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Tiffanie Wen

Writing about culture, travel, food, psychology, health, tech and fascinating people/things.

Location icon United States of America

"Experimentality" columnist at BBC Future. Award-winning writer. Freelancing for The BBC, The Atlantic, Timeline, The Daily Beast, DAM, New Hampshire Magazine, Firebrand titles and others as I split my time between New Hampshire and San Francisco. Please find a few clips below. Thanks for reading!

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Highlights

Bbc
Why do we spend so much money on others?

Have you ever splashed out on a present for someone you love, spending far more than you would on yourself? If so, you're not alone. Research from the 1970s suggests that when we buy something as a gift, we spend more time shopping and seeking advice, as well as more money, than we would if we were using the item ourselves.

Bbc
The things that do - and don't - motivate kids to succeed

Getting children to learn for the sake of learning rather than the promise of an A grade or threat of an F. It sounds like a pipe dream, right? Maybe not. From the time they are toddlers, children are naturally interested in exploring their environment.

Bbc
The 'law' that explains why you can't get anything done

"It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." British naval historian and author Cyril Northcote Parkinson wrote that opening line for an essay in The Economist in 1955, but the concept known as 'Parkinson's Law' still lives on today.

Nytimes
09/07/2018
In Math Cram Sessions, Solving for Why

Ties As my Chinese immigrant father helped me prep for math tests, we found a common language through numbers. "O.K., what are you supposed to know?" Dad would ask the night before my midterm. Dad, an immigrant from China who has a Ph.D.

Bbc
08/15/2018
How hidden bias can stop you getting a job

Today, there are few arguments that can be made against having a diverse, multicultural workforce. Women are as good as men, disabilities shouldn't hold employees back and race has no impact on a person's ability to perform a job. Indeed, research has shown that diverse groups can be better at making decisions than homogenous ones.

Bbc
07/24/2018
Hate talking on the phone? This interview is for you

Even if you don't suffer from telephobia, or terror of talking on the phone, there's still a good chance you text more than you dial. But how would you feel about texting a hiring manager to find out about a new job, or even do an interview?

New Hampshire Magazine
Guide to Manchester New Hampshire

Cover story for August issue of New Hampshire Magazine. New Hampshire's Queen City, Manchester, is undergoing a transformation driven by longtime locals and an influx of young professionals. This is New Hampshire Magazine's guide to Manchester's best restaurants, shops, galleries, museums, things to do and more.

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
05/01/2018
What's Next

Cover story for the May issue of the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Eight professors peer into the future. (It's not all scary)

Bbc
04/10/2018
Looking for your dream job? Swipe right

It can be tough moving cities and finding work. So Katherine Hogan, 24, a graduate student in Boston who is relocating to New York, is using all the tools at her disposal. She's signed up for Shapr, a networking app, after seeing an advertisement on Instagram.

Bbc
03/21/2018
How chatbots could replace your HR department

"Please tell me everything you can remember about what happened. Try to not leave anything out, even if it seems trivial. I have as much time as you need." Although this dialogue may sound like something straight out of a police interview, these are prompts from a computer programme designed to combat discrimination and harassment at work.

Bbc
03/15/2018
The dirty secret about success

We're often reluctant to credit our good fortune purely to luck. We'd much rather put a material gain or positive outcome down to our brilliant intelligence, smarts, skills or hard work. But if success is directly correlated to our ability, why do there seem to be so many rich people with mediocre talent?

Shondaland
02/15/2018
Rooster Soup Parenting

Growing up, drinking rooster soup - a secret Chinese recipe which is supposed to help preteen daughters grow healthy and tall - seemed like childhood torture. As an 11-year-old first generation Chinese-American girl, I would sit at our family kitchen table in the heart of Silicon Valley, barred from getting up until I had finished every drop of the foul and bitter-tasting concoction.

Bbc
03/03/2016
The surprising benefits of swearing

Growing up with a sister nearly a decade older than me meant that from the time I was 10, I could swear like a sailor. It turns out that I might have been a late starter.

Bbc
10/27/2017
The art and science of being charismatic

What do Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs and Tony Blair have in common? Love 'em or loathe 'em, they all oozed charisma. Charismatic leaders can inspire followers to be more loyal and work harder. But are there different ways in which leaders can be charismatic? One of the top-read stories at BBC Capital in 2017.

Bbc
11/27/2017
The psychology that motivates tipping

Tipping is said to have originated in 16th Century England, when overnight guests would leave money for their hosts' servants. Tipping as a phenomenon has long fascinated economists: paying extra, even though we are not legally required to do so, seems to go against our own best interest.

Bbc
01/10/2018
What workers around the world do for lunch

There's a lot to learn about a country's work culture from how people take their lunch. But what does a lunch break look like around the world? We asked people from across the globe how they take their midday meal. Scroll down for seven very different ways of eating al desko.

Bbc
05/29/2016
What I learnt using a 'friendship app'

Nowadays, telling someone that you've started using a dating app is hardly an unusual thing to say. Unless it's to your new husband. I signed up to the dating app Bumble, which, like other apps such as Tinder, OKCupid, Hinge and Happn, offer a route to romance.

Bbc
11/14/2017
The special skills power couples cultivate

There's no question that George Clooney is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. But it wasn't until he teamed up with Amal Alamuddin, a barrister specialising in public international law and human rights who has represented high-profile clients like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that he suddenly made up one half of another status all together - that of the power couple.

Theatlantic
11/10/2014
Why Don't More People Want to Donate Their Organs?

In 1998, Adam Vasser, a 13-year-old teenager who loved playing baseball, was vacationing in Montana with his family when he suddenly came down with what felt like the flu. When he had trouble breathing and his ankles became swollen, his parents took him to a nearby clinic where the doctor on duty checked his vitals and sent him directly to the hospital across the street.

New Hampshire Magazine
The Communal Charms of Contra Dancing

By Tiffanie Wen, Photos by Kendal J. Bush "I'm totally new to contra dance," I tell Tom, the nice man in his 60s who had just driven more than 200 miles back from New York to Nelson to attend this dance.

Theatlantic
09/05/2014
Why Do People Believe in Ghosts?

In June, Sheila Sillery-Walsh, a British tourist visiting the historic island-prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco, claimed that she captured an image of a ghost in a picture she snapped on her iPhone. In the frame of what was otherwise supposed to be a picture of an empty prison cell was a blurry black and white image of a woman.

Bbc
12/19/2017
Is there a perfect time to look for a new job?

If you arrive back at work after a Christmas break and want to make a career change in the New Year, you won't be alone. Spending time with friends and family often crystalises workers' determination to look for a new gig. And the first week of the year is when many people find themselves making good on their resolutions.

Bbc
08/17/2016
How it feels to live in darkness

I know there isn't one dot of light, but I frantically scan the pitch-black area surrounding me out of habit nonetheless. As I shuffle slowly through the carpeted hallway, clumsily swinging my long cane in a small arch the way the guide instructed a minute ago, I can hear the sounds of exotic birds, the rustle of wind through the trees and a babbling brook just around the corner.

Bbc
08/16/2017
The new way your personality could be holding you back

Are you the sort of person that reads all of the instructions before beginning a task or do you prefer to jump right into things? Would you say you are outspoken with your opinions and can be demanding at times, or are you fairly reserved?

New Hampshire Magazine (cover story)
The Power of Therapy Animals

How therapy and other animals can raise spirits, help treat OCD, anxiety and stress disorders and just generally bring joy into people's lives.

Bbc
02/02/2018
The entourages of the travel elite

For Catherine Richey, being a personal chef doesn't mean being cooped up in someone's kitchen, slaving over gourmet meals at their every beck and call. Sometimes it means free travel for her and her whole family as part of her boss's exclusive entourage. "My client wanted me to cook for them at their ranch one Christmas.

BBC
08/16/2017
Why you should keep a connection with your expat country

Zoey Ilouz, a native Californian, has been an expatriate in Israel twice. Keen to experience her father's country, she first moved there post-university (and post-break-up) to work for a non-profit. After three years she moved back to the US, in part because she craved the comforts of home.

New Hampshire Magazine
10/18/2017
Lou's Restaurant & Bakery in Hanover Turns 70

The counter at Lou's in 1969. Photo courtesy of Lou's Restaurant & Bakery "Hey guys, go ahead and line up for a table, we'll get to you as quick as possible!"

Bbc
10/09/2017
The psychology behind spending big

If you could afford it, would you ever splurge $10,000 on a pair of headphones? What about some other indulgence? Would you? Some of the most coveted sets, like Sennheiser's Orpheus or the Onkyo Diamond, can cost tens of thousands. One of the top-read stories on BBC Capital in 2017.

Bbc
06/30/2017
The hidden signs that can reveal a fake photo

Take a look at the photograph below - it's just an ordinary picture of two people outside a building, right? One of them appears to be handing something to the other. Now take a closer look. The tenth most-read story at BBC Future in 2017.

Dartmouthalumnimagazine
New Blue

When you think of cities on the front lines of policing initiatives in America, you may think of New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, where the police forces number in the thousands. You don't think of Burlington, Vermont-a city of approximately 40,000 located about 100 miles northwest of Hanover and 50 miles south of the Canadian border.

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
Helping Hands

Sarahi Pineda '18 recalls one of her biggest challenges as an undergraduate advisor (UGA): a resident of her dorm who could often be heard fighting with her boyfriend. One day Pineda saw him trying to lock the resident out of her room.

Bbc
12/07/2017
The unfair stigma surrounding millennials and their money

Millennials often get a bad rap when it comes to responsibility. Apparently, they change jobs too frequently. They put off marriage. They are busy spending all their money on avocado toast instead of deposits for housing or long term savings.

Bbc
06/28/2017
The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming

Most of us have come across them at some point - the kind of people who can walk into a room full of strangers but then leave with 10 new friends, a lunch date for the next day, and the promise of an introduction to an industry insider. Charmers.

Theatlantic
04/10/2014
The Ways to Control Dreaming

In 2008, Isaac Katz, a civil service officer, passed away just before reaching his 78th birthday. He had been struggling with cardiovascular problems for some time. His son, Arnon Katz, now a 47-year-old tech entrepreneur, was beside himself with grief, and frustrated by the fact that he would never speak to his father again.

Bbc
01/23/2017
My awful 48 hours as an astronaut

After almost a year without fresh air in the cramped, near-weightless environment of the International Space Station (ISS), American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko seemed remarkably healthy when they touched down back on Earth last Spring. They had just completed a 340-day mission onboard in orbit, one of the longest space trips in recent years.

Thedailybeast
07/08/2013
Palestine's Women Head to College

"You will be the builders of Palestine," Vera Baboun said last week in her address to Bethlehem University's graduating class of 2013. The majority of her listeners were women-three out of four of the students sitting in the colosseum-style stadium were female, and Baboun herself was in the process of completing a Ph.D.

Bespoke Concierge Magazine
04/15/2015
The Culinary Cure

Prosciutto stars in simple, savory and sweet dishes at popular restaurants across the country.

Bespoke Concierge Magazine
07/20/2015
Deep Sea Discoveries

A step further than seeking inspiration in the ocean, artists are using the blue waters as a backdrop for their creative works.

Bbc
09/03/2015
Is this the best beach city for expats?

Ross Belfer fell in love with Tel Aviv from afar. In 2011, he was working as an account supervisor at New York creative agency Geoffrey Weill Associates, and was responsible for promoting the city as part of his work representing the Israeli Tourism Board. "I was so excited by what was happening here," he said.

The Atlantic
04/27/2015
This Is Your Brain on Podcasts: Why Audio Storytelling Is So Addictive

Entertainment The emotional appeal of listening "A good story's a good story from the brain's perspective, whether it's audio or video or text. It's the same kind of activation in the brain," says Paul Zak, the director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University.

Thedailybeast
01/03/2014
China's Kaifeng Jews Rediscover Their Heritage

"Are you Jewish?" my Israeli boyfriend likes to ask me every time I do something like mumble oy va voy when I spill a bag of oranges outside of the grocery store. It's a running joke, albeit not a very good one, since I'm ethnically Chinese.

Bbc
04/25/2016
Can you beat a lie detector test?

"Polygraphy is not a game," Eran Gazit, cofounder of the Gazit Polygraph Institute warned when I called about taking a polygraph for this story. "It's impossible to test the system unless you have skin in the game. You need to have something to lose, like your job or marriage, or freedom."

Bbc
02/10/2017
The hidden body signals that could change your behaviour

"Gently close your eyes. Listen to the soundscape you're now in. As you focus your awareness on different parts of your body, the soundscape will, like your mind, become quiet and serene. If you begin to let your mind wander or fret, the soundscape will become louder and noisier.

Timeline News
How we ring in the new year, from China to Times Square - Timeline

When the clock strikes midnight December 31, Estonians will polish off their 12th meal of the day.Four hours later, fireworks will explode over Rio de Janeiro, ushering in the summer holiday season. Three hours after that, ice fishermen in rural Quebec will clink their beers and, 4,000 miles south, Ecuadorians will be leaping through fire.

The Atlantic
09/30/2014
Food Color Trumps Flavor

Earlier this month, Burger King made headlines after unveiling its black KURO Pearl and KURO Diamond burgers, which come complete with black buns, black cheese, and black sauce and are available in Japan through early November. Americans have been both intrigued and repulsed by the images.

The Daily Beast
04/14/2013
Why are the Israelis so Damn Happy?

By now everyone in Israel has read the results of the study published earlier this month that showed Israelis ranked among the happiest people among the Western nations, despite an extensive laundry list of problems in their country. Israel ranked low in terms of income, housing, education and security for example-all things we would typical associate with contentment.

Timeline
06/17/2400
Why are clowns so creepy? - Timeline.com

The reboot of the Poltergeist franchise in May only garnered lackluster reviews, but there does seem to be one consensus - even if the film's a dud, the clown is scary as hell.Love them or fear them, there's something about clowns.

Bbc
05/11/2016
What I learnt from making a plane, ship and train my office

Physical movement can make us more creative, research suggests. A recent study at Stanford suggested, for example, that walking sparked creativity, even when participants merely walked on a treadmill while looking at a white wall. But what about other types of movement?

The Daily Beast
08/23/2013
Do Female CEOs Behave More Ethically?

Yes, women have had their share of political sex scandals, including those of Congresswoman Sue Myrick and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. But women's scandals seem limited to long-term affairs with married men or the occasional "racy" Halloween costume-there's a distinct lack of Carlos Dangers, illegitimate children with longtime housekeepers and chasing mistresses to Argentina.

Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics
04/15/2015
Journey to the Other

The scholar and peace activist on Palestinian centrism, living as an exile, and learning from both Fatah and Israeli soldiers on the road to radical compassion. Mohammed Dajani Daoudi's ancestors include custodians of King David's tomb, two mayors of Jerusalem, and an assassinated peace activist.

history

Salamander Magazine
03/15/2018
Nola Welcomes NOPSI

The new NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans reinvents a historic building, ushering in a new era while paying homage to the past.

Timeline
04/01/1950
Has China Failed Mao's Promise of Gender Equality? - Timeline.com

Last month Chinese authorities detained five feminist activists for planning demonstrations against sexual harassment. Calls to release them by Britain and the US have been rejected by China, which has told foreign countries to butt out. The women are well-known activists with a knack for organizing events that put them in the crosshairs of Chinese authorities.

The Atlantic
07/14/2014
A Sociological History of Soccer Violence

After yesterday's relatively uneventful World Cup final, it's likely that Brazil's devastating semi-final loss to Germany will be the most memorable match of the tournament. Brazilian soccer fans reportedly dealt with the loss by setting a bus on fire, as Rio dispatched riot police to keep disappointed fans from getting out of control.

Family Sounds, an Israeli podcast hosted by Ran Levi
Podcast: The Story of the Birnbaums

I produced this two-part history podcast that centers around Ervin Birnbaum, a Holocaust survivor who was also aboard the USS Exodus. It's a story that includes at least five countries, several languages and one very big war: World War II.

Sea Island Life Magazine
11/08/2017
A Lasting Legacy

Spencer Penrose opened the Broadmoor 100 years ago, creating a lasting impact that extends beyond the luxury resort.

Timeline
04/01/1898
Will China Ever Tolerate Democracy? - Timeline.com

Mainland China won't make good on free elections? Take to the streets. The police use pepper spray? Open an umbrella. One country, two systems. That's been China's guiding principle in providing a degree of autonomy to Hong Kong and Macau, the former European colonies it took over as "Special Administrative Regions" in 1997.

Science & Technology

DAM
06/26/2017
Beetle Mania

A tree-killing pest from the Southeast has invaded New England. Biology professor Matt Ayres is on the case.

BBC Capital
08/03/2015
Forget the boys' club, welcome to the girls' club

Start-up culture has a bad reputation when it comes to women - and for good reason. In the United States, only 6.2% of board seats at unicorn companies (private firms with $1bn or more in funding) are filled by women, according to an analysis conducted by Fortune magazine.

Bbc
09/10/2015
Are you taking too many pictures?

We've all done it at one time or another: whipped out our smartphone to snap a picture of a sunset that is too beautiful to forget, or surreptitiously photographed a particularly impressive dish at a restaurant.

BBC Future
04/28/2015
The subtle science of selling - a six-step guide

If I told you this is the most important article you'll read this week, you probably wouldn't believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could pull out the fact that nine out of 10 people of your age, education and income judged the article as relevant to them?* Then, perhaps, you might be more likely to read on.

Bbc
06/09/2017
My attempt to stop my bad habits through electric shocks

The silicone bracelet I'm wearing around my wrist isn't particularly subtle. But it's not meant to be. The bright red strap encases a small rectangular rechargeable battery that sits against my wrist and can deliver shocks over 200 volts. Emblazoned on the top is a lightning bolt, so there's no risk I'll forget what the device does.

Wareable
03/13/2017
How wearables are turning Carnival cruises into floating smart cities

There's nothing quite like a cruise ship. Isolated from land and (usually) cellular reception, it is a guest's all-encompassing floating city, entertainment venue and home. Now cruise company Carnival is attempting to capitalize on wearable tech to streamline nearly every aspect of cruising. Carnival's new wearable Medallion can be worn as a bracelet or carried...

Bbc
09/30/2014
Can virtual reality make you a better person?

"This is already so real, I don't know if I even want to do this anymore," I say out loud. I'm standing in the middle of a carpeted, multi-sensory room, which is decked out with infrared cameras, surround sound and floor shakers, and I am wearing a virtual reality headset made by Virginia-based company NVIS that costs as much as a BMW.

Bbc
01/07/2015
Sleep: How to nap like a pro

Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn't have many house rules - bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners (this was the 1980s), and video games. But one thing was always crystal clear: we couldn't disturb an adult, or another kid, who was taking a nap.

Wareable
05/25/2016
Time to relax: The biofeedback tech fighting a stress epidemic

We've all felt the classic fight-or-flight response when faced with a stressful event-a racing heart, increased blood pressure and a rush of adrenaline as we get ready to move. But when left unchecked, or when we respond strongly to the everyday kind of stressors - like dealing with work, family and life - that kind...

Art

Montage Magazine
06/08/2016
Under the Sea

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor opens his new sculpture museum beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Times of Israel
01/19/2013
In a soon-to-be-demolished home, a stunning gallery

The project was a post-modern artist's dream. For three days last month, 80 Israeli and international artists worked - some of them around the clock - to transform every facet of a beachside Caesarea villa into a stunning, site-specific collection of art.

Bespoke Concierge Magazine--San Francisco
10/26/2016
Artful Endeavors

Inside the recently expanded SFMOMA, contemporary design, modern art and digital advancements create a world-class museum experience.

Montage Magazine, Winter 2016
09/01/2016
On Site
Chinatown Newspaper: San Francisco
Artist Profile: Casey Gray

I'm very pleased to announce that my work is on the front cover of V.4, issue 1 of the Chinatown Newspaper this month as well as a two page spread. A big thanks to Tiffanie Wen for the interview and write up and also to Mike Cuffe of Warholian.com for the portrait.

Lifestyle: Food, Fashion, Etc.

Escapes Magazine
07/01/2018
Step Outside

Adventure meets exploration when you take to the great outdoors.

Moments magazine
09/01/2017
Foodie Paradise

Orange County is home to a plethora of food halls offering the latest culinary trends

Bespoke Concierge Magazine
04/15/2015
Tequila Versus Mescal

While one agave-based spirit has been a part of American culture for centuries, its lesser-known cousin has only recently come into the limelight.

The Atlantic
11/27/2015
No More Trix for Kids: The Fall of Breakfast Cereal

Better-informed consumers are ditching the bowls of sugar that were once a triumph of 20th-century marketing. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Last year, General Mills launched a new product aimed at health-conscious customers: Cheerios Protein, a version of its popular cereal made with whole-grain oats and lentils.

Salamander Hotel Magazine
01/17/2017
Take Three

Sheila Johnson is now tackling the hospitality industry in what she refers to as her "third act."

Sea Island Life magazine
09/28/2016
In Living Color

From design and fashion to marketing and beyond, different hues shape how we perceive the world.

Montage Magazine
03/21/2016
Haute Pastries

Culinary tradition turns toward a sweet French finish at the end of a meal.

Sea Island Life magazine
03/28/2017
One For the Books

Davis Love III looks back on his illustrious golf career following one of his best years yet.

Montage Magazine
12/09/2016
Family Feasts

Whether it's at home or a restaurant, dining as a family is an important part of a well-balanced meal.

Bespoke Concierge Magazine--SF, NY, LA
10/26/2016
Culinary Genius

Even with acclaimed restaurants nationwide, a regular television presence and a new product line, celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian shows no signs of slowing.

Bespoke Concierge
10/12/2015
Coming Out On Tap

Part art and part science, cocktails are coming to imbibers through the tap lines at bars across the U.S.

Time Out Israel
05/15/2016
Spotlight On: Anna

Jerusalem's Anna is a kosher, Italian-inspired trattoria located in a stunning 19th century setting

Montage Magazine
06/05/2015
The Return of Audio Storytelling

The revolution will not be televised; it will be streamed online, and immediately available for download.

Bespoke Concierge New York Summer 2016
04/30/2016
Chef's Choice

A trio of culinary masters create tailor-made meals in chic spaces throughout Manhattan.

Montage Magazine
03/21/2016
MANUS X MACHINA

The sharp line between tradition and innovation has been artfully blurred when it comes to couture fashions, as designers are increasingly embracing both handmade and machine-made practices. The 2016 Met Gala, taking place May 2, will focus on the dichotomy between the former (handmade haute couture) and the latter (machine-made fashion). The gala’s corresponding exhibit “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which will be on view May 5 through Aug. 14, challenges the design...

Bespoke Concierge
12/10/2015
Culinary Movement

Globe-trotting restaurateur Richard Sandoval has been introducing the world to his modern Mexican cuisine for the past 20 years—one restaurant at a time.

Loews Magazine
04/25/2015
Day To Night

A strong base and some strategic accessorizing are all that’s needed to take a look from work to play.

Montage
09/14/2015
All Yours

Shoppers welcome a whole new world of custom couture.

Loews Magazine
12/16/2014
Fully Charged

The newest wearable tech gadgets are not just functional, but also worthy of serious style cred.

Travel

Travel Magazine
01/27/2016
Jaffa: Wandering the Streets of an Ancient Port City

Just a few miles from Israel's second most populous city Tel Aviv lies Jaffa, an ancient gem where life moves at its own pace, just waiting to be discovered. According to Greek mythology, a North African queen boasts that her daughter Andromeda is more beautiful than the sea-nyphs that accompany Poseidon, god of the sea.

Escapes Magazine
04/01/2017
The Road Less Traveled

Emerging travel destinations offer authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences.

Travel Magazine
04/11/2016
Vienna: Perusing the Prizes of European History

For years two stunning Baroque palaces went overlooked. Today, the Belvedere contains hundreds of years of Austrian and European art and is a must-see for any visitor to Austria's capital city. Walking through the Belvedere gardens on a chilly day in February, we have to be sure not to collide with any running Austrians.

Travel Magazine
10/10/2016
Like A Local: Palo Alto

Long overshadowed by San Francisco, the affluent Bay Area city of Palo Alto is now a cultural and culinary destination in its own right. Considered by many to be the soul of Silicon Valley, innovative energy pulses throughout the small city, which also...

Travel Magazine
12/18/2015
San Francisco's Nob Hill - Like a Local

One of San Francisco's original "seven hills," Nob Hill peaks at the intersection of Jones and Sacramento Streets and is one of the steepest and most famous hills in San Francisco. Nob Hill, which is still one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, is appropriately known for its wealth, both in terms of its iconic real estate and rich history.

Travel Magazine
08/17/2016
9 Unique Things to Do in Tel Aviv

Ranked the best city in the Middle East for young people last year by the Youthful Cities Index, it's no secret that Tel Avivians know how to enjoy life. From miles of white sand beaches filled with sunbathers to bustling cafes, visitors often joke that residents here don't seem to work.

Bespoke Concierge San Francisco Summer 2016
04/30/2016
On The Road

Three quick trips outside of the city offer a look at the natural beauty and burgeoning culture surrounding San Francisco.

FLUX Hawaii
08/01/2012
Crafting Unity

The Umoja Women's Group, Kenya

Bespoke Concierge
12/10/2015
Around the Red Carpet

Pay homage to awards show season with curated tours around the city.

Newsweek
Resorts Let Guests Sleep with the Fishes

Luxury resorts have long catered to the human desire for seaside views. But now restaurants, spas and even entire hotels are taking it to a whole new level, going completely underwater.The Red Sea Star Restaurant and Bar in Eilat, Israel, was one of the first to capitalize on the concept.

Newsweek
Airport Hotels Become Luxurious

A night at an airport hotel is usually about as comfortable as hunkering down in a plastic chair in the departures terminal. But several airports have created first-class havens that could be destinations in their own right.Opened in late summer, the boutique Aviator Hotel at the private Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England, provides seven high-tech meeting rooms near its sleek luxury suites ($511; aviator farnborough.co.uk).

Cooler Magazine
06/10/2013
Long Live Vintage

From magical trade shows in London to the overflowing shops that await you in the Koenji District of Tokyo, here's our guide to the top five cities in the world for shopping vintage.

MultiMedia Interviews, Coverage, Awards, Acknowledgments etc.

Longreads
08/28/2018
Boo: A Reading List About Ghosts

My Atlantic story "Why do people believe in ghosts?" was featured in a roundup of stories on ghosts at LONGREADS.

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
Best of 2017

My profile on Brandon Del Pozo was the 7th most read story at the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine website of 2017.

The Culture Trip
Meet The Tel Aviv-Based Writer And International Journalist, Tiffanie Wen

What is the most unusual story you've written about and had published? I taught myself to lucid dream-which is when you realize you're dreaming and can control your actions and the context of the dream-for a piece I did in The Atlantic. My first lucid dream (which I describe in this story) was an incredible experience.

Washington Post
09/05/2014
Happy Hour Roundup

My Atlantic story: Why Do People Believe in Ghosts? featured on the Washington Post's Happy Hour Roundup

Brainpickings.org
04/10/2014
Explore

My Atlantic piece: The Ways to Control Dreaming featured on Maria Popova's Brainpickings.org.

Inside
Tiffanie Wen - Top Stories and Breaking News

My Atlantic piece: Why Do People Believe in Ghosts, featured on [ Inside ], a news app that helps users stay informed on the most important and fascinating events of the day.

OurCrowd
09/12/2013
The Happiest, Competitive and Innovative Nation: Israel ranks high on global reports

A couple of important global ranking reports published recently reveal some interesting facts about the nations of the world in general and about Israel in particular. Each report calculates the rankings of the countries by taking into consideration several factors that span from economic and social to government policies and security, etc.

Winforever
How Do Cameras Affect Performance? | Win Forever

Dr. Michael Gervais took part in a recent article from MPORA.com. on how cameras and people can affect performance. Tiffanie Wen asked the experts to determine the answer, which included Dr. Gervais. Wen begins the article describing the 'Kodak Courage,' the phenomenon that someone suddenly acts bigger and bolder when a camera is pointed at them.

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