Rachel Balik

Senior Writer

Rachel has been with findingDulcinea since February of 2007. Before joining the team, Rachel was a copywriter at a financial services marketing firm. She has also worked in arts administration at New York's Roundabout Theatre Company and as a production assistant on off-Broadway shows.  Rachel's eclectic post-college years also include a stint as a yoga studio assistant and a summer spent assistant-teaching philosophy at Phillips Exeter Academy. She has a B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in Theatre Arts. For more about Rachel read her blog, Wicked Witch Of The Web.

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Most Recent Articles by Rachel Balik

  • 6 Sites for Celebrating Passover
    Passover is the Jewish spring holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, where they were slaves. Modern Jews often use the occasion to honor various types of individual, political and social freedoms. Create a Passover celebration that’s all your own with the help of these six links.
  • On This Day: Polio Vaccine Declared Safe
    On April 12, 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk’s vaccine for polio was declared “safe, effective and potent.”
  • Happy Birthday, Gregory Hines, Tap Dancer, Choreographer and Actor
    He was an actor, singer and a writer, but first and foremost, Gregory Hines was a dancer. Hines both popularized the art form of tap dance and stayed faithful to its unique history. A dancer for 54 of his 57 years, Hines had a unique ability to combine the aural and the visual, and is considered one of tap dancing’s greatest stars to date.
  • Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Author of the “Little House on the Prairie” Series
    American pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder did not begin writing her first book until she was 64. Only with her daughter’s coaxing did she ultimately decide to share her story, and a beloved children’s classic, the “Little House on the Prairie” series, was born.
  • Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand, Proponent of “The Virtue of Selfishness”
    Outlier and icon, enemy of altruism and champion of the free market, writer and philosopher, Ayn Rand was too extreme to be categorized by any single school of thought other than her own. To this day, she has retained an avid following and garners intense interest from many great figures in business.