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July 29, 2018


There are a ton of health supplements out there. Some work, some don't.  Some totally mess up your body.

But CocoaVia, a supplement from Mars (yes, the candy maker), had the studies, data and results to back its claims of improving healthy circulation. You know t...

July 29, 2018

Editorial Direction, YesPets, 2015-2016

As the editor for YesPets, I got to do what everyone dreams of: share stories about amazing animals all day long.

I know, I know, it sounds like a fake job. I'm not even sure that I completely understood it at first. Something, som...

July 23, 2018


Ghostblogging, SPACE Architecture + Design, July 7, 2016

Communications agencies, businesses, civic organizations and nonprofits often tap me to put their brands into words that will entice readers to share and act. With plenty of research and client interviews,...

July 23, 2018

Cover story, Riverfront Times, May 11, 2016

Photos by Allison Babka

In 2016, I was laid off for the first time in my life. It was just as confusing, demoralizing and frightening as I'd heard it would be from others.

I'd been an editor at Gateway Media, assigning and writi...

July 23, 2018

Digital opinion piece, BrainJet, December 2015

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The 2016 class that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been announced, and many rock music lovers are livid.

During a ceremony in April 2016, Cheap Trick, Chicago, D...

July 23, 2018

Feature, Riverfront Times, February 5, 2018

Photo courtesy of Sarah Rodhouse

By Allison Babka

Two weeks ago, a gigantic pink sofa from the 1950s set St. Louis hearts aflutter.

Claude Denis, who owns the St. Louis Hills vintage store The Future Antiques (6514 Chippewa, 31...

July 23, 2018


Ghostblogging, Space Architecture + Design, August 26, 2016

As one of the premier architecture firms in St. Louis, SPACE Architecture + Designs has found a niche building out amazing structures that enhance both brand reputation and consumer experience. for a var...

July 18, 2018

Feature, Ladue News, February 24, 2017

By Allison Babka

Photos by Cheryl Waller

Surprisingly, it’s comforting vanilla -- not lemon -- that our nose first detects upon entering Lemon Gem Kitchen Goods. But everything else in St. Louis’ newest boutique culinary store is as...

July 18, 2018

In my role as marketing specialist for undergraduate recruitment at Saint Louis University, I was focused on connecting with prospective students through new channels -- and in the late 2000s, that meant trying out nifty new stuff on niche owned websites and on Faceboo...

July 18, 2018

Concert recap, ReviewSTL, July 13, 2011

Photo by Stephanie Young Merzel via Flickr Creative Commons

I’ve finally forgiven Bono one year after he threw his back out and canceled my 2010 Chicago show.  And all it took was U2 playing a rare song live and completely blowing...

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