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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Coping with soy allergies  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik Last week, I chatted about lactose intolerance and how various dairy products – like milk, yogurt and cheese – can cause problems for people who cannot properly digest them. Well, once the paper hit stands, I started receiving emails about other food allergy concerns. The number one mention? […]

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Milk: when it doesn’t do a body good By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Today’s culture has a simple message when it comes to milk: Drink it. Advertisements, doctors and, yes, even grandmas encourage children and adults to consume the dairy beverage in order to build strong bones and a healthy body. However, for a large percentage of people, an […]

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Full body moves for a healthy core By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Trends come and go in the fitness industry, but one of the key terms you will consistently hear trainers and sweat enthusiasts alike saying is “core.” Tone your core. Use your core. Find your core. Why aren’t you engaging your core?! Still, there are a number […]

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Cut the gluten-free crap  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s One of the largest misconceptions that gets sent my way by people who are interested in a gluten-free lifestyle is: “But gluten-free is healthy, right?” Wrong. Sure, a gluten-free lifestyle can be healthy. But merely choosing gluten-free foods is not the one and only step in accomplishing a healthy […]

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You, plus E and a C makes three By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Go ahead and admit it: Your triple chocolate ice cream just tastes better with a gooey fudge brownie plopped on top. I’m not gonna judge ya. The truth is some things really are meant to be together. Like chocolate and peanut butter – always a […]

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Healthy on-the-go  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s It’s that time of year when hopping on a plane or hitting the open road is a necessity for holiday travel. But whether you are visiting friends or family, or escaping the cold for a tropical vacation, it’s important to keep your healthy ways in check – no matter the season. […]

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Checklist for surviving holiday temptations  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Like a college student who is exploring the school cafeteria for the first time, the holidays are ripe with sugary desserts and calorie-laden dishes that are often enjoyed with reckless abandon. But in the same way that college freedom can bring on the so-called “freshman 15,” the season […]

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Sipping on a special diet By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s The holiday season is a time for visiting with friends and family, getting cozy by the fire and, well, there’s a lot of eating and drinking mixed in there, too, right? For those of us who are looking to keep our health and waistlines in check, the abundance […]

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Winter activities for the whole family  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s It’s inevitable: The winter months mean your family is spending more time inside. And while I don’t yet have kids of my own, I can imagine that too much indoor time would eventually take any parent to his or her breaking point. Cabin fever, indeed! “[The time […]

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Budget-friendly DIY holiday gifts  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s I’m not exactly what you would call “crafty.” However, the holiday season seems to awaken my deepest desires to wear the label proudly. I’ve always wanted to be someone who could stitch something up like a pro – I secretly love walking up and down the aisles of JoAnn […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]