Ashley Lohrer

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10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<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 turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

Sleep

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Breakfast

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

In short, you want to get on the path to loving yourself. Do things for yourself that feel good. When you feel good, you radiate goodness. Everyone else wants to be around you and you do not lose yourself in relationships.<p>Many of us have been brought up to believe that life is imperfect unless we …

Paleo Diet

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 …

Stop Bloating: 11 Tips from Acupuncturists

We asked acupuncturists from around the world for do-it-yourself recommendations for reducing bloating. Here are 11 tips for staying comfortable this Thursday, in the days that follow and whenever else you experience bloating.<p>The holiday season is upon us. First up: Thanksgiving. Extremely common …

Many techniques may slightly reduce sitting time at work

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> …

Workouts

Satan Is in the Bread

I'm a 40-something gal, the same age Mom was when she gained 100 pounds. I've got a little extra meat, but it landed in the right places. I work out three times a week, have the energy to walk 60 blocks a day just for fun and can easily touch my toes, nose or most of my other body parts if I so …

Mac and Cheese

Is Sleeping in Your Makeup Really THAT Bad?

An expert weighs in<p><b>The question:</b> Is not washing your face before bed every once in a while really that bad?<p><b>The expert:</b> Dennis Gross M.D., founder of 900 5th Dermatology in New York City and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare<p><b>The answer:</b> The quick answer: yes, it really is <i>that</i> bad.<p>A survey over the …

Dry Skin

7 Strength Moves Runners Should Do

Improve your running game by adding these resistance moves to your training regimen<p>Surprise—there’s more to running well than just putting one foot in front of the other. With a regular strength-training routine, you’ll build muscle to make you leaner, more powerful, and less prone to injury. (And, …

Workouts

9 Time-Saving Beauty Shortcuts

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 to look gorgeous in a …

Eye 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 …

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 …