Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Meditation can indeed be narcissistic

https://qz.com/1307380/yoga-and-meditation-boost-your-ego-say-psychology-researchers/ These findings suggest that spiritual Buddhist practices like yoga and meditation may not do what proponents typically say they do, according to the study authors. “Ego-quieting is a central element of yoga philosophy and Buddhism alike. That element, and its presumed implications, require serious rethinking,” they write. “Moreover, ego-quieting is

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Gaslighting: big and small

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-gaslighting-3882129 Instead, research on gaslighting is usually about the behavior in the context of marital and other relationship infidelity. Furthermore, it is in the context of such relationships where gaslighting behavior is clearly linked to sexual risk in several ways. The abusive partner may be engaging in unprotected sex in multiple relationships

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Gaslighting and the death of democracy

http://theweek.com/speedreads/778509/trump-raves-that-kim-jong-un-great-personality-loves-people President Trump was left with a glowing impression of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their summit together in Singapore on Tuesday. "Really, he's got a great personality," Trump told Voice of America's Greta Van Susteren of the man who has executed more than 340 people since taking power

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Does “Three Strikes” reduce crime ?

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-youve-got-listening-problem-winston-peters-and-simon-bridges-clash-over-three-strikes-law-repeal Mr Bridges asked if the Three Strikes repeal was still ultimately on the table. "This is a matter that's off the table, for now," Mr Peters said on behalf of Ms Ardern. "This is a government for the long term." Mr Bridges asked Mr Peters if the PM agreed that the Three

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There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/articles/a-village-for-the-homeless-is-opening-in-edinburgh/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=share Littlejohn says: ‘There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness, and what we’re doing at the village is developing a viable alternative to the unsupported, substandard and expensive temporary accommodation models that are prevalent within the homelessness system.’ Michael will be among the first to enter the community. ‘I would like to participate

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Dementia symptoms: Prevent signs of the condition by taking up dance

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/965675/dementia-signs-symptoms-prevent-dance Speaking to the express.co.uk, the organisation's Medical Director recommended ballroom, tap, ballet, latin and jazz as good dances to prevent dementia. "Select a class that you are going to enjoy and that is within your physical capabilities," she said. "All dance that involves remembering steps and raising the heart rate is recommended." The

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Soon after the ‘external’ assaults by him stopped, the ‘inner’ assaults began

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/104170888/As-a-sexual-abuse-survivor-I-say-to-other-men-get-help Waiting in his parked car towards the end of this awful chapter, I pulled the handbrake so hard I nearly snapped the cable. I had finally found a way to stay 'Stop right there!'. He got the message. But that didn’t resolve the trauma, of course. Soon after the ‘external’ assaults

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