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Health Tip – Nov. 22 – Holiday Food Safety

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Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations. But don’t let food-related illness ruin your holiday. Food safety boils down to three basic rules: 1. Keep hot food hot and cold food cold. 2. Keep everything in the kitchen clean. 3. Wash hands frequently. Refrigerate cooked foods that are not served immediately. If food […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 21 – Ratiocination

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Noun: Ratiocination  (rat-ee-oh-suh-NAY-shun) Definition: 1. The process of exact thinking: reasoning. 2. A reasoned train of thought. Sample sentence: Edgar Allan Poe’s detective story “Murder in the Rue Morgue” is said to be his first work of ratiocination.

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Health Tip – Nov. 21 – Best Way to Keep Weight Off

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What’s the best way to lose excess weight and keep it off? A study from Boston’s Children’s Hospital suggests that a low-glycemic-index diet is the best. The researchers recruited 21 young adults who were overweight or obese and put them on diets so that they were able to lose between 10 to 15 percent of […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 20 – Opprobrious

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Adjective: Opprobrious  (oh-PRO-bree-us) Definition: Disgraceful, shameful. Sample sentence: His behavior was disgustingly opprobrious.

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Health Tip – Nov. 20 – Using Self-Regulation Strategies

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Columbia University researchers have come up with a strategy that could help you increase the amount of exercise you perform. It’s called “self-regulation” and according to the researchers, the women who tried it boosted their weekly activity by about an hour and kept it up for 16 weeks. You begin by do something called “mental […]

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Health Tip – Nov. 19 – High Fructose Corn Syrup: Worse For Obesity Than Sugar?

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If a food is likely to lead to obesity, researchers term it “obesogenic.” So here’s an important question – is high fructose corn syrup more obesogenic than cane sugar? A parallel between the dramatic increase in HFCS consumption and obesity since 1980 makes it look as if the chemically synthesized corn-based sweetener really is a […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 19 – Unwieldy

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Adjective: Unwieldy  (un-WEEL-dee) Definition: Not easily managed, handled, or used (as because of bulk, weight, complexity, or awkwardness): cumbersome Sample sentence: The futon mattress was heavy and unwieldy, and the only effective way to move it was to slide it across the floor.

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Word of the Day – Nov. 16 – Watershed

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Noun: Watershed  (WAW-ter-shed) Definition: 1. A dividing ridge between drainage areas or a region or area bounded peripherally by a divide and draining ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water. 2. A crucial dividing point, line, or factor: turning point. Sample sentence:  Historians generally agree that the battle was a watershed in the […]

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Health Tip – Nov. 16 – How To Rid Your Skin of Pimples Naturally

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Pimples aren’t just a teenage problem. They can affect us throughout adulthood, no matter our age, gender or skin type. The next time you have a breakout don’t reach for the tube of white cream you picked up at the store. You can create your own pimple remedy at home, with just a few ingredients […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 15 – Maieutic

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Adjective: Maieutic  (may-YOO-tik) Definition: Relating to or resembling the Socratic method of eliciting new ideas from another. Sample sentence: I am grateful to him for his maieutic inquiry about my own views, which had not crystallized.  

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