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Tame tension headaches by rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties. The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, […]

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Adjective: Worldly-wise  (WERLD-lee-wyze) Definition: Possessing a practical and often shrewd understanding of human affairs. Sample sentence: The best candidate for judge should be worldly-wise, yet compassionate and hard-working to meet the demanding needs of the job.

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In the minds of many people, lard is the most unhealthy food imaginable. The conventional wisdom of the last 40 years has been that saturated fats in our diets – that is, fats such as lard that are solid at room temperature – are a principal cause of high cholesterol and rising rates of heart […]

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Noun: Furlong  (FER-lawng) Definition: A unit of distance equal to 220 yards (about 201 meters) Sample sentence: The hikers had not gone more than a furlong when a storm descended on them with great fury.

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Following the tenets of the Mediterranean diet, especially regular consumption of olive oil, may help increase concentrations of a bone protective protein known as osteocalcin. This style of eating may provide other substances associated with healthy bone formation as well. Europeans who live in the lower Mediterranean basin have lower rates of osteoporosis than those […]

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Noun: Surfeit  (SER-fut) Definition: 1. An overabundant supply: surplus 2. An intemperate or immoderate indulgence in something (as food or drink) 3. Disgust caused by excess Sample sentence: Every day, we’re bombarded by options and the surfeit of decisions we don’t really need to make can be overwhelming.

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Knowledge is key – while ovarian cancer accounts for four percent of all cancers in women, it has a 90 percent cure rate if it is detected in its early stages. Some simple precautions can drastically increase the chance of early detection. Take the following medical precautions: Give a thorough medical history to your gynecologist. […]

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Verb: Envisage  (in-VIZ-ij) Definition: 1. To view or regard in a certain way 2. To have a mental picture of especially in advance of realization Sample sentence: When planning out their new patio, Betty and Sherman had to envisage a place for both a hot tub and a barbecue grill.

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Ovarian cancer is almost completely curable if caught in its earliest stages. Unfortunately, it has few early symptoms and there is no reliable screening test, making early diagnosis difficult. To help identify problems when they first start, women should talk with their physician if the following symptoms are persistent, even if they seem trivial: 1. […]

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Adjective: Nuncupative  (NUN-kyoo-pay-tiv) Definition: Spoken rather than written: oral Sample sentence: On his deathbed Jacob made a nuncupative will for his son and daughter.

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