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All the water in the sea cannot sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, all the negativity in the world cannot put you down unless you allow it to get inside of you.

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Verb: Snivel  (NIV-ul) Definition: 1. To run at the nose. 2. To snuff mucus up the nose audibly: snuffle. 3. To cry or whine with snuffing. 4. To speak or act in a whining, sniffling, tearful, or weakly emotional manner. Sample sentence: Mom told Jenny if she continued to snivel, she would be sent to […]

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Noun: Onomasticon  (oh-nuh-MAS-ti-kon) Definition: 1. A list or collection of proper names. 2. A list or collection of specialized terms, as those used in a particular field or subject area. Sample sentence: A quick look at any onomasticon shows how many more Greek names begin with alpha than with any other letter.

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People wait all week for Friday. They wait all year for summer. They wait an entire lifetime for happiness. To be happy now, imagine every day as a Friday on a beautiful summer day. If you die tomorrow, you will die not having missed Friday, summer or happiness.

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Noun: Kickshaw   (KIK-shaw) Definition: 1. A fancy dish: delicacy. 2. A showy trifle: trinket. Sample sentence: My recent rummage sale finds include a very interesting kickshaw from the 1920′s, as well as several fancy hats.

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Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You will have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.

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Noun: Charlatan  (SHAHR-luh-tun) Definition: 1. A pretender to medical skill: quack. 2. One making usually showy pretenses to knowledge or ability: fraud, faker. Sample sentence: Even though the psychic seemed to know a lot of information about Irving’s life, Irving was still convinced that the guy was a charlatan who made some lucky guesses.

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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to your success is found in your daily routine. Socrates once said, “The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.”

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OVERVIEW:  MLB – The Tigers haven’t quite turned the corner from their mid-May slump, losing 4 of 7 games last week, including dropping a three-game set with the Mariners.  The Brewers went 4-2 last week and are still near the top of the National League.  The Cubs faced off against the two best teams in […]

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Verb: Augur  (AW-gur) Definition: 1. To foretell something or to predict the future, especially from omens. 2. To give promise of. Sample sentence: The new first-time home buyers program should augur a healthy jump  in home sales this year.

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