Liz Borod Wright

Liz Borod Wright

I've held editorial staff positions at Fortune.com, Good Housekeeping Magazine, ABCNews.com and Zagat. I launched my travel blog, Travelogged.com in January 2009. Drawing traffic to my blog forced me to become a social media expert, and now I'm an adjunct for social media at Columbia Journalism School. I'm also a freelance writer who is open to a variety of assignments.

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Cashing In on India's Boom - ABC News

President Bush might have skipped the Taj Mahal during his first presidential visit to India, but he sure wasn't going to miss the country's other main attraction: its booming market.Today, when visiting the southern city of Hyderabad, one of India's premier centers of technology, Bush paid...

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Little Bermuda Is Big on Charm - ABC News

You don't have to go to the ends of the Earth to find somewhere without a Starbucks, a McDonald's or a megamall. Just head 600 miles east of South Carolina to Bermuda, where residents exist quite happily without fast-food chains, save one KFC.Perhaps it has something to do with the pink beaches,...

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Navigating the Land of Maple Syrup: What to Do in Central Vermont ...

Vermont offers 18 alpine ski resorts, dozens of covered bridges, countless charming small towns, and abundant opportunities to purchase maple syrup. One area to experience some of that -- and perhaps among the best of that -- is in central Vermont. Two major ski resorts, Stowe and Sugarbush, are...

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Actress Describes Mercury Poisoning Ordeal - ABC News

Fish had become a large part of Daphne Zuniga's diet. She was eating what she described as "your average Hollywood stay-in-shape diet, a ton of fish and low carbs.""I was eating tuna four times a week," said Zuniga, who stars in the ABC Family series "Beautiful People." "I would go out for sushi...

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Football-Free Super Bowl Parties - ABC News

While millions of people will be attending Super Bowl gatherings, some people will be getting together on Sunday night not to watch football.Even though 90 million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl, that still leaves plenty of Americans who will be doing something else. Many people...

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Getting a Small-Business Loan Against the Odds - ABC News

As the Miami director for Accion USA, a nonprofit community lender, Luz Gomez meets many entrepreneurs who've been turned down for loans from traditional banks."The majority has already been turned down, and the rest have the perception they would be turned down," Gomez said. Accion USA's mission...

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How Safe Is a Seafood Diet? - ABC News

Millions of people make fish -- a low-fat, vitamin-rich source of protein -- part of their diet for nutritional reasons, or simply because they enjoy the taste. But eating a diet high in fish is becoming increasingly controversial, as some studies tout the benefits of seafood while others argue that...

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'Lost' Star Michelle Rodriguez Still Growing Up - ABC News

The death of tough girl ex-cop Ana-Lucia Cortez on "Lost" Wednesday night may have surprised some, but Michelle Rodriguez said the early exit had been planned for the character since the series' beginning."I feel bad," she said, "because I didn't tell the other cast members."Although Rodriguez,...

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Mercury Madness: Conflicting Reports About Eating Fish - ABC News

Millions of people make fish, a low-fat, vitamin-rich source of protein, part of their diet for nutritional reasons, or simply because they enjoy the taste. ut eating a diet high in fish is becoming increasingly controversial, as some studies tout the benefits of eating fish while others argue that...

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Paparazzi Stalk L.A. for Oscar Money Shot - ABC News

While the stars enjoy their big night at the Academy Awards and the after-parties, some of the hardest working people in Hollywood will, well, be working very hard.Many paparazzi will be working all night, hoping to snap the equivalent of last year's photo of Oscar-winner Hillary Swank eating a...

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Seniors Study Seniors: More Undergrads Major in Old Age - ABC ...

Going to parties, living in the dorms and ... contemplating the burdens of old age?That is college life for a growing number of students like Emily Keppler, a senior gerontology major at Ithaca College in New York state. She says people are usually surprised she has chosen to pursue a career with...

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Small Businesses Offer Big Help to Katrina Relief Efforts - ABC News

Large corporations have been making a splash in the headlines for their Hurricane Katrina relief efforts -- like Exxon Mobil donating $7 million to the Red Cross or MCI setting up three communication centers in the devastated area. But many small businesses are making big contributions, too. Lacking...

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Study: Kids Don't Outgrow Baby Fat - ABC News

Parents often think their overweight kids will simply "grow out of it" and shed those extra pounds -- often called "baby fat" or "puppy fat" -- when they mature.A new study from the British Medical Journal, however, says that a child who is overweight at the age of 11 will very likely leave high...