Author: Jess Downey

Meet the Empanada Mama

Kendall Bajek, 28, started making empanadas in her apartment kitchen, but demand encouraged her to open a takeout restaurant 5 years ago. Now she’s on her way to an empanada empire.

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Important Advances in Treating Brain Tumors

One morning last November, Kate Watson was straightening up her house. By late afternoon, she was considering awake brain surgery to remove a large tumor compressing critical brain areas. She shares her story, and Capital Health’s director of neurosurgical oncology takes us inside the latest approaches to tackling brain tumors.

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88 Pictures and 1,000 Words

Fed up with patriarchy and sexism, Carrie Biegler set out to portray the strength women possess through photographic portraits and blog posts in her Strength Source Project.

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Lisa David is Making Camp Count

Almost three decades ago, Lisa Bieber David spent her first summer at Camp Harlam in the Poconos. Now, as the camp’s first female director, she says the overnight camp experience is needed more than ever to give kids the chance to unplug and make lasting connections.

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Impact Hunger With The Soulfull Project

Utilizing their knowledge and resources, food-industry veterans Megan Shea and Chip Heim are tackling food insecurity in America, providing 673,410 servings of hot cereal to more than 200 food banks across the United States since The Soulfull Project launched in August 2016. And they’re just heating up.

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