Chicago Tribune bylines from Shamontiel

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I worked at the Tribune from October 2010 to November 2013. I was a Digital News Editor, programmed health and travel photo galleries, was the moderator for live health chats ( and I wrote about various topics for online and print. Check out some of my bylines. (Note: Outdated Taking Off travel blogs and fair use health photo galleries aren't included, but you can find the rest of those on their site.)

In April we gave folks 30 sandwiches for 30 days, some of the best the area has to offer. But Chicago is a big place and we could do 365 days of sandwiches if we wanted to. Avocado Spread, Veggie Heaven, Jimmy Johns, Vegetarian Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Food, Gourmet Sandwiches, Veggie Sandwich, Nutrition Guide

Ten @ 10: A few more sandwiches we have loved

In April we gave folks 30 sandwiches for 30 days, some of the best the area has to offer. But Chicago is a big place and we could do 365 days of sandwiches if we wanted to.

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Avoiding workplace stress

According to a 2007 nationwide poll by the American Psychological Association, three-quarters of Americans list work as a significant source of stress. The APA reports that over half of the surveyors indicated that their work productivity suffered due to stress. So how can stress be eliminated on the job? – By Shamontiel L. Vaughn, Tribune Newspapers (Sources: APA, CDC)

Photo gallery: Creating an emergency health book Health Book, Digital News, Chicago Tribune, Gallery, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Meal, Roof Rack, Essen

Creating an emergency health book

You don't have to buy a planner or health book in order to keep track of your health records. Why not do it yourself?

New Year Wallpaper - Enjoy a massive collection of Happy New Year 2014 Wallpapers. The Biggest event “New Year comes closer slowly but surely. Happy New Year Love Quotes, Happy New Year 2014, Happy New Year Images, Happy New Year Wishes, Quotes About New Year, Year Quotes, Year 2016, New Year Wallpaper Hd, New Year Pictures

Health tips for the new year

New Year's resolutions are usually broken, but sometimes we can stick to our goals if we're passionate enough about them. Here are some health suggestions for the new year.Shamontiel L. Vaughn, Tribune Newspapers

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Go Airport Express: Traveler survey for money-saving tips

In GO Airport Express's recent survey, 82 percent of 702 respondents said they booked in advance for travel savings.

Ten @ The first (edible & drinkable) signs of Spring Spring Sign, Chicago Tribune, Happy Colors, Incense, The One, Signs, Stew, Sunshine, Dreams

Ten @ 10: The first (edible & drinkable) signs of Spring

The birds are chirping. The first pitches have been thrown out. But for many of us, spring doesn't really start until we can taste it.

Ten @ Favorites from Taste of Chicago Food Tasting, Collard Greens, Chicago Tribune, Green Eggs, Egg Rolls, Stew, Stuffed Peppers, Make It Yourself, Vegetables

Ten @ 10: Favorites from Taste of Chicago

The 2011 edition of Taste of Chicago is underway in Grant Park now through July 3. With some 59 vendors offering six items each, it would be a challenge for almost anyone to eat all the food that will be available. To help make your choosing easier, the Stew crew offers its Taste food faves.

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Preventing computer eye strain

If your job (or recreation) requires you to sit in front of a computer for long periods of time, you may be straining your eyes. Try these 10 tips to avoid computer vision syndrome. -Created by Shamontiel L. Vaughn (Source: and CDC's Eye Health Tips, Healthy Vision)

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Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune: Your source for Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic

Ten @ Food so good they have to dance Digital News, Chicago Tribune, Stew, Travel Photos, Photo Galleries, California, Dance, Concert, Blog

Ten @ 10: Food so good they have to dance

Maybe because it’s officially Spring. Maybe it’s because this is the season of proms, graduations, weddings and lots of dancing. Maybe it’s because we like to dance while we cook (yes, it can be done though we wouldn’t suggest finely mincing onions at the same time).

This photo from Hawaii, West is titled 'Night - Honolulu Skyline'. Chicago Tribune, Concrete Jungle, City Lights, Dream Vacations, The Places Youll Go, Travel Usa, Travel Photos, North America, New York Skyline

From greenest to happiest: Healthiest cities for women has news for traveling women, with the help of, for the top 10 healthiest cities in America for women. Although Chicago made it only as a "bonus" for having the most participation to make towns get healthier, here's the rundown for the rest:

Ten @ The foods of childhood reconsidered Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits, Cheddar Biscuits, Jump In My Car, My Favorite Food, Favorite Recipes, White Bread, Copycat Recipes, Muffin, Eat

Ten @ 10: The foods of childhood reconsidered

A three-day sugar rush gets underway Tuesday when the 2011 Sweets & Snacks Expo opens at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the expo is “the largest confectionery, cookie and snack show in the Americas” with nearly 500 companies displaying their wares to the trade.

Ten @ Easter basket must-haves Easter Candy, Chicago Tribune, Jelly Beans, Easter Baskets, Stew, Must Haves, Blog, Blogging, Jelly

Ten @ 10: Easter basket must-haves

Peeps and jelly beans line the shelves. What is your go-to Easter candy?

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Top 10 most educated American cities

Poor Chicago. It didn't make the cut for top 10 best educated American cities (Rank 55, Grade: C-) but the Midwest did come in at number one.

The rooftop Sirocco Restaurant & Sky Bar in Bangkok, Thailand is a place to drink & dine. Sirocco Restaurant & Sky Bar is a hip open-air restaurant and bar. Sky Bar Bangkok, Bangkok Hotel, Rooftop Bangkok, Bangkok Trip, Bangkok Restaurant, Hotel Thailand, Tokyo Trip, Bangkok Travel, Temples

Celebrating Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) abroad, Bangkok trip for $585

In February, some people want flowers and candy. Others would prefer elephant rides and traveling on a songthaew.