Home » Entries posted by deedee (Page 197)
Entries posted by deedee

Word of the Day – July 12 – Esplanade

Comments Off on Word of the Day – July 12 – Esplanade

Noun: Esplanade (ESS-pluh-nahd) Definition: A level open stretch of paved or grassy ground; especially, one designed for walking or driving along a shore. Sample sentence: The whole length of the esplanade was full of people who had secured prime viewing spots for the Pioneer Days fireworks show.

Continue reading …

Health Tip – July 11 – Sniff Rosemary for Alertness

Comments Off on Health Tip – July 11 – Sniff Rosemary for Alertness

According to some research, catching a whiff of this aromatic herb may increase alertness and improve memory. To stay sharp, try smelling fresh rosemary or inhaling the scent of rosemary essential oil before a test or meeting.

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – July 11 – Phalanx

Comments Off on Word of the Day – July 11 – Phalanx

Noun: Phalanx (FAY-lanks) Definition: 1. A body of heavily armed infantry in ancient Greece formed in close deep ranks and files; broadly : a body of troops in close array. 2. One of the digital bones of the hand or foot of a vertebrate. 3. A massed arrangement or organization of persons, animals, or things. […]

Continue reading …

Health Tip – July 10 – Ginger For Congestion

Comments Off on Health Tip – July 10 – Ginger For Congestion

The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes; and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – July 10 – Vouchsafe

Comments Off on Word of the Day – July 10 – Vouchsafe

Verb: Vouchsafe (vowch-SAYF) Definition: 1. To grant or furnish often in a gracious or condescending manner. 2. To give by way of reply. 3. To grant as a privilege or special favor. Sample sentence: View my commercial, you faithful television watchers, and vouchsafe my product earns me much wealth.

Continue reading …

Health Tip – July 9 – Tame Tension Headaches

Comments Off on Health Tip – July 9 – Tame Tension Headaches

Tame tension headaches by rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties.

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – July 9 – Benedict

Comments Off on Word of the Day – July 9 – Benedict

Noun: Benedict (BEN-ih-dikt) Definition: A newly married man who has long been a bachelor. Sample sentence: There was more than one benedict at my high school reunion, but I was most surprised at Denny, who had vowed he’d never marry.

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – July 8 – Ephebic

Comments Off on Word of the Day – July 8 – Ephebic

Adjective: Ephebic (ih-FEE-bik) Definition: Of, relating to, or characteristic of a youth of ancient Greece or a young man. Sample sentence: Ephebic training included athletic instruction in the events which were contested in the Olympics.

Continue reading …

Health Tip – July 8 – Sip Oolong Tea for Eczema Relief

Comments Off on Health Tip – July 8 – Sip Oolong Tea for Eczema Relief

Research suggests that people with mild eczema who drink oolong tea three times a day may show improvement in itching and other symptoms. Compounds in the tea called polyphenols appear to be responsible.

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – July 5 – Lenitive

Comments Off on Word of the Day – July 5 – Lenitive

Adjective: Lenitive (LEN-uh-tiv) Definition: Alleviating pain or harshness: soothing. Sample sentence: Peppermint, chamomile, and ginger are all reputed to have a lenitive effect on the digestive system.

Continue reading …