Laura (Fisher) Matta Laura (Fisher) Matta is a freelance writer who specializes in health, sustainability, food, and the outdoors. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Real Simple, Parenting, Shape, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Well+Good, and Food & Wine. Laura graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor's degree in English/Creative Writing. She has a Master's degree in Environmental Conservation Education from New York University. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.