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New research suggests that many weight problems are all in the head, but not in the way you might suppose. Two studies published in the December 27, 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation indicate that the poor dietary choices that have led to much of the obesity in the U.S. might damage brain […]

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Noun: Aubade (oh-BAHD) Definition: 1. A song or poem greeting the dawn. 2. A morning love song, or a song or poem about lovers parting at dawn. 3. Morning music. Sample sentence: The play opens with the heroine’s lover awakening her with a sweet aubade.

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After reviewing data gathered during a four-year study involving nearly 12,600 participants, researchers have reported a clear link between low levels of vitamin D and depression. A team from UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Cooper Institute found that higher levels of vitamin D were associated with a significantly decreased risk of depression, particularly among […]

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Noun: Mutt (MUT) Definition: 1. A stupid or insignificant person: fool. 2. A mongrel dog. Sample sentence: The best dog I ever had was no purebred, but a beautiful mutt.

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Even if you have a strong family history of heart disease, you may be able to change your personal risk with diet, a recent study suggests. An international team of researchers led by scientists at Canada’s McMaster and McGill universities have found that the expression of the gene that is the strongest marker for heart […]

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. OneRepublic “Good Life” OneRepublic “Good Life” is your new music add and song of the day for this Thursday on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “Good Life” is a new song from OneRepublic and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your music, your station–Sunny 101.9 WKQS! Be […]

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Adjective: Ludic (LOO-dik) Definition: Of, relating to, or characterized by play: playful. Sample sentence: The members of the acting troupe had become well-known for their ludic behavior, evidenced by the practical jokes they played on each other off-stage.

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Attempting to lose weight may be more complex than eating less and exercising more. A new study from Oregon found that some participants who had the most trouble dropping 10 pounds on a weight loss program were so stressed or depressed that they slept less than six hours or more than eight hours a night. […]

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Noun: Adulation (aj-uh-LAY-shun) Definition: Excessive or slavish admiration or flattery. Sample sentence: The star was somewhat embarrassed by the adulation of his teenage fans.

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Here’s the bad news: a couch potato lifestyle can mean losing up to 0.4 pounds of muscle per year once you reach age 50 (this loss can begin even earlier if you’re sedentary as a younger adult). However, even if you’re well over 50, you can increase your strength by 25 to 30 percent and […]

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