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Thanksgiving Makeover

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6 Ways to Spread Your Wings By Marilynn Preston In the run-up to Thanksgiving, I want to remind you that a holiday celebration is what you make it. If you lard it with stress and the need for perfection, you’ll wind up with heartburn even worse than what you get from too much of Aunt […]

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Autumn is for rebooting

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As seasons change, so can we By Marilynn Preston Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, and it’s not just the oversized taffy apples. I’m talking crispy cool days that call for turtlenecks and yoga tights, a seasonal shift to fading colors and falling leaves, great sales on outdoor furniture. “Every leaf speaks […]

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Energy Express: 7/12/16

The skinny on low-fat, no-fat foods By Marilynn Preston Even smart people still think that eating low- or no-fat foods is a healthy way to lose weight. It’s not true. Yes, we were led to believe it was true for many years, and during those low-fat, no-fat years the obesity rate in America skyrocketed. Why? First, because […]

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Vitality Check: 7/5/16

This is for the men out there… sorry ladies By Rocco Castellano Normally I try to get something in that both genders can relate to, but this time, ladies, you’re shit out of luck… you’ll probably be able to take some nuggets from this piece, but that’s all. Call me a misogynist, if you must. […]

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Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and you have to use the restroom. Not a big deal—everyone has used a public restroom at one time or another. You do your business, wash your hands and there you have it. The hand-drying dilemma. […]

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Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that happened to be one of the first Beauty Queens I trained last decade working with the Miss USA titleholders. She told me that she gained a bunch of weight after she stopped taking her birth […]

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Vitality Check: 6/7/16

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Say ahhhh, cough and…happy birthday By Rocco Castellano Maybe I’m just getting a little more sensitive in my old age… But when I talk to people about juicing my own oranges for, you know, fresh-squeezed orange juice, squeezing my own lemons to make fresh-squeezed lemonade, making my own ice cream and growing my own fruits […]

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Vitality Check: 5/31/16

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Putting the ‘mix’ in mixed martial arts By Rocco Castellano This issue is always a very strange one for me. Being a hyper masculine, Christian, old school tough guy that loves every inch of a women, writing for the gay community is really a strange phenomenon … it just doesn’t come natural to me. If […]

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Vitality Check: 5/24/16

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WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of an Alex Jones report. For all you people living under a rock, he’s a very popular conspiracy theory radio host. A few months back, I read a column on the Zika Virus. I have to […]

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Vitality Check: 5/17/16

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Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” that was basically a wild rant against the pieces of s–t that allow this so-called nutrient to invade every crevice of our food supply. As unaware participants in an obvious population reduction experiment … OK, […]

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Vitality Check: 5/10/16

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Your new friend cholesterol By Rocco Castellano This week I’m giving you a two-part column that relates to cholesterol. They are both very deceptive entities that pretty much got away with murder, literally and figuratively. For years I’ve been telling anyone who would listen that cholesterol wasn’t the problem … the idiot doctors that were […]

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Vitality Check: 5/3/16

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Harmful if swallowed By Rocco Castellano Every now and then I get a wild hair up my ass to go and check the local water utilities “water quality” report. One, because I know that water is an essential part of a body’s cellular structure and keeping hydrated is just a good idea. And two, because […]

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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

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Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went … and the reason I know this is because I, as well as my editor, was inundated with calls and emails asking, “where the hell I had gone.” Now you don’t have to worry your […]

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Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

One of the Top Ten woman of the year, Marsha Bonhart.

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite a decades long career as a “protect my sources, ride or die, never, ever tell” television news anchor/reporter. With this article, I take a bow in my swan song as contributing writer for Dayton City […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

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One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty is a request for two missing front teeth by the time Christmas comes. It can get tough when any word using the letter “s” sounds like a “whithpering whithle.” You never realize the great role […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 4/5/16

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To cry or not to cry By Marsha Bonhart It happens every time. For a lot of people, it’s beautiful music. For me, it’s the art of great dance, seeing movement that expertly creates a story told by strong, disciplined bodies that defy gravity and the law of physics. When I see that, I lose […]

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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 […]