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Verb: Perpend (per-PEND) Definition: 1. To reflect on carefuly: Ponder 2. To be attentive Sample sentence: With six months of jail time ahead of him, Burt will have plenty of time to perpend on his mistakes.

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Do it yourself acupressure can provide relief from muscle pain. Muscle pain is the most common type of pain. Marble-size knots in your muscles are called trigger points, and many trigger points correspond to acupressure points used in treatments such as acupuncture or sports massage. Push on the trigger point with enough pressure to see […]

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Noun: Flatfoot Definition: 1. A condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground. 2. Slang for police officer, especially a patrolman walking a regular beat. 3. Slang for a sailor. Sample sentence: In his latest movie, the actor plays an earnest flatfoot who is […]

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A baby’s physical characteristics and behavior aren’t always reliable indicators of what the future may hold. But a recent Canadian study says you should pay attention to at least one mannerism: the way your baby laughs. As reported in the Journal of Child Language, researchers in Montreal made tapes of mothers playing peek-a-boo with their […]

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Yes, if you are wondering, that Hanson. Even though most people remember them from the 1990s with songs like “MMMBop” and “Where’s The Love?” the three brothers have still been going as a band.  The band after having numerous label problems went completely independent a few albums ago. They got more exposure with their last […]

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Verb: Tutoyer (tew-twah-YAY) Definition: To address familiarly Sample sentence: The school is much more informal than it used to be with the students being able to tutoyer their teachers by their first names.

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A healthy eating style is like a puzzle with many parts. Each part — or food — is different. Some foods may have more fat, sugar or salt while others may have more vitamins or fiber. There is a place for all these foods. What makes a diet good or bad is how foods fit […]

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Noun: Marginalia (mahr-juh-NAY-le-uh) Definition: 1. Marginal notes or embellishments (as in a book) 2. Nonessential items Sample sentence: The scrawled marginalia and cooking stains, the collective memory of shared feasts in the old cookbook told the story of the way family life used to be when I was a child.

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Organize your child’s medical history records and emergency medical contact information. Provide a copy of this information to your child’s school and any day care providers with instructions to take it with them to the emergency department if your child is sick or injured. The form should include information related to prescription medications, medical problems […]

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Noun: Pelf (PELF) Definition: Money, riches Sample sentence: No matter how much we have, we always seem to want a little more pelf.

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