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Verb: Wreak (REEK) Definition: 1. To cause the infliction of (vengeance or punishment) 2. To give free play or course to (malevolent feeling) 3. Bring about, cause Sample sentence: The visiting team’s skilled receivers attempted to wreak havoc on our defense all night long.

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Stress can negatively impact your physical health, mood and social interactions. One way to help address the symptoms of stress is with passion flower (Passiflora incarnata). The dried above-ground parts of the plant can be found in tincture and extract form – look for standardized whole-plant extracts or capsules containing no less than 0.8 percent […]

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Noun: Subterfuge (SUB-ter-fyooj) Definition: 1. Deception by artifice or stratagem in order to conceal, escape, or evade. 2. A deceptive device or stratagem. Sample sentence: They obtained the documents through subterfuge.

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Giving up sweetened sodas might be a simple and inexpensive way to lower women’s risk of heart disease. Results of a study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) showed that midlife women who consumed two or more sweet drinks per day were nearly four times as likely to have […]

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Adjective: Ethereal (ih-THEER-ee-ul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to the heavens: heavenly. 2. Being light and airy: delicate Sample sentence: I had expected the spa to be one of those places where they burn aromatherapy candles and play ethereal music, but it wasn’t like that at all.

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Too much TV and not enough exercise appear to add up to depression for older women. A new investigation from the Harvard School of Public Health that included data on nearly 50,000 women who participated in the long-running Nurses’ Health Study, found that the women who reported exercising most (90 minutes or more daily) were […]

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Verb: Foment (FOH-ment) Definition: To promote the growth or development of, also to rouse or incite. Sample sentence: He has been accused of attempting to foment violence, but he denies the claim and insists that he and his followers will only engage in peaceful means of protest.

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Pistachios in the shell may not be as popular as traditional choices like carrots for a healthy (practically no-cal) snack, but as one of the lowest calorie nuts, they have another advantage: shelling them slows down snacking – and a growing pile of shells shows may remind you of how much you’ve eaten. A study […]

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Adjective: Taciturn (TASS-uh-tern) Definition: Temperamentally disinclined to talk. Sample sentence: The waiter, previously friendly and good-humored, suddenly became solemn and taciturn.

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If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, nasal congestion or postnasal drip, you may want to consider using a Neti pot. Originally from the Ayurvedic tradition, a Neti pot resembles a genie’s lamp and uses a saltwater solution to irrigate nasal passages and sinuses, making nasal mucus thinner and flushing out irritants. It’s fairly easy […]

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