Ellen McCarthy



The top two rules: Be there — really there — and practice acceptance.

  • Apr 17, 2015

After 10 operations, a burn victim who felt self-conscious showing her face turned to a reality TV show for help.

  • Apr 13, 2015

“I wanted to be Murphy Brown,” the star writes in her frank and funny memoir.

  • Apr 8, 2015

After a felony convinction when he was a teen, Robert Barksdale aims for a righteous life.

  • Apr 5, 2015

I had been overwhelmingly worried about finding the right guy — and fast.

  • Apr 2, 2015

In a city of strivers and overachievers, a new group has formed to support those who are ready to walk away.

  • Mar 25, 2015

Four years after exiting CNN, “I’m still doing the same thing. I’m delivered differently, but I don’t treat it any differently. There’s a guest. There’s a camera.”

  • Mar 19, 2015

Gary Hensley’s model wife died suddenly a year ago. Now he’s raising her two children.

  • Mar 11, 2015

Years after an accident paralyzed him at age 12, he has found new confidence at college.

  • Feb 18, 2015

Sure, hearts and flowers are fun — if you’re a kid or maybe a retiree. For everyone else, commercialization ruins real romance.

  • Feb 13, 2015
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Ellen McCarthy grew up in Allegany, NY and began her career at The Post in 2001, covering local technology companies for the Business Section. For several years she wrote The Download, a weekly column about the D.C. tech scene. In 2006 she moved to the Weekend section to cover arts and entertainment. From 2009 to 2013 she anchored the Style section’s OnLove page, writing extensively about weddings, love and relationships. Today she writes feature stories and profiles for Style.
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