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Noun: Arbalest  (AHR-buh-list) Definition: A crossbow especially of medieval times. Sample sentence: The destructive power of the arbalest was so greatly feared during the 1100′s that some governments tried to outlaw its use.

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A group of doctors compared duct tape’s effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. After two months of wearing duct tape on a daily basis and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, 85 percent of patients’ warts were gone, whereas freezing only removed 60 percent. The question is […]

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Adjective: Hypnagogic  ( hip-nuh-GAH-jik) Definition: Of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep. Sample sentence: Those people who constantly play video games may see vivid images of the game they have been playing as they enter the hypnagogic state after they go to bed.

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Are you tired? Your  extreme fatigue could be coming from one of these energy suckers: 1. Dehydration – It turns out that even moderate dehydration (which results in the loss of 3 percent of your body weight) can make you feel mentally sluggish and mess with your concentration. The next time you’re feeling foggy or […]

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Adverb: Oftentimes  (AW-fun-tymez) Definition: Often, repeatedly Sample sentence: Oftentimes, she is the last employee to leave the office for the day.

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A healthful diet is not the only factor when it comes to achieving a healthy weight – physical activity plays an important role as well. While it may seem challenging to find time to work out, the long- and short-term health benefits make it a necessary aspect of achieving optimum health and a healthy weight. […]

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Noun: Ahimsa  (uh-HIM-sah) Definition:  The Hindu and Buddhist doctrine of refraining from harming any living being. Sample sentence:  The world would be a much better place if all mankind embrace the doctrine of Ahimsa.

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It’s tempting to resort to weight-loss supplements in the daily battle against the bulge, but there are indeed no shortcuts. A study published online in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism concluded that there is no sound research evidence showing that any single product results in significant weight loss. A handful – […]

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Noun: Tucket  (TUCK-ut) Definition: A fanfare on a trumpet. Sample sentence: The tucket sounded, and everyone rose as the king and queen entered the courtyard.

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Verb: Bruit  (BROOT) Definition:  Report, rumor Sample sentence:  Word of John’s imminent dismissal was something for his co-workers to bruit about around the water cooler.

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