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Afterglo 11/18/14

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Your green gift guide By Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s   The perfect gift can sometimes be a tough find. Will she like the color? Does he even like to read? And what size was her 5-year-old, again? But whether it’s a holiday, birthday or “just because” occasion, it’s important to consider a present that is eco-wonderful. Whether […]

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Afterglo 11/11

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Turkey day swaps for a special diet by Caroline Shannon-Karasik Hey there, hungry girl. Yeah, you. The one pushing peas and carrots around her sorry, sad little plate. Bummed your special diet is keeping you from enjoying Thanksgiving Day favorites? It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, the day of gratitude can be […]

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Are there eggs in that? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Eggs. No breakfast buffet would seem complete without them, right? But for the person who is allergic to eggs, they also represent a food ingredient that can lead to a reaction ranging anywhere from an unpleasant to a severe allergic response, making a brunch date a possible no-go […]

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Four ideas for a clean beauty routine By Caroline Shannon-Karasik With the dizzying number of shampoos, powders, lotions and colorful nail polishes that line supermarket aisles and retail store counters, it’s no surprise the world spends billions of dollars on beauty and personal care items each year. In fact, a 2013 report by Mint.com showed the […]

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Gear up: 5 superfood pre-workout snacks By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Let’s be honest: We put a lot of thought into the things we will eat following a solid sweat session, like a well-rounded dinner with roasted potatoes and grilled chicken or that brownie you’ve had your eye on for the last few days. Yeah, you know the […]

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Six foods to help you catch some shut-eye By Caroline Shannon-Karasik If you suffer from sleep issues, then you know the list of potential remedies is long – power down electronics at least an hour before bed, make a to-do list to ward off late-night worrying, sip comforting tea and so forth. Friends will tell you […]

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Ingredients wrecking your gluten-free diet By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Look at you being all gluten-free and stuff. Whether it’s because you have celiac disease or you are simply weeding out an ingredient whose Latin derivative means “glue,” your dietary path is seemingly on the straight and narrow, right? Maybe. When it comes to gluten-free foods, one of […]

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Clean up your morning latte Caroline Shannon-Karasik Ah, yes, it’s fall – the season that calls for breaking out cozy socks and boots, taking long strolls to enjoy the many colors nature has to offer, and sipping warm apple cider while bundled up under a blanket. Oh, and pumpkin spice lattes. How could I forget the […]

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Budget cleanse: 5 tips for an at-home detox By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Pick up any magazine or scroll through your Facebook feed and you’re bound to spot a post, article or ad boasting a cleanse that promises to help you lose weight, discover a clearer complexion, rid your body of harmful chemicals, reset your life …  and […]

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Sing me a lullaby By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s 3:13 a.m. and I’m awake. I’ve already, unwillingly, opened my eyes at 12:34 and 2:26 a.m. As it is, I had a hard time falling asleep because I couldn’t get my mind to stop racing, moving through to-do-list tasks that include work obligations, dinner ideas, emails to […]

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How to score double the benefits from your workout By Caroline Shannon-Karasik We’re all busy, right? Between hefty work schedules, schlepping the kids from A to B, a never-ending pile of laundry, putting dinner on the table and everything in between, it can be tough to carve out time for exercise. But what if we […]

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Three common gluten-free lifestyle mistakes By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Whether you are following a gluten-free lifestyle because you have celiac disease – like yours truly – or you have chosen to go sans gluten simply because you feel better, the truth is there are still a lot of misconceptions about what a healthy gluten-free lifestyle looks like. Sure, we’ve […]

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This one’s for the boys By Caroline Shannon-Karasik   Remember this past July when the Internet was set ablaze by the guy who made a spreadsheet detailing all of the reasons his wife declined sex? For those of you who need a refresher, it goes a little something like this: An unnamed man put together […]

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Five ‘healthy’ foods that aren’t so healthy By Caroline Shannon-Karasik As a gluten-free gal who regularly talks about the subject, I have the pleasure of meeting so many different people from all walks life. The spectrum of people is varied, including those who are interested in learning more about a gluten-free lifestyle, and those who […]

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How to navigate supplements and vitamins By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Some of the top questions I receive at health seminars and when coaching clients are related to supplements – which ones to take, how to take them, the best brands and more.  So you want the details, huh? Here’s the inside scoop on how to choose the best […]

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Four healthy vacation ideas by Caroline Shannon-Karasik One of the best things about vacation time is many of our everyday routines go out the window. There are no meetings to attend or rush hour to tackle; breakfast becomes brunch and reading a book while intermittently napping is the norm. But, while time away from home […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]