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Being active during pregnancy may speed development of your baby’s brain. A study from Canada showed that jogging, swimming or cycling for as little as 20 minutes three times a week starting at the beginning of the second trimester made a measurable difference in the activity of the babies’ brains, according to researchers from the […]

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Noun: Moniker  (MAH-nih-ker) Definition: nickname Sample sentence: He earned his moniker “Gator” from his days of wrestling alligators in Florida.

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Verb: Stymie  (STYE-mee) Definition: To present an obstacle to: stand in the way of Sample sentence: The lack of funds threatens to stymie the progress on the new playground in the city park.

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  Cellulite is a condition that is experienced by a large percentage of women all around the world. Body size and skin color does not prevent or encourage the cellulite in the body. It is only a common occurrence in women; a fact that is attributed to the hormonal composition of women making men a […]

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Noun: Aerie  (AIR-ee) Definition: 1. A nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountain-top 2. An elevated often secluded dwelling, structure or position Sample sentence: Members of the royal family were seated in an aerie flanking the stage.

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It seems most people need a jolt from java in the morning (and maybe a few more boosts later in the day), but for some, that regular hankering can actually be Caffeine Use Disorder (CUD). The World Health Organization recognizes CUD, as they do other drug dependencies—not that you’ve necessarily heard of CUD before. So […]

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Adverb: Passim  (PASS-im) Definition: Here and there Sample sentence: Readers will have no trouble determining the editor’s opinions about the text, as her strongly worded foot notes appear passim.

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Eating well in your 50s and 60s can set the stage for healthy aging. Researchers from France, the Harvard School of Public Health and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at health and diet data from more than 10,000 mid-life women participating in the long-running Nurses’ Health Study, none of whom had any major chronic […]

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Adjective: Logy  (LOH-ghee) Definition: Marked by sluggishness and lack of vitality: groggy Sample sentence: I was feeling logy after such a big meal, so I decided to take a nap.

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The more “acidic” foods you consume – particularly animal protein – the more you may increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to results of a new study from France. For 14 years, researchers in Paris followed more than 66,000 women who were participating in a long-running study of cancer and nutrition, and […]

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