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Word of the Day – Nov. 5 – Gorgonize

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Verb: Gorgonize  (GOR-guh-nyze) Definition: To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on: stupefy, petrify Sample sentence: Dave joked that his boss’s angry glare could gorgonize an employee in mid-complaint.  

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Health Tip – Nov. 5 – Does This “Fat-burning” Extract Work?

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Green coffee bean extract is the latest natural substance said to speed up weight loss. In a small study, eight men and eight women between the ages of 22 and 46 received a dose of 1,050 mg of green coffee bean extract for six weeks, then a lower dosage of 700 mg for another six […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 2 – Sequacious

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Adjective: Sequacious  (sih-KWAY-shus) Definition: Intellectually servile. Sample sentence: Eager to prove that he was not merely a sequacious follower,  Martin wrote a critical review of his former mentor’s book.

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Health Tip – Nov. 2 – Wine and Grapes May Protect Skin

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No joke: researchers in Spain have suggested that drinking red wine or eating grapes may help defend your skin against the damaging effects of sunburn. The investigators report that antioxidant compounds found in grapes can protect skin by undermining formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). If left unchecked, these byproducts of normal metabolism set off […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 1 – Agon

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Noun: Agon  (AH-gahn) Definition: Conflict. Sample sentence: As the U.S. presidential elections approach, anyone with an interest in politics is focused on the agon  about to reach its  climax.  

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Health Tip – Nov. 1 – Losing Weight After Menopause

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For many women, gaining weight after menopause seems inevitable, and losing it nearly impossible. However, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a few simple changes can make a big difference. Researchers followed 465 overweight and obese postmenopausal women for four years to evaluate weight-loss strategies that worked best. The women were […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 31 – Phantasm

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Noun: Phantasm  (FAN-taz-um) Definition: 1. A product of fantasy. 2. A delusive appearance or  illusion. 3. A ghost or specter. 4. A figment of the imagination. 5. A mental representation of a real object. Sample sentence: The old mansion, which according to local legend is inhabited by the phantasm of an 18th-century resident, is the […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 31 – A Healthy and Safe Halloween

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It is possible for everyone to enjoy a healthy and safe Halloween. Here are a few tips to help: 1. A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. 2. Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 30 – Men May Need Chocolate, Too!

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A new report from Sweden suggests that consuming chocolate can help lower the risk of stroke in men. Researchers at the famed Karolinska Institute asked 37,103 men aged 49 to 75 about their eating habits, including how much chocolate they enjoy. Over the following decade 1,995 of the men participating in the study experienced a […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 30 – Dissociate

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Verb: Dissociate  (dih-SOH-shee-ayt) Definition: Disconnect, disunite Sample sentence: Although both politicians are members of the same party, the Senator is trying to dissociate herself from the unpopular governor.

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