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Health Tip – Oct. 9 – Love Curry

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Hot, spicy foods containing chillies or cayenne pepper trigger endorphins, the feel-good hormones. Endorphins have a powerful, almost narcotic, effect and make you feel good after exercising. But go easy on the lamb, pork and mutton and the high-fat, creamy dishes served in many Indian restaurants.

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Word of the Day – Oct. 8 – Betwixt

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Adverb or Preposition: Betwixt (bih-TWIKST) Definition: Between Sample sentence: To quote an old nursery rhyme, “Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean; and so betwixt the two of them, they licked the platter clean.”

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Health Tip – Oct. 8 – Berries For Your Belly

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Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain plant nutrients known as anthocyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants. Blueberries rival grapes in concentrations of resveratrol – the antioxidant compound found in red wine that has assumed near mythological proportions. Resveratrol is believed to help protect against heart disease and cancer.

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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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