Lindsey Malkus

Freelance Writer and Editor

Location icon United States

Lindsey is a freelance writer with experience in print and online publications writing. Past work includes articles and copywriting for Tribune Publishing, the American Dental Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the St. Louis Suburban Journal. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, and Jewel Osco's "What's Cookin'" blog.


Haute Living

Haute Living
Check Out Chicago's Top 5 Halloween Haunts

When it comes to Halloween happenings, Chicago is second to none. With frightening fêtes, a few ghosts, and out of this world dining, the Windy City's nightlife is alive and ready to party. Bring your weekend plans back from the dead with these top Chicago Halloween haunts.

Haute Living
Enjoy Pre-Theater Dining At These 5 Chicago Hotspots

From the Loop to Lincoln Park and beyond, Chicago is very much a theater town. Second to none, the Chicago theater scene is alive and well and so is its pre-theater dining. Whether you're catching a show at Steppenwolf, Lookingglass Theatre or you managed to snag tickets to Hamilton, here are the places to fill up before the curtain goes up.

Haute Living
Take In The Chicago Air And Water Show From 3 Different Angles

The Chicago Air and Water Show returns to the shores of Lake Michigan for its 60th year this August 18-19. Over the years this mid-August spectacle has become much more than just a tradition. Claiming your stake on the North Avenue Beach is a rite of passage.

Haute Living
5 Rooftops You Need To Check Out In Chicago Summer 2018

The sky is the limit for drinking and dining during the Chicago summers-literally. When the temperature finally rises, so does the elevation of the good-time seekers. Rooftops are the place to be to take in the views and the warm weather.

Tribune Publishing

Rush University
Nursing In Action

Contributed two articles, including the cover profile story.

Chicago Tribune
Are Americans More Anxious Than Ever?

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder in the U.S., afflicting an estimated 40 million American adults, or 18 percent of the population, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. With numbers like this, you may think Americans must be more anxious than ever before. But are they? The answer may lie in a better understanding of what anxiety disorders are and aren’t.

Rush University
Nursing in Action

Contributed three profile stories, including the cover story.
Insider's Guide: How to avoid 11 first-time homebuyer mistakes

Buying your first home is a big life moment. It can be exciting, but it can also be pretty intimidating. Dealing with mortgages, fixed-rates and APR (annual percentage rate) for the first time can feel like trying to learn a new language.
Enjoy a night you'll never forget in Tokyo

Have you ever stealthily wandered the maze-like corridors of a ninja bar? Been served a beer with a shot of spiritual guidance by a monk? Offered a weapon with your whiskey? Most of us imagine that nightlife in Tokyo includes karaoke, sake, people in fun fashions and lots of neon lights.
What exactly is Zika and what do I need to know about it?

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mosquitoes spread diseases to millions of people every year. And now one very dangerous mosquito-borne virus has been confirmed within the continental U.S. - Zika. Zika first showed up on the global radar in 2015 with a large outbreak in Brazil.
Tokyo welcomes you to a world-class dining adventure

It's been said by many that it would take more than a lifetime to enjoy all that the Tokyo culinary scene has to offer. With 217 Michelin-starred restaurants as of 2016, more than any other city in the world, that's easy to believe. When it comes to fine dining, Tokyo is in a league of its own.
Nurses making an impact: Reducing school athlete injuries

Every year, more than 20,000 girls across the U.S. suffer serious sport-related knee injuries - and a Rush University nurse researcher is helping figure out how to prevent that. Perhaps due to neuromuscular differences, girls are up to six times more likely than boys to injure their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during similar sports.
7 facts about nurses that will surprise you

We've all witnessed the work of nurses firsthand, whether it's a visit to the school nurse, doctor's office or the emergency room. Despite their constant presence in our health care experiences, many of us know little about nurses. There's more to the jobs and roles of nurses than what we as patients see, and a lot of it might surprise you.
The interesting life of a nurse researcher: Fighting sex trafficking

How do you solve a societal problem no one wants to talk about? This is the question that Dawn Bounds, an assistant professor at Rush University College of Nursing, faced when beginning her research on the underground world of commercial sex trafficking. It's a simple question without an easy answer.

Chicago magazine
How to experience the finest steak, cocktails and cigars

Stepping through the revolving doors of the North Loop's Prime & Provisions feels like time-traveling to the glamour of a bygone era. Celebrating its one-year anniversary, this relative newcomer to the Chicago steakhouse scene is ready to become a local institution.

Chicago magazine
Here's where to host your next party or event

It's not often that "vintage opulence" and "new" are used to accurately describe anything, but those two terms perfectly describe the world-class event spaces offered by one of the North Loop's newest residents, Prime & Provisions, already a favorite spot for events of all kinds.
The unexpected life of a nurse researcher

Addiction. Addict. Drug abuse. These loaded words carry serious social stigma - a stigma Julie Worley, PhD, FNP, PMHNP, a nurse researcher and assistant professor at Rush University's College of Nursing, is fighting to change. So Worley, who co-authored the study "Women Who Doctor Shop for Prescription...

Red Eye - Chicago Tribune
Use this secret ingredient to supercharge your game day food

Does hoops excitement have the whole team coming over to your place? Feeling outranked in the cooking department? Don't panic; we'll give you the home court advantage. Turn tired, old recipes into the Cinderella story of the season with a secret ingredient — Jack Daniel's Honey.
The Ultimate Guide: Weight training for beginners

If you think weight training is just for gym rats and professional athletes, think again. You probably don’t give your muscles much thought, but you use them all day, every day. Now there’s no need to be intimidated by giant gym machines and making choices about reps and weights.

UL Consumer and Retail Services

Consumer and Retail Services
How Safe are Fidget Spinner Toys? Part II - Consumer and Retail Services

Fidget spinners have been labeled as a tool to help you focus, a symbol of revolution, hypnotic, and in some cases, a hazard. Yet public interest continues to revolve around these simple toys. Though they may have seemed like a passing craze a few months ago, new and flashier designs have kept them in demand.

Consumer and Retail Services
Construction and Curiosity: Safe Toys for Young Builders | UL

When it comes to playtime, construction sets are a perfect outlet for curious little minds. The benefits of building extend further than you might think. In addition to being fun, it helps children develop critical life skills, like social interaction, eye-hand coordination, creativity, and problem solving.

Jewel Osco "What's Cookin'" Blog [Ghostwriting]

Jewel Osco
Homemade happiness: How to make an artisan pizza

Amber Graefen / Mar 23rd, 2017 When it comes to humble origin stories, few dishes can top pizza. It began at the bottom of the food chain as a quick, cheap, handheld meal sold on the streets of Naples, Italy, to the working poor.

Jewel Osco
Sugar-free recipes your sweet tooth will love

Tina Garon / Feb 23rd, 2017 So, you've decided to cut back on sugar ... congratulations! Whether your doctor or waistline has you consuming less of it, the struggle is real. For many afflicted with a sweet tooth (most of us, right?), reducing sugar sounds like cutting back on oxygen.

Jewel Osco
Secret recipes from the chefs behind Chicago food trucks

Nicky Copland / Jan 27th, 2017 Chicago is a city on the move, known for its broad shoulders and even broader appetites. So, it should come as no surprise that food on-the-go has evolved to match our ever-expanding palates.

Jewel Osco
Soulful food to comfort you this winter

Nicky Copland / Jan 27th, 2017 Soul food. These two short words describe a cuisine with a complex history. With origins in the kitchens of African-American families in the South, resourceful cooks created soul food to best utilize locally grown and raised ingredients as well as leftovers.

Jewel Osco
How to punch up your next holiday potluck!

Nicky Copland / Dec 2nd, 2016 For the seasoned partygoer, receiving yet another potluck invite can feel anything but lucky. No matter the crowd or the occasion, these classic dinner parties seem to have morphed into a parade of predictable dishes. Honestly, the tried and true staples could use a bit of an upgrade.

Jewel Osco
How to easily make ramen from scratch...even vegetarian!

Nicky Copland / Nov 10th, 2016 When you hear "ramen," you might think noodle cups, flavor packets and dorm-room microwaves. Thankfully, this stereotype is a thing of the past. This popular noodle soup of Japanese and Chinese heritage has finally graduated from college and is returning to its roots with a major style and flavor upgrade.

Jewel Osco
Pumpkin recipes you can make in a slow cooker

Nicole Hunter / Oct 3rd, 2016 The leaves are changing, the days are growing shorter and the hot, humid days of summer are a memory. It's time for football, cozy sweaters and, of course, pumpkin! While some complain of pumpkin overload, that's not a problem for most of us.

Jewel Osco
A gluten-free meal everyone will like

Nicole Hunter / Oct 1st, 2016 Gluten-free may sound like the latest diet trend, but for those who suffer from a gluten intolerance or celiac disease it is a necessary diet restriction. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye and all their species and hybrids, such as spelt, kamut and triticale.

Jewel Osco
The newbies guide to grilling: Don't fear the grill

Nicole Hunter / Jul 1st, 2016 To the unseasoned newbie, the grill can be a little intimidating. Fear not, lovers of air-conditioned cooking. These grates of the great outdoors can be mastered with a little basic knowledge and some practice. The first step in conquering the grill is to choose your weapon and pick a side.

Jewel Osco
Fake-Out Take-Out: 5 Asian recipes you can make at home

Nicole Hunter / May 18th, 2016 From the South Side's Chinatown to the North Side's Koreatown, the Chicago food scene is rich with Asian influences. Whether you're looking for Chinese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese or Japanese cuisine, there's usually a spot nearby that can satisfy your craving.

Jewel Osco
7 unique ways to use ripe strawberries

Nicole Hunter / May 6th, 2016 Nothing more clearly marks the arrival of the warmer months than red ripe strawberries. The first fruit to ripen in the spring, the simple strawberry is packed with sweetness and nostalgia. Unfortunately, with their bright flavors comes a short shelf life.

Jewel Osco
How to turn your dinner into an authentic fiesta

Nicole Hunter / Apr 26th, 2016 When you think of Chicago cuisine, Mexican food might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet we all experience the unmistakable craving for Mexican food on a regular basis. And Chicago has many great options.

Jewel Osco
15 ways to add more oranges to your life

Nicole Hunter / Apr 18th, 2016 Despite its eye-catching color and a-peeling nature, the humble orange is sometimes overlooked in the produce section. Perhaps it's considered too ordinary, or maybe you just don't know what to do with one (aside from peeling and eating). Yet look at what oranges have going for them.

Jewel Osco
How to make the best mac and cheese on the planet

Nicole Hunter / Mar 24th, 2016 When it comes to comfort food, nothing beats macaroni and cheese. Layers of noodles and gooey, cheesy goodness do more than satisfy a craving; it feeds your inner soul. Sadly, we often take the easy way out when it comes to mac and cheese.

Jewel Osco
3 recipes that will make you love cabbage

Tina Garon / Mar 8th, 2016 Cabbage. It's the leafy veggie of fairy tales and baseball lore, coleslaw and sauerkraut, and the essential side dish to corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. It's been unofficially labeled the ugly stepsister of lettuce; which really doesn't seem fair when you consider how good it is for you.

Jewel Osco
A sweet and simple Valentine's dinner for two

Tina Garon / Feb 2nd, 2016 Valentine's Day is coming, which means lovebirds are already thinking about how to create the perfect night. Some sweethearts will opt for a candlelit dinner for two at a fancy Chicago restaurant.

Jewel Osco
Fermented food: How to get in on this hot food trend at home

Tina Garon / Jan 22nd, 2016 Something's brewing in American kitchens and it's not just coffee and beer. Everyone's talking about fermentation: pickling, foaming, brining and more. We wouldn't have foods like yogurt, olives, jerky or sauerkraut without fermentation. Do you want to know why fermentation is so hot in Chicagoland and all over the foodie world?

Jewel Osco
Did you know it's easy to eat organic?

Tina Garon / Jan 14th, 2016 When you think of organic food, a number of words might come to mind - "healthy" and "natural" perhaps. But how about "easy" and "affordable"? In the past, organics had a reputation for being difficult to find and expensive.

Jewel Osco
How to make your favorite foods gluten-free

Tina Garon / Jan 4th, 2016 "Gluten" is a term you've probably heard thrown around a lot when it comes to food (usually followed by "free"). Unless you suffer from an allergy or celiac disease, you might not know what it is exactly.

Jewel Osco
Gaze into the foodie crystal ball: 2016 food trends

Tina Garon / Dec 12th, 2015 As 2015 draws to a close, it's time to look ahead to 2016. A new year means new resolutions, diets and food trends. Needless to say, we're most excited about the food - diets are so 2015!

Jewel Osco
How to create a Pinterest-worthy Thanksgiving on a budget

Tina Garon / Nov 11th, 2015 Ready or not, here come the holidays! First up: Thanksgiving. Not only is Turkey Day the beginning of the holiday season, it's also an excellent opportunity for newbie hosts and hostesses to practice and hone their decor and culinary skills. DIY vs.

Jewel Osco
Beyond the taco: Up your cooking game with 6 Spanish dishes

Tina Garon / Sep 11th, 2015 If asked to name a dish with Hispanic roots, most of us would probably say "tacos." Yet the foods of Spanish-speaking nations go well beyond tortillas. Spanish is widely spoken in over 20 countries, each with its own unique culture and cuisine.

Jewel Osco
5 best haunted appetizers for your Halloween party

Tina Garon / Oct 7th, 2015 All Hallows' Eve is fast approaching, and with it the annual onslaught of bring-a-dish parties and horror-ible Halloween puns. While you might be able to get away with the same costume you've worn for the last three years ("Static Cling" is timeless and a conversation starter), serving your tailgating leftovers might spook your guests.

Jewel Osco
Beginner's Guide to Mastering Marinades

Tina Garon / Aug 28th, 2015 A crucial step in mastering the art of cooking meat is marinating. Sure, you can throw on some salt and pepper, and maybe some barbecue sauce, but there's so much more you can do to bring mouthwatering flavors to meat and really impress your friends - and it's easy!

Jewel Osco
10 hacks that will transform your brown bag lunches

Tina Garon / Aug 13th, 2015 Back-to-school is just around the corner, and with it, the often-dreaded school lunches. Daily cafeteria food can get pricey, and brown-bag lunches can be a bore. But with a little bit of planning and imagination, you can get your kids to bring their lunch (and eat it too).
Fluoride Quiz

Research shows that fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults. Known as, "nature's cavity fighter," fluoride also helps to repair the early stages of tooth decay and strengthen your teeth's enamel.

Do I have to wear a mouthguard?

Many experts recommend that everyone, from children to adults, wear a mouthguard during any recreational activity that might pose a risk of injury to the mouth. Studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they're not wearing a mouthguard.


Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating-everything would suddenly be affected. Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.

Mouth Healthy - American Dental Association - Sjögren's Syndrome

Sjögren's syndome can pose a serious threat to your oral health. That's because saliva, or spit, plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy mouth. One of the key indicators of Sjögren's syndrome is dry mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, it is important to be proactive and discuss your treatment options with your dentist or physician.

Bottle Tooth Decay - American Dental Assocation

Even though they are temporary, your child's baby teeth are important, and are still susceptible to cavities. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile.

8 Great Ways to Improve Your Smile

When it comes to getting a whiter and brighter smile, there are a variety of things you can do. Talk to your dentist about the best way to improve your smile. Here are eight suggestions from MouthHealthy including crowns, veneers, bonding, whitening, implants, braces, seeing your dentist and maintaining healthy dental habits.

Teeth and Aging - American Dental Association

As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. One common misconception is that losing your teeth is inevitable. This is not true. If cared for properly, your teeth can last a lifetime. Your mouth changes as you age.

Bad Breath

Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis, it's an unpleasant condition that's cause for embarrassment. If you're concerned about bad breath, see your dentist. Bad breath can be caused by a number of sources, and he or she can help identify the cause and determine the best treatment.
Good Foods for Dental Health

Everyone knows that a balanced, nutritious diet is essential to healthy living. But did you know that eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease, too? You may eat with your eyes first, but your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating.


Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth, and is caused by a buildup of plaque.

Mouth Healthy - American Dental Association - Sjögren's Syndrome

Sjögren's syndome can pose a serious threat to your oral health. That's because saliva, or spit, plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy mouth. One of the key indicators of Sjögren's syndrome is dry mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, it is important to be proactive and discuss your treatment options with your dentist or physician.

Miscellaneous Print and Online Articles

How to Choose a Food Thermometer

Do you know what kind of food thermometer to use? When it comes to choosing a food thermometer, there are quite a few options.With so many to choose from, it can be hard to know which thermometer will best serve your needs. Find out what works best.

Mosaic Magazine
Growing Up Green

I worked as an assistant editor and contributed articles to this student-run publication.
Website links viewers to "green" companies, products : suburban journals branding

With a growing awareness of our impact on the environment, the phrase, "It's not easy being green," has become a bit cliché. Thanks to Craig Jung, 41, of Kirkwood and his website, "being green" no longer is an issue for St. Louisans. The desire to live "green" was instilled in Jung from a young age.


A&D Medical Blog

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