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If you want a better nutritional boost while exercising, go bananas. New findings from Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab in North Carolina show that trained cyclists who participated in a 75-kilometer simulated road race lasting 2.5 to 3 hours did as well when they ate bananas instead of drinking sports drinks. Every 15 minutes […]

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Staying hydrated is important – every organ, cell and tissue in your body depends on water for survival. Proper hydration also addresses a bevy of health concerns, from dry mouth and bad breath to gallstones and irregularity. Each day you lose water by simply going to the bathroom, sweating and breathing. Replacing these lost fluids […]

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Verb: Vilipend  (VIL-uh-pend) Definition: 1. To hold or treat as of little worth or account 2. To express a low opinion of :disparage Sample sentence: As a women’s movement pioneer, Susan B. Anthony fought against the dictums of those who would  vilipend women by treating them as second-class citizens.

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Noun: Gimbal  (GHIM-bul) Definition: A device that permits a body to incline freely in any direction or suspends it so that it will remain level when its support is tipped. Sample sentence: In general, typical tracking mechanisms have the laser mounted on a gimbal, which is controlled with digital servos.

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Whole foods rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and biotin help promote a healthy scalp and hair. Add these foods to your grocery cart and  think of it as a healthy hair recipe! Dark leafy greens. Kale, Swiss chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens are good sources of vitamins A and C, which […]

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Noun: Spoonerism  (SPOO-nuh-riz-um) Definition: A transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words. Sample sentence: People of all ages love the spoonerism version of Cinderella where Rindercella  goes to a bancy fall and slops her dripper as she runs away from the pransome hince.

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Women can do just fine in their 70s if they keep eating their fruits and vegetables and continue getting some daily exercise. New findings from the University of Michigan School of Social Work show that maintaining good health in your golden years means doing more of the same things you did to get there. The […]

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Bad breath comes from a number of places, the two most common being the mouth and the stomach. The neutralizing powers of yogurt and other probiotics treat the latter cause. Yogurt shouldn’t have any effect at all on the bacteria that live on the tongue because it’s not there long enough. However, it likely has […]

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Noun: Arbalest  (AHR-buh-list) Definition: A crossbow especially of medieval times. Sample sentence: The destructive power of the arbalest was so greatly feared during the 1100’s that some governments tried to outlaw its use.

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A group of doctors compared duct tape’s effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. After two months of wearing duct tape on a daily basis and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, 85 percent of patients’ warts were gone, whereas freezing only removed 60 percent. The question is […]

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