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Noun: Teetotaler (TEE-TOH-tuh-ler) Definition: One who practices or advocates teetotalism: one who abstains completely from alcoholic drinks. Sample sentence: The couple plans to use sparkling cider, rather than champagne, for the wedding toast because the bride’s mother is a teetotaler. Like and Share with your friends

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Noun: Scintilla (sin-TIL-uh) Definition: A very small amount: spark, trace. Sample sentence: This morning I awoke to a scintilla of snow. Like and Share with your friends

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New research from Italy shows that talking on cell phones can cause a significant rise in blood pressure. A team of Italian researchers has reported that during cell phone calls, blood pressure bumped up from 121/77 to 129/82. However, the research team noted the increase was less drastic among people who took or made 30 […]

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Did you ever wonder why you tend to overeat after a restless night? It’s almost as if lack of sleep throws a switch in your brain, letting loose cravings for donuts, pizza and burgers. That’s pretty much what actually happens, according to results of a study from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers there recruited […]

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Verb: Adjudicate (uh-JOO-dih-kayt) Definition: 1. To settle judicially. 2. To act as judge. Sample sentence: After a complaint has been filed, the panel has 30 days to adjudicate on the dispute. Like and Share with your friends

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Verb: Asseverate (uh-SEV-uh-rayt) Definition: To affirm or declare positively or earnestly. Sample sentence: I will myself asseverate that what you tell me in secret will remain a secret. Like and Share with your friends

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Postmenopausal women who are increasing their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health may get a big bonus: protection against hip fractures. Researchers at Ohio State University analyzed blood samples from postmenopausal women and found that those with higher levels of omega-3s (from both fish and plant sources) were less likely to have broken […]

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Verb: Skylark (SKY-lahrk) Definition: 1. To run up and down the rigging of a ship in sport. 2. To frolic. Sample sentence: The boys would rather take time to skylark after school than to do their homework. Like and Share with your friends

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If you or your kids snack on grapes or raisins and sip 100 percent grape juice, your diet is likely to be healthier than most. A new analysis of the diets of more than 21,800 children and adults suggests that grape eaters have a pretty healthy all-around diet – in general they eat more vegetables, […]

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Better sleep leads to better skin, especially for women as they get older, according to results of a clinical trial at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. The opposite is also true, too: poor sleepers in this study had more signs of skin aging. A total of 60 pre-menopausal women ages 30 to 49 […]

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