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Noun: Accoutrement (uh-KOO-ter-munt) Definition: 1. Equipment, trappings; specifically, a soldier’s outfit usually not including clothes and weapons — usually used in plural 2. An accessory item of clothing or equipment — usually used in plural 3. An identifying and often superficial characteristic or device — usually used in plural Sample sentence: She was decked out […]

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One of the reasons overweight people aren’t so crazy about exercising is that their added padding helps raise body temperature making them hot, sweaty and tired. A new report suggests that holding something cool – even a cold water bottle will do – can help keep internal temperature from rising, allowing for a longer, more […]

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Tonight at 7 p.m.  a screening of “Rory Gallagher: Live at Montreux” will be presented by The Bluesday Tuesday series in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. The event is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. There is no admission charge to […]

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Today’s Answer: Casablanca 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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Noun: Minim (MIN-im) Definition: 1. A musical half note 2. Something very minute 3. A unit of liquid capacity equal to 1/60 fluid dram Sample sentence: The nurse had to be very careful to measure out only one mimim of the powerful medicine.

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Actress Katherine Hepburn credited her famously slim build to “a lifetime of chocolate,” and now a new investigation from California suggests that eating chocolate is “calorie neutral” and doesn’t cause weight gain. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego set out to test the hypothesis that eating small amounts of chocolate on a regular […]

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Patient care is not an easy job. For many of the caregivers for the 5.4 million Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S., it leads to loneliness, exhaustion, fear, stress and depression. Researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior looked at the benefits of meditation for a group of caregivers whose ages ranged from […]

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Adjective: Insipid (in-SIH-ped) Definition: 1. Lacking in taste or savor: tasteless. 2. Lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate or challenge. Sample sentence: The soup was insipid, even though it had an appealing appearance.

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Starting at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation youth will be sponsoring a “Pay It Forward” Day in the parking lot of Econo Foods in Marquette. You can call 360-1278 for more information.

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Today’s Answer: Rain Man Winner: Julie Today’s winner is Julie! 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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