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Noun: Aegis  (EE-jus) Definition: 1. A shield or breastplate 2. Protection 3. Controlling or conditioning influence 4. Control or guidance, especially by an individual, group or system Sample sentence: The studies were conducted under the aegis of the National Institutes of Health.

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We know that kids need vitamin D to help them grow strong bones, but the question of whether “D” is also important for healthy teeth has never been settled. However, a new review of studies going back to the 1920s suggests that getting adequate “D” may help reduce the incidence of tooth decay by as […]

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Working memory – for example, the ability to recall street addresses or phone numbers – is in top form when we’re in our teens and early twenties, and then gradually declines. The good news? A recent study suggests that increasing omega-3 intake can improve on even the high level of working memory typical of young […]

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Verb: Satiate  (SAY-shee-ayt) Definition: To satisfy fully or to excess. Sample sentence: In order to satiate his sweet tooth, James ate three pieces of pie and a piece of cake at the church potluck.

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Noun: Shrapnel  (SHRAP-nel) Definition: Fragments of an exploded bomb, shell, mine, etc. Sample sentence: The shrapnel fell out of the sky  after the bomb exploded, pelting the battalion and causing several injuries.

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If you’ve skipped a meal, you’re probably hurting right about now. Here’s why: If you haven’t eaten since breakfast, chances are, you’re pretty cranky right now—even if you did scarf down a bag of chips at noon. And here’s some bad news for you, crankypants: Not only are you likely hungry, but you may also […]

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Noun: Remuneration  (rih-myoo-nuh-RAY-shun) Definition: Compensation, payment. Sample sentence: She was hired on several occasions as a consultant and each time was given a generous remuneration for her services.

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Winter is tough on vehicles and travel. Snow, cold temperatures, ice, slush and salt play havoc on a vehicle and our driving. The odds of us having a driving emergency is much greater in winter than in the other three seasons. So, it pays to keep a kit in your trunk with all the things […]

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Obesity is considered a risk factor for asthma, but a new study suggests that wheezing and shortness of breath may be nothing more than signs of weight-stressed lungs. Researchers at the University of Ottawa put 50 obese women (average weight: 250 pounds) on a 6-month diet; the women lost, on average, 44 pounds. For every […]

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Noun: Mentor  (MEN-tor) Definition: 1. A trusted counselor or guide. 2. A coach or tutor. Sample sentence:  The young man regarded the professor not only as a mentor, but as a good friend as well.

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