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Tart cherries may help relieve muscle pain, arthritis pain and the pain of gout better than anti-inflammatory drugs, but here’s a potential new use that might be worthwhile if you need help sleeping. Researchers at Britain’s Northumbria University found that adults who drank two daily glasses of tart cherry juice slept up to six percent […]

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Verb: Thole (THOHL) Definition: Endure Sample sentence: In the winter months, we must thole the cold and snow.

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The more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet, the greater your chances of keeping your wits about you as you get older. German researchers in collaboration with investigators at Temple University in Philadelphia and Italy’s Perugia University looked at the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake, antioxidant status and cognitive performance in 193 healthy […]

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Adjective: Valorous (VAL-uh-russ) Definition: 1. Possessing or acting with bravery or boldness: courageous. 2. Marked by, exhibiting, or carried out with courage or determination: heroic. Sample sentence: Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 for valorous acts that helped to save his company in the face of a fierce German assault.

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Even if you avoid the brightly colored boxes of sugarcoated kids’ cereals, you may not be picking the healthiest breakfast options. Sugars, calories and fats can be hidden in many cereals – including those that are marketed as “healthy.” Consider the following when choosing cereals: Sugars: Choose varieties with eight grams of sugar or less […]

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Noun: Fustian (FUSS-chun) Definition: 1. A strong cotton and linen fabric. 2. High-flown or affected writing or speech. Sample sentence: Readers with a low tolerance for fustian may be put off by the writer’s style, but there is no denying that his arguments have merit.

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Noun: Tome (TOHM) Definition: 1. A volume forming part of a larger work. 2. A book, especially a large, scholarly book. Sample sentence: It took me more than a month to finish reading that 800-page tome on European history.

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If you live near a noisy highway or anywhere close to traffic sounds, you may be at increased risk of high blood pressure. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Sweden, which found that adults who live near the noisiest roads were much more likely to report high blood pressure than individuals who live […]

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Verb: Defer (dih-FER) Definition: 1. Put off or delay. 2. To postpone induction of a person into military service. Sample sentence: The minister advised the young couple that it would be wise to defer getting married until they had finished school.

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Even if you’re carrying a few extra pounds, if you get in shape and stay in shape – and you’re male – your risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes will be lower. Researchers from the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health followed more than 14,000 white, financially secure middle-aged […]

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