Amanda Palleschi

Amanda Palleschi is a writer based in Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in the National Journal, Government Executive and USA Today.

  • Thank You, Ashley Wagner: Skating Needs More Outspoken Women
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    Thank You, Ashley Wagner: Skating Needs More Outspoken Women

    Critics say her unfiltered comments and facial expressions are bad for the sport. As a former figure skater, I say she's simply being human—just like plenty of other athletes in her discipline.

  • Teletherapy, Tumblr'd

    Los Angeles therapist John Kim broke many of traditional psychotherapy rules when he built his entire practice through his popular tumblr blog. This week, the American Psychological Association will decide whether he’ll have to start following some of them.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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