I’m no economist. In fact, I have never taken any business or accounting classes in my life. But it doesn’t take a formal education to get this. We are speeding down the wrong path.
Hurricane season is kicking into high gear. State and local governments in some areas are recommending that citizens evacuate certain areas. People are packing up. And hospitals are scrambling to prepare for both the storm itself and the influx of patients coming in the door.
The vampire facial was only supposed to sound scary. Sure, it involves extracting the patient's own blood, isolating the platelet-rich plasma by spinning it in a centrifuge and then re-injecting it into the face. But the results are touted to be rejuvenated, smooth and supple skin, not an HIV or hepatitis scare, as clients of the VIP Spa in Albuquerque, N.M., are now facing.
I post countless memes on my business page about letting toxic people go, setting boundaries with difficult people, and having a balance between attending to your relationships while also meeting your own needs. But what if you have qualities that are toxic? What if you are the person others need to set boundaries with? What if your impact on people is actually damaging, despite your good intentions?
You may know her from depictions on TV, such as the Crazy Cat Lady character on The Simpsons. Or you may know her as a neighbor, or even as a patient. We all know at least one person who has an obsession with cats. But some people, men and women, can go from obsession to madness. Is there a medical link between cat ownership and psychosis? Is there a real medical diagnosis for ‘crazy cat lady syndrome’?
Ever wished you could hand your partner a report card? A new survey sound that Americans in relationships grade their partner a B- overall.
In their tween and teenage years, girls become dramatically less self-assured—a feeling that often lasts through adulthood.
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Liz Di Bernardo