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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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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 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Say goodbye to college weight gain  It might only be August, but it’s a sure thing that parents and kids are starting to think about back-to-school prep. For college students, the approaching first day of class also signifies the start of something else: Freedom. While it is certainly liberating to be able to choose your […]

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Heavy in love By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s  It happens to the savviest of health aficionados: You fall in love and at first you are sure to keep your bod lookin’ hot for your new fling. But then, you get past the googly-eyed stage and you slip into the comfortable one. You know, the one where sexy underthings […]

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Go to bed, sleepy head  By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s True story: If you’ve ever been at risk for a concussion as a result of your tired head nodding forward and smacking into your computer screen, chances are you’re not getting an adequate amount of shut eye. Been there, huh? Sleep. It’s something we all require and yet […]

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Alternatively healthy By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Let’s face it: We are a nation of pill-poppers and quick fixes – there’s no doubt about that. But let’s put our smarty pants on for a second and think about a little somethin’ called alternative therapies. Because, hey, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that, […]

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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 […]