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Cheryl Danehart

Cheryl Danehart

Cheryl Emerson Danehart has been with The Washington Times since February 2000 and has been copy desk chief since May 2008. She was employed for 11 years with The Intelligencer in Wheeling, W.Va., and also has worked in advertising and public relations for television and radio stations.

Ms. Danehart earned a bachelor's degree from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University.

She lives in Ellicott City, Md.


Articles by Cheryl Danehart

Jon Bresler founded LAFCO to offer consumers natural and healthy body care products and luxury candles.

Are your cosmetics harming your health?

Common ingredients can clog pores, increase your risk of cancer or strip your skin of natural oils. Some of these might surprise you. Published May 7, 2018

Plenty of solutions for winter skin are waiting at your local beauty supply store. (Associated Press/File)

Say goodbye to winter skin in no time

There are plenty of products on the market to renew your skin for spring, and masks can go a long way in a short amount of time. Published March 12, 2018

To banish signs of aging, all you need is a magic wand

The good news is that skin can be revived without invasive methods. Using heat is the key. Heating collagen and elastin to a specific temperature tightens existing fibers and triggers cells to produce more collagen. Dermatologists have been using this method for years using infrared, LED and ultrasound technology, and the effects can last for months. Published January 23, 2018

Fill your diffuser with plant-based essential oils for a true Aromatherapy experience. (Associated Press/File)

For true aromatherapy, the right oil is essential

That lavender-scented lotion, bubble bath or candle you find in your Christmas stocking this year might smell wonderful, but don't mistake it for aromatherapy. It's probably filled with synthetic ingredients that won't give you true physical and psychological benefits. Published October 30, 2017


Brush your way to better health and beauty

The news was shocking and disappointing to those of us who care for our bodies and skin: Microbeads, those tiny plastic scrubbing components used in exfoliators, were polluting our waterways. An even better alternative has emerged on the market in the form of the dry brush. Published September 20, 2017

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to members of the media as she boards her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y., Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, to travel to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Clinton influenced style as first lady; will she do so again as president?

Throughout recent history, American fashions have reflected the styles of the first ladies, from Jacqueline Kennedy's elegant suits and pillbox hats to Nancy Reagan's signature red to Michelle Obama's sleeveless dresses that have inspired ladies to embrace their feminine side (and work on toning their muscles). With the Obamas leaving the White House, who is the latest American political fashion inspiration? Enter Hillary Clinton, pursuing the most powerful position on earth. Published October 2, 2016

FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, Kim Kardashian poses during a photo call at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Kardashian said on Twitter August 3, 2016, that her BlackBerry smartphone died. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Clarins takes bold step into 'nude' lip trend

Blame Kim Kardashian. The woman who has become famous by loving the camera more than anyone else in the world has reshaped the world of cosmetics with makeup contouring, shamelessly false eyelashes and nude shades. Clarins' latest from its Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick line offer the sheer, neutral look with moisture for a healthy shine. Published August 14, 2016

The chandelier, which plays an important part in the "The Phantom of the Opera," is rigged as part of the touring production at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  (Cheryl Danehart)

'Phantom of the Opera': A work of heart

"I had a 'Phantom of the Opera' beach towel stapled to my ceiling when I was a little kid," the stage manager for the North American tour of "The Phantom of the Opera" said at the Kennedy Center, where the show is running through Aug. 20. Published July 25, 2016

Chris Mann stars in "The Phantom of the Opera."  (

The new 'Phantom': Masking some of the mystique

Darker. Grittier. More realistic. Those are the intentions of the producers and designers for the latest staging of "The Phantom of the Opera," which runs through Aug. 20 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Published July 24, 2016