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To stave off wrinkles, it's better to resort to the simple expedients of wearing sun block every day including the winter, avoiding sunbeds like the plague and not smoking.
I'M BORED: Every parent will be trying their best to stave off that dreaded cry during the summer holidays
The question is, if you do your mental aerobics, will brain exercise stave off Alzheimer's?
And did not a conservative Felipe Calderon manage to stave off the populist Lopez Obrador in Mexico's recent six-yearly presidential election?
Through the intervening days, she is drawn into the village, into working with the son of Lord Temsland in encouraging the peasants and craftsmen to clean the mill and build a road as a way to stave off disease.
The company, which is asking Governor Pataki to increase strategically placed emergency demand response participation--where, currently, large energy consumers agree to reduce their consumption in an emergency to help avert a power failure--said these programs led to a three percent reduction in critical energy use throughout the region, saving 411 megawatts, or enough to power more than 400,000 homes, and helping to stave off more widespread failures.
He stormed into a 5-2 lead only for Pavel to win four of the next five points to stave off set point three times.
In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mercury, he warned that the Blues were now so close to their overdraft limit that they would need a pounds 2 million cash injection just to stave off the banks.
22 to 26, Haaxma and her team presented data suggesting that estrogens may control dopamine concentrations and stave off the onset of Parkinson's disease.
a way to stave off dehydration and help students think more clearly, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The Changing Tides finds that only the little band of heroes that include Solar (a mystral warrior sword to serve and protect Braksis), Thamar (a dwarven hero), and Adonis (the leader of ISIA) who have survived in the aftermath of all these disasters are all that the Seven Kingdoms have to stave off total disaster --and they each of incredible obstacles they must overcome.
Ray Pohlman, a spokesman for AutoZone, an auto-supply store, on the nationwide increase in demand for Locking fuel caps to stave off gas siphoners.