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Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. And remember, you have two ears and only one mouth, so you should listen twice as much as you speak.

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Noun: Poutine  (poo-TEEN) Definition: A dish of French fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds. Sample sentence: Although classic poutine is a simple dish, it is one of the most popular items on the menu at the fancy, new Canadian restaurant.

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Fearless people embrace the flow of life with perseverance and determination. They view life as an adventure, not an ordeal.

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Adjective: Incongruous  (in-KAHN-gruh-wus) Definition: Lacking congruity, not harmonious, incompatible, not conforming, disagreeing, inconsistent within itself. Sample sentence: The sight of a horse and carriage amongst the cars on the road was a bit incongruous.

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Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.

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Verb: Matriculate  (muh-TRIK-yuh-layt) Definition: To enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university. Sample sentence: A spokesperson for the college said the school is expected to matriculate approximately 1,000 students for the fall semester.

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Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people’s nonsense, repeat these words: not my circus, not my monkeys. It is so easy to get sucked into someone else’s drama. Take a deep breath, count to ten and then walk away.

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Noun:  (FREE-gun) Definition: An activist who scavenges for free food, such as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants, as a means of reducing consumption of resources. Sample sentence: Josh is a vocal anti-consumerist who lives as a freegan and works to develop community gardens in urban settings.

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The best things in life are free. Hugs, smiles, family, friends, kisses, love, sleep, laughter and good memories are some of the best things.

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Noun: Stoic  (STOH-ik) Definition: One apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain. Sample sentence:  Deidra is truly a stoic, having finished the marathon despite a painful pulled tendon in her knee.  

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