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Verb: Footle (FOO-tul) Definition: 1. To talk or act foolishly. 2. To waste time: trifle, fool. Sample sentence: The students appeared lazy to the teacher because all they wanted to do is footle when they should be studying.

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Noun: Fomite (FOH-myte) Definition: An object(as a dish or an article of clothing) that may be contaminated with infectious organisms and serve in their transmission. Sample sentence: The main fomite in the spread of the flu in our house when I was a child was the community water glass in the bathroom.

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Did you know traditional, everyday soul food dishes could be heart healthy? Before processed ingredients defined modern soul food, traditional soul food used fresh, seasonal vegetables, such as beans, tomatoes, summer and winter squashes, collard greens, turnips, beets and sweet potatoes. And meat was served mainly for special occasions, or a small amount was used […]

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Since many of us sit at a desk for hours each day, good posture can big difference in how you feel. Good posture should be natural, but you may feel stiff at first if you’ve forgotten how it feels to sit up straight. Here’s what you should do: 1. Sit up with your back straight […]

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Adjective: Itinerant (eye-TIN-uh-runt) Definition: Traveling from place to place, especially covering a circuit. Sample sentence: Having worked on the band’s road crew for many years, Justin had become well accustomed to the itinerant lifestyle.

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When you were growing up, your parents probably reminded you to stand up straight. Sit nice and tall. And that may have been the last time you thought much about your posture. But good posture is important all through life. It can make you look younger, thinner, and more confident. It can help you move […]

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Noun: Shindig (SHIN-dig) Definition: 1. A social gathering with dancing. 2. A large and lavish party. 3. Fracas, uproar. Sample sentence: We’re hosting a little shindig this weekend for some friends, and we hope you can attend.

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Noun: Boffin (BAH-fin) Definition: Scientific expert; especially one involved in technological research. Sample sentence: The auto manufacturer’s new boffin has become a driving force in reshaping the company’s product line.

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You have to recognize and acknowledge that some of your actions are unhealthy. Admit that you have a health condition that requires you to change your lifestyle. Even without a health condition we still need a healthy lifestyle to prevent chronic disease. One suggestion is keeping a diary or writing your behaviors down (such as […]

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Before you eat breakfast, lunch or dinner, perform a short ritual to help you savor every bite and possibly eat less. When researchers had volunteers break a wrapped chocolate bar in half and unwrap each half before eating it, the volunteers enjoyed the chocolate more than when they chowed down without specific directions. Perform a […]

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