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Noun: Boulevardier  (bull-uh-vahr-DYAY) Definition: A frequenter of the Parisian boulevards; broadly:  a man-about-town. Sample sentence: Trevor fancies himself something of a boulevardier, and he appears in the newspaper’s society pages often enough that the label seems apt.

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Almonds have been found to be a great way to help improve your cholesterol levels. Not only that, almonds also make the really bad cholesterol-LDL-much less likely to oxidize, something that can lead to blocked arteries. So add a handful of almonds each day to your cholesterol reducing diet and keep LDL in check.

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Verb: Convelesce  (kahn-vuh-LESS) Definition: To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness Sample sentence:  The athlete will have to convelesce from her recent injury at least three weeks before she returns to her training schedule.

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Adjective: Fuliginous  (fyoo-LIJ-uh-nus) Definition: 1. Sooty, obscure or murky. 2. Having a dark or dusky color. Sample sentence: Theo’s journalism professor encouraged him to eschew fuliginous prose in favor of simple, straightforward language.

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Despite what your teacher might have told you, sitting still isn’t always a good thing, especially for breaking down fat in your body. Sitting around too much stops the enzymes that break down fat from working. So any kind of activity, from standing up and sitting down to bouncing your knee, can help keep your […]

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Verb: Obviate  (AHB-vee-ayt) Definition: To anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action). Sample sentence: Rob checks every ledger entry twice to obviate any problems when it comes time for an audit.

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Research has found that a disorganized and cluttered home can be a source of stress. To help ease your mind, take some time and tidy up your surroundings. By making a clean-up plan that maps out a reasonable time frame and strategy for you to follow, you’ll be able to get rid of your mess […]

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Noun: Balneology  (bal-nee-AH-luh-jee) Definition: The science of therapeutic use of baths. Sample sentence: Balneology is used at the spa as a means of treating injured muscles.

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Older adults can have a reduced risk of developing heart disease if they include more Vitamin D in their diets. Vitamin D and fortified dairy products are also great for reducing the risk of diabetes. Unlike other nutrients, Vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin at all: It’s a hormone, made by your body as you […]

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Noun: Provenience  (pruh-VEE-nee-unss) Definition: Origin, source. Sample sentence: The museum has hired outside experts to help uncover the provenience and ownership history of several of its artifacts.

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