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Having an optimistic outlook on life is your best medicine. Your state of mind has an extremely powerful effect on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Try to remind yourself to be positive minded even in tough situations. We all have bad moments and days but try not to let them build, instead choose […]

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Noun: Bildungsroman (BIL-doonks-roh-mahn) Definition: A novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character. Sample sentence: While the author’s previous novel was a bildungsroman, her most recent book focuses on trials and tribulations of a family through multiple generations.

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The first among the acne tips is to maintain a healthy diet that includes a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. Your skin is the most vulnerable of the organs in the human body when it comes to diet. Your skin receives nutrients after the rest of the organs have had their share. It is […]

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Noun: Ruction (RUK-shun) Definition: 1. A noisy fight 2. A disturbance or uproar Sample sentence: The ruction outside the door prompted me to investigate what was going on.

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Cucumber benefits you in many ways as it contains most of the vitamins you need every day. Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up […]

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Noun: Baksheesh (BAK-sheesh) Definition: Payment (as a tip or bribe) to expedite service. Sample sentence: “I’m sure the fact that we got seated so quickly had nothing to do that with that little baksheesh you just slipped the host,” said Erica to her dining companion.

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Increasing your vitamin intake through dietary changes can be difficult for some of us on the go. There are some easy ways to fulfill your daily dietary needs. Carrot juice is a great supplement for your vitamin A intake, and offers other great benefits as well. Carrot juice provides much more than vitamin A. It […]

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Adjective: Doughty (DOW-tee) Definition: Marked by fearless resolution : valiant Sample sentence: When little Liza saw the neighborhood bullies picking on one of the younger boys, the doughty girl marched up to them and demanded that they stop at once.

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Local author Ashley Vogel has just come out with her second book called “Make It Out Alive.”  Vogel, 25,  who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and lived in Marquette for a number years while going to NMU wrote the book that takes place in a fictional town that is within an hour of Marquette. […]

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You’ve likely seen the advertisements promoting the idea that corn syrup is the same as sugar. There is a difference – high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has a slightly higher quantity of fructose than do traditional cane or beet sugars. But the big downside of HFCS isn’t that it is much less healthy than regular […]

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