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Noun plural: Dundrearies  (dun-DREER-eez) Definition: Long, flowing sideburns. Sample sentence: Many of the Civil War reenactors were sporting dundrearies to give their costumes a look of authenticity.

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A new report from Tufts University suggests that higher daily doses of vitamin D – between 800 and 2000 IUs – can significantly lower the risk of fractures for both men and women age 65 and older. The research team analyzed 11 separate clinical trials that studied the effect of vitamin D supplementation in more […]

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Losing out on sleep may increase the risk of having a stroke. This news comes from a study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine where researchers found a fourfold risk of stroke among normal-weight people who sleep fewer than 6 hours a night. None of the study participants suffered from sleep […]

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Adjective: Ramose  (RAY-mohss) Definition: Consisting of or having branches. Sample sentence: On a coral reef, when ramose corals grow upward, they create a structure resistant to waves and current.

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Yerba mate (also known simply as mate) is a tea made from the dried leaves of Ilex paraguariensis, an evergreen shrub in the holly family that grows in Central and South America. It has a long history as both a beverage and as a treatment for ailments such as fatigue, appetite control and a weakened […]

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Adjective: Dyslogistic  (diss-luh-JISS-tik) Definition: Uncomplimentary. Sample sentence: The blogger used many dyslogistic adjectives to express his dissatisfaction with the mayor.

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Yesterday’s Haily Tip covered five foods safe to feed your cat; today we discuss foods that you shouldn’t feed your feline companion animal. 1. Alcohol: Even a small amount can do damage to a cat’s liver and brain, and may even lead to coma and death. Don’t give your cat beer, liquor, wine, or foods […]

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Noun: Marplot  (MAHR-plaht) Definition: One who frustrates or ruins a plan or undertaking by meddling. Sample sentence: The plan to surprise Brenda with a party for her birthday might have gone off without a hitch if her sister hadn’t been such a nosy marplot.

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Verb: Peruse  (puh-ROOZ) Definition: 1.  To examine or study attentively and in detail. 2. To look over or through in a casual or hasty manner. 3. Read. Sample sentence: We had plenty of time to peruse the menu at the new restaurant as our dinner partners were late in arriving.

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Want to feed your cat human food? Understanding your pet’s nutritional needs is the first step. Cats are classified as obligate carnivores, meaning they need meat to survive and thrive. If you want to cook for a cat,  talk to your vet or consult with a veterinary nutritionist about the individual needs of your feline […]

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