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Olive oil, once used in the U.S. primarily by immigrants from Mediterranean countries and adventurous gourmets, is now mainstream. In 2013, Americans consumed over 338 metric tons, about ten times the amount used in 1982. This is good news, as olive oil has multiple health benefits: 1. It has the highest percentage of heart-healthy monounsaturated […]

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Noun: Madeleine  (MAD-uh-lun) Definition: 1. A small rich shell-shaped cake. 2. One that evokes a memory. Sample sentence: I was excited to find a cornbread madeleine recipe to try for our upcoming cocktail party.

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If you want to make your workouts more effective, consider a workout partner. A study from Michigan State suggests that the best approach to developing a longer, better workout may be exercising with a partner who is stronger than you. Most people don’t meet the goal of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per […]

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Adjective: Rancid  (RAN-sid) Definition: 1. Having a rank smell or taste. 2. Offensive. Sample sentence: Although considered healthier, unsaturated fats become rancid much easier than saturated fats do.

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Adjective: Recondite  (REK-un-dyte) Definition: 1.  Hidden from sight: concealed. 2. Difficult or impossible for one with ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend: deep. 3. Of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure. Sample sentence: Bees have practically solved a recondite problem, and have made their cells of the proper shape and size […]

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Nutritional yeast is a complete protein, providing all 18 amino acids, making it a good alternative to animal-based proteins. It is also a good source of fiber, and contains B-complex vitamins. It is sometimes fortified with vitamin B12, which is naturally obtained through red meat, eggs, fish, shellfish and dairy – another reason it is […]

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Verb: Collimate  (KAH-luh-mayt) Definition: To make something (such as light rays) parallel. Sample sentence: The higher cost and fixed eyepieces of the binoculars are distinct disadvantages, but setup time is reduced and there is no need to collimate optics.

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When traveling with your kids to a new and unfamiliar location, it is possible for your children to get separated from you, especially when in a crowded location like a theme park or zoo. Come up with a plan for your kids in case they ever get lost and practice going over it with them […]

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Noun: Kith  (KITH) Definition: Familiar friends, neighbors or relatives. Sample sentence: Alan looked forward to the annual block party as a way to stay connected with his kith.

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Heart diseases and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from some from of heart disease or stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke […]

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