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A quick addition to a weight loss program is chewing gum. It can serve as a low-calorie alternative for dieters who are dealing with food cravings. In fact, studies have found that if you chew gum in the morning, you consume fewer calories at lunch and won’t feel the need to make up for it […]

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Verb: Grift  (GRIFT) Definition: To obtain money or property illicitly. Sample sentence: Seniors should be aware of the many scams that try to grift them with elaborate schemes, promising to provide goods or services that never will be produced.

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If a woman has had a total hysterectomy, she no longer has a cervix and is at negligible risk for developing cervical cancer. In practical terms, she therefore doesn’t need a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer. The same generally hold true for women over 65 who have a history of normal Pap screens. […]

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Adjective: Carminative  (kahr-MIN-uh-tive) Definition: Expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension. Sample sentence: Fennel is a carminative herb that helps alleviate gas after a spicy meal.

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Here’s some cheerful news: an analysis of nearly 100 studies involving data on more than 2.88 million men and women found that being a bit overweight doesn’t automatically pose a risk to your life. In fact, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that if you’re overweight with a BMI […]

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Seeds, nuts, and grains: These are the most important and the most potent of all foods and contain all the important nutrients needed for human growth. These foods contain the germ, the reproductive power which is of vital importance for the lives of human beings and their health. Millet, wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, beans […]

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Noun: Plaudit  (PLAW-dit) Definition: 1. An act or round of applause 2. Enthusiastic approval Sample sentence: The latest installment in the movie series earned a plaudit from the critic who is the most difficult to please.

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Noun: Katzenjammer  (KAT-sun-jam-er) Definition: 1. Hangover. 2. Distress. 3. A discordant clamor. Sample sentence: The morning after the wedding, Pamela woke up with a blinding katzenjammer.

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A common beauty complaint, dark under eye circles can affect men and women of all ages. Skin care creams and medical treatments can treat this nuisance. But if you want to stay away from costly treatments and chemicals, there are natural alternatives to get rid of these circles. First, protect the delicate skin surrounding your […]

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High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the sweetener that’s ubiquitous in sodas, processed snacks, and junk foods, may tinker with the brain in ways that, unlike glucose, may actually encourage us to overeat. The problem is that after downing a soft drink containing fructose, the brain may not register that we’re full, according to a study […]

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