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Giving blood can be a very intimidating thing for the first time donor.  Will it hurt, how much will it hurt; how long does it take…all questions easily answered by the professionals at The U.P. Regional Blood Center at Marquette General. The most painful part of the procedure actually may be the writing cramps one […]

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When you work midnights, it’s sometimes a bit hard to sleep.  Especially when it’s summer and the sun is up early, it’s bright, and it’s really freaking warm outside.  Lucky for me, my apartment is half underground (imagine it like the place in “Scott Pilgrim”) and the heat doesn’t beat me up too badly.  Last […]

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Too much ice cream too fast will cause the proverbial brain freeze. When this happens, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too. In compensating, it overheats, […]

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Noun: Juggernaut (JUG-er-nawt) Definition: 1. A large heavy truck 2. A massive inexorable force, campaign, movement or object that crushes whatever is in its path. Sample sentence: Led by their talented shooting guard, the high school’s basketball team was a juggernaut, winning the state championship three years in a row.

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Adjective: Irrefragable (ih-REF-ruh-guh-bul) Definition: Impossible to refute or impossible to break or alter. Sample sentence: In his opening statement, the prosecutor told the jury that he would be providing them with irrefragable proof that the defendant had committed the crime.

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When you were nine, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you’re more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it’s not worth gagging over. Here’s a better way to scratch your itch. When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it […]

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The first single from Coldplay showed up here not too long ago and to say the least, I’M EXCITED!  I’ve been a fan of Coldplay since I heard “Clocks.”  The last album impressed me with how they changed their sound but kept writing songs that were definitely Coldplay.  This new single felt like they are […]

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Noun: Bower (BOW-er) Definition: 1. An attractive dwelling or retreat 2. A lady’s private apartment in a medieval hall or castle 3. A shelter made with tree boughs or vines twined together: an arbor Sample sentence: Bryan knelt down before Mary, who was seated on a bench in the bower, took her hand, and asked […]

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Did you know you can break a fever with your armpits? Anything up to 102°F is mild and can be treated by drinking plenty of fluids. But to quickly bring down a reading above that, put an ice pack under your arm or near your groin. Icing either spot will cool your body’s core. It’s […]

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One of the perks of doing the night shift is that I can come in looks like this… With no one around at this time of night if I wake up right before I have to come in, I can just throw on some clothes and drive here.  That exactly explains tonight.  It’s a nice […]

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