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Adjective: Nascent  (NASS-unt) Definition: Coming or having recently come into existence. Sample sentence: Brent began working for the company when it was in its nascent stage, with just a one room office and four employees.

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Today’s Answer:  Unbreakable Winner: Casey Today’s winner is Casey! 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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Noun: Hallmark  ((HAWL-mahrk) Definition: 1. A mark put on an article to indicate origin, purity, or genuineness. 2. A distinguishing charactaristic, trait or feature. Sample sentence: The entertainer’s new book features the same kind of wry humor that is a hallmark of his radio show.

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A quick addition to a weight loss program is chewing gum. It can serve as a low-calorie alternative for dieters who are dealing with food cravings. In fact, studies have found that if you chew gum in the morning, you consume fewer calories at lunch and won’t feel the need to make up for it […]

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Today’s Answer:  My Big Fat Greek Wedding Winner: Ethel Today’s winner is Ethel! 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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Verb: Grift  (GRIFT) Definition: To obtain money or property illicitly. Sample sentence: Seniors should be aware of the many scams that try to grift them with elaborate schemes, promising to provide goods or services that never will be produced.

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If a woman has had a total hysterectomy, she no longer has a cervix and is at negligible risk for developing cervical cancer. In practical terms, she therefore doesn’t need a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer. The same generally hold true for women over 65 who have a history of normal Pap screens. […]

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Today’s Answer:  True Lies Winner: Craig Today’s winner is Craig! He 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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Adjective: Carminative  (kahr-MIN-uh-tive) Definition: Expelling gas from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension. Sample sentence: Fennel is a carminative herb that helps alleviate gas after a spicy meal.

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Here’s some cheerful news: an analysis of nearly 100 studies involving data on more than 2.88 million men and women found that being a bit overweight doesn’t automatically pose a risk to your life. In fact, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that if you’re overweight with a BMI […]

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