Abigail Ashton

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The Unhealthy Truth Behind 'Wellness' and 'Clean Eating'

My eating disorder had once looked very different, and then I found wellness—but I was not well.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>A few years ago, I found wellness. My body felt like a burden, and the food I ate didn't seem to energize me or push me on: It dulled my edges, and it left me …

38 nutrition experts tell us what they eat for breakfast

Breakfast has its own month in America, but we think the most important meal of the day should be celebrated around the world.<p>Study after study shows …

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11 Things to Do to Start Being Happy Today

Happiness can seem fleeting and momentary at times. What is it that happy people do differently? Happy people developed a habit of being and only …

10 Yoga Poses for a Strong (and Flexible) Relationship

<b>By Lisa Elaine Held for Well+GOOD</b><p>Roses and artisanal chocolate are pretty awesome, but they may not compare to on-the-mat time when it comes to keeping your relationship strong.<p>"One of the best ways to create more intimacy in your relationships is by establishing and maintaining open lines of …

How Exercise Makes You Smarter, Happier, and Less Stressed

'Exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin,' says a Harvard researcher, describing the amazing effects of fitness on the brain.<p>Being nagged about exercise isn't fun or motivating. Plus, it's cold out there in a lot of America. So how can you convince yourself to do …

Why Runners Should Train Like Yogis

Five lessons you can take from the mat to the road.<p>The first time I walked into the yoga studio, I wanted to leave. The lyrics from the <i>Sesame Street</i> song “One of These Things (is Not Like The Others)” swirled through my head. I clearly did not fit among the lithe yogis whose flexibility stretched …

Lemon-Hibiscus Frozen Custard

6 Servings<p>If you close your eyes, you’ll swear this frozen custard recipe tastes exactly like pink lemonade.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea<p>2½ cups heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest<p>½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar<p>¼ teaspoon kosher salt<p>6 …

14 Ways To Be A Healthyish Eater Right Now

Tried and true but manageable tips to help you become healthyish.<p>Responses have beed edited for clarity and length. Social image by Lauren Zaser from here.

7 Motivational Ways To Practice Yoga Every Day

Maintaining a steady yoga practice isn’t easy. It requires a lot of dedication and motivation. Even if you’re dedicated and willing to put yoga into …

Why Yoga Is The Real Answer To Effective Weight Loss

We often blame our food intakes for gaining weight and end up cutting down on our diet, joining the gym, or buying expensive exercising equipment to …

5 Stress-Busting Yoga Poses You Can Do At Your Desk

It's hard to get away from work. It follows us everywhere. Forty-plus work weeks are the new normal. Most of us eat lunch at our desks, increasing the number of hours we put in day to day.<p>Working so much, it's normal that most of us experience that mid-afternoon slump when our blood sugar drops and …

7 Natural Ways to Help Cope With Anxiety

Anxiety touches nearly everyone in some way. As a disorder, it is the most widespread mental illness in the US, with at least 40 million people suffering; millions more are experiencing situational or temporary bouts of anxiety. Even if you've yet to experience it yourself, someone you love may be …

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10 Daily Habits Of Happy People

Only one in three Americans consider themselves “very happy.” One in ten takes an antidepressant like Prozac or Zoloft. Obviously a lot of us could …

Why Is True Love So Hard to Find?

We have gotten so far away from traditional love and what the meaning of true love is that most people don't even know what they are looking for. True love isn't jealous, it is self-sacrificing, it is healthy, it is not boastful, it never angers, it is giving when you don't feel like giving, it …

6 Things No One Tells You About Coffee

Despite the fact that most of us drink it every day (about 2.1 cups' worth), there's still some essential java info that not everyone knows.<p><b>The Health Benefits Go Beyond Your Heart and Your Head</b><p>You've read about the potential positive cardiovascular and neurological effects. But 1 cup (or 2) could …

12 Reasons To Love Iskra Lawrence, Aerie's Unretouched Role Model

"I workout to feel strong & fit but also so I can eat some damn good brownies."<p>Aerie made major waves when it dropped the first Photoshop-free #aeriereal campaign back in 2014, and has continued to use a slew of unretouched models to promote the brand's underwear. U.K.-based model Iskra Lawrence, …

How To Inspire Creativity During High-Stress Projects

Startups like Prezi exist because entrepreneurs love taking risks. As a founder, I think that if there isn’t an element of risk involved, it isn’t worth doing. When you become a leader, you’re responsible for encouraging people not only to take risks but also to take partial responsibility for …

The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

When does a broken relationship start to go wrong?<p>Whatever you’re thinking — an awkward conversation with your boss, the white lie you told about …

10 Food Combinations That Can Ruin Your Health

Food combinations are important. Here are 10 combinations that can upset your digestion and damage your health.

5 Reasons to Skip a Workout, According to a Fitness Expert

Despite all those popular “fitness inspiration” memes that show up in your social media feeds<b>—</b>think #NoExcuses, #NoDaysOff, #RestLater<b>—</b>the truth is, …

Use less sugar in baking by treating it as a spice

"Instead of thinking about [sugar] as an evil ingredient, I thought maybe we can just go back in history a little bit and think about a time when …

9 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1) Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b><p>Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

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Why Special Ops Are Doing Yoga—and Why You Should, Too

These warriors swear by it. See what it can do for you<p>I started doing yoga in 2011, when I was shutting down Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.<p>Eight other Special Forces guys and I were the last American soldiers north of Baghdad, and our job was to represent U.S. support for a sovereign Iraqi …

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