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The worldwide market for counterfeit drugs sold online is projected to reach $75 billion this year, a 92 percent increase over the past five years. The biggest sellers: fake drugs for erectile dysfunction (ED), which are especially popular because many men are embarrassed to discuss sexual problems with their physicians and because the genuine pharmaceuticals […]

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A large meal can trigger your body to release more insulin, causing blood sugar (glucose) levels to drop and leaving you in a fatigue-inducing slump. Skipping meals only deprives your body of needed calories, and sets you up for energy-draining overeating at your next meal. Instead, eat smaller meals or healthy snacks throughout the day, […]

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In addition to seeing a therapist and following your doctor’s recommendations, there are some natural ways to treat depression. For rapid benefits in alleviating depression, there is no better method than regular aerobic exercise. I recommend 30 minutes of continuous physical activity, at least five days a week for best results. Check out all your […]

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Noun: Yegg (YEG) Definition: A safecracker; also a robber. Sample sentence: The police grabbed Bob and another yegg for a convenience store burglary. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Crucible (KROO-suh-bul) Definition: 1. A vessel in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted. 2. A severe test. 3. A place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. Sample sentence: Living in Paris in the late 60’s was like living […]

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Cardiovascular disease isn’t generally much of a worry for young women, but the amount of fish they eat growing up appears to have a powerful role in keeping their hearts healthy. A new study from Denmark shows that women of childbearing age (between 15-49) who rarely or never ate fish had 50 percent more cardiovascular […]

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Pistachios, like most nuts, are a healthy snack when eaten in moderation, and their fat content can help stave off hunger pangs. If you need more reasons to pick up a bag of pistachios, consider that pistachios can help reduce the risk of heart disease. They are rich in the amino acid arginine, phytosterols and […]

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Noun: Xylograpy (zye-LAU-gruh-fee) Definition: The art of making engravings on wood especially for printing. Sample sentence: Francine uses a rubber-stamping technique in her art that is reminiscent of Chinese xylography. Like and Share with your friends

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Vibration machines are heavily promoted as a way to strengthen bones, but they didn’t provide this benefit for a group of postmenopausal women who signed on for a yearlong study of the machines’ effectiveness. Researchers at Toronto General Hospital recruited 202 women whose bone mass was low but not bad enough to require treatment with […]

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Noun: Junket (JUNK-ut) Definition: 1. A dessert of sweetened flavored milk with rennet. 2. a: A trip, journey: as a trip made by an official at public expense. b: A promotional trip made at another’s expense. Sample sentence: The senator was criticized for making a junket to a posh resort in Panama, claiming it to […]

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