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Noun: Hydromancy  (HYE-druh-man-see) Definition: Divination by the appearance or motion of liquids (as water) Sample sentence: Madame Forthwith practices hydromancy, using a bowl of clear water to predict the future rather than the traditional crystal ball.

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Here’s some good news for coffee lovers – drinking java regularly might lower the risk of death. Results from a recent study indicate that seniors who reported drinking a few cups of coffee daily were less likely to die from heart disease, stroke, infections, injuries and accidents than those who didn’t drink coffee at all […]

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Noun: Goober  (GOO-ber) Definition:  A peanut It may be small, but the goober packs a large amount of healthy nutrients.

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Feeling anxious is stressful for our bodies and minds. Instead of taking a pharmaceutical to help quell anxiety, consider kava. From a tropical plant (Piper methysticum), kava is related to black pepper and native to islands of the South Pacific, where it has a long history of use. Kava is an excellent anti-anxiety remedy – […]

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Adjective: Solsitial (sahl-STISH-ul) Definition: 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a solstice and especially the summer solstice. 2. Happening or appearing at or associated with a solstice. Sample sentence: Hundreds of people gathered recently for the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, an annual solsitial celebration.

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Jogging may extend your life. We’re talking about an additional 6.2 years of life for male joggers and an additional 5.6 years for women joggers. This news comes from researchers in Denmark who compared 1,116 men who jogged and 762 women joggers to many, many more non-joggers of both sexes as part of the ongoing […]

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With the fabulous summer celebration of the 4th of July comes Americans all over with high hopes for a gorgeous summer day of barbecuing, swimming and, of course, fireworks. Make sure you celebrate safely. Here are a few tips for you and your family: 1. Always have an adult light the fireworks and sparklers. Keep […]

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Adjective: Grandiose (grand-dee-OSS) Definition: 1. Characterized by affectation of grandeur or splendor or by absurd exaggeration. 2. Impressive because of uncommon largeness, scope, effect, or grandeur. Sample sentence: The community was awed by the grandiose fireworks display offered on the 4th of July.

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Want to eat more fruit and vegetables? Of course you do! Upping your produce intake is one of the surest paths to better health, but many people simply find it too difficult to do on a regular basis. If you are among them, here’s a tip: invest in a transparent bowl, and keep it within […]

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Noun: Pandect (PAN-dekt) Definition: 1. A complete code of the laws of a country or system of law. 2. A treatise covering an entire subject. Sample sentence: Those running for political office should have a good understanding of the pandekt of America.

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