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Word of the Day – May 24 – Alameda

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Noun: Alameda  (al-uh-MEE-duh) Definition: A public promenade bordered with trees. Sample sentence: The evening was soft and warm and in the little alameda grackles were settling in the trees and calling to one another.

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Health Tip – May 23 – Apples: The Bad Breath Killer

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If you suffer from bad breath, consider the benefits provided by eating an apple. Apples have a lot of fiber, and chewing them raises the production of saliva in your mouth. Together, this combination serves as a way to perform a scrubbing rinse for your mouth and make your breath smell sweet again.

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Word of the Day – May 23 – Decussate

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Verb: Decussate  (DEK-uh-sayt) Definition: To intersect or cross. Sample sentence: The illustration on page 34 of the textbook shows how the optic nerves decussate.

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Health Tip – May 22 – Fact or Fiction?

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There’s a myth that says that whatever food you eat before bedtime will turn into body fat. This is actually not necessarily so. As long as the calories from these late night snacks don’t put you over your total daily calorie intake level, you won’t have to worry about piling on the weight whenever you […]

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Word of the Day – May 22 – Usurp

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Verb: Usurp  (yoo-SERP) Definition: To seize and hold by force or without right. Sample sentence:  In her first managerial position, Hannah was hesitant to delegate critical tasks for fear that a subordinate might usurp her position.

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Health Tip – May 21 – Step Away From the Computer

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Research has found that checking your e-mail before you go to bed can impact how well you sleep that night. The light from your computer monitor right before bed can totally reboot your wake/sleep cycle and make it harder for you to get the good night’s sleep your body needs.

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Word of the Day – May 21 – Caterwaul

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Verb: Caterwaul  (KAT-er-wawl) Definition: 1. To make a harsh cry. 2. To protest or complain noisily. Sample sentence: The toddler will caterwaul for at least five minutes when she is put in her bed for a nap.

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Word of the Day – May 20 – Muliebrity

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Noun: Muliebrity  (myoo-lee-EB-ruh-tee) Definition: Feminitity Sample sentence: She is a motherly figure,  but motherly in a way that allows too for muliebrity.

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Health Tip – May 20 – Brush, Brush, Brush!

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Brushing your teeth isn’t just vital for good dental hygiene. It can also help you stay heart smart. A study performed by the British Medical Journal found that if you forget to brush your teeth twice a day, you can raise your risk of heart disease by 70%. So be sure to keep your pearly […]

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Word of the Day – May 17 – Sesquipedalian

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Adjective: Sesquipedalian  (sess-kwuh-puh-DAIL-yun) Definition: 1. Having many syllables: long. 2. Using long words. Sample sentence: Jacob’s editor advised him to do away with much of the sesquipedalian prose he favored and opt for simpler words that would reach readers of all ages and backgrounds.

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