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Adjective: Carminative  (kahr-MIN-uh-tive) Definition: Expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension. Sample sentence: Fennel is a carminative herb that helps alleviate gas after a spicy meal.

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Here’s some cheerful news: an analysis of nearly 100 studies involving data on more than 2.88 million men and women found that being a bit overweight doesn’t automatically pose a risk to your life. In fact, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that if you’re overweight with a BMI […]

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Seeds, nuts, and grains: These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. These foods contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans […]

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Noun: Plaudit  (PLAW-dit) Definition: 1. An act or round of applause 2. Enthusiastic approval Sample sentence: The latest installment in the movie series earned a plaudit from the critic who is the most difficult to please.

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Noun: Katzenjammer  (KAT-sun-jam-er) Definition: 1. Hangover. 2. Distress. 3. A discordant clamor. Sample sentence: The morning after the wedding, Pamela woke up with a blinding katzenjammer.

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A common beauty complaint, dark under eye circles can affect men and women of all ages. Skin care creams and medical treatments can treat this nuisance. But if you want to stay away from costly treatments and chemicals, there are natural alternatives to get rid of these circles. First, protect the delicate skin surrounding your […]

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High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the sweetener that’s ubiquitous in sodas, processed snacks, and junk foods, may tinker with the brain in ways that, unlike glucose, may actually encourage us to overeat. The problem is that after downing a soft drink containing fructose, the brain may not register that we’re full, according to a study […]

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Adjective: Sacrosanct  (SAK-roh-sankt) Definition: 1. Most sacred or holy 2. Treated as if holy: immune from criticism or violation. Sample sentence: Our family traditions may seem silly to outsiders, but to us they are sacrosanct.

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Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year.  In most cases, seasonal affective disorder symptoms appear during late fall or early winter and go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. However, some people with the opposite pattern have symptoms that begin […]

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Noun: Fetter  (FET-er) Definition: 1. A chain or shackle for the feet. 2. Something that confines: restraint. Sample sentence: John keeps his smartphone with him when he goes hiking, but Linda leaves hers at home, preferring to free herself momentarily of that little fetter  of technology.

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