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Word of the Day – Oct. 7 – Incarcerate

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Verb: Incarcerate (in-KAHR-suh-rayt) Definition: 1. To put in prison. 2. To subject to confinement. Sample sentence: Because the accused man presented a serious threat to society, the judge ruled it best to refuse bond and incarerate him while he awaited trial.

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Health Tip – Oct. 7 – Bone Up Daily

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Get your daily calcium by popping a tab, chugging milk or eating yoghurt. It’ll keep your bones strong. Remember that your bone density declines after the age of 30. You need at least 200 milligrams daily, which you should combine with magnesium, or it simply won’t be absorbed.

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Health Tip – Oct. 4 – Get Smelly

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Garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks all contain stuff that’s good for you. A study at the Child’s Health Institute in Cape Town found that eating raw garlic helped fight serious childhood infections. Heat destroys these properties, so eat yours raw, wash it down with fruit juice or, if you’re a sissy, have it in […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 4 – Cat’s-paw

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Noun: Cat’s-paw (KATS-paw) Definition: 1. A light air that ruffles the surface of the water in irregular patches during a calm. 2. One used by another as a tool: dupe. 3. A hitch knot formed with two eyes for attaching a line to a hook. Sample sentence: A good fisherman should know how to make […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 3 – Fimbriated

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Adjective: Fimbriated (FIM-bree-ay-tud) Definition: Having the edge of extremity bordered by slender processes: fringed. Sample sentence: While the animal is underwater, a fimbriated tail is adaptive in preventing rolling and tends to stabilize body motion while swimming.

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Health Tip – Oct. 3 – Get Spiritual

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A study conducted by the formidably sober and scientific Harvard University found that patients who were prayed for recovered quicker than those who weren’t, even if they weren’t aware of the prayer. You don’t have to become a religious fanatic, but acknowledging a higher power and trusting that there is someone or something with more […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 2 – Minion

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Noun: Minion (MIN-yun) Definition: 1. A servile dependent, follower, or underling. 2. One highly favored: idol. 3. A subordinate or petty official. Sample sentence: The senior partner joked that she’d send her faithful minion out for coffee.

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Health Tip – Oct. 2 – Get What You Give

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Are you always giving and never taking? This is the short road to compassion fatigue. Give to yourself and receive from others, otherwise you’ll get to a point where you have nothing left to give. And hey, if you can’t receive from others, how can you expect them to receive from you?

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Word of the Day – Oct. 1 – Rubicon

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Noun: Rubicon (ROO-bih-kahn) Definition: A bounding or limiting line; especially, one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably. Sample sentence: The most talented college basketball players come up against a very difficult decision: whether to stay in college or cross the Rubicon and go pro.

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Health Tip – Oct. 1 – Neurobics For Your Mind

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Neurobics for your mind are ways to get your brain fizzing with energy. American researchers coined the term “neurobics” for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. Brush your teeth with your “other’” hand, take a new route to […]

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