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Word of the Day – Dec. 2 – Inveigh

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Verb: Inveigh  (in-VAY) Definition: To protest or complain bitterly or vehemently: rail. Sample sentence:  Several property owners  plan to write letters to the paper to inveigh against the high property taxes they are required to pay. Several property owners wrote letters to the paper inveighing against the high property taxes that they are required to […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 29 – Demogorgon

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Noun: Demogorgon  (Dee-muh-GOR-gun) Definition: A mysterious spirit or deity often explained as a primeval creator god who antedates the gods of Greek mythology. Sample sentence: Whenever the demogorgon Taylor Swift songs take my radio hostage, I scream out “Stop! My eardrums are bleeding!” mysterious spirit or deity often explained as a primeval creator god who […]

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Health Tip – Nov. 29 – The Simple Reason Why Night Owls Gain Weight

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The less you sleep, the more likely you are to gain weight, and a new study suggests why: late night nibbling translates into too many excess calories. The study, from the University of Pennsylvania, showed that participants in a laboratory sleep study whose shut-eye was limited to four hours per night for five nights, bumped […]

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Health Tip – Nov. 28 – How To Recover From a Thanksgiving Food Binge

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It happens to the best of us: Thanksgiving rolls around and we enjoy the holiday dinner a little too much. A binge that includes buttery potatoes, greasy gravy, rich casseroles, and—of course—lots of turkey (not to mention pumpkin pie!) can leave you feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and irritable. If you find yourself in this situation this […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 28 – Rectitudinous

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Adjective: Rectitudinous  (rek-tuh-TOO-duh-nus) Definition: 1. Characterized by the quality of being honest and morally correct. 2. Piously self-righteous. Sample sentence: The senatorial candidate’s supporters insist that he is possessed of a rectitudinous character and a spotless record.

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Health Tip – Nov. 27 – Happy Heart News

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That old song “Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella” seems to have relevance to heart health. A new study from John’s Hopkins shows that people with cheerful temperaments seem to have some in-built protection against heart attacks and are less likely to die suddenly of heart problems than those who are anxious and depressed. Similar […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 27 – Conurbation

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Noun: Conerbation  (kah-ner-BAY-shun) Definition: An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities. Sample sentence: The conurbation is served by a sophisticated system of trains and subways. The conurbation is served by a sophisticated system of trains and subways. Read more at http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/2013/11/16/#hcXqD3JsQM2zRQJC.99 The conurbation is served by a sophisticated system of trains and subways. Read […]

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Word of the Day – Nov. 26 – Homologate

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Verb:  Homologate  (hoh-MAH-luh-gayt) Definition: To sanction or allow: especially, to approve or confirm officially. Sample sentence: A judge must homologate a plea bargain between the district attorney and the defense.

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Health Tip – Nov. 26 – Why Exercise Isn’t a Sleeping Pill

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Regular exercise can contribute to sound sleep, but if you start an exercise program don’t expect immediate results. A study at Northwestern University found that at first aerobic exercise may be no help at all for people with insomnia. In fact, if you exercise during the day and then don’t sleep that night, you’re likely […]

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Health Tip – Nov. 25 – Why Sanitation May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

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New research from Britain’s University of Cambridge suggests that the higher rates of Alzheimer’s disease observed in industrialized countries may be due to those populations living in biologically clean environments, with reduced contact with bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Previous research, conducted over the past several years, has examined the association between the immune system […]

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