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Adjective: Mnemonic (nih-MAH-nik) Definition: Assisting or designed to assist memory. Sample sentence: The music teacher taught the mnemonic “Every good boy deserves fudge” to teach the notes e, g, b d,and f on the lines of the treble clef staff.

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Sunlight may be a key prescription for easing pain. A recent hospital study found that patients in sunnier rooms needed fewer painkillers than patients in darker rooms. They were able to cut their drug costs by 21%. Bright light improves mood and triggers the release of “feel good” brain chemicals such as serotonin. Researchers at […]

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Tonight is our giveaway of the Nordic Premium Hot Tub and honestly I have no idea what to expect.  Our last giveaway that was this summer was my first one to attend.  I had not a clue of what exactly I was walking into. And it turned out pretty great.  Still everyone of these are […]

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Noun: Bandersnatch (BAN-der-snach) Definition: 1. An imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition. 2. A person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like. Sample sentence: Bandersnatch was invented by Lewis Carroll in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass.

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The health of your veins is an indicator of your overall health. Varicose veins, spider veins, and broken capillaries show up on the legs and can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. Poor circulation which seems to exacerbate these problems can be helped with exercise, diet, and topical creams. Yoga is very helpful in enhancing circulation […]

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Noun: Newspeak (NOO-speek) Definition: Propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings : double-talk Sample sentence: With all the twists and turns of newspeak, it’s virtually impossible to figure out exactly what any candidate stands for anymore.

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An upset stomach is an affliction that is common in people of all ages and walks of life. Stomach problems can be caused by a myriad of problems big and small including stress, food poisoning, food allergies and problems with digestion. Sometimes it is the littlest thing that you would not even think about that […]

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For a whiter smile at home, there are some things that you might already have in your cupboard to help take away the stains and yellowing on your teeth. Baking soda is a great tooth polish and whitener. It may take up to a month to see results, but since most whitening toothpastes have baking […]

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Verb: Corrade (kuh-RAYD) Definition: To wear or crumble away through abrasion Sample sentence: Over time, the wind and rain caused the Great Pyramids to corrade, but they are still beautiful and majestic.

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Noun: Gridiron (GRID-eye-ern) Definition: 1. A grate for broiling food 2. Something consisting of or covered with a network 3. A football field Sample sentence: The former quarterback looked out at the field, recalling his many moments of glory on the gridiron.

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