Lindsay E. Mack

Business & Lifestyle Writer

A dynamic writer with over ten years of experience in professional communication, Lindsay enjoys taking on challenging assignments. With a BA in English and an MBA, she writes authoritatively on a variety of topics, from technical documentation to human interest stories.

She currently produces a dozen lifestyle blog posts every week for, covering health and wellness topics, book recommendations, and compulsively readable takes on popular culture. In addition, she profiles startups and charitable organizations for St. Charles Avenue Magazine. In previous roles, she has covered financial and investing pieces for a variety of clients. She has also worked as a professional resume reviewer and copy editor. Her skills as a researcher, editor, and writer have served her well in all prior jobs.

Lindsay takes pride in producing excellent copy for her clients. She has a thorough understanding of the CMS, MLA, and AP style guides, and she is always happy to work with a client's individual editorial needs. Furthermore, she is very familiar with WordPress and Typeset. Lastly, she is dedicated to mastering the art of SEO to make sure her clients get maximum visibility.

Is Sensory Processing Disorder Related To Autism?

If your child has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, then you are likely left with a lot of questions. One question is probably in the forefront of most every parent's mind: is sensory processing disorder related to autism? The two dist

How To Child-Proof Your Blinds & Avoid Any Dangerous Accidents

So your home is loaded up with latches, outlet covers, and baby gates, but there's still another safety concern to consider: the window treatments. Knowing how to child-proof your blinds may seem like an afterthought, but there's a good reason to ser

Which Is Better - Co-Sleeping Or Bed-Sharing?

For many new parents, deciding where baby will sleep is a pretty big deal. Some parents prefer to have the new baby sleep in his own room right away, whereas others want to keep their infant close at hand. Even if you've decided to have the baby slee

15 Books With Unforgettable Endings That Practically Beg For a Sequel

" . . . and they lived happily ever after. " As a child you likely heard this ending, or some variation, in just about every book on your shelf. But as you got older, the endings grew more complex and ambiguous, and trying to guess the author's eventual resolution became part of the fun.

7 Workout Mistakes That Keep You From Being Ronda Rousey Fit

Whether you are a newbie gym goer or a veteran of the weight rack, everyone makes workout mistakes now and then. Even I've suffered from fitness ignorance. When I first started running, I didn't pay attention to a nagging pain in my foot.


Lindsay Mack, Author at MetroMBA

Here are my articles for MetroMBA, which are designed to help MBA applicants navigate the process of applying to business schools. From financial aid to entrance exams, these pieces cover topics that help prospective b-school students find the perfect program for their needs.

Why MBA Programs Want Work Experience - MetroMBA

After completing your undergraduate degree, it can be tempting to keep the momentum going and charge straight into an MBA program. However, many schools want you to have a year or two of work experience before applying. Why do so many business schools have this requirement?

Entrepreneurs and the MBA Application Process - MetroMBA

Entrepreneurship is a subject of increasing focus at many business school graduate programs. For instance, the entrepreneurship MBA is growing in popularity, and many MBA entrepreneurship centers are reaching out to more and more students. It's clear that MBA programs appreciate entrepreneurs once they set foot on campus, but how does this translate to the application process?

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Women of the Year 2015

I interviewed recipients of the 2015 Women of the Year award.


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Introduction to Community Investing | Neighborly

What is Community Investing? Community investing is a form of socially responsible investing that generates returns for investors while funding projects to benefit communities. Building K-12 schools, running local hospitals, and turning vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units are typical projects funded by community investing.

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Invest in Green Municipal Bonds | Neighborly

So your morning coffee is ethically sourced. You have rocked thrift shop fashions for years - long before Macklemore made it cool - and you bike to the grocery store every weekend. Like most people from our generation, you try to spend your money in ways that are beneficial and support positive causes.

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Green Transportation Investments | Neighborly

So it's 2015. Are you a little disappointed by the absence of hoverboards to get around? (It's okay - we are, too.) On the bright side, there's no lack of cool transportation in our modern era, and some of it does feel pretty futuristic (just check out the bullet trains).

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Good for What Ails You: Muni Bonds & American Healthcare | Neighborly Blog

Eat fruits and vegetables. Exercise daily. Sleep eight hours a night. We all know the basics of maintaining our personal health. But how can we help protect our community's health? That's where municipal bonds come in. Muni bonds are a great way to help your favorite community's roads, schools, and even parks.

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YTM? NAV? OMG. Muni Bond Jargon Explained | Neighborly Blog

Can we talk about investment language for a moment? Because sometimes the terms investors use read like hieroglyphics written backward. And they throw out abbreviations more often than a texting tween. Once you break it down, though, the lingo is relatively straight forward.

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#TBT 1812: Why Muni Bonds Have Rocked for Over 200 Years | Neighborly Blog

Investing in your city by buying muni bonds is a great way to support educational services, recycling facilities, and environmental initiatives. While these are fairly modern concerns, muni bonds have supported American progress for more than two centuries. (But they look so good for their age, right?)

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EcoUrban is the premier eco-friendly landscaping company in New Orleans. From rainwater harvesting to edible garden planting, this business utilizes a variety of green techniques to create their beautiful outdoor spaces. As a crucial player in the city's green scene, it strives to provide the city with quality, environmentally friendly landscaping options.

52 Businesses

After supporting the launch of 52 businesses over the course of one year (Yes, that's one new business every week!), Colin Grussing and Jason Seidman have a wealth of knowledge about startups. Outgoing and personable, Grussing and Seidman recognize the importance of working hard, making connections and helping others succeed.

The Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera Association

The Junior Committee of the New Orleans Opera is an association of young women who support the local arts community. Members include opera aficionados and newcomers alike. Current Co-Chair Summer Duperon first joined the Junior Committee to make connections with other women in New Orleans and to support the arts.

Millennial Spirits of New Orleans

A dynamic group of young adults has created a philanthropic organization, the Millennial Spirits of New Orleans, to ensure their favorite city has a bright future. This brand-new organization proves the Millennial Generation - typically defined as those born between 1980 and 2000 - are eager to serve their communities.


FitLot is a New Orleans-based nonprofit that repurposes vacant lots into outdoor fitness parks. Vacant lots around the city are not only an eyesore, but also a factor that diminishes property values. FitLot's aim is to transform these underutilized lots and provide everyone in the city with easy access to free exercise spaces.

Junior League of New Orleans

cheryl gerber photograph The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2015. While the organization has seen many changes over the years, one constant remains: "Our mission has not changed - we train members to be better volunteers," said JLNO President Katherine Kleinpeter Raymond.

Your Nutrition Delivered

Having worked in health and wellness for 15 years, Erik Frank is attuned to the difficulties that many Americans face when trying to eat well. He decided to make healthy food more convenient for New Orleanians, and after winning the Idea Village's 2013 Big Idea entrepreneur contest, his organization Your Nutrition Delivered was off and running.

Basket of Hope

Basket of Hope is a national nonprofit organization that provides baskets filled with age-specific toys and activities to entertain hospitalized children. Ann Ollendike started the New Orleans branch of this organization in 2008. Celebrities, such as Saints players and coach Sean Payton, often present the baskets.


PlayBuild encourages kids aged 4 to 12 to learn about design and architecture through innovative play activities. After participating in the PitchNOLA Lots of Progress Competition in 2012, PlayBuild launched into action. The organization entered a blighted neighborhood in Central City and converted a lot into an outdoor alternative play space and classroom.

Excite All Stars

During my visit to the Excite All Stars camp in summer 2013, the facility was a blur of activity. Some campers finished up an Olympic games activity while others flocked to a snowball truck parked outside.


Neel Sus would venture to India - his parents' home country - every three years or so. He developed a sore spot from seeing all of the suffering and poverty, and he got into the habit of giving money to the needy whenever asked.

Louisiana Lost Lands Tours

Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours L3C offers a unique take on the traditional swamp tour. Winding through the wetlands, this tour showcases the beauty of the area's natural ecosystems. While experiencing a different side of Louisiana via kayak, motorboat and even on foot, visitors gain a deeper understanding of local environmental concerns.

Dancing Grounds

When Laura Stein moved to New Orleans from New York three years ago, she had difficulty finding a community for adult dance classes. So, Stein took it upon herself to offer "underground" lessons at her home on Dauphine Street. The classes were a hit, and she partnered with Jessi Donley to form Dancing Grounds.

Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans

Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) is an organization that encourages young professionals to cultivate a lifelong passion for philanthropy. New leaders work on fundraising and grant making practices to positively affect the New Orleans community.

Help Free An Angel

When her son was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 1 year old, Johana Maison didn't let the reality of coping with a special needs child overwhelm her. Instead, she founded Help Free an Angel, an organization that serves single parents of children with disabilities in the New Orleans area.

Animal Rescue New Orleans

Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) was formed to help animals that were left behind after Hurricane Katrina. Today the no-kill shelter continues to rescue needy animals with the help of its dedicated volunteers. Here are the stories of Victoria Clark and Forynski, two young ARNO workers who better the lives of animals in the New Orleans area.

Buzz Nola Trike Tours

Brandon Trones and his girlfriend Erin, a celebrity home designer, just moved from Los Angeles to New Orleans to launch their startup trike business. While working in production and event planning in California, Brandon learned about green transportation. By combining the eco-vehicle idea with his love for urban cycling, he created Buzz Nola's electric trike.

Ameca Reali and Adrienne K. Wheeler

While students at Loyola College of Law in New Orleans, Ameca Reali and Adrienne K. Wheeler got into a discussion (or, more correctly an argument) about the New Orleans justice system. After examining the problems, they decided to focus on the topic of expungement, which allows people who have been arrested for a non-violent crime to remove their arrest records from public view.

Profile: Johanna Gilligan

The Grow Dat Youth Farm, founded by Johanna Gilligan, is a food education program that creates job opportunities for local high school students in the field of urban agriculture. Grow Dat is inspired by similar programs, such as The Food Project in Massachusetts, as well as New Orleans' own Edible Schoolyard.

Kendra Morris

Can a beautiful piece of jewelry sold in New Orleans help women around the world? Kendra Jones Morris thinks so. Her company, Rural Revolution, empowers female entrepreneurs by connecting artisans in developing regions of the world with sales ambassadors in the United States.

Young Bloods: RUBARB

Chris Riggleman and Darren Knox Photographed by Cheryl Gerber New Orleanians and bicycles go together like grits and grillades - they're a perfect pair. After all, bicycles offer transportation, exercise and most importantly, fun. Fortunately, the RUBARB (Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes) organization provides an opportunity for New Orleans citizens of all ages to experience the joys of bike ownership.

Young Activist: Richard A. Pomes

Richard A. Pomes and James A. Braendel founded marketing agency RapJab (a mash-up of the founders' initials) on September 4, 2012. They chose this name because of the personal component, as well as its uniqueness - it's great for Google searches.


Student advocate and all-around dynamo Andre Feigler, who was featured in a previous Young Bloods column for her work with YRNola, has launched a new startup designed to reach students during a notoriously dead portion of the school year: substitute days.

Young Bloods: VertiFarms

Fresh produce has a welcome place in New Orleans' culinary repertoire. After all, nothing beats the bite of a fresh bell pepper or the crunch of a Creole tomato. But growing fresh produce within city limits comes with its own set of difficulties - especially space restrictions.


Jennifer Medbery's journey to the New Orleans educational community took an unusual route. A technology buff, she earned a computer science degree to help solve meaningful problems. After graduation she joined Teach for America, where her time in the middle and high schools of New Orleans gave her insights into the challenges that teachers face.


RECreate provides quality educational recreation activities for children in the Harmony Oaks neighborhood of Central City. Very active prior to Hurricane Katrina, the program was just revived last year to great success.

André Feigler and Alex Lebow

Using running as a medium, Youth Run NOLA empowers underserved youth in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard parishes. After training for several months, most students run the Crescent City Classic 10K, and some even go on to complete the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.

Young Activist: Danielle E. Boveland

Danielle E. Boveland first became aware of the Young Leadership Council (YLC) through their "Wednesdays at the Square" summer concert series. She decided to attend a "Jumpstart" meeting, which the YLC hosts on the second Tuesday of every month for new and potential members to get a feel for the different projects.

Dana Reed

Dana Reed, the director of Hope Stone Kids New Orleans, draws from her background as a professional dancer to inspire creativity in area students. Founded in 2002, the Hope Stone Kids program meets the artistic and emotional needs of underserved students in Houston, Texas.

Betsy Charron and the New Orleans Street Exchange

Would you like to read about New Orleans from a totally new perspective, help give homeless persons a "hand-up" as micropreneurs and promote literacy and social awareness in the city? All of this can be accomplished for the small price of a newspaper.

Anne Rolfes

Can one organization educate New Orleans citizens about environmental health - in a positive, helpful way? Anne Rolfes, founder of the LA Bucket Brigade, thinks so. She is dedicated to helping New Orleanians educate themselves about issues affecting the local environment - and she strives to do so in a friendly, inviting way, eschewing the stereotype of the "rabid activist."

Additional Freelance Work

Strange Birds

An old woman tends her garden, a young lady gets married, a father takes his daughter fishing, and a businessman goes on vacation. But bizarre, life-altering dangers lie behind each of these ordinary events. The stories included in this collection are Atropa Belladonna, Bouquet, Deathbed, Hook and Eye, Plague, Beast, and Strange Birds.

LPO's Singing Season Finale Features Beethoven's 9th | NOLA DEFENDER

THE February 10th Robyn Hitchcock w/ Emma Swift One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m. English singer-songwriter performs his whimsical ballads on Toulouse Songwriter Showdown Hi Ho Lounge, 7p.m. Check out the local talent for Tuco Taco Tuesday Jon Cleary Chickie Wah Wah, 8p.m. British keyboardist knows how to groove Stanton Moore Trio Snug Harbor, 8 & 10 p.m.

Medals for Pedals | NOLA DEFENDER

With bicycle lanes and cycling groups in abundance, New Orleans is on the fast track to becoming one of the most bike-friendly cities in America. But one component of the cycling crowd has been notably absent: competitive racers in action. Supporters of the Harbor Master Criterium hope to change that on June 22.

Formosan Subterranean Termite Blues | NOLA DEFENDER

New Orleans has three seasons: crawfish, football, and termite. That last one is not a favorite, as anyone who has been caught in a spastic termite swarm can attest. NoDef spoke with Zack Lemann from the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium to get some information about what these bugs are, why they swarm, and how to defend your home and person against them.

All Aboard: Bike Easy Launches Bike Trains | NOLA DEFENDER

Have some trepidation about taking on the streets of New Orleans in a two-wheeler? You don't have to go alone. A new "bike train" program invites cyclists of all skill levels to pedal their way to the office - together. NoDef spoke with Bike Easy's Anneka Olson for more information.


Hurricane season officially starts Sunday (June 1). Fortunately, it also happens to fall in the middle of festival season. The organizers of the second annual Storm Fest want to arm New Orleans citizens with knowledge and facts about hurricane preparation - in a fun atmosphere.


Strawberry, nectar, chocolate, wedding cake - these are just a few of the flavors on the minds of New Orleanians as the humidity starts to set in for good. Shaved ice and syrup: only New Orleans could take such a simple dessert and transform it with a range of flavors, running the gamut from almond to Zephyr.

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