Maressa Brown

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Maressa Brown

An online & print journalist with over a decade of professional experience writing, reporting, and editing women's lifestyle (e.g. health, love/sex, beauty/style) and pop culture content.


I Went To 'Bachelor' Contestant Danielle L.'s Nail Salon

On this season of The Bachelor, Nick Viall is whittling down a house full of brilliant and beautiful women all vying for his heart, and among them, there are two Danielles: Danielle M., a neonatal nurse from Nashville, and Danielle L., The Bachelor's small business owner from Los Angeles. In her Bachelor bio, the latter — who is also thought to be one of Nick's frontrunners — says her greatest accomplishment was opening her own business at just 23 years old.
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Astrological Predictions For Each Sign In 2017

It's true: Your zodiac sign plays a part in how you can live your best life, from which sex position you should try to identifying your dream career goals. Romper partnered with astrologer Maressa Brown to share how every sign can put the current astrological aspects to work and enjoy even more happiness, wellness, and love every week. Here, she tackles the major astrological predictions for each sign in 2017.
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11 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Cancer

If your bae was born between June 21 and July 22, they're a Cancer, a water sign known for their amazingly ~nurturing~ nature. Here are 11 things that make dating a Cancer fun and fulfilling, no matter what sign you are. They feel compelled to take care of people they love. Ruled by the moon, which is linked to emotion and maternal energy in astrology, Cancers are the natural-born "moms" of the zodiac.
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Photographer Claps Back at Critics of Mom Who Did a Sexy Postpartum Photo Shoot

When photographer Trina Cary began looking for a couple who would be willing to do an intimate photo shoot, a mom from Canada named Mel responded to her callout. Mel had given birth to three babies over the course of a year — a son in March 2013 and then twin girls in March 2014 — and she was struggling with post-baby body image.
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See What This Brave Mom Did to Mark Her Last Day of Breastfeeding

Choosing to breastfeed is a completely personal thing that some moms do for a month, a year, or several years, depending on her supply and a gazillion other factors. A 29-year-old mom named Natasha Fogarty from St. Louis, Missouri, recently marked her last day of breastfeeding her 5-month-old son Milo.
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What Your Sign Says About the Way You Kiss

How you kiss is a completely individual thing, likely inspired by which rom-coms you watched growing up and all the crappy kissers you've encountered who taught you what not to do (silver lining?). But chances are your astrological sign has helped shape your kissing style too. Here are the details on how your sign affects the way you kiss.
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3 Ways to Make Missionary Sex Way Hotter

Missionary + Small Scooch Forward: Tell your man to shift his bod a few inches toward the headboard until his shoulders are in line with your chin and his body is resting on top of yours (he can use his forearms to support his own weight), says Chavez. Bend your knees about 45 degrees to tilt your hips upward for the smoothest entry.
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'Mad Men' Makeup Artist Spills Her Beauty Secrets for Betty, Peggy & Joan (PHOTOS)​

Mad Men's season 7 (part 2) premiere is almost here, and you know what that means. Every time we get our fix of the period drama series, we're inspired by the stunning '60s (or perhaps now '70s ...?!) fashion and beauty looks the leading ladies are bound to flaunt. This time, we actually got the backstage scoop from Mad Men's makeup artist Lana Horochowski.
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10 Breast Cancer Survivors' Mastectomy Tattoos That Are Stunning & Inspiring (PHOTOS)

Every October, we have a national conversation about breast cancer and what we can do to further understanding, awareness, and acceptance. But every month of the year, breast cancer patients are battling and surviving. And every month of the year, women undergo mastectomies -- during which breast tissue and sometimes nipples are removed -- as a result of the disease.
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Stop Asking My Husband & Me When We're Going to Have a Baby

Before my now-husband and I were even engaged, I was popped a big question. A question most women hear shortly after saying "I do" (which is still usually too soon). A question even couples who would answer in the affirmative aren't fans of. "When are you going to start trying?" The oh-so-innocent-seeming string of words that is actually beyond loaded, because it basically translates to, "So, tell me everything about your personal health, relationship, finances, and oh yeah, the state of your uterus!"
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'Blood Moon' Love Horoscopes: What the Lunar Eclipse Means for Your Sign

No matter if you're the type to take a keen interest in astrology, dabble in reading your horoscope, or think it's all complete bunk, look out! A full moon eclipse, aka a "blood moon" -- the second and final total lunar eclipse of the year -- occurs today. The last one, as you may remember, was back on April 15, but this time, it'll appear 5.3 percent larger in the sky, according to NASA.
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10 Ways to Preserve Your Pumpkin Through Halloween (PHOTOS)

One of the best fall family activities is, by far, picking out the ultimate big, beautiful, orange pumpkin to either display as is or to carve into a Jack O'Lantern. But no matter what you're planning on doing with it, chances are you want your pretty pumpkin to at least make its way through Halloween ... and maybe even beyond!
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Maressa Brown

Whether I'm reporting on women's health research by interviewing medical experts, doing one-on-one interviews with celebrities like Jennifer Garner or Selena Gomez, or creating in-depth, visually-appealing features on red carpet or fitness trends, my copy is conversational and substantive. I'm also a media-trained journalist comfortable being on-camera, having represented CafeMom's The Stir in both live and taped-to-air segments as host of "The Daily Stir" web series and a commentator on Good Morning America, HuffPost Live, and CafeMom's "Moms Matter" Google Hangouts series.



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