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Word of the Day – Sept. 24 – Waitron

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Noun: Waitron (WAY-trahn) Definition: A person who waits tables (as in a restaurant): waitperson. Sample sentence: The best waitron is constantly aware of the needs of the diners at their tables without hovering over them.

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Health Tip – Sept. 24 – Fall Allergies

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Every fall, you’re suddenly sneezing, coughing. Could it be fall allergies? It’s certainly a possibility. Ragweed blooms profusely this time of year. Those lovely, falling leaves become moldy, rotting vegetation after they hit the ground. And no surprise it turns out many people are sensitive to both ragweed pollen and mold. Dust mites can also […]

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Health Tip – Sept. 23 – The Power of Pumpkin

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Jack-o’-lanterns are the symbol of Halloween. But don’t overlook pumpkins as a source of nutrition. Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories. So don’t just buy canned pumpkin for pie; keep it in the pantry to whip up great homemade pumpkin treats like pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ravioli, or pumpkin soup.

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Word of the Day – Sept. 23 – Tergiversation

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Noun: Tergiversation (ter-jiv-er-SAY-shun) Definition: 1. Evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement: equivocation. 2. Desertion of a cause, position, party, or faith. Sample sentence: Ken’s speech was marked by tergiversation and gave few indications of where he really stood on the issue.

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Health Tip – Sept. 20 – Why Do We Eat?

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Food as we know is essential for the growth and maintenance of the human body. However, have you ever considered the question of why does an individual eat food? The answer to this question is that food performs three different functions. They are physiological function, psychological function and social function. All food goes through a […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 20 – Presage

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Verb: Presage (PRESS-ij) Definition: 1. To give an omen or warning of: foreshadow. 2. Foretell, predict. 3. To make or utter a prediction. Sample sentence: The sudden gloom and ominous dark clouds clearly are a presage of a nasty storm.

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Health Tip – Sept. 19 – Fresh Air and Sufficient Lighting For Energy

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Staying confined in a room which is poorly lit and severely deprived of fresh air, makes one dull. There should be cross ventilation so that fresh air comes into the room. Fresh air, especially early in the morning is good for health and improves the energy levels significantly. Taking short breaks from work or studies […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 19 – Metonymy

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Noun: Metonymy (muh-TAH-nuh-mee) Definition: A figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated. Sample sentence: American journalists employ metonymy whenever they say “the White House” in place of “the president and his administration.”

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Health Tip – Sept. 18 – Feeling Tired?

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If you follow a healthy lifestyle and still feel tired, you should rule out all possible medical causes of tiredness. Most often, tiredness springs out from an illness, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, vitamin deficiency, work and family problems, lack of sleep or boredom. Anti-depressant medicines can also cause tiredness. Seek medical advice if you are constantly […]

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Word of the Day – Sept. 18 – Caveat

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Noun: Caveat (KAV-ee-aht) Definition: 1. A warning enjoining one from certain acts or practices. 2. An explanation to prevent misinterpretation. 3. A modifying or cautionary detail to be considered when evaluating, interpreting, or doing something. 4. A legal warning to a judicial officer to suspend a proceeding until the opposition has a hearing. Sample sentence: […]

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