debra is a freelance writer, constant truth seeker, connector and self-proclaimed cat lady from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University; her professional experience spans the editorial, advertising, marketing and social media industries. When not telling stories, she can be found baking, in yoga, swimming or reading.

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Fashion & Compassion

Want to make a difference but unsure where to leave a local mark? We know just the place: Fashion & Compassion. What began as volunteer work for co-founders Michele Dudley and Celeste Bundy has morphed into a movement. The Dilworth-based nonprofit sells six gorgeous jewelry and accessory collections handcrafted by oppressed women artisans in Charlotte and abroad.

Bravery | nourishclt

Sure, it's spring but I have a better theme in mind for the month: BRAVERY. From our incredible conference earlier in March to random acts of risk taking, there is no better time to step outside your comfort zone. Hopefully you were a part of She's Brave 2016. Missed out?

Messy Paths | nourishclt

Well ladies, here we are: what was a simple year-old idea to cultivate sisterhood has transformed into this amazing gift we call Nourish. That's right - it is our first anniversary! Tempting as it may be to cue the Rent soundtrack, we'll spare the drama and get to the real stuff.

The Huffington Post
Our Dream 'Hey Arnold!' Cast In Real Life

Nickelodeon nostalgia, anyone? From 1996 to 2004, kids got their kicks from Craig Bartlett's cartoon "Hey Arnold!" The show focused on the quietly cool fourth grader Arnold, his grandparents' city dwellings and Arnold's kooky classmates. "Hey Arnold!" covered a laundry list of adolescent issues -- relentless bullies, lovestruck crushes and a grueling search for adoptive parents.

The Huffington Post
Who Would Star In A Real-Life Version of Doug?

Calling Smash Adams, Dr. Klotzenstein and The Beets! If these names ring a bell, then you're well-versed with Nickelodeon's classic cartoon, "Doug." The show was one of three original Nicktoons (along with "Rugrats" and the "Ren & Stimpy Show") to air in the '90s and enjoyed a successful three seasons from 1991 to 1994.
The Paleo Diet: Eating like a caveman for optimum health

A nutritional program gaining popularity has a bone to pick with our current, highly processed and supersized dietary habits. According to the Paleo (or Paleolithic) Diet, modern humans are not fully adapted to the nutrition and lifestyle changes that occurred after the Neolithic Revolution about 12,000 years ago.
Mental diagnostic manual drops Asperger's syndrome as a separate mental disorder

"Asperger's syndrome" is dropped as a separate diagnosis in the first major rewrite in almost two decades of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Previously, Asperger's was defined as a separate disorder from autism in the psychiatric tome. As a result of the changes, the Asperger's diagnosis will be placed under "autism spectrum disorder."

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