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Anyone who cuts off the crusts of their bread from their sandwich is actually missing out on the most nutritious part of their meal. Research has found that dark brown bread crust can contain as much as six times as many antioxidants that the rest of the slice of bread. Be sure to choose the […]

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Adjective: Ambidextrous  (am-bih-DEK-strus) Definition: 1. Capable of using both hands with equal ease. 2. Unusually skillful: versatile. 3. Characterized by duplicity: double-dealing. Sample sentence: Jensen, a right handed athlete, quickly began to teach himself to be ambidextrous in order to become a more valuable team member.

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A recent study found that by watching your weight, not smoking, walking every day, and eating your fruits, veggies, and grains, you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 78%! In fact, following just one of those rules will have a positive impact on your health. But why aim so low? Go for the […]

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Noun: Boulevardier  (bull-uh-vahr-DYAY) Definition: A frequenter of the Parisian boulevards; broadly:  a man-about-town. Sample sentence: Trevor fancies himself something of a boulevardier, and he appears in the newspaper’s society pages often enough that the label seems apt.

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Almonds have been found to be a great way to help improve your cholesterol levels. Not only that, almonds also make the really bad cholesterol-LDL-much less likely to oxidize, something that can lead to blocked arteries. So add a handful of almonds each day to your cholesterol reducing diet and keep LDL in check.

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Verb: Convelesce  (kahn-vuh-LESS) Definition: To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness Sample sentence:  The athlete will have to convelesce from her recent injury at least three weeks before she returns to her training schedule.

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Adjective: Fuliginous  (fyoo-LIJ-uh-nus) Definition: 1. Sooty, obscure or murky. 2. Having a dark or dusky color. Sample sentence: Theo’s journalism professor encouraged him to eschew fuliginous prose in favor of simple, straightforward language.

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Despite what your teacher might have told you, sitting still isn’t always a good thing, especially for breaking down fat in your body. Sitting around too much stops the enzymes that break down fat from working. So any kind of activity, from standing up and sitting down to bouncing your knee, can help keep your […]

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Verb: Obviate  (AHB-vee-ayt) Definition: To anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action). Sample sentence: Rob checks every ledger entry twice to obviate any problems when it comes time for an audit.

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Research has found that a disorganized and cluttered home can be a source of stress. To help ease your mind, take some time and tidy up your surroundings. By making a clean-up plan that maps out a reasonable time frame and strategy for you to follow, you’ll be able to get rid of your mess […]

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