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There’s nothing better than a bright, beautiful smile to make you feel confident and happy. And there’s nothing better than the right toothpaste to help maintain your oral health and make sure you have the healthiest and best looking pearly whites possible. Toothpaste can do a lot more than simply clean your teeth. Depending on […]

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Adjective: Knackered  (NAK-erd) Definition: Tired, exhausted. Sample sentence: Jane was knackered after a hard day at work and decided not to join us for an evening out.

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Adjective: Adscititious  (ad-suh-TISH-us) Definition: 1. Derived or acquired from something on the outside. 2. Supplemental, additional. Sample sentence: We should choose our books as we would our companions, for their sterling and intrinsic merit,  not for their adscititious or accidental advantages.

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Winter seems to just keep hammering at us this year. Even the biggest fan of the snow and cold can get a wee bit of cabin fever at this point of the season. According to the calendar, it is already spring, but one look out the window tells us otherwise. Here are a few signs […]

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Noun: Infix  (IN-fiks) Definition: A derivational or inflectional appearing in the body of a word. Sample sentence: The Philippine language of Tagalog may add an infix  such as “um” or “su” in a verb  to convey a different tense or voice.

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Sitting all day at a desk job has been linked to high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease, risks that exercising before or after work don’t seem to change. Researchers in Australia tested three strategies to get desk-bound workers up and moving: the use of treadmill or cycling desk for 10 to 30 minutes several […]

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Adjective: Sallow  (SAL-oh) Definition:  Of a grayish, greenish, yellow color suggesting sickliness. Sample sentence: Sue decided  not to buy the beige blouse because it made her skin look too washed out and sallow.  

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The older you are, the better the chance that you’re running low on vitamin D. We’ve long known that “D” is essential for strong bones, and recent studies have linked low levels to Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, psoriasis, several autoimmune diseases (including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis), and as many as 18 different cancers. […]

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Noun: Opusculum  (oh-PUSK-yuh-lum) Definition: A minor work (as in literature) Sample sentence:  The popular author had three major novels, but one opusculum to her credit that was highly praised by her peers.

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For most of us, the answer to that question is “probably” even though the popular perception is that healthy eating is much more expensive than the cost of typical, and often unhealthy diets. A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health found that the additional cost to assure prudent nutrition is surprisingly low. […]

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