Leigh Weingus is a New York-based freelance writer and editor, focusing on topics like health and wellness, entertainment, personal finance, and more. She regularly contributes to outlets like The Huffington Post, Well + Good, Biography.com, NBC News, Marcus by Goldman Sachs and more.
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