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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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Verb: Perpend (per-PEND) Definition: 1. To reflect on carefuly: Ponder 2. To be attentive Sample sentence: With six months of jail time ahead of him, Burt will have plenty of time to perpend on his mistakes.

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Do it yourself acupressure can provide relief from muscle pain. Muscle pain is the most common type of pain. Marble-size knots in your muscles are called trigger points, and many trigger points correspond to acupressure points used in treatments such as acupuncture or sports massage. Push on the trigger point with enough pressure to see […]

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Noun: Flatfoot Definition: 1. A condition in which the arch of the instep is flattened so that the entire sole rests upon the ground. 2. Slang for police officer, especially a patrolman walking a regular beat. 3. Slang for a sailor. Sample sentence: In his latest movie, the actor plays an earnest flatfoot who is […]

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