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Health Tip – July 5 – Jogging For a Longer Life

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Jogging may extend your life. We’re talking about an additional 6.2 years of life for male joggers and an additional 5.6 years for women joggers. This news comes from researchers in Denmark who compared 1,116 men who jogged and 762 women joggers to many, many more non-joggers of both sexes as part of the ongoing […]

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Health Tip – July 4 – Fireworks – Prepare Before You Pop!

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With the fabulous summer celebration of the 4th of July comes Americans all over with high hopes for a gorgeous summer day of barbecuing, swimming and, of course, fireworks. Make sure you celebrate safely. Here are a few tips for you and your family: 1. Always have an adult light the fireworks and sparklers. Keep […]

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Word of the Day – July 4 – Grandiose

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Adjective: Grandiose (grand-dee-OSS) Definition: 1. Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration. 2. Impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect, or grandeur. Sample sentence: The community was awed by the grandiose fireworks display offered on the 4th of July.

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Health Tip – July 3 – A Clear Reason to Eat Fruit

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Want to eat more fruit and vegetables? Of course you do! Upping your produce intake is one of the surest paths to better health, but many people simply find it too difficult to do on a regular basis. If you are among them, here’s a tip: invest in a transparent bowl, and keep it within […]

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Word of the Day – July 3 – Pandect

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Noun: Pandect (PAN-dekt) Definition: 1. A complete code of the laws of a country or system of law. 2. A treatise covering an entire subject. Sample sentence: Those running for political office should have a good understanding of the pandekt of America.

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Word of the Day – July 2 – Slimsy

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Adjective: Slimsy (SLIM-zee) Definition: Flimsy or frail Sample sentence: When he asked if she needed a rest, stubbornness caused her to refuse because she didn’t want him thinking she was soft and slimsy.

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Health Tip – July 2 – Pale? You May Need More Vitamin D

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Vitamin D deficiency is common in the developed world, and according to at least one study, people with very pale skin are most likely to be seriously deficient. Researchers at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom took the vitamin D levels of about 1,200 people. They found that 730 had lower than optimal […]

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Word of the Day – June 29 – Quiddity

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Noun: Quiddity (KWID-uh-tee) Definition: 1. Whatever makes something the type that it is: essence. 2. A trifling point: quibble. 3. An unusual personal opinion or habit: eccentricity. Sample sentence: Rembrandt’s genius was his unparalleled ability to render a person’s quiddity in a single portrait.

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Health Tip – June 29 – Cooking Boosts Vegetables Antioxidants

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The way you prepare and cook vegetables can influence the amount of antioxidants available to you at mealtime. The healthiest methods overall appear to be microwaving and “griddling” or cooking veggies on a flat metal surface without any oil. Spanish researchers looked into how different cooking methods affect antioxidant content by analyzing the nutrient value […]

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Word of the Day – June 28 – Oxymoron

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Noun: Oxymoron (ox-ee-MORE-on) Definition: A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, for example, “wise fool” or “to make haste slowly.” Sample sentence: A good oxymoron combination would be turkey ham with sweet and sour sauce.

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