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A nutritious lunch from home helps kids stay away from the high-fat, high-sugar, and high-sodium stuff in school cafeterias and vending machines. Research shows that America’s children are missing out on five essential nutrients to their growth and good health: calcium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. An ideal lunch provides good nutrition plus just […]

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Noun: Fraxinella (frak-suh-NEL-uh) Definition: A Eurasian perennial herb (Dictamnus albus) of the rue family with flowers that emit an aromatic flammable vapor in hot weather. Sample sentence: The green leaves and pink flowers of the fraxinella contrasted nicely with the silvery leaves and bright yellow flowers of the yarrow.

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If your schedule is tight, try a 30-minute lunchtime workout. You’ll lose the stress and anxiety — and get a boost in energy. Stepping away from work helps clear your mind, helps you refocus, too. You’ll be calmer, more productive. Circuit training is great for a 30-minute workout. If a gym isn’t nearby, take a […]

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Verb: Acquiesce (ak-wee-ESS) Definition: To accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively — often used with in or to. Sample sentence: The workers began to threaten a strike once it became clear that the company was unlikely to simply acquiesce to their demands.

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Noun: Waitron (WAY-trahn) Definition: A person who waits tables (as in a restaurant): waitperson. Sample sentence: The best waitron is constantly aware of the needs of the diners at their tables without hovering over them.

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Every fall, you’re suddenly sneezing, coughing. Could it be fall allergies? It’s certainly a possibility. Ragweed blooms profusely this time of year. Those lovely, falling leaves become moldy, rotting vegetation after they hit the ground. And no surprise it turns out many people are sensitive to both ragweed pollen and mold. Dust mites can also […]

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Jack-o’-lanterns are the symbol of Halloween. But don’t overlook pumpkins as a source of nutrition. Pumpkins are loaded with vitamin A and fiber, and low in calories. So don’t just buy canned pumpkin for pie; keep it in the pantry to whip up great homemade pumpkin treats like pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ravioli, or pumpkin soup.

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Noun: Tergiversation (ter-jiv-er-SAY-shun) Definition: 1. Evasion of straightforward action or clear-cut statement: equivocation. 2. Desertion of a cause, position, party, or faith. Sample sentence: Ken’s speech was marked by tergiversation and gave few indications of where he really stood on the issue.

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Food as we know is essential for the growth and maintenance of the human body. However, have you ever considered the question of why does an individual eat food? The answer to this question is that food performs three different functions. They are physiological function, psychological function and social function. All food goes through a […]

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Verb: Presage (PRESS-ij) Definition: 1. To give an omen or warning of: foreshadow. 2. Foretell, predict. 3. To make or utter a prediction. Sample sentence: The sudden gloom and ominous dark clouds clearly are a presage of a nasty storm.

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