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Word of the Day – July 16 – Booboisie

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Noun: Booboisie (boob-wah-ZEE) Definition: The general public regarded as consisting of boobs or those who care too much about things and too little about ideas and art. Sample sentence: When it came to planning for the new fine arts center, the committee found that there’s no dumbing down for the booboisie.

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Health Tip – July 15 – Obese Children Brainwashed by Food Companies

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Drug dealers who give harmful substances to kids have nothing on food companies. Research shows that food manufacturers marketing fatty junk food to children have learned how to elicit brain responses that may hook kids for life on low-nutrition foods that ruin their health. The rate of childhood obesity has tripled during the past three […]

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Word of the Day – July 15 – Nary

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Adjective: Nary (NAIR-ee) Definition: Not any, not one. Sample sentence: I must have my book back after you read it as I have nary other copy.

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Health Tip – July 12 – Embrace Bitters

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Combat a yen for sugar by following a Chinese medicine approach: Eat foods such as endive, radicchio, cooked greens, and olives.

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Word of the Day – July 12 – Esplanade

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Noun: Esplanade (ESS-pluh-nahd) Definition: A level open stretch of paved or grassy ground; especially, one designed for walking or driving along a shore. Sample sentence: The whole length of the esplanade was full of people who had secured prime viewing spots for the Pioneer Days fireworks show.

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Health Tip – July 11 – Sniff Rosemary for Alertness

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According to some research, catching a whiff of this aromatic herb may increase alertness and improve memory. To stay sharp, try smelling fresh rosemary or inhaling the scent of rosemary essential oil before a test or meeting.

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Word of the Day – July 11 – Phalanx

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Noun: Phalanx (FAY-lanks) Definition: 1. A body of heavily armed infantry in ancient Greece formed in close deep ranks and files; broadly : a body of troops in close array. 2. One of the digital bones of the hand or foot of a vertebrate. 3. A massed arrangement or organization of persons, animals, or things. […]

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Health Tip – July 10 – Ginger For Congestion

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The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes; and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.

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Word of the Day – July 10 – Vouchsafe

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Verb: Vouchsafe (vowch-SAYF) Definition: 1. To grant or furnish often in a gracious or condescending manner. 2. To give by way of reply. 3. To grant as a privilege or special favor. Sample sentence: View my commercial, you faithful television watchers, and vouchsafe my product earns me much wealth.

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Health Tip – July 9 – Tame Tension Headaches

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Tame tension headaches by rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties.

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