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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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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Dining out with a special diet  By:  Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s People with food allergies and intolerances are a pain in the ass. I know, because I’m one of them. As a gluten-free gal with celiac disease, I can empathize with what it’s like to be that girl, sitting in a restaurant or at a friend’s dinner […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

College Student Edition: Exercises to increase brain power  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s   Sure, coffee and sugar are two of the average college student’s favorite methods for spiking his or her interest in extensive math equations or ancient world history. But another – albeit healthier – way to give your brain power a jolt is a solid […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Cycling in the city  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Photo: Bike tours of Dayton are fun and great for your health; photo: Andrew Thompson I’ve never been much of a cyclist. Even when I was first learning to ride a bike, I was slow to the party. My sister, who is two years younger than me, was learning to […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Sugar: Not so nice after all By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s What’s a major culprit behind a laundry list of illnesses and diseases including digestive upset, high blood pressure and obesity, and packs the addictive power of drugs like heroin and cocaine? Sugar, says the featured article in the August issue of National Geographic. Yep, that’s right – sugar! […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Wrap it up – and then some!   Sex. What was not too long ago considered a taboo topic of discussion is now one that we can’t seem to escape. Risqué advertisements, tongue-in-cheek ladies underwear and any show on nighttime television all use things of the sexual sort to appeal to today’s generation.But while much […]

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The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]