Idiom of the Day
nothing short of (something)
to be almost the same as something
It was nothing short of a miracle that the young man survived the car accident.
Myth about Aging
Losing Weight Is Harder As You Age
While your metabolism may dip with each passing year, you cant necessarily blame any ensuing weight loss difficulties on your age If you arent on a low fat or low calorie diet, for example, losing weight will be difficult Similarly, low sodium diets can make it easier to shed pounds because they increase water retention Finally, gaining weight is one of the side effects often associated with meds prescribed to older adults, so once youve balanced out your diet, have a discussion with your doctor about what you can do to counteract any lingering unwanted pounds .