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Noun: Foodie  (FOO-dee) Definition: A person having an avid interest in the latest food fads. Example sentence: As a foodie, Molly gets excited whenever a new restaurant opens in the area.

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Don’t start your day with the bad stuff from yesterday. Today is a brand new day and it is up to you to make it shine.

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Noun: Rigmarole  (RIG-uh-muh-rol) Definition: Confused or meaningless talk. Also, a complex and sometimes ritualistic procedure. Example sentence: Rather than go through the annual rigmarole of filling out tax forms, Maureen would rather pay an accountant to do her taxes for her.

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There are two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers might eat better, but the givers sleep better.

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Adjective: Turid  (TER-bid) Definition: Cloudy or discolored by suspended particles. Also, confused or muddled. Example sentence: The speed of the water flowing over the dam becomes obvious only when one observes the turbid water roiling below.

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Remember, it costs nothing to be positive. And it changes things for the better.

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Noun: Bluestocking  (BLOO-stah-king) Definition: A woman having intellectual or literary interests. Example sentence: The author is a bluestocking, with a weakness for etymology and archaic religious texts.

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Life is like making tea. Boil your ego, evaporate your worries, dilute your sorrows, filter your mistakes, and get a taste of happiness.

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Adjective: Moot  (MOOT) Definition: Open to question, debatable, subject to discussion or disputed. Deprived of practical significance: made abstract or purely academic. Example sentence: Since the team would have lost anyway, it’s a moot point whether the umpire’s call was right or not.  

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Yes, we need to have long-range goals.  But our focus must be on today. Don’t think about tomorrow. Today is enough trouble in and of itself.  You can work on tomorrow when it gets here.

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