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It’s easy to grab a quick bite when your family is always on the go. But what you get in speed, your kids can pay for with their growing teeth. So don’t let fast food replace healthier foods too often. Starchy foods like French fries can get stuck between teeth. That’s where bacteria love to […]

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Verb: Hoise  (HOYZ) Definition: Lift, raise; especially: to raise into position by or as if by means of tackle. Sample sentence: Bethany was selected by her Girl Scout troop to hoise the American flag for the Flag Day ceremony on the town green.

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Noun: Baba ghanoush  (bah-bah-gah-NOOSH) Definition: An appetizer or spread made chiefly of eggplant, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon. Sample sentence: If you are looking for an unusual appetizer for your next party, I have a great recipe for baba ghanoush.

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Did you know that exercise is good for your head? While it may seem as if moving about when you feel tired is the quickest way to feeling more tired, the opposite is true. Experts say that increasing physical activity, especially walking, increases energy. Psychologists studying how exercise affects mental health are finding that how […]

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Verb: Burgeon  (BER-jun) Definition: 1. To send forth new growth: sprout 2. To grow and expand rapidly:  flourish Sample sentence: The trout population is sure to burgeon now that the water in the stream is clean.

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Though having a drink will make you feel good at the start, it can actually make your mood worse later. If you have trouble with your mood, it’s best to stay away from it. It can also have a bad effect on the quality of your sleep, which can make your mood even worse the […]

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Come to the “Catch the Vision” Car Show and Cruise on Saturday, June 22 at Applebee’s and check out this great classic car – a 1955 Cadillac Coupe de Ville!

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Adjective: Prosaic  (proh-ZAY-ik) Definition: 1. Characteristic of prose as distinguished from poetry: factual 2. Dull, unimaginative. 3. Everyday, ordinary. Sample sentence: The young accountant has grown weary of her prosaic life and longs for adventure and world travels.

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Have you ever been in a bad mood, only to see that you haven’t eaten in hours? Eating a balanced breakfast and not gettting too hungry during the day will keep your blood sugar and mood even. Many studies show that eating breakfast leads to improved mood, better memory, and more energy all day long. […]

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Noun: Chilblain  (CHIL-blayn) Definition: An inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold. Sample sentence: The weather is getting warmer and the chilblain threat is gone, at least for a few months.

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