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Feeling irritable or unfocused from lack of sleep? Both are signs your body needs fuel, and eating peanut butter might help. Peanuts are high in vitamin B6, which helps regulate blood sugar and stabilize mood. Choose natural peanut butter to avoid excess sugar, which could negate the positive effects of the B6, and spread it […]

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Noun: Wowser (WOW-zer) Definition: An obtrusively puritanical person. Sample sentence: I’m no wowser, but I draw the line at abusive, foul-mouthed drunks.

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Verb: Depone (dih-POHN) Definition: To assert under oath: testify. Sample sentence: The policeman was asked to depone at the preliminary hearing for the suspected thief.

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Keeping your family healthy involves healthy food choices, daily exercise and preventative healthcare. These tips involve keeping your child and family healthy through actively taking steps to prevent illness, fight disease and monitor your health. 1. All children age 3 and older need yearly blood pressure measurements. 2. Teach your child how to find their […]

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Noun: Tourbillion (toor-BIL-yun) Definition: 1. Whirlwind. 2. A vortex, especially of a whirlwind or whirlpool. Sample sentence: After Rocco’s hat fell into the river, it got sucked into the whirlpool, and once it was drawn into the tourbillion, we never saw it again.

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Whether it’s a rocky relationship, pressure at work or any other stressor that’s got you on edge, Mother Nature offers all sorts of cures to help you unwind. One of these cures is lavendar. Lavendar aromatherapy is known for aiding stress-related sleep disorders. Lavendar products include potpourri, body lotions, teas and candles.

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Verb: Permeate (PER-mee-ayt) Definition: 1. To diffuse through or penetrate. 2. To pass through the pores or interstices of. Sample sentence: I know when fall is upon us as the smell of the dying leaves begins to permeate the air.

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While doctors may never agree on a “best” workout to improve heart health, they will all attest to the fact that fitness is a powerful and effective way of combating cardiac disease. Of course, exercise only works when a person is willing to commit to making it a routine. Be accountable. People who keep track […]

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Noun: Mot juste (moh-ZHEWST) Definition: The exactly right word or phrasing. Sample sentence: The most successful managers, like the most successful writers and politicians, can summon the mot juste easily.

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There’s no question that the workplace influences how, when and why we eat. We spend a great deal of time there, and, in most offices, doughnuts, pizza, sodas and candy bowls aren’t much farther than an arm’s reach. Consuming unhealthy foods and lack of physical activity during your workday can lead to weight gain and […]

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