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Noun: Nectar   (NEK-ter) Definition: 1. The drink of the Greek and Roman gods 2. Something delicious to drink 3. A beverage of fruit juice and pulp 4. A sweet liquid that is secreted by the nectaries of a plant and is the chief raw material of honey Sample sentence: After working for hours in the […]

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Researchers from John’s Hopkins and Arizona State University discovered fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics, in samples of feather meal, a product made from chicken feathers that is routinely added to feed for chicken, swine, cattle and fish. The FDA banned use of these antibiotics in poultry production in 2005 principally because they can accelerate the […]

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Adjective: A-go-go  (ah-GOH-goh) Definition: 1.  Of, relating to, or being a disco or the music or dances performed there 2. Being in a whirl of motion 3. Being up-to-date — often used postpositively Sample sentence: The shop is chock-full of the latest in fashionable home decor, it’s decorating trends a-go-go.

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If you have ever heard that a crease in the earlobes – specifically one that runs diagonally – indicates an increased risk of heart disease, you aren’t alone. More than 30 studies over the past few decades have examined whether an earlobe crease is a sign of heart disease, indicative of cholesterol deposits in arteries, […]

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Adjective: Bloviate  (BLOH-vee-ayt) Definition:  To speak or write verbosely and windily Sample sentence: Mitchell spent his Sunday morning listening to talk show pundits who all tended to bloviate about world affairs.

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Practicing meditation might make your workday less stressful and improve your memory and concentration. A new study from the University of Washington explored the effects of meditation on three groups of human resource managers. To assess how well the participants dealt with stress before and after meditation training they all took a test of their […]

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Chronic back pain is often due to poor posture, injuries, or muscle tension, and can profoundly impact your quality of life. Instead of using medications to dull the pain, try yoga. It is a proactive approach that can help prevent further injury and lessen the symptoms of current back pain. Yoga can: Engage your body, […]

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Verb: Cachinnate  ( KAK-uh-nayt) Definition:  To laugh loudly or immoderately Sample sentence: The person sitting beside me at the table had the nerve to cachinnate through the entire dinner party, ruining my enjoyment of the meal.

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Want to help reduce your odds of having a stroke? Besides minimizing common risk factors such as smoking and unhealthy stress, consider adding magnesium-rich foods to your grocery cart. Researchers at the Swedish Karolinska Institute found that the risk for ischemic stroke – the most common type of stroke in older people, which is when […]

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Verb: Convoke   (kun-VOHK) Definition: To call together to a meeting Sample sentence: In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt saw a need to convoke a conference at The Hague to discuss arms limitations.

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