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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poor dental hygiene may lead to cancer and early death. A Swedish study initiated back in 1985 included 1,390 randomly selected adults ages 30 to 40 who had no signs of gum disease when they enrolled. The participants were followed by periodic checks of their oral health and smoking habits until 2009. Over the 24 […]

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Adjective: Georgic  (JOR-jik) Definition:  Of or relating to agriculture. Sample sentence:  City slicker Brian was still getting used to the georgic lifestyle, particularly getting up at 4:30 each morning to milk the cows.

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