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Adjective: Prosaic  (proh-ZAY-ik) Definition: 1. Characteristic of prose as distinguished from poetry: factual 2. Dull, unimaginative. 3. Everyday, ordinary. Sample sentence: The young accountant has grown weary of her prosaic life and longs for adventure and world travels.

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Have you ever been in a bad mood, only to see that you haven’t eaten in hours? Eating a balanced breakfast and not gettting too hungry during the day will keep your blood sugar and mood even. Many studies show that eating breakfast leads to improved mood, better memory, and more energy all day long. […]

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Noun: Chilblain  (CHIL-blayn) Definition: An inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold. Sample sentence: The weather is getting warmer and the chilblain threat is gone, at least for a few months.

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Flossing offers long-lasting benefits. When your dentist tells you to floss once a day, he’s not just making conversation. He’s giving you an important health tip because this between-the-teeth cleaning can reduce your risk of serious health conditions and leave your pearly whites sparkling. Add flossing to your daily dental routine and you’ll experience a […]

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Noun: Stichomythia  (stik-uh-MITH-ee-uh) Definition: Dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered by two actors in alternating lines (as in classical Greek drama). Sample sentence: To heighten the emotional intensity between the characters, the playwright employed stichomythia.

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Most adults lead very busy lives that don’t allow a lot of time to stay healthy and fit. There are ways that even the busiest person can still find time to live a healthy life. Make time to eat right, find fun ways of exercising, and just get up and move, whether it involves taking […]

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While it’s something we learn to do as kids, some of us still forget to wash our hands after using the restroom. Not doing so can lead to the spread of a variety of infections. Keep yourself and others disease-free and wash your hands every time you go.

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Adjective: Orotund  (OR-uh-tund) Definition: 1. Marked by fullness, strength and clarity of sound. 2. Pompous, bombastic. Sample sentence: Josh cleared his throat dramatically, then did a dead-on impression of the professor’s orotund, patronizing speech.

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There are some foods that will help someone who suffers from panic attacks enjoy a better state of well-being. Foods containing Vitamin B with grains and nuts can really help control panic attacks. Green veggies and fruits are great as well, and so is a large daily intake of water. A healthier diet can be […]

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Verb: Encumber  (in-KUM-ber) Definition: 1. Weigh down: burden. 2. To impede or hamper the function or activity of: hinder. 3. To burden with a legal claim, as a mortage. Sample sentence: Lack of funding is sure to encumber the progress of the new community building’s construction.

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