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Noun: Festoon  (fess-TOON) Definition: 1. A decorative chain or strip hanging between two points. 2. A carved, molded or painted ornament representing a decorative chain. Sample sentence: A festoon of colored paper was draped along the front wall of the classroom as part of the holiday party decorations.

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So you mad the New Year’s Resolution to eat well. There is an app to help you and it is The Eatery. If you had to take a picture of everything you put in your mouth, would you eat better? That’s the idea behind this app, where you record the meals you eat by snapping […]

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Today’s Answer: Wayne’s World Winner: Paula Today’s winner is Paula! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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The app “My Last Cigarette” helps users quit smoking by mapping out the changes in their health as they quit. Simply enter in your smoking habits, and the app keeps you informed on how you’re bettering your life through quitting. There are over ten different readouts, with indicators that display how your lifespan is increasing, […]

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Noun: Farrier  (FAIR-ee-er) Definition: A person who shoes horses. Sample sentence: Since he spent so much of his childhood around horses, it was not a surprise when James decided to apprentice to learn to be a farrier.

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Many people probably will be welcoming the new year with familiar resolutions: Live healthier, save more and, in general, improve one’s life. But New Year’s resolutions tend to fizzle out faster than an old bottle of champagne. Luckily, several great smartphone apps can help keep you on track with your 2013 resolutions. If losing weight […]

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Adjective: Vacuous   (VAK-yuh-wus) Definition: 1. Emptied of or lacking content 2. Marked by lack of ideas or intelligence: stupid, inane 3. Devoid of serious occupation: idle Sample sentence: The student’s vacuous facial expression suggested a lack of comprehension.

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Verb: Promulgate  (PRAH-mul-gayt) Definition: 1.  To make (as a doctrine) known by open declaration: proclaim 2.  To make known or public the terms of (a proposed law) or to put (a law) into action or force Sample sentence:  The bishop will promulgate the new changes in the church at the next conference.

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Breathing properly is fundamental to good health, and you shouldn’t take your respiratory system for granted, especially if you live in a big city. In addition to prudent supplementation and a diet rich in beta carotene and other antioxidants, simple lifestyle steps can help promote healthy lungs for a lifetime. Don’t smoke. Tobacco addiction is […]

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Today’s Answer: We Were Soldiers Winner: Gail Today’s winner is Gail! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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