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Verb: Grok (GRAHK) Definition: To understand profoundly and intuitively. Sample sentence: The novel’s main characters are driven by a desire to grok their place in the grand scheme of the universe.

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As part of National Window Safety Week, April 1-7, 2012, the experts recommend parents of youngsters adopt an extremely cautious attitude with children and the windows in their home. Children should be taught at a young age to stay away from windows for their own safety. Parents can help safeguard children in the home by […]

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. Matt Nathanson feat. Sugarland “Run” Matt Nathanson feat. Sugarland “Run” is your new music add and song of the day on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “Run” is a new song from Matt Nathanson feat. Sugarland and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your music, your station–Sunny […]

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You can celebrate the U.P. this weekend as part of UPEC’s “Celebration Of The U.P.” event this weekend. The event starts on Friday evening at 7pm as George Desort speaks on his 38 days on Isle Royale creating “Fifty Lakes One Island.”  There will be original music by Carl Lindquist as well. On Saturday there […]

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Noun: Atavism (AT-uh-viz-um) Definition: 1. A recurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination. 2. Recurrence of or reversion to a past style, manner, outlook, approach or activity. 3. One that manifests atavism: a throwback. Sample sentence: An example of atavism would be […]

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The heavier you are, the more likely you are to be in pain. This finding comes from data gathered by telephone survey of more than one million Americans. Researchers calculated the body mass index of each respondent based on the weight and height they reported. Overall, 38 percent of the participants were overweight and 25 […]

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The annual Tootsie Roll Drive is being held this weekend by the Knights of Columbus in Marquette. The K Of C members will be outside local businesses from Friday through Sunday offering Tootsie Rolls in exchange for donations. The proceeds will be going to the U.P. Special Olympics, Bay Health Camp, and the Camp Nesbit […]

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Adjective: Zoomorphic (zoh-uh-MOR-fik) Definition: 1. Having the form of an animal. 2. Of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in an animal form or with animal attributes. Sample sentence: Using her new cookie cutters, Angela baked a batch of zoomorphic cookies to bring to the kids in her niece’s classroom.

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If you’re working lots of overtime, you could be at an increased risk of major depression. A new study from researchers in Finland and Great Britain found that individuals who work 11 or more hours per day have 2.43 times the risk of a major depressive episode as those who work the usual seven to […]

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The documentary “Miss Representation” is being shown tonight in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building at Northern Michigan University as a part of Women’s History Month. The showing is open to the public and is set for 7pm tonight and a discussion will follow.

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