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Adjective: Contumacious (kahn-too-MAY-shus) Definition: Stubbornly disobedient: rebellious Sample sentence: Every morning I expect my teenage daughter to be contumacious when I try to get her out of bed at 6 a.m.

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Between this post and the last one, I guess you can say I’m covering the 90′s right now.  I’m a 90′s kid, I can’t help it! Anyways back to the post.. The Smashing Pumpkins after having broken up at the beginning of the 2000′s came back after about seven years and after a few lineup […]

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Get a move on. Exercise, including yoga, tai chi, and walking,has been shown over and over again to reduce pain. In fact, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that fibromyalgia patients who participated in a twice-weekly hour-long tai chi classes (a combination of slow movements, breathing, and meditation) for 12 weeks […]

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Verb: Stridulate (STRIJ-uh-layt) Definition: To make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures — used especially of male insects (as crickets or grasshoppers) Sample sentence: As the darkness fell, the crickets began to stridulate and the rest of the insects joined in the chorus of the night.

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If you have pain, rub on relief. Topical gels can bring relief by helping to numb nerve endings and increase blood flow to the area for faster healing. Try applying Tiger Balm to treat everything from arthritis to headaches to bruises. The active ingredients are menthol and camphor, and the cooling herbs help block sensors […]

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Noun: Haruspex (huh-RUSS-peks) Definition: A diviner in ancient Rome basing his predictions on inspection of the entrails of sacrificial animals. Sample sentence: The haruspex declared that the outcome of the battle would be favorable.

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Marquette, MI – The Tiger’s are ROARING in 2011, and thanks to Pike Distributing, Flanigan’s Bar, and the stations of Great Lakes Radio, YOU and three of your friends can be a part of this historic season! Register for your chance to win 4 tickets to see the Tiger’s beat up on the Cleveland Indians, […]

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Take a soak to relieve pain. A soak in in a bath with 2 cups of Epsom salts for at least 12 minutes a day a few times a week can help relieve muscle pain which may be caused by a magnesium deficiecny. Epsom salts are made up of magnesium sulfate and can be absorbed […]

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Noun: Solace (SAH-lus) Definition: 1. Alleviation of grief or anxiety 2. A source of relief or consolation Sample sentence: After her husband’s death, Mary often found solace in reminiscing about him with their mutual friends.

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Let the music play. Listening to music helps improve pain intensity in people with chronic back pain, finds a French study. Another study discovered that nearly half of the cancer patients who listened to music for 30 minutes reaped a 50% reduction in pain. Plugging into your iPod helps lessen pain’s intensity because you’re distracting […]

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