Julia is a New York City-based writer and editor who specializes in health and wellness journalism. She spent two years as an editor at Health.com, where she wrote about everything from vampire facials and sexual fantasies to heart-shaped baby bumps and eating pizza for breakfast. Julia attended Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications and received her bachelor's degree in magazine journalism. Follow her on Instagram @_jnaftulin or Twitter @jnaftulin.
Julia has held staff positions at Health.com, Dotdash, and Business Insider. Her writing has also appeared on Time.com, Bicycling.com, TheKnot.com, and CookingLight.com.
Julia has her B.S. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University.
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