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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Home for the holidays: Healthy alternatives    By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s We get it: Nothing says “Home for the holidays!” like grandma’s homemade walnut-crusted apple pie; And mom’s shrimp dumplings; And Great Aunt Bertha’s sugar cookies; And your sister’s hand-stirred gravy; And the list goes on and on. The truth is, while the impending holidays are […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

This is your brain on healthy foods  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s If you are questioning whether there is any truth that lies within the age-old saying, “You are what you eat,” then consider how a sugar-filled doughnut packed with empty calories makes you feel. Sure, you’re flying high as a kite during the first few moments of […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Holiday-inspired meals for small kitchens  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s There’s no doubt about it: One of the best parts of the holiday season for any college student is simple – a break from school! And the truth is, whether you have a thing for the bird or prefer Tofurkey, or you like a slice of apple and […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Year-round skin protection  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s I’m what people call fair. What they mean is, “Girl, why don’t you get a tan?” I’ve never been one of those people who walks away with a nice sun-kissed glow from a day at the beach. In fact, I’m the Queen of Sunscreen – otherwise, I’ll end up red […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Dating and the body image blues  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s There’s no doubt about it: Dating is hard. What’s more, the rigors of finding that “special someone” can sometimes take a toll on one’s self image. In particularly blue moments, some gals and guys begin to question their self worth: “Am I not good enough?” “What’s wrong […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

New gluten-free standards By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Listen up, ladies and gents: I’m all about breaking the rules when it comes to a healthy diet. Sure, I love my green smoothies and veggie-packed salads, but I also like to get down and dirty in the kitchen with a few “naughty” ingredients. (Triple chocolate cake, anyone?) But, when […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gluten-free beer  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Once upon a time, not too long ago, the pairing of the words “beer” and “gluten-free” was somewhat of an oxymoron. People who had celiac disease or a gluten intolerance were forced to forgo their favorite alcoholic beverage and opt instead for wine or hard cider. But who pairs wine with […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Is your digestive system causing illness?  By Caroline Shannon-Karasik We’re a nation obsessed with the latest diet fads and get-slim-quick pills, but we cringe when people start talking about digestive health. Something about that tangled web of intestines, stomach lining, gut flora and, yes, the inevitable trips to the bathroom has people feeling uneasy – […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or […]

Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a […]

The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event […]

Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on […]

Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too […]

News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 […]