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Adjective: Orgulous (OR-gyuh-lus) Definition: Proud, haughty. Sample sentence: My golfing buddies and I are not orgulous members of some elitist country club because to us it is about the sport and nothing more.

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Avoid constipation and stay regular with Triphala, an Ayurvedic blend of three fruits that is believed to help tone the gastrointestinal tract. Look for capsules of Triphala and follow package directions.

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Plagued with sinus problems? Rinse your nasal passages twice a day to flush out pollen and other irritants. Put saline solution (a 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup warm water) in a plastic squirt bottle or a nasal irrigator, a spouted container that allows you to pour water directly into your nose. The solution should […]

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Noun: Repertoire (REP-er-twahr) Definition: 1. A list or supply of plays, operas, pieces, or parts which a company or performer is prepared to present. 2. A supply of skills, devices, or expedients; broadly: amount, supply. 3. A list or supply of capabilities. Sample sentence: Though I have a limited repertoire when it comes to cooking, […]

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Verb: Fard (FAHRD) Definition: To paint the face with cosmetics. Sample sentence: It takes my sister almost an hour every morning to fard and do her hair.

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If you feel a cold coming on, consider reaching for the age-old remedy of Echinacea. A 2007 meta-analysis showed that the herb can reduce cold symptoms. Aim for three grams daily in tincture or capsule form, starting at the first sign of symptoms.

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Noun: WYSIWYG (WIZ-ee-wig) Definition: A display generated by word-processing or desktop-publishing software that exactly reflects the document as it would appear in its finished state. Sample sentence: The pamphlets look great and were easy to create; we created them using a simple WYSIWYG editing program.

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For dry skin, incorporate more avocados into your diet. They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Try them on salads and sandwiches, and even in smoothies.

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Adjective: Aseptic (ay-SEP-tik) Definition: 1. Preventing infection. 2. Free from pathogenic microorganisms. 3. Lacking vitality, emotion or warmth. Sample sentence: Patients with compromised immune systems must be treated in aseptic environments.

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Research suggests that the Ayurvedic herb Tulsi, also called holy basil, may help manage levels of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to boost your mood. Look for teas and supplements in health-food stores and follow package directions.

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