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Word of the Day – Nov. 1 – Corrigendum

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Noun: Corrigendum (kor-uh-JEN-dum) Definition: An error in a printed work discovered after printing and shown with its correction on a separate sheet. Sample sentence: The day after running the article, the newspaper printed a corrigendum stating that the actress had been born in 1971, not 1871 as indicated.

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Health Tip – Nov. 1 – The Secret Danger of Retirement

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The longer you postpone retirement, the lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia may be. This finding comes from a French study of more than 400,000 retirees. For each additional year of work, the risk of dementia dropped by 3.2 percent. The French investigators reviewed records on retirees, most of whom […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 31 – Prestidigitation

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Noun: Prestidigitation (press-tuh-dij-uh-TAY-shun) Definition: Sleight of hand. Sample sentence: Her career as a magician began with feats of prestidigitation and illusion performed for her high school’s annual talent shows.

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Health Tip – Oct. 31 – Eat Peppers, Prevent Parkinson’s?

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Strange as it may seem, peppers (and to a lesser degree tomatoes) contain edible nicotine (far less than you would get from a cigarette) that may help protect against Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle evaluated the diets of 490 Parkinson’s patients and 644 adults who had no neurological disorders. All […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 30 – Teetotaler

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Noun: Teetotaler (TEE-TOH-tuh-ler) Definition: One who practices or advocates teetotalism: one who abstains completely from alcoholic drinks. Sample sentence: The couple plans to use sparkling cider, rather than champagne, for the wedding toast because the bride’s mother is a teetotaler.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 29 – Scintilla

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Noun: Scintilla (sin-TIL-uh) Definition: A very small amount: spark, trace. Sample sentence: This morning I awoke to a scintilla of snow.

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Health Tip – Oct. 29 – Are Cell Phones Bad For Blood Pressure?

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New research from Italy shows that talking on cell phones can cause a significant rise in blood pressure. A team of Italian researchers has reported that during cell phone calls, blood pressure bumped up from 121/77 to 129/82. However, the research team noted the increase was less drastic among people who took or made 30 […]

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Health Tip – Oct. 28 – How Lack of Sleep Can Ruin Your Diet

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Did you ever wonder why you tend to overeat after a restless night? It’s almost as if lack of sleep throws a switch in your brain, letting loose cravings for donuts, pizza and burgers. That’s pretty much what actually happens, according to results of a study from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers there recruited […]

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Word of the Day – Oct. 28 – Adjudicate

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Verb: Adjudicate (uh-JOO-dih-kayt) Definition: 1. To settle judicially. 2. To act as judge. Sample sentence: After a complaint has been filed, the panel has 30 days to adjudicate on the dispute.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 25 – Asseverate

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Verb: Asseverate (uh-SEV-uh-rayt) Definition: To affirm or declare positively or earnestly. Sample sentence: I will myself asseverate that what you tell me in secret will remain a secret.

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