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Flax, also known as linseed. originated from India and has been used since ancient times. It is an annual plant that grows blue flowers with five petals, and can occasionally found in bright red. The fruit is round, brown and glossy and looks much like an apple seed. The seeds and the fibers of this […]

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Marquette, Michigan – Some days just SUCK!! Tight deadlines at work, kids at home not acting their age and ignoring their classwork; co-workers bringing you in on their issues while you’re dealing with your own….SUCKS!  Here are some quick tips on how to blow-off the steam while not blowing your top. -WALK AWAY!  Just remove yourself from […]

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Adjective: Prodigious (pruh-DIJ-us) Definition: 1. Resembling or befitting a prodigy: strange, unusual 2. Exciting amazement or wonder 3. Extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree: enormous Sample sentence: Artisans have begun the prodigious task of restoring the beautiful mosaics that were damaged in the earthquake.

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Raspberries, the perennial plant with vibrant color and flavor, might not be the most popular red fruit on the market, but they are certainly among the healthiest. They protect against many diseases, have lots of other nutritive content, and are simply delicious. Raspberries come in many varieties, have many health benefits, and have an interesting […]

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Noun: Cryptography (krip-TAH-gruh-fee) Definition: The enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher. Also, the computerized encoding and decoding of information. Sample sentence: Effective cryptography is essential for secure exchanges of sensitive information in cyberspace.

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We’re becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it’s not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them. Knee replacement surgeries have doubled over the last decade and more than tripled in the 45-to-64 age group, […]

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Noun: Samara (SAM-uh-ruh) Definition: A dry, usually one-seeded winged fruit as of an ash or elm tree. Sample sentence: The samara looks much like a tiny green round ravioli, or those dots of explosive caps for toy guns of the past.

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The Associated Press asked a panel of nutrition scientists to examine six major brands of cereal that advertise reduced-sugar versions of their products. Their verdict: The new products have less sugar content, but in terms of nutrition they’re virtually the same because the cereals contain more refined carbohydrates. Why are there more carbs? To make […]

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- Marquette, MI.  By:  Mark Evans Feel fat?  Many people in the Upper Peninsula do.    Here are five simple tips on how you can feel like you’re eating enough, stay healthy; but still get started on the weight loss most people are striving for. – Drink water when you feel hungry.  More often then not, hunger […]

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Verb: Assay (a-SAY) Definition: 1. Try or attempt 2. To analyze (as an ore) for one or more specific components or to prove to be of a particular nature by means of analysis 3. To judge the worth of, estimate Sample sentence: A certified laboratory will assay the samples of gold and silver to determine […]

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