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Melanie Haiken

Melanie Haiken is a freelance writer, editor, and project manager specializing in health, travel, food, and fitness. She’s written for a long list of national magazines and websites including Forbes, More, Health, Fitness, Real Simple, and Yoga Journal. She is a regular contributor to the website Her home base is San Rafael, Calif., and she’s happiest when on the road exploring the American West.

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