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by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book world record for most body piercings (453), said he was upset to be denied entrance into United Arab Emirates in August to fulfill a performance of sorts at Dubai’s Fairmont Hotel. Buchholz said officials gave […]

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Advice goddess

 Beard-death experience This adorable, smart, funny guy I’m dating was clean-shaven when we first met, but for the past three weeks, he hasn’t shaved much. He has this really weird facial hair pattern (like patches on his cheeks that haven’t filled in well), and I don’t find it attractive. I didn’t know how to bring […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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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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Law & Disorder

Blowing smoke and much more by A.J. Wagner About a year ago the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a study titled “The War on Marijuana in Black and White.” What they found: Finding No. 1: Marijuana possession arrests increased between 2001 and 2010. From 2001 to 2010, across the United States, annual drug arrests […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

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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Afterglo

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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There’s no “undo” button

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Seven things you should know about sexting By Jonathan Peters In early August, a 17-year-old boy was placed on probation for sending a pornographic cell phone video to his 15-year-old girlfriend, who had initiated the sending. The girl’s mother found the video and filed a criminal complaint against the boy, and eventually prosecutors charged him […]

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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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Conspiracy Theorist

Summary execution for a tax evader by Mark Luedtke There are two, and only two, ways one can obtain the property of another. The first is through voluntary means. You can either exchange something for the property, or the owner of the property can give it to you. The second is theft. If the theft […]

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Three healthy decisions you can make today By Caroline Shannon-Karasik For those of you who have been reading for some time now, you know my M.O. has always been about balance. In my book, “The Gluten-Free Revolution,” I explain a bit about what led me to my personal philosophy, you can “have your green smoothie and […]

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Summer fitness tips to beat the heat By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Photo: Laura Jackson and Amanda Quinn, co-founders of Fit Chicks, run boot camps and workshops across the country While the onset of summer heat is often synonymous with the addition of long days at the pool and ice-cold popsicles, it can also mean another thing for regular […]

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Everyday running tips for anyone By Caroline Shannon-Karasik I started running when I was just 12 years old. Coming from two parents who ran cross-country in their high school and college days, it was only a matter of time before I joined them in their favorite outdoor activity. One morning, during the summer before my venture […]

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Your body, your special diet By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Whether you’re a gluten-free gal, vegetarian, soy-sensitive guy, vegan or anyone who requires or has chosen a special diet, chances are you have heard this question: But what do you eat? People – family members, friends, that nosy coworker who won’t stop giving you her damn two cents […]

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Should your pet go gluten-free? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Photo: Nici tastes one of Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s gluten-free dog treats For those of you who have been following me for a bit, you know my four – yes, FOUR! – fur babies, Cooper, Emerson, Simon and Madeline hold an ultra-special place in my heart. They are the best cuddle […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]