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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Summer fitness tips to beat the heat By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Photo: Laura Jackson and Amanda Quinn, co-founders of Fit Chicks, run boot camps and workshops across the country While the onset of summer heat is often synonymous with the addition of long days at the pool and ice-cold popsicles, it can also mean another thing for regular […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Everyday running tips for anyone By Caroline Shannon-Karasik I started running when I was just 12 years old. Coming from two parents who ran cross-country in their high school and college days, it was only a matter of time before I joined them in their favorite outdoor activity. One morning, during the summer before my venture […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Your body, your special diet By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Whether you’re a gluten-free gal, vegetarian, soy-sensitive guy, vegan or anyone who requires or has chosen a special diet, chances are you have heard this question: But what do you eat? People – family members, friends, that nosy coworker who won’t stop giving you her damn two cents […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Should your pet go gluten-free? By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Photo: Nici tastes one of Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s gluten-free dog treats For those of you who have been following me for a bit, you know my four – yes, FOUR! – fur babies, Cooper, Emerson, Simon and Madeline hold an ultra-special place in my heart. They are the best cuddle […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Slimmed down summer travel By Caroline Shannon-Karasik A large part of crawling out of winter hibernation and into the days of spring and summer involves the excitement of exploring new places. Whether you are off to your favorite amusement park or indulging in a tropical vacation, chances are likely the warmer days ahead will involve some […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

Build your best smoothie By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Like most people, I love to sit down to a casual meal and take my time eating the lovely food in front of me. But the truth is, we’re all rather busy these days, aren’t we?  For those moments when breakfast or a quick snack has to be done […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s AfterGlo

A healthier bowl of pasta By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Ahh, pasta. Like potatoes and broccoli, it’s been a dinnertime staple for many generations and I bet it’s bound to continue being a household favorite for many years to come. But the truth is, while the occasional indulgence is alright in my book, pasta can come in many […]

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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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Advice Goddess: 7/7

By Amy Alkon Dork Matter  I’m just out of a bad relationship and ready to start dating. I recently met […]

The Docket: 07/07

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   The cops tho An officer responded to […]

Chew on this: 07/07

Hide the sugar By Jayne Powers   We eat it. Drink it. Sing about it. Scrub ourselves with it and […]

Food for the soul

Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry marks 50 years of service By Jim Hannah Photo: The Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry […]

News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]