Lauren Oster Title: Writer Education: Stanford University Expertise: Health and wellness Freelance writer and editorVolunteer at The Wild Bird Fund and Housing Works Bookstore CafeCrew member at the Tribeca Film Festival for seven years Experience Lauren Oster is a contributing writer based in New York City. She covers health and wellness, science and sustainability, lifestyle and culture, and travel. Her work appears in many publications including Smithsonian Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Health, Redbook, Refinery29, HGTV, Travel Channel, and more. Education Lauren earned a degree in English from Stanford University. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.