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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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If you want to reduce the impact that a single, high-calorie meal can have on your body, be sure to drink some orange juice with your meal. A recent study found that people who ate a supersized breakfast from a fast food restaurant were able to experience a milder inflammatory response in their bodies when […]

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Noun: Riposte  (rih-POHST) Definition: 1. A fencer’s quick return thrust following at parry. 2. A retaliatory verbal retort. 3. A retaliatory maneuver or measure. Sample sentence: John would always greet his best friend Gary with a remark about his thinning hair, to which Gary would come back with a riposte about John’s golf game.

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Studies have found that people who eat fish on a regular basis live longer and healthier lives. In fact, regular fish eaters are less likely to suffer from heart disease than people who rarely dine on the “chicken of the sea.”

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Adjective: Canorous  (kuh-NOR-us) Definition: Pleasant sounding; melodious. Sample sentence: A canorous chorus of birdsong filled the morning air.

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Studies have found that if you have a backache, trying to alleviate it by taking to your bed will actually slow down your recovery. By continuing your normal daily activities, you’ll have better luck getting your back to straighten up. Stretching periodically throughout the day is also a great way to make your back feel […]

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If you like to sing, go for it! Singing will help improve your breathing as well as your muscle tone. And if you don’t think you can carry tune but still want to improve your breathing, try humming instead. It is a good way to open up your sinuses.

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Adjective: Nascent  (NASS-unt) Definition: Coming or having recently come into existence. Sample sentence: Brent began working for the company when it was in its nascent stage, with just a one room office and four employees.

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Noun: Hallmark  ((HAWL-mahrk) Definition: 1. A mark put on an article to indicate origin, purity, or genuineness. 2. A distinguishing charactaristic, trait or feature. Sample sentence: The entertainer’s new book features the same kind of wry humor that is a hallmark of his radio show.

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