Maria Wood

A journalist and writer for over 20 years, Maria Wood has reported on such diverse topics as the

nursing profession, commercial real estate, local politics and legal issues in her home state of

New Jersey. In the business realm, she has written extensively about the lodging industry,

annuities, financial/retirement planning, edtech, and marketing.

She served as the editor of Real Estate New Jersey, a magazine focused on the commercial real

estate industry in New Jersey, as well as the managing editor of Retirement Advisor, a

publication for financial planners. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching baseball.

She is on LinkedIn and can be followed on Twitter.

Lastest Stories by Maria Wood

Americans love their sports teams. Rooting for their favorite franchise offers camaraderie with other fans as well as a well-earned escape from the stresses of daily life (especially when their team...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in six adults in the U.S. indulges in binge drinking on occasion, with 25% consuming alcohol excessively at least weekly. The CDC...
There’s a tendency to divide food into two groups: good-for-you (fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafood) and bad-for-you (we’re looking at you, pizza). But then there are the foods that are...
The American consumer’s mantra for ages has been to “Charge it!” Purchasing with plastic keeps the flow of goods and services moving, and the economy humming. But in the past four decades,...
This week, in response to the escalating situation in Ukraine, the bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they had moved the Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has...
An estimated 582,462 people experienced homelessness on a single night in January 2022, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The agency notes that the economic impact of the...
Russia’s war in Ukraine dominates the headlines these days, but war rages in other countries, too. Whether due to civil war or fighting among neighboring nations, these wars take a heavy toll on...
In 2022, roughly 1.3 million graduating high school students – 36% of the total – sat down for the ACT exam. The ACT (formerly the American College Testing Program) assesses college...
Like other recreational outlets, ski resorts took a tumble during the COVID pandemic. Statista.com reports that 462 ski resorts were open during the 2020-21 winter season, eight fewer than in the...
Every soldier fears dying in combat. But in the Civil War, being taken prisoner was nearly as life-threatening, with contagious illnesses spreading like wildfire in unsanitary prison camps.  How...
Historical figures always make for compelling drama. How they shaped history, as well as their colorful, sometimes flawed personalities fascinate audiences. It’s not surprising actors love the...
The U.S. has fought wars ever since its founding – since before its founding, really, since it took a war for us to win our independence from Britain and establish the nation in the first...
The horrific killing of 19 elementary school students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022 served as a reminder of how commonplace school shootings have become in recent years in the...
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated while delivering a speech on July 8. Local media reported the gunman was “dissatisfied” with Abe, though details about the crime are...
Between broadcast TV, streaming services, and cable, viewers have plenty of options from which to choose. To pique the public’s interest and adapt to its ever-changing preferences, producers must...