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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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Health Tip – Sept. 11 – Heart Healthy Soul Food

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Did you know traditional, everyday soul food dishes could be heart healthy? Before processed ingredients defined modern soul food, traditional soul food used fresh, seasonal vegetables, such as beans, tomatoes, summer and winter squashes, collard greens, turnips, beets and sweet potatoes. And meat was served mainly for special occasions, or a small amount was used […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 10 – Good Seated Posture

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Since many of us sit at a desk for hours each day, good posture can big difference in how you feel. Good posture should be natural, but you may feel stiff at first if you’ve forgotten how it feels to sit up straight. Here’s what you should do: 1. Sit up with your back straight […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 10 – Itinerant

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Adjective: Itinerant (eye-TIN-uh-runt) Definition: Traveling from place to place, especially covering a circuit. Sample sentence: Having worked on the band’s road crew for many years, Justin had become well accustomed to the itinerant lifestyle.

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Health Tip – Sept. 9 – Good Standing Posture

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When you were growing up, your parents probably reminded you to stand up straight. Sit nice and tall. And that may have been the last time you thought much about your posture. But good posture is important all through life. It can make you look younger, thinner, and more confident. It can help you move […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 9 – Shindig

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Noun: Shindig (SHIN-dig) Definition: 1. A social gathering with dancing. 2. A large and lavish party. 3. Fracas, uproar. Sample sentence: We’re hosting a little shindig this weekend for some friends, and we hope you can attend.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 6 – Boffin

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Noun: Boffin (BAH-fin) Definition: Scientific expert; especially one involved in technological research. Sample sentence: The auto manufacturer’s new boffin has become a driving force in reshaping the company’s product line.

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