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Giving up sweetened sodas might be a simple and inexpensive way to lower women’s risk of heart disease. Results of a study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) showed that midlife women who consumed two or more sweet drinks per day were nearly four times as likely to have […]

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Adjective: Ethereal (ih-THEER-ee-ul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to the heavens: heavenly. 2. Being light and airy: delicate Sample sentence: I had expected the spa to be one of those places where they burn aromatherapy candles and play ethereal music, but it wasn’t like that at all.

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Too much TV and not enough exercise appear to add up to depression for older women. A new investigation from the Harvard School of Public Health that included data on nearly 50,000 women who participated in the long-running Nurses’ Health Study, found that the women who reported exercising most (90 minutes or more daily) were […]

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MOVIE: Sherlock Holmes ANSWER: “You Know, He’s Nothing like as Slow Witted as You’ve Been Leading Me to Believe, Surely” WINNER: NOBODY?!?!?!? After finally catching serial killer and occult “sorcerer” Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. But when Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave […]

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Verb: Foment (FOH-ment) Definition: To promote the growth or development of, also to rouse or incite. Sample sentence: He has been accused of attempting to foment violence, but he denies the claim and insists that he and his followers will only engage in peaceful means of protest.

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Going on down at the Upfront on Sunday evening at 6pm is a Playing For Change Foundation benefit show. The Chanteymen, Midnight Manual, Skunk Fur and Eclettico are set to play.  I know I’ve seen The Chanteymen (they used to practice in a house I lived in) and they are really good.  I’m excited to […]

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Ishpeming, MI – Meghann Babcock of Negaunee won the American of Marquette – Great Lakes Radio Christmas To Remember Giveaway 2011, winning a Klausner E 3000-S Series sofa, loveseat, chair, and ottoman, as well as a Toshiba 40″ LCD 1080p HDTV & Techcraft Contemporary TV Stand.  All will be delivered and set up in her […]

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Pistachios in the shell may not be as popular as traditional choices like carrots for a healthy (practically no-cal) snack, but as one of the lowest calorie nuts, they have another advantage: shelling them slows down snacking – and a growing pile of shells shows may remind you of how much you’ve eaten. A study […]

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Adjective: Taciturn (TASS-uh-tern) Definition: Temperamentally disinclined to talk. Sample sentence: The waiter, previously friendly and good-humored, suddenly became solemn and taciturn.

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If you suffer from chronic sinus problems, nasal congestion or postnasal drip, you may want to consider using a Neti pot. Originally from the Ayurvedic tradition, a Neti pot resembles a genie’s lamp and uses a saltwater solution to irrigate nasal passages and sinuses, making nasal mucus thinner and flushing out irritants. It’s fairly easy […]

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