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Ask Rocco

Planet Fitness: The good, the bad and the WTF By Rocco Castellano When I decided to write this column it was going to be the ultimate “slam” article. I was going to rip Planet Fitness to shreds with funny anecdotes, stupid choices in marketing and the infamous snack policy. All of those things will be […]

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Ask Rocco

If you’re fat … stop exercising! By Rocco Castellano [Editor’s note: This the first installment of The Dayton City Paper’s NEW Health, Wellness & Fitness column, Ask Rocco, by Rocco Castellano. Castellano is a fitness personality who has been featured in print and on television, including episodes of MTV’s Made.] So, this is the column I’m […]

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Afterglo 11/18/14

Your green gift guide By Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s   The perfect gift can sometimes be a tough find. Will she like the color? Does he even like to read? And what size was her 5-year-old, again? But whether it’s a holiday, birthday or “just because” occasion, it’s important to consider a present that is eco-wonderful. Whether […]

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Afterglo 11/11

Turkey day swaps for a special diet by Caroline Shannon-Karasik Hey there, hungry girl. Yeah, you. The one pushing peas and carrots around her sorry, sad little plate. Bummed your special diet is keeping you from enjoying Thanksgiving Day favorites? It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, the day of gratitude can be […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Are there eggs in that? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Eggs. No breakfast buffet would seem complete without them, right? But for the person who is allergic to eggs, they also represent a food ingredient that can lead to a reaction ranging anywhere from an unpleasant to a severe allergic response, making a brunch date a possible no-go […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Four ideas for a clean beauty routine By Caroline Shannon-Karasik With the dizzying number of shampoos, powders, lotions and colorful nail polishes that line supermarket aisles and retail store counters, it’s no surprise the world spends billions of dollars on beauty and personal care items each year. In fact, a 2013 report by Mint.com showed the […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Gear up: 5 superfood pre-workout snacks By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Let’s be honest: We put a lot of thought into the things we will eat following a solid sweat session, like a well-rounded dinner with roasted potatoes and grilled chicken or that brownie you’ve had your eye on for the last few days. Yeah, you know the […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Six foods to help you catch some shut-eye By Caroline Shannon-Karasik If you suffer from sleep issues, then you know the list of potential remedies is long – power down electronics at least an hour before bed, make a to-do list to ward off late-night worrying, sip comforting tea and so forth. Friends will tell you […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Ingredients wrecking your gluten-free diet By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Look at you being all gluten-free and stuff. Whether it’s because you have celiac disease or you are simply weeding out an ingredient whose Latin derivative means “glue,” your dietary path is seemingly on the straight and narrow, right? Maybe. When it comes to gluten-free foods, one of […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Clean up your morning latte Caroline Shannon-Karasik Ah, yes, it’s fall – the season that calls for breaking out cozy socks and boots, taking long strolls to enjoy the many colors nature has to offer, and sipping warm apple cider while bundled up under a blanket. Oh, and pumpkin spice lattes. How could I forget the […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]