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Sometimes people get so wrapped up in titles that they forget that someone held the position before they did. We need to be humble and take guidance from others not only for a better outcome, but out of respect for the person who opened the door for you to walk through.

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Verb: Truckle  (TRUK-ul) Definition: To act in a subservient manner: submit. Sample sentence: Duane eventually lost his job because he was unwilling to truckle to his managers and participate in their often illegal schemes.

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Procrastination is a killer of dreams, you keep saying I will do, I will do, but you never start. Take the step and start. You are the author of your life and only you can change your situation.

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Noun: Anagnorisis  (an-ag-NAWR-uh-sis) Definition: (in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or discovery. Sample sentence:  In terms of anagnorisis , the mythic, tragic realisation that prophecies were correct is only really the case for fictional characters, yet it is a continually attractive idea for those of us who know that our lives don’t […]

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Each choice we make causes a ripple effect in our lives. When things happen to us, it is the reaction we choose that can create the difference between the sorrow of our past and the joy in our future

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Adjective: Fissiparous  (fih-SIP-uh-rus) Definition: 1. Tending to break up into parts. 2. Creating disunity or dissention: divisive. Sample sentence: The election for class president had a fissiparous effect on the school as students took sides for their favorite candidate.  

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Noun: Scherzo  (Skert-soh) Definition: In music, a movement or passage of light or playful character, especially as the second or third movement of a sonata or a symphony. Sample sentence: When you play that Chopin scherzo at the end of the recital, you are going to bring down the house.

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New research demonstrates that lightning might be a possible trigger for migraines and severe headaches. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati found a 31 percent increased risk of headache and a 28 percent increased risk of migraine among individuals who suffer from chronic headaches on days lighting struck within 25 miles of their homes. This […]

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Carbohydrates are an essential part of a balanced, healthful diet. Instead of simply shunning carbs in your efforts to maintain a healthy weight, learn to make the right choices. Start by avoiding the more-refined carbohydrates, which rapidly convert into blood sugar, causing corresponding rises and falls in insulin levels, which can lead to overeating, weight […]

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Noun: Spandex  (SPAN-deks) Definition: Any of various elastic textile fibers made of chiefly polyurethane; also clothing made of this material. Sample sentence: While spandex is appropriate for running races and perhaps errands, few of us can get away with wearing it in the workplace.

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