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Everybody likes something sweet from time to time. The problem is that sweet tooth satisfaction can cause us more harm than good. As a way to have a healthier sweet fix, eat a spoonful of peanut butter. It’s full of protein and fiber as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium.

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Noun: Fountainhead  (FOUN-tun-hed) Definition: 1. A spring that is the source of a stream. 2. Principle source: origin. Sample sentence: Rachel considers Aristotle’s Poetics to be the fountainhead of modern art criticism.

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Having a dog can help you reduce the risk of having a heart attack. Studies have found that if you pet a dog when you are stressed, doing so can help you lower your heart rate. So happiness and good heart health can both be found from a warm puppy.

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Adjective: Sui generis  (soo-eye-JEN-uh-ris) Definition: Constituting a class alone: unique, peculiar. Sample sentence: Among history’s greats, Leonardo da Vinci is often considered sui generis—a man of such stupendous genius that the world may never see his likes again.

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As you age, your flexibility decreases. To battle this problem, do some simple yoga poses in the morning and evening – your muscles will thank you!

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Verb: Fathom  (FA-thum) Definition: 1. To measure by a sounding line. 2. Probe. 3. To penetrate and come to understand. Sample sentence: Even those close to him couldn’t always fathom why he repeatedly risked his life to climb the world’s tallest mountains.

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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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