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In June of this year, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that watching two or more hours of television daily raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and now a report from Australia has calculated how many years a daily TV viewing habit can shave off life expectancy. […]

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Adjective: Languid (LANG-gwid) Definition: 1. Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion: weak 2. Sluggish in character or disposition: listless 3. Lacking force or quickness of movement: slow Sample sentence: The trial proceeded at a languid pace as each attorney called up a whole roster of witnesses to testify.

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Dried plums, also called prunes, seem to be really good for bones. Researchers from Florida State and Oklahoma State universities tested two fruits, dried plums and dried apples, on two groups of postmenopausal women. For a year, one group of 55 women ate about 10 prunes per day while a second group of 45 women […]

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Negaunee- Yesterday the intern was out of the office at Great Lakes Radio, I was at the school attending a safety seminar.  Negaunee High School students heard a presentation from Passes Edge Training, a nonprofit organization funded by MIOSHA (Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration).  Passes Edge is dedicated to giving students proper training on […]

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Noun: Cockaigne (kah-KAYN) Definition: An imaginary land of great luxury and ease Sample sentence: Located on a secluded white sandy beach, the resort, with its many amenities, including a first-class luxury spa, is like a utopian cockaigne.

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Did you know that eating potatoes can help lower your blood pressure? Of course, the potatoes in question can’t be French fries or chips or loaded with butter, cheese or all the other high calorie trimmings that sometimes come with spuds. But if you’re partial to potatoes and enjoy eating them steamed or boiled, in […]

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Adverb: Widdershins (WID-er-shinz) Definition: In a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction : counterclockwise Sample sentence: We turned right out of the gates and walked the exterior perimeter of the gardens slowly before turning around and walking it again widdershins.

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No matter how picky we are about our bunkmates, there will always be unwelcome visitors. Namely, dust mites. They love a warm environment like your bed just as much as you do. And since they snack on dead skin cells, they have no reason to leave. (We’re guessing they never heard the saying about not […]

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Marquette – Listeners told us, as far as commercial stations in Marquette, only Great Lakes Radio Stations (103.3fm, 101.9fm, 98.3fm) were on the air a week ago Friday morning.  Listeners noticed that all the news was broadcast by Mark and Walt on WKQS Sunny101.9fm,  the Country Extreme 103.3fm, and 983-RUP. A listener text-ed in on […]

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  Sunny 101.9′s very own Doctor Don was live at the event! Now’s a great time to check your smoke detectors. Marquette, Michigan — It’s Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off in Marquette County! Sunny 101.9′s very own Doctor Don was live from Harlow Park in Marquette Saturday morning. Since it’s Fire Prevention Week, Firefighters are joining […]

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