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Word of the Day – Mar. 17 – Hegira

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Noun: Hegira  (hih-JYE-ruh) Definition: A journey especially undertaken to escape from dangerous or undesirable situations: exodus. Sample sentence:  Many slaves made a hegira from the south to the north by way of the underground railroad.

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Health Tip – Mar. 17 – Have a Great Night

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Getting a good night’s sleep is obtainable, even if you are a perpetual insomniac. Here are a few tips that just might change the way you sleep. 1. De-stress and de-compress. If you write down everything that is bugging you an hour before bedtime, you won’t lie awake worrying about it later. 2. Do yoga. […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 14 – Exhort

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Verb: Exhort  (ig-ZORT) Definition: To incite by argument or advice: urge strongly. Sample sentence: The celebrity was asked to speak in a television ad to exhort all citizens to get out and vote on Election Day.

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Health Tip – Mar. 14 – Start Your Day Out Right to Feel Your Best All Day

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Wake up at the same time every day. No matter what time you went to bed, get up at a consistent time in order to sync your body to your daily schedule. Do this on weekends, too. Get a pre-breakfast boost with a green cocktail with a shot of chlorophyll and a probiotic. Chlorophyll oxygenates […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 13 – Fantod

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Noun: Fantod  (FAN-tahd) Definition: 1. A state of irritability and tension. 2. Fidgets. 3. An emotional outburst or fit. Sample sentence: My children were known to have an occasional fantod when I would limit their television time.

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Health Tip – Mar. 13 – Dad’s Diet For Healthy Kids

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We have known for some time that adequate folate  (vitamin B9) in women’s diets can protect against miscarriage and birth defects in their babies, but a new animal study suggests that a father’s folate levels may be just as important. The research from Canada’s McGill University concluded that men eating high-fat, fast food diets or […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 12 – Artless

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Adjective: Artless  (AHRT-lus) Definition: 1. Lacking art, knowledge or skill: uncultured. 2. Made without skill: crude. 3. Free from artificiality: natural 4. Free from guile or craft:  sincerely simple. Sample sentence: The senator’s folksy demeanor and seemingly artless candor, belie the man’s crude and calculating political sensibilities.

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Health Tip – Mar. 12 – Cheery News About Aging

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Population researchers have come up with a new way of looking at age, and it doesn’t have much to do with the year you were born. Instead, a study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis  is aimed at refocusing the way demographers view, and report on, the world’s aging population. Instead of relying […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 11 – Jingoism

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Noun: Jingoism  (JING-goh-iz-im) Definition: Extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy. Sample sentence: When the war began, many people were caught up in a wave of jingoism.

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Health Tip – Mar. 11 – Zap Away Migraines

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A new device marketed for relieving migraine headaches and approved by the FDA could eliminate headache pain within two hours for some patients, but others may have to wait as long as an excruciating 24 hours, and many may not be helped at all. Unfortunately, the treatment doesn’t address the debilitating symptoms that often go […]

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