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Sweating is a necessary part of how the body works: it is a normal reaction to your body needing to cool down after it works hard. However, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, in the underarms, groin, head, face, hands or feet is not normal. While it is harmless, it can be disruptive to daily life. (A […]

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Verb:  Affront  (uh-FRUNT) Definition: 1. To insult especially to the face by behavior or language. 2. To cause offense to. 3. To face in defiance: confront. 4. To appear directly before. Sample  sentence: No matter what the event, we hated to invite Bob because he would always affront us with his rude behavior and seeming […]

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Noun: Wiseacre  (WYZE-ay-ker) Definition: One who pretends to knowledge or cleverness; especially  a smart aleck. Sample sentence: A wiseacre in the audience began heckling the young comedian after his first couple of jokes fell flat.

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Popcorn’s reputation as a healthy snack got a big boost recently. Researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found that this favorite movie snack has more polyphenols (a class of  antioxidants than many fruits and vegetables. They reported that, on average, a serving of popcorn gives you up to 300 mg of polyphenols compared […]

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Adjective: Mettlesome  (MET-ul-sum) Definition:  Full of vigor and stamina: spirited Sample sentence: The mettlesome bronco kicked and bucked, but the rider kept her balance and rode her out.

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Healthy snacking doesn’t mean depriving your taste buds. Try these palate-pleasing snack ideas that are healthful and delicious – and won’t wreak havoc on your weight goals: Seasonal fruit with good-quality yogurt and freshly ground flaxseed Popped Corn. It provides a good amount of fiber and is low in calories. Avoid the added chemicals in […]

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Verb: Cerebrate  (SAIR-uh-brayt) Definition: To use the mind: think Sample sentence: Jane is apt to cerebrate at length before making even minor decisions.

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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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