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Dried plums, also called prunes, seem to be really good for bones. Researchers from Florida State and Oklahoma State universities tested two fruits, dried plums and dried apples, on two groups of postmenopausal women. For a year, one group of 55 women ate about 10 prunes per day while a second group of 45 women […]

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Noun: Cockaigne (kah-KAYN) Definition: An imaginary land of great luxury and ease Sample sentence: Located on a secluded white sandy beach, the resort, with its many amenities, including a first-class luxury spa, is like a utopian cockaigne.

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Did you know that eating potatoes can help lower your blood pressure? Of course, the potatoes in question can’t be French fries or chips or loaded with butter, cheese or all the other high calorie trimmings that sometimes come with spuds. But if you’re partial to potatoes and enjoy eating them steamed or boiled, in […]

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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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