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Megan Patiry

Freelance Writer

Fort Myers, FL

Megan Patiry

Megan is a freelance writer and founder of EcooRepublic™, a natural supplement company and health blog, with experience in creating compelling web content, feature and informative articles, blog posts and press releases. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Uloop News, the Tri-County Sun Times and she has also written for and worked as copy editor for the USF Oracle.

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Eat Your Sunscreen: Alternative Sun Protection

Despite the common advice to lather on the sunscreen before going outside (or to just avoid going outdoors altogether), instances of skin cancer are on the rise, and the number isn’t minuscule. Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are steadily climbing at 3.1 percent annually, while other forms are jointing the race at a quick 4.2 percent.

Decorate With Chi: Feng Shui For Health And A Better Life

This article is brought to you by CORT, a subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway and the world’s largest furniture rental and relocation services company. To learn more about how we can help college students like you, click here. Like a roiling tornado tearing through the calmest of suburbs, the spiral staircase inhales and uproots energy in its path, spewing chaos in its wake.

Breakfast of Corporations

Bagels with a spread of marketing, glasses of freshly-squeezed target sales and bowls of profit-serving promotional campaigns sound like quite the unpalatable selection of breakfasts, yet millions of Americans readily consume them by the spoonful each morning in the name of health. But does the breakfast we know (cereals, pastries, bagels, orange juice, etc …) actually contribute to our health?

Which Memory Can I Erase for You Today?

In 2004, Joel Barish decided to have the memory of his ex-girlfriend, Clementine Kruczynski, erased. He was confused, devastated and enraged when he'd gone in for the procedure, having discovered days before that Clementine had already erased him. He'd felt removing her in return wasn't the ideal form of revenge, but it was all he had.
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The Time is Now: Mike Matousek On Founding Flashnotes In College

Flashnotes.com is the student-to-student study materials marketplace. Flashnotes.com gives college students what they need most–more money and better grades. To learn more about Flashnotes, click here. “Nope, I thought I wanted to be a doctor,” Mike Matousek, CEO and Founder of Flashnotes, replied with a chuckle when asked whether he’d had dreams of becoming an entrepreneur before entering college.

Creating Your Perfect Career: The Vision Board

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Will They Buy What You're Selling? Personal Marketing 101

This article is brought to you by College Pro. Looking for an edge over your competition? With College Pro, you’ll learn business skills you can take with you in any future career. To learn more about College Pro, click here or call 1-888-277-7962. I stood in perpetual dread outside of a row of giant corporations, soaked to the bone under what seemed to be the storm of the century.

Seeing the Light; Nighttime Lighting and Breast Cancer

Typically we view seeing light in the darkness as a good thing - either literally, as in a flashlight or candle, or metaphorically as an epiphany or revelation. The glaring light in the darkness of our bedrooms, splayed about from cell phones, laptops and nightlights, however, is another story; and it's one that has even deserved research from the American Medical Association.
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How to Build A Business Before You Graduate

This article is brought to you by College Pro. Looking for an edge over your competition? With College Pro, you’ll learn business skills you can take with you in any future career. To learn more about College Pro, click here or call 1-888-277-7962. All potentially great ideas have one aspect in common: no matter how forcefully they tug at the strings of our hearts, vying for attention against our daily, monotonous routines, they are typically brushed off or deemed too ambitious for the current stage of our lives.

Transferable Skills: How Part-Time Experience Lands The Career

This article is brought to you by College Pro. Looking for an edge over your competition? With College Pro, you’ll learn business skills you can take with you in any future career. To learn more about College Pro, click here or call 1-888-277-7962. Suggesting additional menu items to a customer while memorizing their order has most likely become a robotic function of sorts; indeed, it's something you do several times a week for extra cash in between classes where you learn the "real" skills you'll need for your future career.

Need A Brainpower Boost? Salute The Sun

Many of us are plagued with days when even the strongest cup of Joe fails to provide its welcoming jolt of life. On these occasions, the only thing we seem capable of viewing through our heavy blanket of brain fog is the cozy bed we were forced out of too soon. The good news is, double-shot (and triple-shot, for all you go-hard-or-go-home types) espressos aren't the only options for waking up your brain and your body, and may not even be the most efficient, when compared to certain exercises.

Why The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard

One of the math whizzes in our high school algebra class, Johnny B., was a maniac. Frequently the subject of intense student observation, he would mutter to himself at such a pace one couldn't begin to understand the language, all while writing at a speed resembling the frantic gallop of a thoroughbred trapped in a pen.

About

Megan Patiry

Megan is a freelance writer, as well as columnist and campus editor at Uloop News with experience in creating compelling web content, feature and informative articles, blog posts and press releases. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Uloop News, the Tri-County Sun Times and she has also written for and worked as copy editor for the USF Oracle.

Although currently residing in Southwest Florida, she has a passion for spontaneous (sometimes gut-wrenchingly unplanned) travel. Her other interests include martial arts (so unplanned never turns into unprepared), natural health (where she constantly reminds herself that it's okay, cacao indeed has enough antioxidants to justify ingesting the entire bar) and creative writing (she is currently working on her first novel).

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  • Investigative reporting
  • Longform
  • Editorial/feature articles
  • News Writing
  • Copyediting
  • Adobe Indesign
  • AP Style
  • Editing
  • General knowledge of SEO
  • Copywriting
  • Adobe Photoshop