Tara Parker-Pope

Washington, D.C.

Well+Being Editor

Education: University of Texas at Austin, BA in Sociology; Yale School of Public Health, MPH candidate/current student

Tara Parker-Pope is the Well+Being editor for The Washington Post. She is an editor and columnist who has devoted most of her career to consumer health news and service journalism. Her most recent stories have focused on helping people navigate pandemic life and understand covid-19. Before joining The Post, she was the founding editor of "Well," the New York Times’s consumer health site. She was part of the newsroom team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the pandemic. In 2013, she won a News and Documentary Emmy for “Life, Interrupted,” a video series abou
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What’s your nudge word for 2024? Let us help you discover it.

Unlike a traditional New Year’s resolution, a nudge word isn’t focused on a single goal. It captures the mind-set you want to adopt in 2024.

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The one holiday gift you forgot: Being good to yourself

While we all enjoy giving presents, I’m encouraging a new holiday tradition: Give the gift of kindness to yourself.

December 25, 2023

5 things not to talk about at the holiday table

Be ready to rescue holiday diners from the kind of table chatter that can spoil an appetite.

December 25, 2023

Our best wellness tips and stories from 2023

Join us for a five-day New Year’s Tuneup, where we’ll be delivering helpful tips straight to your inbox.

December 21, 2023

Want a healthier body and mind? Join our 5-Day New Year’s Tuneup.

Join Well+Being in January for a 5-Day New Year’s TuneUp, where we will deliver helpful tips straight to your inbox.

December 21, 2023

Nearly 120 children may have been poisoned by lead in applesauce

A Post investigation found the number of cases is far higher than FDA says.

December 11, 2023