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Noun: Ratiocination  (rat-ee-oh-suh-NAY-shun) Definition: 1. The process of exact thinking: reasoning. 2. A reasoned train of thought. Sample sentence: Edgar Allan Poe’s detective story “Murder in the Rue Morgue” is said to be his first work of ratiocination.

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What’s the best way to lose excess weight and keep it off? A study from Boston’s Children’s Hospital suggests that a low-glycemic-index diet is the best. The researchers recruited 21 young adults who were overweight or obese and put them on diets so that they were able to lose between 10 to 15 percent of […]

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Today’s Answer: Slap Shot Winner: Sue Today’s winner is Sue! 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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Adjective: Opprobrious  (oh-PRO-bree-us) Definition: Disgraceful, shameful. Sample sentence: His behavior was disgustingly opprobrious.

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Columbia University researchers have come up with a strategy that could help you increase the amount of exercise you perform. It’s called “self-regulation” and according to the researchers, the women who tried it boosted their weekly activity by about an hour and kept it up for 16 weeks. You begin by do something called “mental […]

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Today’s Answer: Predator Winner: Nikki Today’s winner is Nikki! 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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If a food is likely to lead to obesity, researchers term it “obesogenic.” So here’s an important question – is high fructose corn syrup more obesogenic than cane sugar? A parallel between the dramatic increase in HFCS consumption and obesity since 1980 makes it look as if the chemically synthesized corn-based sweetener really is a […]

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Adjective: Unwieldy  (un-WEEL-dee) Definition: Not easily managed, handled, or used (as because of bulk, weight, complexity, or awkwardness): cumbersome Sample sentence: The futon mattress was heavy and unwieldy, and the only effective way to move it was to slide it across the floor.

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Today’s Answer: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Winner: Kristen Today’s winner is Kristen! 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: Watershed  (WAW-ter-shed) Definition: 1. A dividing ridge between drainage areas or a region or area bounded peripherally by a divide and draining ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water. 2. A crucial dividing point, line, or factor: turning point. Sample sentence:  Historians generally agree that the battle was a watershed in the […]

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