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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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We know that the risk of developing hypertension increases when one of your parents is affected with the disease. Even if your father or mother had high blood pressure your own risk may be dramatically lower if you’re in good shape. A study published online May 14, 2012 in Hypertension found that exercise can trump […]

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Got asthma? Your pillow, a haven for dust mites, could be making matters worse. Wash your pillows regularly and replace them annually. No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. They love a warm environment like your bed just as much as you do. And […]

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