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Noun: Hagiaography  (hag-ee-AH-gruh-fee) Definition: 1. Biography of saints or venerated persons. 2. Idealizing or idolizing biography. Sample sentence: The book effectively portrays the leader’s strengths without resorting to hagiography.

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According to Bruce Ames, Ph.D., of the University of California, Berkeley, when certain vital micronutrients are in short supply, the body undergoes slow, insidious changes that undermine health and increase the risk of chronic disease. One such crucial micronutrient is selenium. Dr. Ames and his fellow researchers recently analyzed 25 studies to judge the activity […]

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My favorite band Starflyer 59 started on their pre-order for their new album “IAMACEO” today!  I’ve gotten to hear the album already and it’s another good slice of indie-pop. You can order it here or you can listen here to one of the new songs “Open Hands” from the album. Also, I just want to […]

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Today’s Answer: Four Christmases Winner: Megan Today’s winner is Megan! 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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A novel study of the eating habits of 80,000 people in the U.K. by Dartmouth College and Britain’s University of Warwick has found that happiness and mental health are correlated with consuming seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The researchers looked at the number of fruits and vegetables the study subjects typically ate […]

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Adjective: Commensal  (kuh-MEN-sul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to those who habitually eat together. 2. Of, relating to, or living in a relationship in which one organism obtains food or other benefits from another without damaging or benefiting it. Sample sentence: Many people still valued their families and insisted on eating together every day, even […]

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If you are a fan of music like I am, whether from just listening, playing an instrument, recording, or just the love of going to see a band play, you should be excited for a new documentary called “Sound City” directed by Dave Grohl. The documentary covers about a studio called “Sound City” that had […]

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Today’s Answer: A Christmas Story Winner: Kathy Today’s winner is Kathy! 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: Schmooze  (SHMOOZ) Definition: To converse informally:  chat. Also,  to chat in a friendly and persuasive manner especially so as to gain favor, business, or connections. Sample sentence: Conference attendees will have plenty of chances to schmooze with the industry’s power players.

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Take 100 deep breaths each day. Incorporate deep breathing into your life while driving, working, eating, reading, watching TV, brushing your teeth, listening to people, and before going to bed. Place one hand on your upper chest and one hand on your abdomen. Inhale deeply through the nose while pushing outward with the stomach so […]

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