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Word of the Day – Mar. 21 – Plaudit

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Noun: Plaudit  (PLAW-dit) Definition: 1. An act or round of applause 2. Enthusiastic approval Sample sentence: The latest installment in the movie series earned a plaudit from the critic who is the most difficult to please.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 20 – Katzenjammer

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Noun: Katzenjammer  (KAT-sun-jam-er) Definition: 1. Hangover. 2. Distress. 3. A discordant clamor. Sample sentence: The morning after the wedding, Pamela woke up with a blinding katzenjammer.

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Health Tip – Mar. 20 – How to Get Rid of Dark Under Eye Circles

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A common beauty complaint, dark under eye circles can affect men and women of all ages. Skin care creams and medical treatments can treat this nuisance. But if you want to stay away from costly treatments and chemicals, there are natural alternatives to get rid of these circles. First, protect the delicate skin surrounding your […]

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Health Tip – Mar. 19 – High Fructose Corn Syrup Bad For the Brain?

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High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the sweetener that’s ubiquitous in sodas, processed snacks, and junk foods, may tinker with the brain in ways that, unlike glucose, may actually encourage us to overeat. The problem is that after downing a soft drink containing fructose, the brain may not register that we’re full, according to a study […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 19 – Sacrosanct

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Adjective: Sacrosanct  (SAK-roh-sankt) Definition: 1. Most sacred or holy 2. Treated as if holy: immune from criticism or violation. Sample sentence: Our family traditions may seem silly to outsiders, but to us they are sacrosanct.

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Health Tip – Mar. 18 – Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Spring

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Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year.  In most cases, seasonal affective disorder symptoms appear during late fall or early winter and go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. However, some people with the opposite pattern have symptoms that begin […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 18 – Fetter

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Noun: Fetter  (FET-er) Definition: 1. A chain or shackle for the feet. 2. Something that confines: restraint. Sample sentence: John keeps his smartphone with him when he goes hiking, but Linda leaves hers at home, preferring to free herself momentarily of that little fetter  of technology.

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Word of the Day – Mar. 15 – Aphorism

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Noun: Aphorism  (A-fuh-riz-um) Definition: 1. A concise statement of a principle. 2. A terse formulation of a truth or sentiment: adage. Sample sentence: When decorating, remember the familiar aphorism, “less is more.”

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Health Tip – Mar. 15 – Gazpacho For Your Blood Pressure

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We usually think of gazpacho as a refreshing summer treat, but researchers from the University of Barcelona in Spain have shown that the traditional spicy blend of tomatoes, cucumber, garlic and olive oil can help control high blood pressure year round. The study examined the effect of gazpacho consumption in 3,995 individuals as part of […]

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Word of the Day – Mar. 14 – Gnomic

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Adjective: Gnomic  (NOH-mik) Definition: 1. Characterized by aphorism. 2. Given to the composition of aphoristic writing. Sample sentence: Some critics have praised the young artist’s gnomic utterances, while others argue that her sayings are simply pretentious rubbish.

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