Allie Firestone

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Allie Firestone

I'm a teacher, a writer, a coffee junkie, a grammar lover. I'm determined to visit as many countries as I can and believe just about anything can be fixed with a good baking session and a yoga class. A few of my faves: reading, traveling to off-the-beaten-path locales, eating (and drinking) out with friends, hiking in the woods, running before the rest of the world wakes up, my dog, and Cal football (Go Bears!).

Stories by Allie Firestone

What’s the deal with our karaoke love affair? How is it that humans everywhere—from Japan to Brazil, and the four corners of the USA—can’t get enough...
I’ll be the first to admit—TV sidekicks out-nerd (Chloe, the power behind Jack Bauer), out-funny (Cosmo Kramer), and just plain out-do (hello, Dwight...
Quick, ask someone about the most romantic place she’s ever traveled. Chances are, descriptions of chilly temperatures and layers of clothing aren’t...
The stuff of barbecues, deli cases, and grandma’s fridge, coleslaw is a classic summer side dish. But gone are the soggy salads of days past;...
Summer is in full swing, and that means barbecues, bikinis, and—of course—cool cocktails. The secret to the perfect warm-weather drink is...
Move aside labradoodles and reality shows, a new celebrity accessory has arrived. From Eva to Gwyneth, and even to the Chicago Cubs, those on the A-...
We all know them. Our parents know them. Our dogs definitely know them. I’m talking about those meals from childhood that made us shudder at...
With temperatures on the rise, it's time to thaw out and bask in those warm summer rays. Even though my pale skin pushed me long ago to become the...
We all have our personal beauty arsenals, and after a recent discussion among friends, I realized that many of us have a few secret weapons in common...
With a long-haul international trip on the horizon, I can feel my shoulders tensing up just thinking about how dry and wrinkly I'll look when I land...
Now that it’s officially spring, I have sunshine and warm afternoons on the brain. Problem is I recently relocated from sunny California to the...
I'm the queen of dirty hair. It's a fact I'm strangely proud of since, most of the time, people are surprised when they learn I rarely wash my locks...
When a new season's nail shades hit the magazine pages, I'm the first to slather on the latest cherry red or playful pink. But these days, a real job...
We’re all well aware of what it takes to lose weight: eating right, exercising, and … logging on? New weight-loss studies and a growing...
Just as Seeing Eye dogs make the world more navigable for the blind, specially trained service dogs are now also helping children with autism gain...

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