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Echoism Is the Little-Known Condition that Affects Victims of Narcissistic Abuse

  when Sarah was 18, she went for an interview at a temp agency, hoping to get some work. She sat hunched over in her chair, heart thumping. “I can remember the woman saying, ‘Is something wrong? Why can’t you look me in the eye?’” Most would have put this down to first-job jitters. For Sarah, whose name we have withheld at her request for privacy reasons, the reason was more sinister. “I was so used to being invisible, being nothing, it was like I didn’t have an identity,” sheRead More


6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cellulitis

  The common bacterial skin infection can be dangerous–so find out if you’re at high risk. Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layers of the skin, the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. It’s caused by bacteria, and if it’s not treated immediately, cellulitis can become serious and even life-threatening if it spreads to the blood. “Cellulitis is common, and the major cause is the streptococcus bacteria that reside on the skin,” says Amesh Adalja, MD, an emergency medicine doctor and senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.Read More


6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cellulitis

Diabetes If you have diabetes, there are two ways you’re more at risk of getting cellulitis. The first is related to the complications of diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) is a common complication of diabetes, and it sometimes makes you lose sensation, particularly in your feet. This means that if you get a foot injury, you may not notice–and that in turn makes you unable to treat it properly, leaving it open for bacteria to enter. The second way having diabetes puts you at risk for cellulitis is that having highRead More


The Magnetic Power of the Narcissist Can Easily Draw You In

New research shows the reasons you’re drawn to those high in narcissism. Being involved in a relationship with people high in narcissism can cause you endless grief. These individuals are self-centered, manipulative, and greedy for attention. Yet, they somehow end up in relationships and it’s likely that you’ve been a victim yourself of their destructive magnetism. What drives your attraction to people high in narcissism? New research suggests that, at so-called “zero acquaintance” (i.e. when you first meet them), it’s hard to resist people high in narcissism. Like moths to a candle flame, you can’t help butRead More


The Magnetic Power of the Narcissist Can Easily Draw You In

In the first study, Giacomin and her research team asked participants to rate their attraction (liking) relative to the three categories of targets. To ensure that the targets actually were high or low in the psychological qualities under The targets themselves were drawn from an undergraduate sample so that they were comparable to the participants in age and status. The job of the participants was to answer a series of questions about the targets including their apparent self-esteem, narcissism, likability, potential for becoming a friend, personality attributes associated with “communal” qualities (suchRead More


This drugs could help treat patients with Motor Neurone Disease

HIV drugs could help treat patients with Motor Neurone Disease Irish patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) may soon be treated with medications originally intended for long-term HIV treatment. The plan will be discussed this week at the International MND meeting in Glasgow. Professor Orla Hardiman of TCD, who leads the National MND clinic at Beaumont Hospital, said that the use of the drugs “may seem strange, but we think that some people with Motor Neurone Disease may have a re-activation of a usually harmless virus – a retrovirus –Read More


A Lymph Node Transplant Can Prevent or Treat Lymphedema in Mastectomy Patients

Patients who have been through a mastectomy and had their axillary lymph nodes removed often suffer from lymphedema, a condition which involves swelling in an area of the body where there are no longer lymph nodes to remove fluid from that extremity. In the case of a mastectomy, the patient generally experiences swelling of the hand and arm in the affected side. Lymphedema is a chronic and lifelong condition. It can be treated using compression sleeves and massage, but these methods don’t always work for everyone, and they’re far fromRead More


What Kind of Selfies Expose a Narcissist?

When posting, tweeting, or promoting, motive matters. On social media, most people post some type of selfies. But not all selfies are created equal. Some people post only self-portraits, some “photo drop” (we’ll call this online name dropping) snapshots with important people. Others portray themselves as one of the “cool kids” by posting group shots, showcasing impressive affiliations. Some people post selfies of themselves first thing in the morning, with no makeup, au natural. Others edit heavily, adjusting color and lighting and muting flaws. What does it all mean? First of all, posting on Facebook does not makeRead More


Woman with incurable condition that causes extreme fat build-up in her limbs reveals how she overcame years of torment from bullies and found the courage to celebrate her body

A bold lymphedema sufferer is embracing her jiggle after years of being ashamed of her condition. Cara Cruz, 36, from New Brighton, Pennsylvania, developed lipoedema and lymphedema as a teenager and the growing problem had a devastating impact on her confidence. But after starting an Instagram account on a dare from her boyfriend, Cara burst out of her shell and into the body-positive community, and now she is determined to flaunt her curves. Speaking out: Lymphedema sufferer Cara Cruz is speaking out about her challenge to accept her natural shape after spendingRead More


40 definite things to expect in a relationship with a narcissist

Narcissists may seem charming and endearing on the surface. But their emotional abuse can leave permanent scars. Anyone who’s about to make one of the biggest decisions of their life would want to know what to expect in the future, especially when it comes to tying the knot. It’s important to know where you stand in a relationship without being thrown in the dark, unprepared to face the challenges that arise. But if you’re about to marry a narcissist, this might be harder than you think. Marriage is a mix ofRead More