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Health Tip – Jan. 23 – Low Sodium Pico de Gallo

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If you love pico de gallo, but you need to keep your sodium levels down, don’t fret. Skip the deli where they add too much salt and make your own. Homemade pico de gallo is not only delicious, but easy to make. Here’s my favorite recipe: 3 large tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 medium onion, […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 23 – Zarzuela

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Noun: Zarzuela  (zahr-ZWAY-luh) Definition: A usually comic Spanish operetta. Sample sentence: One of the highlights of my trip to Mexico was seeing a zarzuela in a historic theater.

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Health Tip – Jan. 22 – Make a Healthier Snack

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Many of us love those tortilla chips and salsa for a snack, but not the calories and fat contained mainly in the chips. Here’s a recipe for baked tortilla chips that is easy and fun to make: Baked Tortilla Chips 1 (12 oz.) package corn tortillas or flour tortillas 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 tablespoons […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 22 – Traduce

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Verb: Traduce  (truh-DOOSS) Definition: 1. To expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation. 2. Violate: betray Sample sentence: At the apex of the journalist’s career, a jealous rival attempted to traduce her name with false allegations.

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Health Tip – Jan. 21 – Exercise to Reduce Arthritic Knee Pain

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The most effective therapies for relieving the pain of arthritis in the knee are aerobic exercise, swimming and strength training. A newly published review of 193 studies carried out between 1970 and 2012 found that exercise outperformed other nondrug treatments, including electrical stimulation and physical therapy, for long-term pain relief and improved functioning. The reviewers […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 21 – Vernissage

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Noun: Vernissage  (vair-nih-SAHZH) Definition: A private showing or preview of an art exhibition. Sample sentence: Before the art auction, there will be a vernissage during which people can mingle with the artists and preview their work.

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Health Tip – Jan. 18 – Don’t Ignore Those Mid-day Munchies

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It’s 2 p.m. and you’re hungry, again. Skip the vending machine and reach for a tasty, nutritious snack that won’t sabotage your stay-slim plans. Try Greek yogurt with some blueberries or sliced strawberries. Dried cranberries and almonds are another healthy, tasty treat. Four to five slices of thinly sliced cheese and whole grain crackers, such […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 18 – Buttonhole

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Verb: Buttonhole  (BUT-un-hohl) Definition: To detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of. Sample sentence: I’m sorry I’m late, but a coworker managed to buttonhole me just as I was leaving my office.

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Health Tip – Jan. 17 – The Benefits of Laughter

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Laughter may very well be the best medicine; it increases oxygen to the brain, stimulates organ systems, decreases muscle tension, cools down your body’s natural stress response and may help prevent illness in the long run. Cut out a few comics or funny pictures that make you laugh. Put them up at your desk for […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 17 – Imperturbable

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Adjective: Imperturbable  (im-per-TER-buh-bul) Definition: Marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness: serene. Sample sentence: The imperturbable pilot did not panic when her plane flew into an electrical storm.

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