Ashley May, USA TODAY

Ashley May

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McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Ashley:

Leaving my baby at day care after maternity leave felt like a gut-punch, but I am 'lucky'

Most days I feel sad I didn’t get to hold my baby enough, laugh with my son enough and kiss my husband enough. This is normal for most American moms. → Read More

How daylight saving time affects your sleep and overall health

Daylight saving time ends and clocks will "fall back" an hour on Sunday. The time change could affect sleep and heart health. → Read More

Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day: What's open and closed on Monday?

Columbus Day, and in some states and cities Indigenous Peoples' Day, is October 14 in 2019. Here's what's open and closed on the holiday. → Read More

What is Yom Kippur? How do Jews observe it? And when does the fast start?

Yom Kippur is the day of atonement after the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah. On this day, Jews ask God for forgiveness for their sins. → Read More

'Zombie' deer disease: States issue new warnings, confirmations of chronic wasting disease

As hunting seasons across states ramp up, wildlife officials are issuing warnings of chronic wasting disease, informally called "zombie" deer disease. → Read More

What's open and closed Memorial Day 2019: Mail, banks, and stores impacted by the holiday

As America celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, most government offices and some private businesses will be closed. → Read More

What's open and closed Memorial Day 2019: Mail, banks, and stores impacted by the holiday

As America celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, most government offices and some private businesses will be closed. → Read More

Memorial Day 2019: Here's what's open and closed on the Monday, May 27 holiday

This year, Memorial day is Monday, May 27. Why is it a holiday? Will mail be delivered? This is what's open and closed in 2019. → Read More

Grumpy Cat, beloved meme star, dies at age 7: 'Some days are grumpier than others'

Grumpy died from complications related to a urinary tract infection, the cat's publicist said. → Read More

Grumpy Cat, beloved meme star, dies at age 7: 'Some days are grumpier than others'

Grumpy died from complications related to a urinary tract infection, the cat's publicist said. → Read More

Fake asteroid hurtling at New York City triggers terrifying results in NASA simulation

In a NASA asteroid simulation of a fictional scenario, New York City was hit with an asteroid packing 1,000 times the destruction of a nuclear bomb. → Read More

America’s best high schools in 2019, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

A South Carolina school claimed the top spot, and Texas had the most schools listed in the top 20 on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools. → Read More

Minor cut leads to flesh-eating infection on Florida man's hand. Black blisters were sign something was very wrong

It was a minor cut fisherman Mike Walton had gotten hundreds of times before. But this time, the injury had him fighting for his life. → Read More

Boy thrown off balcony at Mall of America miraculously suffered 'zero brain damage,' pastor says

A 5-year-old was thrown at Mall of America. A shocked physician compared his injuries to that of a child who fell of bicycle, pastor Mac Hammond said. → Read More

Why you should avoid raking grass clippings after mowing the lawn, and more mower taboos

You could be losing money and wasting time doing something that doesn't benefit your yard. → Read More

LAX travelers again warned of measles and urged to get vaccinated, after third case hits airport

Travelers who were at the airport April 3 could be at risk for developing measles, which can be present up to 21 days after exposure. → Read More

Why you should avoid raking grass clippings after mowing the lawn, and more mower taboos

You could be losing money and wasting time doing something that doesn't benefit your yard. → Read More

These myths about sleep are hurting your health, study warns

No, naps can't make up for lost hours and hitting your snooze button doesn't help either, researchers at NYU School of Medicine say. → Read More

Girl molested by Catholic school teacher paid $8 million from Los Angeles archdiocese

A year before his arrest, a co-worker and at least one parent expressed concern about how Juan Ivan Barajas behaved with female students. → Read More

Girl molested by Catholic school teacher paid $8 million from Los Angeles archdiocese

A year before his arrest, a co-worker and at least one parent expressed concern about how Juan Ivan Barajas behaved with female students. → Read More