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

After fifteen years of chemical coloring, perming, and straightening, I consider myself fairly weathered in the world of hair treatments. My college...
Call me old-fashioned, but my first reaction to the idea of shelling out a few hundred bucks for a fitness boot camp that requires me to wake up at 5...
Remember the ’80s, when the hot diet trend was subsisting on a shake for breakfast and lunch, eating actual food only for dinner? I’ve...
As someone who considers herself fairly nutrition- and health-savvy, I’ve read up on countless diet trends (and tried way too many of them)....
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a farmers’ market junkie. I love knowing where my food comes from, just how fresh it is, and that I...
All it takes is a glance at the women’s-magazine covers in any grocery store checkout line to see that hair, for us ladies, is supposed to be a...
Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got...
Tradition has a funny way of sneaking up and showing us who was right all along—especially where nutrition and health converge. Recently, the...
After a day of smiling and asking nicely at work, the last thing I feel like doing is navigating the five o’clock rush at the gym. Plus,...
Looking for a fresh way to stay fit? I know I am. So when I heard about a new workout trend based on one of my childhood hobbies, ballet, I had to...
Don’t get me wrong—I’m into health food. I explore the depths of organic markets, I regularly read books about natural eating, and...
I love trail mix. My local grocery store carries something called Zen party mix that has candied and spicy peanuts, sesame sticks, and almonds—...
My stomach is growling, but dinner is hours away.  While indulging my rumblings with a late-afternoon snack is a healthy way to keep myself...
We’ve all heard it: making coffee at home saves money. The problem is, home coffee can be so boring. It lacks the excitement of savoring that...
Swim, climb, row or bike — anything to take it easy on those achy joints. Finding exercises for bad knees or ankles should not be a challenge, and...

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