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Word of the Day – Sept. 7 – Ramose

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Adjective: Ramose  (RAY-mohss) Definition: Consisting of or having branches. Sample sentence: On a coral reef, when ramose corals grow upward, they create a structure resistant to waves and current.

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Health Tip – Sept. 6 – Yerba Mate For Bone Health

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Yerba mate (also known simply as mate) is a tea made from the dried leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, an evergreen shrub in the holly family that grows in Central and South America. It has a long history as both a beverage and as a treatment for ailments such as fatigue, appetite control and a weakened […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 6 – Dyslogistic

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Adjective: Dyslogistic  (diss-luh-JISS-tik) Definition: Uncomplimentary. Sample sentence: The blogger used many dyslogistic adjectives to express his dissatisfaction with the mayor.

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Health Tip – Sept. 5 – Nine Foods Not to Feed Your Feline

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Yesterday’s Haily Tip covered five foods safe to feed your cat; today we discuss foods that you shouldn’t feed your feline companion animal. 1. Alcohol: Even a small amount can do damage to a cat’s liver and brain, and may even lead to coma and death. Don’t give your cat beer, liquor, wine, or foods […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 5 – Marplot

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Noun: Marplot  (MAHR-plaht) Definition: One who frustrates or ruins a plan or undertaking by meddling. Sample sentence: The plan to surprise Brenda with a party for her birthday might have gone off without a hitch if her sister hadn’t been such a nosy marplot.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 4 – Peruse

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Verb: Peruse  (puh-ROOZ) Definition: 1.  To examine or study attentively and in detail. 2. To look over or through in a casual or hasty manner. 3. Read. Sample sentence: We had plenty of time to peruse the menu at the new restaurant as our dinner partners were late in arriving.

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Health Tip – Sept. 4 – Five Foods to Feed Your Feline

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Want to feed your cat human food? Understanding your pet’s nutritional needs is the first step. Cats are classified as obligate carnivores, meaning they need meat to survive and thrive. If you want to cook for a cat,  talk to your vet or consult with a veterinary nutritionist about the individual needs of your feline […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 3 – De minimis

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Adjective: De minimus   (dee-MIN-uh-mus) Definition: Lacking significance or importance: so minor as to merit disregard. Sample sentence: Critics complain that the new policy merely introduces de minimis modifications and does nothing to amend the real faults in the system.

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Health Tip – Sept. 3 – Should You Fast?

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Intermittent fasting, or IF, refers to repeatedly going without solid food for longer periods than is typical on a daily breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule. Variations are endless. Some proponents skip breakfast; others dinner. Others fast all day every other day, every third day, once per week, or once per month. Fasting periods accelerate the clearing out of […]

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Word of the Day – Aug. 31 – Benison

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Noun:  Benison  (BEN-uh-sun) Definition: A blessing or benediction. Sample sentence: The candidate sought the benison of the popular pastor in the hope of gaining both spiritual and political support.

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