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If you’re overweight and spend your day at a desk job, you’re at increased risk for diabetes – but you may be able to reverse that trend and help control blood sugar simply by taking “activity breaks.” New research from Australia found that regular, short breaks – as little as two minutes, three times an […]

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Noun: Hiatus (hye-AY-tus) Definition: 1. A break in or gap in a material object. 2. An interruption in time or continuity. 3. The occurrence of two vowel sounds without pause or intervening consonantal sound. Sample sentence: The band had several hits in the 80′s and then went on hiatus.

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Tonight at 7 p.m. the film “The Squid and the Whale” will be screened in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. Released in 2005, the film is rated R and runs for 88 minutes. The film is being shown in recognition of May being Mental Health month. Thanks to the Friends of […]

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Today’s Answer: Inception Winner: Anna Today’s winner is Anna!  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: Recalcitrant (rih-KAL-suh-trunt) Definition: 1. Obstinately defiant of authority or restraint. 2. Difficult to manage or operate, not responsive to treatment: resistant. Sample sentence: Anna’s doctor ordered a week of complete bed rest, but, ever recalcitrant when it comes to doctors’ orders, she was up and baking a cake after two days.

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Here’s a headline that could add up to new respect for fruits and vegetables: researchers in Scotland have found that the more fresh produce you eat, the healthier – and better – your skin looks and the more you’re perceived as attractive. The investigators from the University of St. Andrews looked at skin changes associated […]

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Auditions for the Lake Superior Youth Theatre summer production of “The Mouse That Roared” today and tomorrow from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Graveraet School on the third floor. There is no feed to audition but there is a fee to participate.  Scholarships are available from the The LG Kaufman Foundation and Marquette County […]

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Today’s Answer: Die Hard Winner: Dakota Today’s winner is Dakota!  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: Skulk (SKULK) Definition: 1. To move in a stealthy or furtive manner. 2. To hide or conceal something or oneself, often out of cowardice or fear, or with sinister intent. Sample sentence: The handsome gray bird would usually skulk around in the bushes every morning, waiting for me to fill the feeder.

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If your car has heated seats, you may have noticed an occasional rash on the back of your legs. That’s “toasted skin syndrome,” a new condition reported in the February 2012 issue of the Archives of Dermatology. The rash, known medically as erythema ab igne (EAI), indicates that you’ve been exposed to heat but haven’t […]

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