Rachel Grumman Bender

Palo Alto, CA USA

Professional Experience

An award-winning writer, I've covered everything from diet and exercise trends and sexual health to medical breakthroughs and the science behind skincare ingredients. I also cover sex and relationships, style and parenting. I'm a contributing writer and editor at YouBeauty.com, covering health, nutrition, beauty and relationships. I'm also a regular contributor to The New York Times (health advertorials), and have written for Women's Health, Yahoo Health, Yahoo Parenting, The New York Post, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Health and many more publications. I've held Health Editor positions at YouBeauty and Cosmopolitan. Having been an editor for much of my career, I understand editors' expectations on assignments and work hard to deliver well-written, well-researched articles. I also have a large roster of experts in health, nutrition, fitness and beauty. Above all, I love what I do and bring a positive attitude to each assignment. My clips: https://rachelgrummanbender.contently.com/


14 Years
14 Years


14 Years
9 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
14 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years
Online/new media
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Yahoo Health (10+), Yahoo Parenting (6-10), YouBeauty.com (10+), New York Times (health/medical advertorials) (10+), New York Post (10+), Cosmopolitan (10+), Self (6-10), Daily Glow (6-10), EverydayHealth.com (6-10), Health (6-10), "Beauty BFF" series on MSN.com (10+), Shape (3-5), BabyTalk (3-5)

Other Work History

I've held several interim editor positions, including interim senior editor at EverydayHealth.com (Jan-April 2011) and sex & relationships editor at Women's Health magazine (Oct - Dec 2010). Prior to going freelance, I was the Health Editor at Cosmopolitan for more than three years.

Computer Skills



Winner of the National Health Information Awards 2005, Consumer Decision-Making Information, magazine category

Work Samples


A slew of t-shirts encourage young girls to focus on their looks--not their brains. We take a look at this scary trend.
Save some cash with these expert tips on finding fresh new ways to wear what you already own.
Learn why you can't live without these amazing beauty breakthroughs.
Wrinkles aren't the only indication that your complexion is racking up the mileage. Find out about other skin problems that can add years to your appearance -- and how to make your skin look showroom new.
Skin care regimens for day and night based on your skin type
The simple act of wearing the right bra can help you look slimmer—instantly.
How to get your boss (or the cute guy you have a crush on) to stop and take notice.
Getting rid of pimples just got easier. Consult this guide to the most effective acne treatments.
It ain't easy being red. One woman shares her story.
Good news! The world's best natural beauty treatment is free of charge.
The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 may make your favorite beauty products safer.
These celebrity crops elevated careers, set wide-reaching trends, or even defined an era.
Can't determine what's triggering your breakouts? Check out these sneaky pimple producers -- and find out which acne remedies will clear your complexion.
Find out why you look fabulous when your fertility levels peak.
Find out what's behind your lip balm addiction or your need to find every last split end--and learn how to manage these quirky beauty obsessions.
If you're looking for the best acne treatment, you simply need to follow this dermatologist-recommended protocol for clear, glowing skin — free of blemishes.
Whether you want to chill out (blue) or rev yourself up (orange), wearing certain colors when it comes to clothing, makeup and accessories can sway your state of mind.
Expert tips on finding the most flattering fit for your bust size.


Profile of photojournalist and commerical photographer Doug Menuez
Profile of a former sex addict
Interview with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine


Quiz on finding the right sleep method for you and your baby
It's possible to get too much a good thing, even with healthy food.
WHO lowers sugar intake recommendations
The article covers research behind the causes of unplanned pregnancy and how to protect yourself.
News blog for EverydayHealth.com.
Winner of the National Health Information Awards 2005, Consumer Decision-Making Information magazine category
Breast cancer more deadly for African-Americans.
The answer may be yes. Find out why eating ground beef is risky—and how to protect yourself and your family.
Merit award winner, the National Health Information Awards 2005
Why foods stripped of fat can actually cause you to pack on the pounds.
Feature on a volunteer organization (ORBIS) aimed at curing blindness
How to cure bunions, hammertoes and more.
Discover how a good marriage can help you live a longer, happier, healthier life.
Find out how to slip veggies into your favorite dishes--and gain the beauty benefits.
An article about improvements in hysterectomies
One more reason your cup of joe is actually good for you.
Scientists use wristbands to detect exposure to harmful chemicals in your everyday environment


How to identify this relationship red flag—and move on with your life.
Try these expert tips to prevent a marriage meltdown and keep your partnership in healthy, fighting shape.


Sidestep these common challenges and find out how to be a beautiful role model for your daughter.