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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Kick diet setbacks to the curb By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Living a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong commitment. Sure, there is room for indulgences – hello, chocolate cake! – and everyone’s dietary choices are different, but the pledge to make wholesome food decisions is the same. Something else that’s similar? The roadblocks we’ll all meet along the […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Miss Maha’s picks – Pride edition By Maha Kashani Photo: “To Be Takei,” a documentary on the life of LGBT activist George Takei will screen at The Neon on June 25   This June, the Dayton region will be painted with rainbow colors and endless passion as we celebrate our beautifully diverse culture of Pride with […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

What’s the deal with gluten? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik These days, it’s hard to pick up a newspaper, turn on the television or surf the Web without seeing a mention of two little words: gluten-free. But the truth is, while there is more information out there than ever, the wealth of knowledge has also caused a […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Effort-free and healthy By Caroline Shannon-Karasik One of the top questions I get when I speak at health conferences and workshops is, “But how do you have time to make healthy food all of the time?” Sure, sometimes the “I don’t have time” excuse is exactly that – an excuse. The truth is, there really isn’t […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gluten-free kitchen gadgets By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Be honest: Each one of us has been witness – and victim – to a few good television promos. Vitamins that make your skin soft as a baby’s bottom, a slice-and-dice kitchen tool that would make Edward Scissorhands drool and core shaping gizmos that promise to give you ripped abs […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

All-star gluten-free snacks By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Last week we talked about the difference between gluten-free snacks and healthy gluten-free snacks. What does that mean? That means that just because a label says a food item is gluten-free, it doesn’t mean it’s also healthy. News to you? Well, like any packaged food item, the gluten-free products that […]

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Miss Maha and the City

A month of moms, models and music By Maha Kashani Photo: DE-FI Models put a spotlight on fashion in Dayton Dear sunshine, how I’ve missed you! April Showers have brought those long awaited May flowers, and oh how I’m enjoying each and every one of them. After that brutal winter, I’m taking advantage of every opportunity […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gluten-free snacking By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Listen, sweet peas: I’m all about the occasional snack. I love a little nosh just like the rest of you and actually think it’s a necessary part of a well-balanced healthy diet. But you might remember a little time in the 1980s when people thought every label that said “low-fat” […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gluten-free baking 101 By Caroline Shannon-Karasik The first time I baked a gluten-free cake was on the eve of my brother’s 16th birthday. I had recently found out I had celiac disease and my family decided they would all support my new lifestyle by choosing a party dessert I could enjoy as well. Well, my friends, […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Striking a healthy balance By Caroline Shannon-Karasik “I’m a health freak.” People – including me, sometimes – tout the label like it’s a badge of honor. And, yes, it certainly is a statement that indicates some very positive things. People who are “health freaks” care about their well-being. They make healthy food decisions and have a regular […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]