Ashley Zlatopolsky

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Ashley Zlatopolsky is a Detroit-based storyteller with more than 10 years of experience. She writes, edits and creates content strategy for publishers, brands and private clients.

Her award-winning work includes editorial, branded content, interactive content, web, e-commerce, UX, radio and documentary production.

With 45+ cover stories published worldwide, her writing can be found in Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Nat Geo, Billboard, the Guardian, The Daily Beast, Detroit Free Press, Healthline, USA TODAY, Parents, SELF, Apartment Therapy, U.S. News, Business Insider, The Atlantic, Real Simple, Healthy Women, VICE, Greatist, Reviewed, and more

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Latest from Ashley Zlatopolsky
Try These 5 Healthy Lifestyle Tweaks to Have More Energy
7 Smart Strategies to Improve Your Focus and Finally Get in the Zone
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If You Get Knee Pain Doing Squats, Here Are 8 Smart Modifications to Try
7 Strategies to Fix Rounded Shoulders and Feel Less Achy
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8 Everyday Ways to Boost Endorphins Naturally—and Why It's So Good for You
How to Do Dry January (and Make It Easier), According to Experts
5 Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin and Start Feeling Happier
Is 'Hair of the Dog' a Real Hangover Cure? We Asked M.D.s About This Boozy Remedy
7 Effective Ways to Relieve Stress Quickly, According to Experts
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7 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Drinking Red Wine
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Taking a Nap Is Good for You, As Long As You Time It Right—Here's How 
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7 Physical Signs You're Way More Stressed Than You Realize
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I Restricted My Impulse Buys For a Month and Cut My Credit Card Bills in Half
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Sorry, Night Owls: The Sleep You're Missing Before Midnight Is Crucial—Here's Why
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Is Mouthwash Actually Good for You, or Is It Just Refreshing? We Asked Dentists
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This Is How Often You Need to Get a New Toothbrush, According to Dentists
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6 Unexpected Health Benefits of Walking
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The Scandinavian Sleep Method Could Be the Key to Saving Your Sleep (and Your Marriage)—Here's How It Works
Yes, There's an Ideal Temperature for Sleep—and Here's Why It Matters
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This Is Why You Feel So Awful When You're Hungover—and What to Do About It
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It Feels Like Everyone Takes Melatonin for Better Sleep—but Should They? Here's What Sleep Experts Say
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People Swear by Oil Pulling for Cleaner Teeth—but Is It Actually Safe? We Asked Dentists
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Here's What Happens to Your Immune System When You Don't Get Enough Sleep
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9 Healthy Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Drinking for 30 Days (or More)