Ashley Lohrer

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Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

Sleep Help: 15 Tricks to Sleep Better

15 Tricks to Sleep Better<p>Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks<p>Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock<p>Lose Control<p>Of all the things you have power over in your life, sleep isn't one of them. No amount of wishing, hoping or willing can make it happen. As soon as you …

Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

8 Photos That Prove Happiness Can Be Discovered In Unexpected Places

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

The Key to a Successful Relationship: Have One With Yourself First

Many of us have been brought up to believe that life is imperfect unless we get married, have children or at the very least, have a "life partner."<p>If you are single, you might hear, "Don't worry, you will find someone soon," or "You are so beautiful, why is it that your still single?" Have you ever …

Happiness

Gifts That Feed Your Soul

This year is the 30th anniversary of one of the most famous holiday films, Jean Shephard's, <i>A Christmas Story</i>. It concerns 9-year old Ralphie, who is hoping for a Daisy Air Rifle. With standard optimism of every child, he heads downstairs on Christmas morning, looking for his gift.<p>The first package …

Do You Buy Your Spouse the Same Thing Every Year? What Your Gift-Giving Habits Say About You

Ah, the holidays. That time when we express ourselves not in our words or our actions but in our shopping chops. We consulted a gift-giving expert to …

How Loving Myself Helps Me to Love Others

It's funny how it's the little things that remind us of the people we love. Like last night, when I was slicing potatoes to make French fries.<p>When my dad makes French fries, he slices the potatoes very thin so they get real crispy in the oven. He is having some health issues right now, so here I …

Self Compassion

Stop Bloating: 11 Tips from Acupuncturists

The holiday season is upon us. First up: Thanksgiving. Extremely common problem in its wake: bloating.<p>Often, the meals we share on Thanksgiving are memorable for more than just good times with family and friends. Bloating and indigestion can be epic on Thanksgiving, and they can put a major damper …

Alternative Medicine

Many techniques may slightly reduce sitting time at work | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three different strategies to reduce the amount of time people spend sitting at work seemed effective, in a new study. But in jobs without flexible schedules, they only reduced sitting time by about eight minutes per day.<p>“We were surprised by how difficult it was to …

Weekend Challenge: Hip Crossover

Work your abs in a new way for a flatter stomach<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

Fitness

Satan Is in the Bread

We never understood how my 5-foot tall mother blossomed from an hourglass hometown beauty queen of about 130 pounds into a 275-pound Yiddish meatball. She hardly ate. During dinner, while my sister, brother, father and myself gorged ourselves on kosher fried-chicken and egg noodles, Mom would …

Food

Is Sleeping in Your Makeup Really THAT Bad? | Women's Health

<b>The answer:</b> The quick answer: yes, it really is <i>that</i> bad.<p>A survey over the summer revealed a third of women sleep with their makeup on at least two nights a week. Doing so can clog your pores and oil glands, says Gross. “When the makeup becomes impacted in pores, it can make them appear larger.” It …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

Health

Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts

9 Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts<p>How to look flawless even when you have ZERO time<p>If your daily hair and makeup regimen rivals Beyonce’s, it’s time to lighten your load: An overblown beauty routine could be making you late in the morning and keeping you up longer at night. Use these time-saving tricks …

Makeup

Jade, Hero German Shepherd, Saves Newborn Baby Abandoned In Birmingham Park In England

A keen-eared German Shepherd has been credited with saving a newborn's life after the infant was abandoned in a park in Birmingham, England.<p>According to the Birmingham Mail, Roger Wilday, a 68-year-old grandfather, had been walking his 9-year-old German Shepherd, Jade, last week when the dog …

Worcestershire pub offers tent sleepovers to drinkers

<b>A pub is offering free overnight accommodation - and breakfast - in an effort to prevent drinking and driving.</b><p>The Drum and Monkey, near Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, has put up tents so drinkers who have an extra pint do not take to the road.<p>Landlady Lizzie Jennings said she wanted to offer …

Entrepreneurship

2nd-Grader's Cure For Playground Loneliness: A Buddy Bench

Second-grader Christian Bucks, of York, Pa., knew that some of his classmates felt lonely during recess, and he decided to do something about it. His simple, utterly heartwarming solution was to install a playground "buddy bench."<p>As reported by the York Daily Record, a buddy bench is a designated …

Yankee The Giant Saint Bernard Snuggles With Stray Kittens To Keep Them Warm At Night (PHOTO)

WARNING: Your heart may not be able to handle what you're about to see.<p>Yankee, a 9-year-old St. Bernard who lives on a farm in Iowa, cuddles with stray barn cats on winter nights to keep them warm.<p>"It happens quite a bit during the winter, as it can get pretty cold here," owner Keegan Vansoelen …

Malls Now Offer 'Quiet' Santa Visits For Kids With Autism (PHOTO)

Meeting Santa Claus at a shopping mall can be horribly hectic. There are large crowds, long lines, and holiday music blaring from speakers. It's a recipe for madness -- and for children with autism, it's especially unbearable.<p>So, malls across Canada are now offering special 'quiet' Santa visits for …

Associated Press News

College received more sex assault allegations than it reported

Occidental College's underreporting of sexual assault allegations was far more extensive than campus officials have acknowledged, according to documents, interviews and a Times review of two confidential federal complaints against the school.<p>In October, the college said it had failed to disclose …

Protest on anniversary of teenager's death turns violent in Greece

A demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of a teenager turned violent in Greece, after clashes broke out between police and protesters.<p>Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Athens chanting ‘Cops, Pigs, Murderers’ and holding banners in honour of 15-year-old Alexandros …