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This Week in Wellness

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Welcome the return of the sun at the Spring Equinox Celebration, featuring hiking, storytelling and a fire. Bring a snack to share. Free. 7 p.m. March 16 at Imago Earth Center, 700 Enright Ave., Pric  

Diner: Swizzle 2008: I'll Drink to That

Your guide to great bars in Greater Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Believe me when I tell you that there's no hangover like the one you get after visiting 214 of CityBeat's favorite local watering holes. That's the number of pubs that were crawled by our crac  

Cover Story: Die the Way You Live

Befriending death and planning for the inevitable

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
As with living well, dying well is a delicate balance between control and letting go -- the concrete realities and the transcendence that we can embrace. Death as a topic is fascinating and als  

Renew Yourself in 2008

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Too often, half-hearted New Year's resolutions take the place of substantive, meaningful changes. Personal renewal isn't a quick fix but a long road with many steps. Here are 10 ideas for how to cr  

When Your Home Becomes Your Enemy

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I was shocked to find out that my toddler had elevated levels of lead in his blood. It stopped short of lead poisoning, but we needed to correct the problem immediately and I had no idea how this co  

'Light' Foods Might Have More Than You Want

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
You have to read food labels really carefully to make sure you're not getting hoodwinked. The Nutrition Facts labels on the B-side of your food packaging are deceptively simple. For instance, I was   

Cover Story: A Countercultural Christmas

How to opt out of holiday consumerism

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
You could easily be labeled a Grinch for taking a stand against holiday consumerism. In a culture fixated on possessions and money, binge shopping and going into debt to give Christmas gifts loo  

Deciphering Cravings

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
It can be really difficult to escape the holiday season's vortex of associated problems. Cars and furnaces seem programmed to go fritzy in the winter, the cold makes it more difficult to exercise and  

Finding a Greener God

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Christian environmentalism can sound like an oxymoron. The religion's most visible adherents, the fundamentalist right, are like Holocaust deniers when it comes to global warming and favor business   

Books: A Marathon of Words

Local writers race to finish a book this month

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The old phone book slogan "Let Your Fingers Do the Walking" begins to sum it up, except in this case it's running relentlessly (if recklessly) toward a Nov. 30 deadline. NaNoWriMo, geek-speak