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Word of the Day – June 6 – Orotund

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Adjective: Orotund  (OR-uh-tund) Definition: 1. Marked by fullness, strength and clarity of sound. 2. Pompous, bombastic. Sample sentence: Josh cleared his throat dramatically, then did a dead-on impression of the professor’s orotund, patronizing speech.

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Health Tip – June 5 – The Calming Effects of Vitamin B

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There are some foods that will help someone who suffers from panic attacks enjoy a better state of well-being. Foods containing Vitamin B with grains and nuts can really help control panic attacks. Green veggies and fruits are great as well, and so is a large daily intake of water. A healthier diet can be […]

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Word of the Day – June 5 – Encumber

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Verb: Encumber  (in-KUM-ber) Definition: 1. Weigh down: burden. 2. To impede or hamper the function or activity of: hinder. 3. To burden with a legal claim, as a mortage. Sample sentence: Lack of funding is sure to encumber the progress of the new community building’s construction.

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Health Tip – June 4 – Burn That Belly Fat

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Almost 70% of the world’s population is overweight. Increasing your activity levels, however, plays a key role in getting your weight under control. So be sure to take long walks or exercise every day. Swimming regularly is another great way to overcome obesity. Stay active, and your body will respond.

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Word of the Day – June 4 – Nonpareil

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Adjective: Nonpareil  (nahn-puh-REL) Definition: Having no equal. Sample sentence: The restaurant, owned by Italian immigrants, served a pizza nonpareil to any other  in town.

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Health Tip – June 3 – A Good Workout Can Work the Kinks Out

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If you suffer from back pain, one way to cure it is to get out and exercise. Exercise doesn’t carry many of the negative side effects of other pain treatments – but be sure to consult your doctor to make sure this course of action is right for you.

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Word of the Day – June 3 – Dudgeon

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Noun: Dudgeon  (DUJ-un) Definition: A fit or state of indignation. Sample sentence: The customer stormed out of the store in high dudgeon after the manager refused to give her a refund for her purchase.

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Word of the Day – May 31 – Efflorescence

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Noun: Efflorescence  (ef-luh-RESS-unss) Definition: 1. The action or process of developing and unfolding as if coming into flower or an instance of such development. 2. Fullness of manifestation: culmination. 3. The period or state of flowering. Sample sentence: Perhaps a collective sense of anxiety about the natural world … has prompted an efflorescence of books […]

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Health Tip – May 31 – Go Bananas About Bananas

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The health benefits from bananas are numerous and varied. Bananas can provide you with a boost of energy, and they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They can even make you feel more optimistic. So, for a great way to bolster your mental and physical well-being, don’t count out a banana’s appeal.

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Health Tip – May 30 – Control Computer-related Eye Strain

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The older you get, the harder it is to focus your eyes, something that can be exacerbated by staring at a PC all day regardless of how old you are. To help ease computer eyestrain, take regular breaks to give your eyes a chance to refocus, have enough soft light to help you read, use […]

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