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Want to encourage healing, boost your immune system, and help protect against vision loss? Then consider zinc. This mineral plays an important role in cell production, including creating new skin cells, but how much you take is important. Moderate doses of zinc can enhance immunity, while high doses can actually depress it and should be […]

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Adjective:  Ritzy  (RIT-see) Definition: 1.  Being characteristic of, or befitting a snob:  snobbish 2.  Impressively or ostentatiously fancy or stylish:  fashionable Sample sentence:  They gathered at the ritzy Palms Place Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas to lounge and swim.

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Water flushes our systems of waste products and toxins. Yet many people go through life dehydrated, causing tiredness, low energy and headaches. It’s common to mistake thirst for hunger,  so staying well hydrated will also help you make healthier food choices. Get some exercise daily. Find something active that you like to do and add […]

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Noun:  Alterity  (awl-TAIR-uh-tee) Definition:  Otherness: specifically the quality of state of being radically alien to the conscious self of a particular cultural orientation. Sample sentence:  The novel focuses on the alterity experienced by adolescents exploring how they both value and fear it.

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Due to the sedentary nature of modern life, it is quite common to accumulate excess fat around ones midsection.  As unattractive as it looks, and as uncomfortable as it makes one feel at the beach, excess fat in the abdomen also poses serious health risks.  The keys to shedding that paunch are raising your metabolism, […]

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Adjective:  Efficacious  (ef-uh-KAY-shus) Definition:  Having the power to produce a desired effect. Sample sentence:  Pam knew that the most efficacious remedy for her cold would be a steaming bowl of her grandmother’s chicken soup.

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When you spray with insecticides, the labels always warn you not to get the liquid on your skin. But they don’t mention that your clothes can make a difference in the absorption factor. Here’s proof: The chemistry department at Texas Southern University bought just about every brand of insecticide in the hardware store, and checked […]

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Noun:  Lexicographer   (lek-suh-KAH-gruh-fer) Definition:  An author or editor of a dictionary The great lexicographer Noah Webster, who wrote the first authoritative dictionary of American English, was born on October 16, 1758.

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The pomegranate fruit has become an increasingly popular fruit. Although this fruit has been consumed as far back as the days of the ancient Greeks the popularity of the pomegranate has just really became evident. This fruit has been featured pretty regularly for its numerous health benefits being spotlighted quite frequently in such products as […]

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Noun:  Clew  (KLOO) Definition: 1.  A ball of thread, yarn or cord 2.  Clue 3.  A lower corner or metal hoop at the lower corner of a sail Sample sentence:  The kitten had a great time with a clew stolen out of my knitting basket.

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