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A study from Michigan State University showed that most pet owners who take their companion animals for regular walks meet federal criteria for moderate to vigorous exercise. No pet at home? Only 30 percent of you are likely to get that much regular exercise. The investigators looked at the exercise habits of 5,900 people, including […]

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Noun: Cacography (ka-KAH-gruh-fee) Definition: 1. Bad spelling 2. Bad handwriting Sample sentence: The letter was marred by cacography and poor punctuation, among other flaws.

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If you’re a runner pushing 60, there’s mostly good news from a new study comparing 51 strong runners ranging in age from 18 to 60 plus. The up side is that the body continues to use oxygen as efficiently as it did decades earlier. The bad news is that you’re probably running slower than you […]

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Too many starchy carbs seem to be associated with breast cancer recurrence. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego divided 2,651 breast cancer survivors into four groups based on their daily carbohydrate intake. Over the course of a year, the study revealed an average daily increase of 2.3 grams of carbohydrates among the women […]

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Noun: Propinquity (pruh-PING-kwuh-tee) Definition: 1. Nearness of blood: kinship 2. Nearness in place or time: proximity Sample sentence: Many of the retirement community’s residents cite the propinquity of the area’s various cultural offerings as a significant reason for their choice of the facility.

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February 14, 2012 – Enjoy a meal and a movie on Valentine’s Day at the Peter White Public Library on Tuesday, February 14. The buffet style dinner is catered by local favorite, UpFront and Company, and begins at 5:30 pm. The film presentation for the evening is “Midnight in Paris” starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams […]

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Verb: Gam (GAM) Definition: 1. To have a visit or a friendly conversation with. 2. To spend or pass (as time) talking. Sample sentence: The long train ride allowed for the two strangers to gam the hours away and discover how much they had in common.

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Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx – your “voice box.” If you have laryngitis, you have lost your voice. It can result from a viral or a bacterial infection. Laryngitis may also occur during bronchitis, influenza, measles, pneumonia, and whooping cough, or because of overuse of the voice or exposure to allergies. The infection or […]

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On Saturday evening some good bands are playing a free show at Marquette Federation of Women’s Clubhouse, which is at 104 Ridge St. The bands playing are The Redettes, Two Holes Of Man, The Door Cats, Liat Lis and Diana Moyle. From personal experience I’ve seen all of the bands and they are all really […]

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Noun: Stiction (STIK-shun) Definition: The force required to cause one body in contact with another to begin to move. Sample sentence: Tire quality can affect stiction at the start of an auto race.

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