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Verb: Fustigate  (FUSS-tuh-gayt) Definition: 1. To beat with or as if with a short heavy club. 2. To criticize severely. Sample sentence: The newspaper editor was known to fustigate many of the letters submitted by the readers and would not publish anything that didn’t fit his way of thinking.

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If you suffer from insomnia, put several drops of lavender oil on a cotton ball and place it in your pillowcase. The calming lavender scent will relax you and help you fall asleep.

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To improve your overall health, take a daily 30-minute brisk walk. This simple task will improve your cardiovascular health, increase your metabolism, and help control your cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Adjective: Exiguous  (ig-ZIG-yuh-wus) Definition: Excessively scanty or inadequate. Sample sentence: New computer equipment would be prohibitively expensive, given the rural school’s exiguous resources.

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Noun: Berceuse  (bair-SOOZ) Definition: 1. Lullaby 2. A musical composition usually in 6/8 time that resembles a lullaby Sample sentence: Chopin’s “Berceuse” Opus 57 is one of my favorite pieces to play on the piano.

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After you handle raw meat or use the bathroom, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands. This prevents the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses that can cause infections and diseases. It will keep you and your loved ones healthier!

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Noun: Troglodyte  (TRAH-gluh-dyte) Definition: 1. A member of any of various peoples who lived or were reputed to live chiefly in caves. 2. A person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes. Sample sentence: I don’t tweet, blog or text, which probably makes me some kind of troglodyte.

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Eating dark fruits and veggies – like cherries, blueberries, and mangoes – decreases aging and disease because it reduces inflammation of the skin and increases collagen production. Healthy fruits and veggies also thicken the skin, making you look more youthful.

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Heavy meals, especially those during holidays, can leave us feeling tired and hesitant to return to our normal healthy routine. Take a day to eat light, healthy, veggie-only meals, including spinach, which is known for relieving stress and leaving the body feeling refreshed.

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Noun: Redaction  (rih-DAK-shun) Definition: 1. An act or instance of preparing something for publication, including obscuring or removing something from a document prior to release. 2. Edition or version. Sample sentence: The editor defended the redaction of the victims’s name from the news article by explaining that the family had yet to be notified of […]

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