Laura Newcomer

Laura Newcomer

Environmental & Personal Wellness Expert

Laura Newcomer is a writer, editor, and educator with multiple years of experience working in the environmental and personal wellness space. Formerly Senior Editor at the health site Greatist, Laura now lives and works in Colorado. Her writing has been published on Washington Post, TIME Healthland, Greatist, DailyBurn, Lifehacker, and Business Insider, among others.

She has taught environmental education to students of all ages in both Pennsylvania and Maine, and prioritizes living an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. She’s a big proponent of creating self-sustaining communities and accessible healthy food systems that care for both people and the earth. In addition, her work frequently centers on workplace trends with an emphasis on wellness both in and out of the workplace.

An avid outdoorswoman, she can often be found hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and tending to her garden. Get in touch via Twitter or LinkedIn.

Articles By Laura Newcomer

17 articles
Consider these dieting myths and misconceptions this January

6 Dieting myths to avoid in 2017

There’s plenty of well-intentioned health advice out there, but unfortunately a lot of it is misguided. Once a dieting myth works its way into the mainstream, it can be very difficult to uproot. Regardless of whether you consider yourself an…
The importance of de-stressing before work

The importance of de-stressing before work

There’s no doubt about it: American workers are stressed. Studies continue to find that Americans are more stressed by their jobs than any other factor, and job stress keeps rising. This is partly because employees are consistently working harder and…
How to Avoid Overeating on the Job 

How to avoid overeating on the job 

Let’s cut to the chase: If you’re truly hungry while on the job, then by all means, eat. But if you’re frustrated by the habit of noshing at work even when you aren’t hungry (or if you’re eating past the…
How to overcome workplace shyness

How to overcome workplace shyness

Shyness can be an isolating trait. It can cause people to feel like there’s something uniquely wrong with them while everybody else has it all together. But in reality, shyness is incredibly common: nearly half of all adults identify as…
How to tame your task list

How to tame your task list

The best laid plans can go awry when shifting deadlines, large workloads, and family schedules get in the way of even the best intentions. And while procrastinating may help us feel better right now—Netflix binges certainly beat spreadsheets as a…
The busy mom’s guide to couponing

The busy mom’s guide to couponing

When you're a busy mom, the prospect of adding one more item to the to-do list can feel like the straw that just may break the camel's back. But when it comes to couponing, carving out a few hours each…