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The more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet, the greater your chances of keeping your wits about you as you get older. German researchers in collaboration with investigators at Temple University in Philadelphia and Italy’s Perugia University looked at the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake, antioxidant status and cognitive performance in 193 healthy […]

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MOVIE: Airplane (1980) ANSWER: “…and Leon’s getting Larger!” WINNER: Jamie An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don’t call him Shirley. Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on […]

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Adjective: Valorous (VAL-uh-russ) Definition: 1. Possessing or acting with bravery or boldness: courageous. 2. Marked by, exhibiting, or carried out with courage or determination: heroic. Sample sentence: Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 for valorous acts that helped to save his company in the face of a fierce German assault.

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Even if you avoid the brightly colored boxes of sugarcoated kids’ cereals, you may not be picking the healthiest breakfast options. Sugars, calories and fats can be hidden in many cereals – including those that are marketed as “healthy.” Consider the following when choosing cereals: Sugars: Choose varieties with eight grams of sugar or less […]

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Noun: Fustian (FUSS-chun) Definition: 1. A strong cotton and linen fabric. 2. High-flown or affected writing or speech. Sample sentence: Readers with a low tolerance for fustian may be put off by the writer’s style, but there is no denying that his arguments have merit.

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MOVIE: GoodFellas (1990) ANSWER: “We Were GoodFellas…Wiseguys” WINNER: Kathy Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to […]

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Noun: Tome (TOHM) Definition: 1. A volume forming part of a larger work. 2. A book, especially a large, scholarly book. Sample sentence: It took me more than a month to finish reading that 800-page tome on European history.

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If you live near a noisy highway or anywhere close to traffic sounds, you may be at increased risk of high blood pressure. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Sweden, which found that adults who live near the noisiest roads were much more likely to report high blood pressure than individuals who live […]

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MOVIE: RED ANSWER: “Wanna Get Pancakes?” WINNER: ROSE Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank’s life are his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker Sarah […]

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Verb: Defer (dih-FER) Definition: 1. Put off or delay. 2. To postpone induction of a person into military service. Sample sentence: The minister advised the young couple that it would be wise to defer getting married until they had finished school.

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