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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Double the indulgence, double the heart attack By Caroline Shannon-Karasik I’ve said it before and I will say it again: A healthy life is all about balance. In my world, that means you can have your green smoothie, steamed kale, baked sweet potatoes and extra fudge brownie, too. But the truth is, the average American […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Gearing up for summer By Maha Kashani Photo: Enjoy live entertainment at the Jewish Cultural Festival After several months of patiently waiting, I am pleased to officially announce that summer is finally here! In case you haven’t heard, summertime in Dayton is quite the treat. June is no exception. In addition to the legendary Dayton Air […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Stop and smell the flowers, but don’t let them distract you By Maha Kashani Photo: Having Fun with Recycling at Green Fest in 2012 Is it summer yet? What ever happened to actually having four seasons? I miss those days. Now it seems as though fall and spring just mesh into winter. But, why am I […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Maha’s milestone and more in April By Maha Kashani Photos: [l to r] catch “Mary Poppins” at the Schuster Center April 16-21  March is almost over and the big milestone of turning 3-0 comes this Sunday. Sigh. It will be hard letting my carefree 20s go … and accepting that “turning 30” means I have to […]

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Miss Maha and the City

March 2013 – The Best Month Ever By Maha Kashani Photo: Dayton’s ENCORE young professionals group hosts a special outing to the Philharmonic’s Russian Masters concert on March 15; photo credit: Mikee Huber Another month bites the dust, and we are moving right along with our year of appreciating all things Dayton! February played host to […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Stay warm and keep cool  By Maha Kashani Photo: The Dayton Arab American Forum serves up a traditional Middle Eastern brunch at the Day of Caring How is everyone doing with their “Dayton Resolution”? One month down, 11 to go. Don’t lose any momentum yet! February is full of great options to keep you charged up and […]

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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Know why beans just got even better?  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. As if there weren’t already loads to love about beans, these tasty and oh-so-satisfying legumes are looking even more appealing thanks to a headline-grabbing new report. Eating beans regularly knocks down high blood sugar, lowers blood pressure and cuts the […]

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Kick off 2013 by getting out around Dayton  By Maha Kashani HAPPY NEW YEAR! The holidays are officially over and as you are reading, I am en route to Dayton from a two-week voyage to visit my family in Iran and after 14 days in the motherland, I can promise you that I am excited […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Great ways to enjoy Dayton in December By Maha Kashani With the holidays upon us and everyone being pulled in every which direction, I’ve decided to put a new spin on the year-end edition of my column. Welcome to the inaugural “list” edition of Miss Maha and the City. 2013 is almost here! Before that […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Lots to do in Dayton in November By Maha Kashani Can you believe the holidays are upon us? 2012 has delivered some fantastic memories of the last year of my 20s, and favorite new hashtag to commemorate the official countdown to turning 30 (Approximately 151 more days … but, who’s counting?) is #YOLO – You […]

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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]

News of the weird: 02/24

By Chuck Shepherd Lead story – Weird news you can use It turns out that a person having a heart […]

Advice Goddess: 2/24

By Amy Alkon Beak experience I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs […]

Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater […]

The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott […]