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Word of the Day – June 20 – Peccant

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Adjective: Peccant  (PEK-unt) Definition: 1. Guilty of a moral offense: sinning 2. Violating a principle or rule: faulty Sample sentence: Outside the confessional stood a short line of peccant parishioners waiting to seek redemption for their sins.

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Health Tip – June 20 – Vacation Time

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Improve your heart health: take advantage of summer’s slower schedule by using your vacation time to unwind. Vacations have multiple benefits: They can help lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones such as cortisol, which contributes to a widening waist and an increased risk of heart disease.

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Word of the Day – June 19 – Millefleur

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Adjective: Millefleur  (meel-FLER) Definition: Having an allover pattern of small flowers and plants. Sample sentence: The museum’s collection includes several medieval tapestries with millefleur designs.

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Health Tip – June 19 – Be Good to Your Eyes

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To protect your vision at work and at play, wear protective eyewear. When outdoors, wear sunglasses that block at least 99% of ultraviolet A and B rays. Sunglasses can help prevent cataracts, as well as wrinkles around the eyes. And when playing sports or doing tasks such as mowing the lawn, wear protective eyewear. Ask […]

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Health Tip – June 18 – Get Dirty and Stress Less

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To improve your stress level, plant a small garden, cultivate a flower box, or if space is really limited, plant a few flower pots — indoors or out. Just putting your hands in soil is “grounding.” And when life feels like you’re moving so fast your feet are barely touching the stuff, being mentally grounded […]

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Word of the Day – June 18 – Gymkhana

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Noun: Gymkhana  (jim-KAH-nuh) Definition:  A meet featuring sports contests or athletic skills, such as games on horseback, gymnastics, or even driving skills in an automobile. Sample sentence: The Pony Club attended the first gymkhana of the season at the fairgrounds last weekend.  

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Health Tip – June 17 – The Power of Positive Thinking

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According to the Mayo Clinic, some studies show that how you look at life can affect many areas of your health and well-being. Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore bad situations. It just means that you look at things in a more positive way. With all this […]

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Word of the Day – June 17 – Demure

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Adjectve: Demure  (dih-MYOOR) Definition: 1. Reserved, modest. 2. Affectedly modest, reserved, or serious: coy. Sample sentence: When we first met Kelly, she was quiet and demure, so it surprises us now to see that she can be vocal and forward.

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Health Tip – June 14 – Facts You Should Know About Fast Food

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It’s easy to grab a quick bite when your family is always on the go. But what you get in speed, your kids can pay for with their growing teeth. So don’t let fast food replace healthier foods too often. Starchy foods like French fries can get stuck between teeth. That’s where bacteria love to […]

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Word of the Day – June 14 – Hoise

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Verb: Hoise  (HOYZ) Definition: Lift, raise; especially: to raise into position by or as if by means of tackle. Sample sentence: Bethany was selected by her Girl Scout troop to hoise the American flag for the Flag Day ceremony on the town green.

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