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Word of the Day – May 15 – Milieu

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Noun: Milieu  (meel-YOO) Definition: The physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops: environment. Sample sentence: The quiet suburban neighborhood is within walking distance of the elementary school and provides the perfect milieu for raising a family.

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Health Tip – May 15 – Choose Smart Ways to Fill Yourself

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When you eat, remember that feeling full is based on volume, not the total number of calories you’ve taken in. So to fill up without piling on the pounds, try eating foods that are high in water like fruits, vegetables, and healthy proteins.

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Health Tip – May 14 – Either Chunky or Creamy Will Do

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Everybody likes something sweet from time to time. The problem is that sweet tooth satisfaction can cause us more harm than good. As a way to have a healthier sweet fix, eat a spoonful of peanut butter. It’s full of protein and fiber as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium.

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Word of the Day – May 14 – Fountainhead

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Noun: Fountainhead  (FOUN-tun-hed) Definition: 1. A spring that is the source of a stream. 2. Principle source: origin. Sample sentence: Rachel considers Aristotle’s Poetics to be the fountainhead of modern art criticism.

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Health Tip – May 13 – They Really Are Man’s Best Friend

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Having a dog can help you reduce the risk of having a heart attack. Studies have found that if you pet a dog when you are stressed, doing so can help you lower your heart rate. So happiness and good heart health can both be found from a warm puppy.

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Word of the Day – May 13 – Sui generis

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Adjective: Sui generis  (soo-eye-JEN-uh-ris) Definition: Constituting a class alone: unique, peculiar. Sample sentence: Among history’s greats, Leonardo da Vinci is often considered sui generis—a man of such stupendous genius that the world may never see his likes again.

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Health Tip – May 10 – Stretch for Better Flexibility

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As you age, your flexibility decreases. To battle this problem, do some simple yoga poses in the morning and evening – your muscles will thank you!

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Word of the Day – May 10 – Fathom

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Verb: Fathom  (FA-thum) Definition: 1. To measure by a sounding line. 2. Probe. 3. To penetrate and come to understand. Sample sentence: Even those close to him couldn’t always fathom why he repeatedly risked his life to climb the world’s tallest mountains.

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Word of the Day – May 9 – Fustigate

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Verb: Fustigate  (FUSS-tuh-gayt) Definition: 1. To beat with or as if with a short heavy club. 2. To criticize severely. Sample sentence: The newspaper editor was known to fustigate many of the letters submitted by the readers and would not publish anything that didn’t fit his way of thinking.

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Health Tip – May 9 – How to Fight Insomnia

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If you suffer from insomnia, put several drops of lavender oil on a cotton ball and place it in your pillowcase. The calming lavender scent will relax you and help you fall asleep.

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