There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

The practice is not all peace, love, and blissful glimpses of unreality.

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Chocolate is not a super food

Chocolate is not a super food

Listen: we all want to believe that we make good choices. It doesn't matter if I douse my lettuce in fatty salad dressing, it's still good for me. Yes, there is an awful lot of sugary granola in my yogurt but hey, it's Greek yogurt. And maybe I do eat a lot of chocolate, but so what? It's good for my heart!

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‘I knew they were sugar pills but I felt fantastic’ – the rise of open-label placebos

‘I knew they were sugar pills but I felt fantastic’ – the rise of open-label placebos

Placebos have a reputation problem. It is widely believed they are only effective when those taking them are deceived into thinking they are taking real drugs. As such, prescribing dummy or fake treatments is unethical. Yet in Buonanno’s case there was no deception. And she is not alone.

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How Do Children Become Narcissists?

How Do Children Become Narcissists?

I am often asked “What type of parenting leads children to grow up with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder?” Or “Are the children of Narcissistic parents at risk of becoming Narcissists themselves?” I thought that I would use today’s post to shed some light on this issue. How Does Someone “Get” a Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

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