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Adverb: Widdershins (WID-er-shinz) Definition: In a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction : counterclockwise Sample sentence: We turned right out of the gates and walked the exterior perimeter of the gardens slowly before turning around and walking it again widdershins.

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No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. They love a warm environment like your bed just as much as you do. And since they snack on dead skin cells, they have no reason to leave. (We’re guessing they never heard the saying about not […]

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There are many aspects of my job that make it fun and gratifying, but none as much as the times when Great Lakes Radio gives away an awesome prize. The Nordic Escape Premium Hot Tub Giveaway on Thursday, October 6 at the Country Lanes Entertainment Center was especially sweet. Darnel Chevrette of Negaunee won the […]

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Noun: Winner (WIH-ner) Definition: A victor, especially in contests, games or sports. Sample sentence: Congratulations to Darnel Chevrette of Negaunee; she is the winner of the brand new Nordic Escape Premium Hot Tub!

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For good brain function, never skip breakfast. Have food with protein (eggs, yogurt) and some complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables). The lecithin found in eggs is rich in choline, which enhances thinking and memory retention. The complex carbohydrates help to maintain a steady supply of glucose required by the brain. Take your supplements […]

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Adjective: Mnemonic (nih-MAH-nik) Definition: Assisting or designed to assist memory. Sample sentence: The music teacher taught the mnemonic “Every good boy deserves fudge” to teach the notes e, g, b d,and f on the lines of the treble clef staff.

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Sunlight may be a key prescription for easing pain. A recent hospital study found that patients in sunnier rooms needed fewer painkillers than patients in darker rooms. They were able to cut their drug costs by 21%. Bright light improves mood and triggers the release of “feel good” brain chemicals such as serotonin. Researchers at […]

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Noun: Bandersnatch (BAN-der-snach) Definition: 1. An imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition. 2. A person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like. Sample sentence: Bandersnatch was invented by Lewis Carroll in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass.

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The health of your veins is an indicator of your overall health. Varicose veins, spider veins, and broken capillaries show up on the legs and can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. Poor circulation which seems to exacerbate these problems can be helped with exercise, diet, and topical creams. Yoga is very helpful in enhancing circulation […]

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Noun: Newspeak (NOO-speek) Definition: Propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings : double-talk Sample sentence: With all the twists and turns of newspeak, it’s virtually impossible to figure out exactly what any candidate stands for anymore.

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