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Noun: Berceuse  (bair-SOOZ) Definition: 1. Lullaby 2. A musical composition usually in 6/8 time that resembles a lullaby Sample sentence: Chopin’s “Berceuse” Opus 57 is one of my favorite pieces to play on the piano.

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After you handle raw meat or use the bathroom, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands. This prevents the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses that can cause infections and diseases. It will keep you and your loved ones healthier!

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Noun: Troglodyte  (TRAH-gluh-dyte) Definition: 1. A member of any of various peoples who lived or were reputed to live chiefly in caves. 2. A person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes. Sample sentence: I don’t tweet, blog or text, which probably makes me some kind of troglodyte.

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Eating dark fruits and veggies – like cherries, blueberries, and mangoes – decreases aging and disease because it reduces inflammation of the skin and increases collagen production. Healthy fruits and veggies also thicken the skin, making you look more youthful.

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Heavy meals, especially those during holidays, can leave us feeling tired and hesitant to return to our normal healthy routine. Take a day to eat light, healthy, veggie-only meals, including spinach, which is known for relieving stress and leaving the body feeling refreshed.

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Noun: Redaction  (rih-DAK-shun) Definition: 1. An act or instance of preparing something for publication, including obscuring or removing something from a document prior to release. 2. Edition or version. Sample sentence: The editor defended the redaction of the victims’s name from the news article by explaining that the family had yet to be notified of […]

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Besides being a delicious addition to savory meals, using fresh garlic brings a whole list of health benefits to the table. Fresh garlic has been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, prevent cancer, and improve circulatory health.

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Verb: Decimate  (DESS-uh-mayt) Definition: 1. To select by lot and kill every tenth man of a group. 2. To exact a tax of 10 percent from. 3. To reduce drastically, especially in number. 4. To cause great destruction or harm to. Sample sentence: Budget cuts threaten to decimate many public services throughout the state.  

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Adjective: Persnickety  (per-SNIK-uh-tee) Definition: 1. Fussy about small details. 2. Having the characteristics of a snob. 3. Requiring great precision. Sample sentence: I love my friend Emma, but I also know how persnickety she can be, so I removed the grocery store cake from its plastic container and brought it to her party on a […]

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Brown rice is a whole grain, and part of any healthy diet. The next time you sit down to eat a meal that includes rice, whether cooked at home or at a restaurant, try substituting brown rice for common white rice for a nutritious boost.

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