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  • Double your productivity by standing
    Double your productivity by standing
    As long as you are at work why not up your productivity levels? This will not merely benefit your employer, but you will reap the success and status which accompanies an employee who is a great producer. The next step might be a raise or promotion...
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    Frankincense for Chronic Pain Relief... Who knew?
    Most people have heard of Frankincense in the biblical story of the nativity where the three wise men brought gifts of Frankincense, gold and myrrh to the infant Jesus. One of the most precious natural earth elements, Frankincense, sometimes...
  • An interview with Greg Grunberg
    An interview with Greg Grunberg
    Greg Grunberg, an actor featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Heroes Reborn in late 2015, is more widely known for his role in Heroes, in which he plays Matt Parkman, the show's mind-reading police officer. Off the set, however,...
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    13 Common cognitive distortions
    Cognitive distortions are simply that - distorted (incorrect) cognition (thoughts). And since we have thoughts about just about everything: ourselves, our lives, the world around us, relationships, etc. Then is makes sense that we can also have...
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    How to avoid victim-blaming
    The idea of blaming a victim for something unfortunate or tragic which has befallen her is clearly inappropriate, but it is far too common in our culture. Even though the abuser may be much more powerful, others may be tempted to blame the victim...
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    The role of rage in abuse
    Rage plays an extremely important and toxic role in abuse. One of the things that is particularly frightening about rage is how difficult it is to steer, in light of how explosive it tends to be. But what is the function of rage? Put simply, its...
  • White Shadow
    The different forms abuse can take
    Not all abuse involves physically striking someone. There are numerous forms of addressed. In general, abuse uses coercion and force to obtain what the abuser wants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2010 National...
  • Yanis Varoufakis and Kelly Gerling in Seattle
    Video Review: Yanis Varoufakis "Basic Income is a Necessity"—an amazing reframe
    Yanis Varoufakis producedhalf-hour video presentation and question-and-answer session. It was an address for the Future of Work Conference, in Zurich, Switzerland, 5th May 2016, at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. In this presentation Yanis...
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    Not all abuse involves battering
    Not all abusers engage in what is traditionally defined as violence or "battering." There are non-battering abusers. In fact, most domestic abuse does not entail battering. Shockingly, this is even true of abuse that ends in murder. It...
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    The different kinds of abusers
    This will be a look at the different types of abusers with the help of Michael Samsel. Just as in the general population, there is some heterogeneity among the personalities of abusers. First, there is the "volatile" type. Their behavior...
  • Chain
    Why abusive relationships can be addictive
    Bonding is an extremely important element of intimacy. Unfortunately, the process of bonding becomes distorted in abusive relationships. Bonding tends to become increasingly intense. Bonding can take place both during dysfunctional and healthy...
  • Flowers
    How flowers can improve emotional health
    Flowers are natural medicines and they’ve been found to improve emotional health. “Wake up and smell roses” is what we’ve been hearing since our childhood and this is what calls for the reality. A consistent research on...
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    What is stonewalling?
    Stonewalling frequently occurs within the context of unsatisfying relationships. It involves refusal to accept influence, collaborate, compromise, honestly discuss motivations, support another person's plan or negotiate conflict in good faith....
  • Hands Together
    How abusers manipulate trust
    Being a survivor of abuse can be disastrous for an individual's inability to trust. They trusted their abusers and were betrayed, so who's to say another individual will not violate their trust again? To be in a state of trust is to feel...
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    What is gaslighting?
    Gaslighting is a form of abuse. It involves making another person believe that he or she is crazy. The purpose of this discredit the abuse survivor. But why is it called gaslighting? The term comes from the play and 1944 movie gaslight. The movie...
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