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Verb: Gainsay  (gayn-SAY) Definition: 1. To declare to be untrue or invalid 2. To contradict, oppose Sample sentence: There is no doubt that their work makes a useful contribution, but it does not provide enough evidence to gainsay the conclusions of earlier scholars.

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Many women think that exercise might aggravate hot flashes, but Penn State researchers found just the opposite in a group of women who reported “mild to moderate” menopausal symptoms. The 92 women who participated in the study wore accelerometers to monitor their physical activity, as well as monitors to measure skin conductance, which varies with […]

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Today’s Answer: Chronicles Of Riddick Winner: Chris Today’s winner is Chris!  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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Verb: Inspissate  ( in-SPISS-ayt) Definition: To make or become thick or thicker. The recipe said the stew would begin to inspissate after it simmered for about an hour.

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Snopes.com, a rumor-investigating site, recently reprinted a piece titled “Star Fruit Can Kill” that has circulated on the Internet since at least May of 2008. The piece asserts that a kidney patient in Malaysia went into a coma and died after eating carambola, popularly known as star fruit due to the star-shaped cross sections it […]

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Fall Colors On The Way

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This past weekend I got to drive around the Upper Peninsula as I was going back to my hometown of Houghton.  While driving I was noticing that the colors are just starting to change over for the fall season.  I always love driving during this time of year just because of the fall colors.

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Today’s Answer:  500 Days Of Summer Winner: Brenda Today’s winner is Brenda!  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: Wend  (WEND) Definition: To direct one’s course: travel, proceed Sample sentence: The hikers decided to wend through the forest trails on the beautiful summer day.    

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The daunting variety of vitamins and other supplements on the market today can make choices difficult. Alongside traditional multivitamins and single-nutrient pills (such as vitamins C or E, or individual minerals such as zinc) there are also condition-specific supplement formula combinations, high-potency versions of the classics, and vitamin-infused waters. Which of these do you need […]

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Today’s Answer: E.T. 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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