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Why Toxic Positivity Is Actually Just Unintentional Gaslighting

Rose Goodman Updated November 7, 2019 By Lola Russian “It’ll get better”, “It could be worse”, “Just look on the bright side”, “It’s a blessing in disguise”- we’ve all heard these dismissive positive statements when we have complained about something – whether it’s not landing that job we desperately wanted, being unhappy in our relationship or we’re just having a bad day. We have also experienced reaching out to someone for a source of comfort and validation, only to be met with a stream of positive mantras about how we…

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3 Exercises You’re Probably Doing Wrong, And How To Fix It | Betches

While I totally support not giving a sh*t about how you look at the gym, I mean don’t worry about sweating and wearing that old sorority date party tank. You still need to care about what your form looks like. If you’re not performing an exercise right, at best you’re wasting your time, and at worst you’re going to injure yourself. This is not limited to the weight machines, either—some of the most common bodyweight exercises you’ve probably been doing for years are the ones that people mess up the…

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Another day, another description of the quid pro quo

(CNN))A version of this story appears in CNN’s Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. He also said the idea for the exchange came from Rudy Giuliani. Read the full story. Taylor’s ‘nightmare’ scenario In text messages with Volker and Sondland, Taylor threatened to quit to prevent a “nightmare.” Read those exchanges here. Here’s what he told members of Congress he was talking about: “‘The nightmare’ is the scenario where President Zelensky goes out in public, makes an announcement that he’s going to…

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Woman Uses Foam And Toilet Seat Hinges To Create A Moving Rose Costume

While Halloween is certainly over, some costumes leave such a strong impression that it’s worth talking about them days, even weeks, after the event. One of such costumes is definitely this ‘blooming’ rose made by Genevra Collier. Not only is it made of foam and toilet seats, she crafted the whole thing in just 26 days! Talk about dedication! Collier not only showed the final result, an impressive animated flower costume, but also was kind enough to give as a step-by-step guide on how she made it. Through trials and…

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Republicans trying to put their best lineup on the field ahead of impeachment hearings

This is why GOPers want to call in someone from the bullpen to improve their matchup for the hearings. Republicans hope to transfer Jordan to the Intelligence Committee. And, in a perfect world, they’d throw Meadows and Zeldin in there, too. Fox is told the maneuver will probably take place by this weekend. But, Republicans must first navigate their own internal political waters. Positioning Jordan on the Intelligence Committee means GOPers must yank one of their own off that panel. Sliding over Meadows and Zeldin entails the Herculean feat of…

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Chilean police officer arrested after shooting students at protest

Other officers have been accused of a beating and sexual abuse as unrest enters third week, with 2,000 injured A Chilean police major who shot two students during a school protest has been arrested as a wave of political unrest enters a third week and the number of injured in street violence topped 2,000. Maj Humberto Tapia was arrested by detectives on Thursday and charged with illegally discharging his shotgun inside a public school that had been occupied by students on Tuesday. A call by the beleaguered principal led to…

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Fox News Doocy and Kilmeade Appear With Nicole Kidman in New Roger Ailes Film

Following the managed to channel Megyn Kelly, how John Lithgows Roger Ailes measures up to the version portrayed by Russell Crowe on Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson. Combined with Margot Robbie as a composite character meant to stand in for Ailes largely powerless sexual harassment and assault victims at Fox, the result is a blend of reality and artifice that at first glance could make for a wildly compelling movie experience, especially when you consider the script comes from Charles Randolph, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Big Short. The trailer…

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