Home » Archives by category » Dee Dee (Page 148)

Dee Dee’s Memories of the Kennedy Assassination

Comments Off on Dee Dee’s Memories of the Kennedy Assassination

It was an average day for me on the 22nd of November in 1963. I was in the second grade, sitting at my desk and thinking about the upcoming weekend. The principal of the school came into our classroom and took our teacher, Mrs. Hurley, out into the hall. Mrs. Hurley returned a couple of […]

Continue reading …

Health Tip – Nov. 22 – Fishy Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Comments Off on Health Tip – Nov. 22 – Fishy Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Eating at least one weekly serving of fish – of any kind – seems to help cut the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by 35 percent, and regular long-term (for at least a decade) consumption of omega-3 fatty acids from oily fish such as salmon reduces the risk by 50 percent. This finding, from a […]

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – Nov. 22 – Undergird

Comments Off on Word of the Day – Nov. 22 – Undergird

Verb: Undergird (un-der-GERD) Definition: To form the basis or foundation of: strengthen, support. Sample sentence: No one argues that a robust U.S. economy is needed to undergird an effective foreign policy.

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – Nov. 21 – Bonhomie

Comments Off on Word of the Day – Nov. 21 – Bonhomie

Noun: Bonhomie (bah-nuh-MEE) Definition: Good-natured easy friendliness. Sample sentence: Kayla was worried that she wouldn’t get along with her new roommates, but their bonhomie quickly put her at ease.

Continue reading …

Health Tip – Nov. 21 – Garlic to Ward Off Lung Cancer

Comments Off on Health Tip – Nov. 21 – Garlic to Ward Off Lung Cancer

Raw garlic has long been recognized as a powerful natural medicine. It has immune-stimulating properties and is an effective antibiotic and antiviral agent that can be used to help address many kinds of infections. It also contains compounds that appear to fight cancer, and helps lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The latest on […]

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – Nov. 20 – Plenipotentiary

Comments Off on Word of the Day – Nov. 20 – Plenipotentiary

Adjective: Plenipotentiary (plen-uh-puh-TEN-shuh-ree) Definition: 1. Invested with full power. 2. Of or relating to a person invested with full power to transact any business. Sample sentence: The CEO of the large company, about to leave for a month-long vacation, assured his board of directors that his assistant had his full confidence and was vested with […]

Continue reading …

Health Tip – Nov. 20 – Teach Your Mind to Multi-task

Comments Off on Health Tip – Nov. 20 – Teach Your Mind to Multi-task

New research from Britain suggests that video games may help you train your brain to be more flexible and to think more strategically. This kind of “cognitive flexibility” can be advantageous in today’s knowledge economy, the researchers said. Investigators at Queen Mary University of London and University College London recruited 72 female volunteers and measured […]

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – Nov. 19 – Kipper

Comments Off on Word of the Day – Nov. 19 – Kipper

Noun: Kipper (KIP-er) Definition: 1. A male salmon or sea trout during or after the spawning season. 2. A herring or salmon cured by salting and smoking. Sample sentence: My favorite treat is a kipper on a cracker with a little cream cheese.

Continue reading …

Health Tip – Nov. 19 – What Volunteering Can Do For Your Health

Comments Off on Health Tip – Nov. 19 – What Volunteering Can Do For Your Health

Here’s the latest on the health benefits of lending a helping hand in your community: volunteering can improve your mental health and lengthen your life. A research team from the U.K.’s University of Exeter Medical School combined data from 40 scientific studies to conclude that volunteering is good for you, but they note that the […]

Continue reading …

Word of the Day – Nov. 18 – Eristic

Comments Off on Word of the Day – Nov. 18 – Eristic

Adjective: Eristic (ih-RISS-tik) Definition: Characterized by disputatious and often subtle and specious reasoning. Sample sentence: Dialectical argument is a cooperative, two-sided truth-seeking art that requires a constructive and balanced attitude, whereas eristic dialogue is one-sided, quarrelsome, and antagonistic.

Continue reading …