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Word of the Day – Apr. 19 – Flehmen

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Noun: Flehmen  (FLAY-mun) Definition: A mammalian behavior (as of horses or cats) in which the animal inhales with the mouth open and upper lip curled to facilitate exposure of the vomeronasal organ to a scent or pheromone. Sample sentence: The vet explained to the children that what appeared to be a display of anger in […]

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Health Tip – Apr. 19 – I’m Pickin’ Up Good Digestion

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If you find yourself with frequent heartburn, gas or bloating after you eat, the problem may be poor digestion. An easy way to help keep your system in check – take your time with meals! Only eat while seated, thoroughly chew each bite, and avoid eating large late night dinners to help keep your body’s […]

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Health Tip – Apr. 18 – Switching Up Your Workout Routine

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Doing the same old workout every day can be very de-motivating. Liven things up by changing your routine! For instance, playing 30 minutes of ping-pong burns about the same amount of calories as walking your dog through the park, but these activities couldn’t be more different from each other. Boredom, beware!

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Word of the Day – Apr. 18 – Kiln

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Noun: Kiln  (KILN) Definition: An oven, furnace, or heated enclosure used for processing a substance by burning, firing or drying. Sample sentence: Now that the school has purchased a kiln, it can offer more courses in ceramics.

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Health Tip – Apr. 17 – The Power of Beans

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Beans lower cholesterol and can actually decrease your risk of heart disease. So they really are good for the heart, and good for the whole body, too. Beans are high in potassium, high in fiber, and high in protein – all while being low in fat. So eat some beans with every meal!

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Word of the Day – Apr. 17 – Gest

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Noun: Gest  (JEST) Definition: 1. A tale of adventures; especially, a romance in verse. 2. Adventure or exploit. Sample sentence: Dorothy, who has already traveled the world in her quest for adventure, now daydreams of the ultimate gest—a trip into outer space.

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Health Tip – Apr. 16 – Fantastic Fungi

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Mushrooms are often considered to be pretty much lacking in any real nutritional benefit. However, they may be the top source for an antioxidant that can greatly benefit your heart. Loaded with ergothioneine, white button and Portobello mushrooms can be a valuable means to cutting down on plaque that can latch onto and clog up […]

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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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