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Shut Up In The Name Of Jesus

Tara Hedman | Posted 12.06.2016 | Religion
Tara Hedman

Let's call the manipulative, cliché, controlling, nonsense what it is: spiritual abuse

That Naughty Word And Other Labels

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

It's all about labels. Labels run our lives. "Oh, he's so OCD!" or "she is so gay!" We use these almost daily, and usually the intention is not negati...

25 Things You Might Want to Know About Your Partner Before You Tie the Knot

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

And yet, engaging in the dialogue that can ensue from these questions can be the very thing that we need to do in order to support the health and vitality of our relationship and to minimize the likelihood of being "broadsided" by some very unsettling revelations further down the road.

What Is the Real Value of Words?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 04.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianna Glynska

Recently, while I was going to another city by bus, a gypsy with a small child came inside the bus before its departure. She was asking for money clai...

What Type Is Your Ex? Part 2

Stacy D. Phillips | Posted 03.30.2016 | Divorce
Stacy D. Phillips

The "Manipulator." This ex-spouse is clever, charming and often seductive.

Why I Became Friends With My Kid's Stepmom

Trish Eklund | Posted 01.20.2017 | Divorce
Trish Eklund

The beginning was tough for both of us. It's difficult for a new stepmom to come into a new role with children who already have a mom. It is equally hard for a mom going through a divorce to let go and allow another woman to parent her children.

Post-Hope America Opens Pandora's Box

Christen Lien | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Christen Lien

We are entering the most hopeful time of year; a time when goals, dreams and vision matter. It's the time when new beginnings -- or at least the idea of them -- have us feeling inspired and motivated.

Creating Magic With Photography

Hayley Roberts | Posted 12.14.2016 | Arts
Hayley Roberts

From a young age we're told fairy tales and fantasy stories about witches and fairies and princes on quests, leading us to believe that the world is f...

Love, Money and Manipulation

Leah Woodly | Posted 10.09.2016 | Women
Leah Woodly

I can't stress enough that I want you, me and every other couple to have a healthy, prosperous and life-long relationship, but that can't happen if there is dishonesty and manipulation in our midst. If you have been guilty of using the tactics above, make a commitment today to be open, honest and transparent.

An Epidemic of Spiritual Manipulation in Holistic Business ?

Tova Payne | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

It was a staff meeting at a yoga teacher training school: You would think that a meeting at a so-called spiritual enterprise would begin with a grounding meditation and everyone sharing their new ideas from a heart-centered place.

Thursday Failure - Indexes Test Some Critical Levels Pre-Yellen

Phil Davis | Posted 09.24.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Shall we keep pretending? Clearly that's the plan of the MSM, where you'd think we were in some kind of rally while critical index levels are falling by the wayside right and left on a daily basis.

The Husband-Son Hybrid

Hina Husain | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Hina Husain

There is a class of men that exist in society. They may look like normal men, they may act like normal men; in certain aspects they may actually be pretty normal. However, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that these men live under very peculiar circumstances at home with their families.

How Is Psychology Used to Manipulate and Influence Us in Our Daily Lives?

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Science

Marketing supplies a product or service that resolves the customer's problem/dilemma whether real, imagined or generated by the advertiser. If you consider this with regards to the points below, you may never watch another commercial without feeling deceived, misled and abused.

How Not to Argue

Robin Hall | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Robin Hall

Listen and relax when faced with a conflict and don't let your self-esteem be rattled. If you do happen to slip into a nonsensical disagreement, let the minor regression only serve to remind you of the giant steps in self-development you have taken. But, don't be smug about it, that would be unattractive.

10 Ways Restaurants Manipulate Our Spending And Eating Habits

Quora | Posted 06.11.2016 | Taste

The next time you dine out, take along a copy of this list and count how many of the following psychological ploys your favorite restaurant uses.

The Biggest Scam of All: Pastor Creflo Dollar Will Get His $65 Million Luxury Jet

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.05.2016 | Religion
Steve Siebold

I don't know what's worse: the fact that Creflo Dollar believes God spoke to him and told him to buy this jet, or the fact that people are so gullible and delusional and are actually supporting this guy.

American Think Tanks and Foundations Manipulate German Politics, Claims Whistleblower

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

As American pundits are discussing the Clinton Cash affair and worrying about possible undue foreign influence on U.S. foreign policy via donations to...

Woman 'Manipulates' Her Body To Play With The Definition Of Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women

A new video shows one way to make yourself beautiful -- mold your body as though you are made of clay. Kelsey Higley, a student of Media Art at th...

Communicating With Passive-Aggressive People

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

As a psychiatrist I teach my patients to address passive aggressive behavior directly as the person may not be aware of the impact on you since they are short on empathy. Hopefully you won't have many passive aggressive people in your life, but if you do, clear communication is a form of empowerment.

Divorce Confidential: Divorce and Reconciliation. Yes, It Happens!

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

My heart swells with joy when clients give their marriage a second chance. What does reconciliation look like from a legal perspective? Here are some things to consider before you reconcile with your ex.

Identifying the More Subtle Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Christina Berchini | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

Abuse is sometimes extremely subtle. It is often insidious: You go from thinking you are falling in love to wondering why all of the "problems" in your new relationship seem to be your fault -- with no clear idea of how you got from point A to point B.

Fighting the Master Cult of Jihad

Ben Barber | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Ben Barber

The latest reports from Europe about ordinary, normal young men suddenly shifting to become jihadis -- throat cutters, suicide bombers, assassins of children and women -- reminds me of the way cultish holy men formed their slavish followings in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

The Shocking Truth About Emotional Abuse in the Workplace

Jill Dahl | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Jill Dahl

I pride myself on being a relational and socially conscious woman in the workplace. I had no idea that these qualities made me a prime target for emotional abuse from a business colleague.

Why the Republicans Love the Abortion Issue

Andy Schmookler | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

How many Americans fit this profile? They are inclined to view politics in moral terms, and it is important to them to be one of the good people and ...

Rick Berman Caught on Tape: Hear His 10 Tactics to Aid Dirty Energy Corps

Lisa Graves | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Lisa Graves

Rick Berman, the king of corporate front groups and propaganda, has been caught on tape detailing his attacks on public interest groups in the labor and environmental movements, including on efforts to increase the minimum wage for workers.