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Are You Addicted?

Many people use the word “addicted” hyperbolically, usually to indicate how much they love something. As in, “I’m addicted to this new lotion,” as they slather it on their skin. That is probably not actually addiction, just something pleasurable. But what, then, is addiction? The short answer is something that can be pleasurable initially, but […]

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Manipulative Tricks by Verbal Abusers

Verbal abuse can be just as damaging—or more—than physical abuse. But let’s not have a contest. They’re both horrible. It’s just that verbal abuse is often brushed aside, as if it’s not really harmful. But sometimes the long-lasting effects of verbal abuse can be soul crushing. Sticks and stones can break your bones AND words […]

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