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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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Being obese doesn’t automatically mean you’re destined for cardiovascular disease – although it certainly increases the odds. New research from the UK shows that the risk of developing heart problems depends on metabolic health, and not body size.Metabolic health means having normal levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and C-reactive protein, a marker for […]

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Adjective: Gargantuan  (gar-GAN-choo-un) Definition: Tremendous in size, volume, or degree Sample sentence: People are always amazed at the gargantuan amount of water that goes over Niagra Falls every hour.  

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Turmeric, the yellow spice that colors curry and American mustard, is a potent natural anti-inflammatory agent. Both in the diet and in supplement form, it has shown promise in the treatment of arthritis, tendonitis and autoimmune disorders. The latest word on turmeric’s health benefits comes from Thailand. Researchers there found that adding a turmeric extract […]

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Noun: Buffoon   (ba-FOON) Definition: 1. A ludicrous figure: clown 2. A gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person Sample sentence: Joe was really out of place at the fancy restaurant, looking like a buffoon in his blue jeans and ratty flannel shirt.

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