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Eyesight degeneration is something that naturally happens to everyone during the process of aging. Prescription or over-the-counter treatments can help slow or remedy this process and laser eye surgery has been increasing in popularity recently but there are less expensive ways to prevent or even reverse sight loss. Refocusing your eyes at regular intervals, wearing […]

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Noun:  Mumblety-peg  (MUM-bul-tee-peg) Definition:  A game in which players try to flip a knife from various positions so that the blade will stick in the ground. Sample sentence:  When the boys felt they had outgrown marbles, they switched to mumblety-peg, which they played in the dirt parking lot behind the local ball field.

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Basil is an herb that is a part of the mint family. It is considered to be the King of Herbs”, and this rightfully so as basil translates to king in Greek. It closely resembles peppermint in appearance. It is characterized by silky, green pointed leaves which are accented with white flowers. It is characterized […]

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Adverb: Mutatis Mutandis (myoo-TAH-tis-myoo-TAHN-dis) Definition: 1. With the necessary changes having been made 2. With the respective differences having been considered Sample sentence: The points that the author of the study makes about the town’s roads and bridges also apply, mutatis mutandis, to its schools and municipal buildings.

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Instead of expecting everything in your life to go smoothly — some things will, and some definitely won’t — or worrying about what will happen to you if things go wrong, plan for potential problems. Some problems blindside us, but others are more predictable. If you think you may have to get up in the […]

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Cold Rain, meet Warm Pavement following Monday Evening’s Downpour in Marquette. The Rain led to some really cool photo opportunities.  Have a great weekend, and stay dry!!

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Adjective: Uncouth (un-KOOTH) Definition: 1. Strange or clumsy in shape or appearance; outlandish 2. Lacking in polish and grace; rugged 3. Awkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner or behavior; rude Sample sentence: Sue realized it would be uncouth to show up at the party without a gift, so she picked up a bottle of wine […]

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Keep young children safe from poisoning by being prepared. Put the poison control number, 1-800-222-1222, on or near every home telephone and save it on your cell phone. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Store all medicines and household products up and away and out of sight in a […]

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In this week’s post, we get to the next step, which is guitars…and has a ton more pictures! After the drums were put down, we waited a few weeks until I got a few days off on a weekend and I came back up to Houghton for the guitars and some bass to be put […]

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Verb: Reciprocate (rih-SIP-ruh-kayt) Definition: 1. To move backward and forward alternately 2. To give and take mutually 3. To make a return for something done or given. Sample sentence: It was kind of Jake to give us a ride to the airport, and we would like to find a way to reciprocate the favor.

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