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Two separate studies have identified additional risks for Alzheimer’s disease. Preliminary results from an investigation performed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., suggest that disrupted sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s. After monitoring the sleep patterns of 100 men and women between the ages of 45 and 80, half of whom […]

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Verb: Obliterate (uh-BLIT-uh-rayt) Definition: 1. To remove from recognition or memory 2. To remove from existence 3. To make undecipherable by wiping out or covering over. Sample sentence: The student was so nervous before the test that he was afraid his stress would obliterate all the pertinent subject matter in his head.

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“Bliss, Remembered” by Frank DeFord will be discussed tonight during the Peter White Public Library Book Group meeting at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room in the library. New members are always welcome. You can call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312 for more information.    

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Today’s Answer:  WALL-E Winner: Cher Today’s winner is Cher!  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: Abstruse (ub-STROOSS) Definition: Difficult to comprehend. Sample sentence: The author’s new book is not as abstruse as his previous works and is likely to attract a much larger readership.

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Lead levels in lipsticks aren’t typically very high, but they have edged up since the FDA began tracking them in 2007. A new report issued by the agency in December 2011 after testing 400 lipsticks, found amounts of lead ranging from 0.026 parts per million (ppm) to 7.19 ppm. The highest level in 2007 was […]

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Tonight at 7 p.m. the Banff Mountain Radical Reels Tour will be at Northern Michigan University in Jamrich Hall Room 102. You can get more information about the Banff Mountain Radical Reels Tour here. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, and $5 for NMU students and those 18 and under.

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Today’s Answer:  The Lion King Winner: Sarah Today’s winner is Sarah!  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: Spiel (SPEEL) Definition: A voluble line of often extravagant talk: a speech delivered especially to sell or promote something. Sample sentence: Jonathan called the wireless company with a question about his bill; he was not expecting a spiel from a representative trying to sell him on a more expensive data plan.

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Eating oranges and grapefruit daily seem to help lower the risk of stroke among women, thanks to compounds called flavones they contain. This news comes from reviewing 14 years of follow-up data gathered from 70,000 women participating in the U.S. Nurses’ Health Study, a landmark trial that has been on-going since 1976 and is still […]

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