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Word of the Day – Apr. 16 – Hackneyed

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Adjective: Hackneyed  (HAK-need) Definition: Lacking in freshness or originality. Sample sentence: The new crime drama’s characters are shallow stereotypes who engage one another in hackneyed dialogue.

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Health Tip – Apr. 15 – A Clean House Leads to Clean Skin

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A good way to keep your skin healthy and younger looking is to run your vacuum cleaner. Dust often is home to dust mites and other allergens, so cleaning your house can help reduce their impact on your skin. You can also reduce the effects of these skin pests by steam cleaning your floors and […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 15 – Indissoluble

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Adjective: Indissoluble  (in-dih-SAHL-yuh-bul) Definition: Incapable of being dissolved or disintegrated; especially, incapable of being annulled, undone, or broken:  permanent. Sample sentence: The minister contended that matrimony is a bond that is indissoluble in the eyes of God.

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Word of the Day – Apr. 12 – Redbrick

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Adjective: Redbrick  (RED-brik) Definition: 1. Built of red brick. 2. Of, relating to, or being the British universities founded in the 19th or early 20th century. Sample sentence: The round-table forum brought four distinguished Redbrick professors to face off against four renowned scholars from Oxford and Cambridge.  

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Health Tip – Apr. 12 – Sounds Steamy!

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While eating raw vegetables is very healthy for your heart, research has found that steamed vegetables do an even better job battling bad cholesterol. Steamed veggies are great at binding with bile acids, reducing how much are excreted into your body. This means more LDL cholesterol stays in your liver to make more bile and […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 11 – Doxology

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Noun: Doxology  (dahk-SAH-luh-jee) Definition: A usually liturgical expression of praise to God Sample sentence: The church service typically concludes with the congregation singing a short doxology.

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Health Tip – Apr. 11 – Steps to Fight the Risk of Cancer

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You can drop your risk of developing any type of cancer by 10 to 15% by simply staying active. Research has found that people who keep their bodies busy throughout the day were able to reduce their chances of several different types of cancer. This doesn’t just mean exercise – any daily activity like cleaning […]

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Health Tip – Apr. 10 – More Crusts Please

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Anyone who cuts off the crusts of their bread from their sandwich is actually missing out on the most nutritious part of their meal. Research has found that dark brown bread crust can contain as much as six times as many antioxidants that the rest of the slice of bread. Be sure to choose the […]

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Word of the Day – Apr. 10 – Ambidextrous

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Adjective: Ambidextrous  (am-bih-DEK-strus) Definition: 1. Capable of using both hands with equal ease. 2. Unusually skillful: versatile. 3. Characterized by duplicity: double-dealing. Sample sentence: Jensen, a right handed athlete, quickly began to teach himself to be ambidextrous in order to become a more valuable team member.

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Health Tip – Apr. 9 – Unleash a Full Attack on Heart Disease

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A recent study found that by watching your weight, not smoking, walking every day, and eating your fruits, veggies, and grains, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 78%! In fact, following just one of those rules will have a positive impact on your health. But why aim so low? Go for the […]

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