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Word of the Day – Jan. 8 – Quintessence

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Noun: Quintessence  (kwin-TESS-unss) Definition: 1. The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form. 2. The most typical example or representative. Sample sentence: Roasting marshmallows over an open fire is the quintessence of the camping experience.

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Word of the Day – Jan. 7 – Pedagogical

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Adjective: Pedagogical  (ped-uh-GAH-jih-kul) Definition: Of, relating to, or befitting a teacher or education. Sample sentence: New teachers will be evaluated on pedagogical skills such as lesson planning and classroom management.

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Health Tip – Jan. 7 – Blood Test For Breast Cancer?

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New research suggests that blood tests for certain hormones might indicate a woman’s risk of breast cancer, and might be predictive for up to 20 years. This interesting possibility emerged in an investigation of postmenopausal women taking part in the long-running Nurses’ Health Study. Researchers from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital took blood samples from […]

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Congratulations Mary Jo! Thanks to All Party-Goers!

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The “Two Tickets to Paradise Christmas Giveaway” was a great success!  Mary Jo Cook is ecstatic! Everyone had fun at the party! Mama Russo’s fed us well. They say a picture paints a thousand words….all our pictures should write a book! Check out this link http://broadcasteverywhere.org/?p=1474 to see all the fun! A big thanks goes […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 4 – Heliacal

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Adjective: Heliacal  (hih-LYE-uh-kul) Definition:  Relating to or near the sun — used especially of the last setting of a star before and its first rising after invisibility due to conjunction with the sun’s rising and setting. Sample sentence: If you wish to watch the heliacal rising of Sirius, you’ve got to wait until August.

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Health Tip – Jan. 4 – New Year’s Resolution to Get Fit: Help With an App

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A GPS driven app, RunKeeper allows you to keep track of your workouts, view your progress, and share your stats with friends. Login and create a profile and select an activity, such as running or swimming, create a goal, and the app will load a recommended training schedule. Tap the activities tab to view details […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 3 – Festoon

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Noun: Festoon  (fess-TOON) Definition: 1. A decorative chain or strip hanging between two points. 2. A carved, molded or painted ornament representing a decorative chain. Sample sentence: A festoon of colored paper was draped along the front wall of the classroom as part of the holiday party decorations.

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Health Tip – Jan. 3 – New Year’s Resolution to Eat Well: Help With an App

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So you mad the New Year’s Resolution to eat well. There is an app to help you and it is The Eatery. If you had to take a picture of everything you put in your mouth, would you eat better? That’s the idea behind this app, where you record the meals you eat by snapping […]

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Health Tip – Jan. 2 – Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking With an App

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The app “My Last Cigarette” helps users quit smoking by mapping out the changes in their health as they quit. Simply enter in your smoking habits, and the app keeps you informed on how you’re bettering your life through quitting. There are over ten different readouts, with indicators that display how your lifespan is increasing, […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 2 – Farrier

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Noun: Farrier  (FAIR-ee-er) Definition: A person who shoes horses. Sample sentence: Since he spent so much of his childhood around horses, it was not a surprise when James decided to apprentice to learn to be a farrier.

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