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Researchers have demonstrated a correlation between exposure to air pollution and the risk of developing certain respiratory disorders, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. The exact mechanisms remain unknown, but scientists believe there is a strong link between environmental exposures and the production of free radicals. These highly reactive compounds can cause […]

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Hang out with happy people and you’re likely to be happy, too. In fact, findings from a new study suggest that being around happy people boosts your spirits even more than a financial windfall. For the study, investigators from Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, tracked more than 4,700 people who participated in […]

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Noun: Quietus (kwye-EE-tus) Definition: 1. Final settlement (as of a debt) 2. Removal from activity: especially as in death. 3. Something that quiets or represses. Sample sentence: The town council voted against granting a permit to stage a concert in the park, thus putting the quietus on any repeat of last year’s unruly crowd.

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Dermatologists are warning that the henna tattoos, sold everywhere from beachside stands to carnivals to cruise ships, may contain a harmful chemical known as para-phenylenediamine, or PPD. Used to make the temporary tattoos last longer, PPD has been associated with major skin problems including rashes, blistering and even permanent scarring. Henna used for temporary tattoos […]

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Adjective: Nondescript (nahn-di-SKRIPT) Definition: 1. Belonging or appearing to belong to no particular class or kind: not easily described. 2. Lacking distinctive or interesting qualities: dull or drab. Sample sentence: The famous spy was a very quiet, nondescript man that no one could describe even a few minutes after meeting him, which was clearly an […]

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up” is your new music add and song of the day on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “I Won’t Give Up” is a new song from Jason Mraz and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your […]

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Verb: Upbraid (up-BRAYD) Definition: 1. To criticize severely: find fault with. 2. To reproach severely: scold vehemently. Sample sentence: The foreman made it a point to upbraid any worker who ignored safety rules.

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Finding ways to cook that are clean, efficient and that maintain the nutritional value of foods may seem daunting. Steaming, however, is a simple technique that fits the bill. Vegetables, fish, buns and dumplings can all be steamed, with minimal reduction of nutrient value. You also can try “steam frying”: sauté foods briefly in a […]

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So I will say, I’m a big fan of Detroit’s Electric Six. They had a minor hits with “Danger! High Voltage!” and “Gar Bar” which showed up their flair for humorous rock and roll. And they, I say this full of excitement, are coming to Upfront and Company on Saturday! Here’s the Facebook Event Page. […]

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” is your new music add and song of the day on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “Pumped Up Kicks” is a new song from Foster the People and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your […]

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