Arlene Nisson Lassin earned a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and worked in diverse positions through the years including promotions for the Philadelphia Phillies, as an investigator for a federal agency, and in industrial psychology. Recently Arlene completed a post master’s program in the Jesse Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in entrepreneurship, graduating in May 2012.

Like the great pioneers, after graduate school, she moved west – to Houston, Texas.
An offer from a small newspaper to write features launched a writing career that has resulted in Arlene’s being published internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally, in newspapers and magazines.

With thirty years of journalism and writing experience, Arlene Nisson Lassin’s byline has been regularly published in the Houston Chronicle, and The Huffington Post, as well as a host of magazines. Her Blog, titled Hot Flashes, has been reprinted in the Huffington Post, with the result of several pieces going viral, and being published in many different languages. She is frequently quoted and cited in both national and international publications from the large volume of articles published in various periodicals, and her articles and blogs are also frequently pinned on Pinterest. Google Arlene Nisson Lassin Houston Chronicle for the more than 1000 features published there.

Arlene is in the process of finishing her first book, “The Best of Hot Flashes” featuring her most popular blog essays along with commentary, feedback from fans, and it will also feature some never published blogs of a more provocative nature. She is also working on her first novel, in the Chick Lit genre.

The Hot Flashes blogs reflect areas of interest,  humorous musings on life, as well as topical essays, and think pieces.  “Hot Flashes,” it is her way of saying “Hot Topics” with a wink and a nod to the middle years.


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