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Word of the Day – Sept. 18 – Caveat

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Noun: Caveat (KAV-ee-aht) Definition: 1. A warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices. 2. An explanation to prevent misinterpretation. 3. A modifying or cautionary detail to be considered when evaluating, interpreting, or doing something. 4. A legal warning to a judicial officer to suspend a proceeding until the opposition has a hearing. Sample sentence: […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 17 – Health and Happiness – Five Tips to Embrace

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1. Slow and deep breathing is a good counter to stressful situations. Practice it. 2. Surround yourself with positive energy and a strong social circle. Good vibes translates into good moods. 3. Engage in social work. Do things for the less-privileged. 4. Work on your looks, but don’t get obsessed. Pamper yourself occasionally. 5. Believe […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 17 -Valetudinarian

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Noun: Valetudinarion (val-uh-too-duh-NAIR-ee-un) Definition: A person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially, one whose chief concern is his or her ill health. Sample sentence: America is not a hospice nation for the valetudinarian type, but a launching pad for those with the grit to roll up their sleeves, spit on their hands and hitch […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 16 – Orchidaceous

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Adjective: Orchidaceous (or-kuh-DAY-shus) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or resembling the orchids. 2. Showy, ostentatious. Sample sentence: The actress attended the premiere wearing an orchidaceous creation by a renowned fashion designer.

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Health Tip – Sept. 16 – Heart Health and Kids

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You may be surprised to know that a healthy heart starts in childhood. We now know that early heart disease can be found in children who have poor diets and a sedentary lifestyle. This is why it is so important to teach children healthy habits that will promote a healthy heart and overall well-being. Kids […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 13 – Inscrutable

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Adjective: Inscrutable (in-SKROO-tuh-bul) Definition: Not readily investigated, interpreted or understood: mysterious. Sample sentence: The umpire’s inscrutable expression gave no hint as to what his ruling would be.

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Health Tip – Sept. 13 – How to Be Fun, Have Fun and Stay Young

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Feel like your life has done a number on your fun factor? You’re not alone. Deadlines, bills, and crazy-busy schedules keep most of us from cutting loose and getting silly. All work and no play isn’t just dull. It negates something that’s hardwired into the human psyche, say “play experts.” Find something that makes you […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 12 – Low Cal Game Day Snacks

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Combine one month of football season and noshing on high-calorie snacks, and what have you got? Double the size in belly, hips, and thighs. But cheer up! there are diet snack solutions to help. That’s right. Game day food makeovers that look and taste like the originals. Your guests won’t even know they’re low in […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 12 – Footle

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Verb: Footle (FOO-tul) Definition: 1. To talk or act foolishly. 2. To waste time: trifle, fool. Sample sentence: The students appeared lazy to the teacher because all they wanted to do is footle when they should be studying.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 11 – Fomite

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Noun: Fomite (FOH-myte) Definition: An object(as a dish or an article of clothing) that may be contaminated with infectious organisms and serve in their transmission. Sample sentence: The main fomite in the spread of the flu in our house when I was a child was the community water glass in the bathroom.

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