🍎 Health Hack: Listen to Your Mom – Floss and Brush

“Brushing and flossing every day doesn’t just help your teeth; it may also keep your cardiovascular system healthy. A 2018 study in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra found that the worse your dental hygiene, the higher your chance of having a stroke. Doctors aren’t sure why, but it’s possible that the bacteria that infect your gums seep into your bloodstream, causing blood vessel inflammation and other problems.” Source

🌤 Hope Holds to Christ ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hope Holds to Christ

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hope holds to Christ the mind’s own mirror out
To take His lovely likeness more and more.
It will not well, so she would bring about
An ever brighter burnish than before
And turns to wash it from her welling eyes
And breathes the blots off all with sighs on sighs.
Her glass is blest but she as good as blind
Holds till hand aches and wonders what is there;
Her glass drinks light, she darkles down behind,
All of her glorious gainings unaware.
. . . . . . . .
I told you that she turned her mirror dim
Betweenwhiles, but she sees herself not Him.

🍎 Health Hack: Push the Envelop’s Edge Dare to Live a Long Life

In Okinawa, the diet is heavy on vegetables and rice but includes small amounts of meat stir-fried into the main dish, providing protein but low calories. In Loma Linda, California, the home of the long-living Seventh-Day Adventist community, where inhabitants live about 10 years longer than the average American, most of the population avoids meat. However, they do enjoy whole grains—a common food among the five Blue Zone communities.

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🔤 Grammar Tip: All About Awesome Alliterations

Alliteration is a term to describe a literary device in which a series of words begin with the same consonant sound. Alliteration emphasizes something important a writer or speaker would like to express.  

  1. Hannah’s home has heat now, hopefully.
  2. Jackrabbits jump and jiggle jauntily.
  3. Kim’s kid kept kicking like crazy.
  4. Larry’s lizard likes lounging in the sun. SOURCE