Matt Villano

Matt Villano is a freelance writer who covers parenting, travel, education, business, science, health, and gambling (seriously). His bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TIME, AFAR, and the San Francisco Chronicle, to name a few.

Matt serves as managing editor of BrainWise, a zine from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and contributing editor of Family Business magazine. He has a bachelor's of science in journalism from Northwestern University. You can follow Matt on Twitter and Instagram at @mattvillano, and learn more about him and his work at

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