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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Budget cleanse: 5 tips for an at-home detox By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Pick up any magazine or scroll through your Facebook feed and you’re bound to spot a post, article or ad boasting a cleanse that promises to help you lose weight, discover a clearer complexion, rid your body of harmful chemicals, reset your life …  and […]

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Sing me a lullaby By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s 3:13 a.m. and I’m awake. I’ve already, unwillingly, opened my eyes at 12:34 and 2:26 a.m. As it is, I had a hard time falling asleep because I couldn’t get my mind to stop racing, moving through to-do-list tasks that include work obligations, dinner ideas, emails to […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]