Gretchen Brown

Gretchen is an editor for Rewire. She’s into public media, music and really good coffee. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @gretch_brown.

A woman uses her smartphone for a budgeting app. REWIRE PBS Work Budgeting apps
Do Our Budgeting Apps Know Too Much About Us?
Can you really trust Mint and You Need a Budget?
A couple is in a disagreement on a couch. REWIRE PBS Love Argument
Keep Having the Same Argument? Here’s How to Solve It
Couples who don't fight might not know how to handle a crisis when it happens.
a woman texts with a smartphone in a city. REWIRE PBS Love texting
Texting Makes It Easy to Overshare. Is That a Good Thing?
Is it bringing you closer to your partner or friend, or is the intimacy all a sham?
A woman and man look at smartphones. REWIRE PBS living Venmo
Why We Love Creeping — and Bragging — on Venmo
Money has always been social.
woman holds credit card hopeful in debt. REWIRE PBS Work Debt
4 Tips for Tackling Your Debt in the New Year
Debt can be stressful, but paying it doesn't have to be scary.
a hopeful man walks through the city to work. REWIRE PBS Work post-vacation
How to Prep Now to Avoid the Post-Vacation Blues Later
It's natural to feel anxious coming back from time off. But there are healthy ways to deal with it.
a woman lights a cannabis marijuana weed joint. REWIRE PBS Living Weed
Is Weed Really a Good Alternative to Alcohol?
Marijuana's taboo has faded. But it still comes with health risks.
A woman is upset as she texts on her phone. REWIRE PBS Love Venting
Is It Just Venting, or Do You Need a Therapist? Here’s the Difference.
And what is emotional labor, anyway?
Two women drink coffee in bed. REWIRE PBS Love Career
Move for a Job, or Stay for Love? How to Choose and Not Regret It
Deciding whether it’s worth the risk isn’t easy, and there’s no right answer for everyone.
secondhand clothing in bags at a thrift store. PBS REWIRE Our Future Donate
What You Didn’t Know About the Global Secondhand Clothing Industry
Fast fashion might be killing it. Better quality stuff could fix it.
a man and woman hug each other. REWIRE PBS Love help
How to Tell a Friend They Need Help
It's important to lead with empathy.