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There’s not much good that’s come out of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But at least it’s giving us new, fascinating insights about the humans.


Bert Hellinger, a German psychotherapist, told "therapeutic stories" in his sessions, stories that show a way out. This is one of them, I hope I translated it well.

Something much more common now is a tactic that has been used by serial abusers and malignant narcissists for a very, very long time. The term "gaslighting," though originally coined from the movie Gaslight, is based on this tactic (so was the movie, actually).

DARVO: Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim & Offender.
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For half a century, prohibition has been causing chaos and misery worldwide. Any attempt to shut down the drugs trade invariably sets off a chain of events that just makes things worse, leaving a trail of death, illness, violence, slavery, addiction, crime and inequality across the globe. The War On Drugs is a war in which everyone loses – except, in a weird kind of way, the drugs themselves.
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A group of 120 people in Germany will be given £1,080 per month and compared against a group of 1,380 people who will get nothing to see how their attitudes and behaviours change.
Germany to test universal basic income by handing people £1,080 per month

In response to President Trump's unchecked actions, the left has closed ranks and began to institute clearer standards, purity tests and ever harsher sanctioning of its members — also known as, cancel culture.
Getting tight — the psychology of cancel culture | TheHill


Yours as well. Look inside.



There has been increasing media coverage about PTSD over the past several years, particularly with the number of Canadian and US soldiers returning from the Middle East reporting high levels of psychological distress. Highly-respected Canadians such as Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire and Lieutenant Colonel Stéphane Grenier have courageously opened up about their own battles with PTSD.
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Two recent studies looked at the relationship between personality traits and reactions to restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Researchers found that people possessing so-called "Dark Triad" traits—narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism—were less likely to comply with restrictions or engage in preventative measures against the pandemic. However, researchers also emphasized the small role personality traits have in the overall response to pandemic restrictions, like face-mask mandates and social-distancing requirements.
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When you're ready to take a break from doomscrolling, stop and send your scream to Iceland. It will be blasted from a real speaker that has been placed in one of the country's regions. "Scream therapy."
"You’ve been through a lot this year and it looks like you need
the perfect place to let your frustrations out. Somewhere big,
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Lisa Barlow, whose name I have changed to protect her privacy, so She scrolls the screen up and down, up and down, faster and faster. Her eyes dart about the webpage. She feels a rising tension in her chest. Her breathing shortens. Her thoughts race in and out of her mind like the breath in her lungs. She touches her face and notices the telltale sign: it’s numb. She reaches into her pocket, where she safeguards a small pill for moments like these. A pharmacologic reset button.
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Is Chronic Anxiety a Learning Disorder?

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Reconnecting with a friend can boost happiness, but so can a meaningful encounter with a stranger. “One of the most complex things we can engage with is another person’s mind,” . . .
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Feel Happier Today ~ A popular Yale University course . . .

I took a closer look at the cognitive test Trump claims to have aced | Donald Trump | The Guardian
I took a closer look at the cognitive test Trump claims to have aced | Donald Trump | The Guardian

Donny said so many stunningly idiotic things, behaved so often in a ridiculous way and just never left out a chance of putting his foot in literally anybodys mouth.
But this is the top of it all. lil Donny was so proud of passing a "cognitive test" with (all) 30 points that he was showing off with the results (dating back to 2018)
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The Most Rev. Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, shares how love shows us the way amid racial tensions and the coronavirus.
Bishop Michael Curry shares how love shows us the way during difficult times


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