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The Power of “Quiet” Verbal Abuse

Damage can be inflicted without raising your voice. When you think of verbal abuse, what do you think of? Chances are, it’s loud screaming, grunting and yelling. Most of us do not picture a quiet whisper or light banter. However, when it comes to verbal abuse, volume does not determine impact. Just because someone does . . . . Continue Reading


Gov. Chris Christie Debuts Television Ad To Raise Awareness of Opioid Crisis

The news up north regarding the opioid crisis is continually frightening. New Jersey’s numbers continue to concern residents. As a response, Gov. Chris Christie is doing everything possible to highlight new addiction services in the state of New Jersey. The ad campaign will help promote the telephone hotline, 1-844-REACH-NJ and a website, www.reachnj.gov, that Christie . . . . Continue Reading


Are You Thirsty? Here Are 5 Signs of Dehydration

  Are you thirsty? When is the last time you drank a full glass of water? Believe it or not, a lot of us are dehydrated. In fact, 25% of kids and teenagers don’t drink ANY water as part of their fluid intake. A surprising number of adults don’t drink any water either. One study . . . . Continue Reading


6 Ways to Detox From Sugar Addiction

Being a sweet person is a good thing. Eating sweets 24.7 is not. Want to know the truth about sugar? The truth is our bodies are only able to process so much of it. Most of us are killing our bodies with sugar. The problem is, after a while, it becomes difficult to stop. Sugar . . . . Continue Reading


All About Anhedonia: The Signs and Symptoms

Do you wake up every morning feeling indifferent about life? If you do not remember the last time you felt pure joy, you may have a condition known as anhedonia. Anhedonia results in a loss of interests in activities that were once pleasurable. It can cause you to feel “blah” and indifferent to everything. You may . . . . Continue Reading


Urban Decay Eye Shadow Colors Labeled “Druggie” And “Paralyzed” Sparks Controversy

Recently, I’ve been really into makeup videos. YouTube is saturated with them. I find it relaxing, almost like watching Bob Ross back in the day. It’s funny, considering I rarely have time to do a full face of makeup, but at least when I do have time; I have some solid technique in my memory . . . . Continue Reading


All About Selective Mutism: Frozen In Silence

Have you ever been in a scenario where you wanted to speak, but couldn’t? For those with selective mutism, this is a reoccurring reality. Selective mutism is a condition in which a person cannot speak in certain situation. Typically, selected mutism begins in childhood. For example, a child may go the entire day at school . . . . Continue Reading


New Mexico Launches Opioid Awareness Campaign

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is launching an education campaign to increase public awareness and understanding of opioid addiction. On Jan. 5, he announced “Project OPEN: Opioid Prevention & Education Network.” The initiative will kick off this Wednesday, and attorneys, policymakers and officials will all gather in Albuquerque to learn about opioid addiction. The . . . . Continue Reading


Heather Locklear Reportedly Enters Rehab to “Tie Up Loose Ends”

Heather Locklear, 55, has one major goal to accomplish in the New Year: maintaining her sobriety. The actress addressed rumors, that she entered inpatient treatment, in a statement to People magazine. She wrote: “Currently I am working on tying up some loose ends regarding certain issues so I can hit 2017 full steam ahead.” The . . . . Continue Reading


Researchers Discover a Gamblers’ Brain Resembles a Drug Addict’s Brain

Think gambling addiction is totally different from drug addiction? Think again. Turns out the same brain circuits that drive drug addiction have been shown in compulsive gamblers, research reveals. In a recent study, scientists identified two brain areas that were highly active in gamblers when they felt the urge to make a bet or spin . . . . Continue Reading