Negative Emotions May Actually Inspire Cancer Patients

Apr 26 8:45am Psych Central News
A new study by Canadian researchers suggests the emotional upheaval that accompanies a cancer diagnosis may actually be good for patients. Anxiety, guilt, and distress often come hand-in-hand with a […]...
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This Is For All The Girls Who Stand Their Ground

Apr 26 8:07am Thought Catalog
Who you are is someone to be proud of. The way you stand is something to admire. Your faith and strength, your ability to speak when others are against you—those are powerful traits of a powerful girl.
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13 Women Discuss The Books Every Woman Should Read

Apr 26 8:06am Thought Catalog
I think we should stop asking people in their twenties what they “want to do” and start asking them what they don’t want to do. ...
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5 Empowering Things Every Independent Woman Needs To Know About Becoming A Mother

Apr 26 8:05am Thought Catalog
You’re the type who walks confidently in the world, trusting your intuition and honoring your self. And yes, motherhood threatens to trump all of this.
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This Is For The Women Who Wake Up With Determination

Apr 26 8:05am Thought Catalog
This is for you – for always giving your all to life, for letting it break you from time to time because you are only human, after all. But never letting to keep you down, to finding the strength you have within you to get back up and come back stronger.
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Some Parents May Set The Stage for Kids Emotional Eating

Apr 26 8:00am Psych Central News
A new Norwegian study found that when parents soothed their 4- and 6-year-olds with food, those children were more likely to engage in emotional eating at ages 8 and 10. […]...
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Social Media Can Act as Safety Net for Grief-Stricken

Apr 26 7:15am Psych Central News
New research suggest social media can help connect the bereaved to close friends — and that this development and use of social networks mimics biological systems. As an example, neuroscientists believe […]...
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9 Ways Women Can Invoke Happiness in Themselves And Others

Apr 26 7:15am Thought Catalog
The people who truly love you will love every part of you.
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Imaging Study Shows Multitasking Reduces Brain Efficiency

Apr 26 6:30am Psych Central News
Emerging research shows that the brain works most efficiently when it can focus on a single task for a longer period of time. The new finding reinforces and helps to […]...
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Study finds first molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability

Apr 26 3:00am Mental Health News From Medical News Today
A large new study from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium provides the first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder...
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Thank god for Dr. Google & Gut bacteria tell the brain what animals should eat

Apr 26 1:58am Beyond Meds
For people like me it is illness that calls us to wellness and waking up. Thank god for Dr. Google. Seriously. And to hell with those who glance side-ways at those of us who’ve learned to doctor ourselves. We commit *science* via observations of our own bodies everyday. We learn by coming up with hypothesis and […]...
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16 Powerful Steve Jobs Quotes to Get Unstuck and Reclaim Your Life Purpose

Apr 25 11:00pm Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
You're reading 16 Powerful Steve Jobs Quotes to Get Unstuck and Reclaim Your Life Purpose, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Frustrating, isn’t it? Everyone seems to know what they’re doing... but you just have no clue. You don’t know what’s your life purpose. You can’t find a meaningful job that you enjoy. Nothing excites you and every day looks the same. Don’t worry. If you’re feeling lost or stuck, you can get some amazing advice from one the most remarkable figures in modern history. Steve Jobs, the guru that changed our world with technology, figured out what it means to build a meaningful career and live a fulfilling existence. Check his powerful words to get some inspiration and give your life a new direction. 1. For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. 2. The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. 3. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. 4. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. 5. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. 6. My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time. 7. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. 8. Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful...that’s what matters to me. 9. The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it. 10. Stay hun...
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You Shouldnt Have To Tell Someone How To Love You

Apr 25 10:01pm Thought Catalog
If someone loves you, they’ll love you. They’ll love you in all the ways you need. They’ll love you in all the ways they know how. They’ll love you, and prove this love, over and over because they don’t want to lose you. That’s real love.
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I Stopped Blaming Myself For Your Inability To Love Me

Apr 25 9:00pm Thought Catalog
I’ll always be a work in progress but I’ll always be enough for the one who truly cares.
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Dating Today Is Like Giant Game Of Mind F*ck That I Refuse That Participate In

Apr 25 8:01pm Thought Catalog
If dating today were like Legends of a Hidden Temple On Nickelodeon, getting someone to admit they like you and want to be in a relationship is like the final round of the temple run.
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I Refuse To Let Anxiety Ruin My Life

Apr 25 7:00pm Thought Catalog
I might hyperventilate beforehand, I might cry myself to sleep the night before, but that doesn't matter. All that matters is that there are going to be days when I have the energy to push myself to do something terrifying. There are going to be days when I silence my anxiety for long enough to really live.
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I Attended Someone Elses Wedding And Got Depressed Over How Much We Fail At Love

Apr 25 6:00pm Thought Catalog
The lovers in front of me exchange vows as I remember I've never been to a church with someone I love.
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9 Things People Dont Realize Youre Doing Because Youre Completely Fine With Being Alone

Apr 25 5:00pm Thought Catalog
You're picky about who you date. Your ability to set standards stems from your ability to be alone when you refuse to lower them.
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What Love Looks Like When Your Boyfriend Has A Wife

Apr 25 4:00pm Thought Catalog
If I told you I was under the impression there was a divorce coming, I’m sure you wouldn’t believe me, but that’s how I justified it.
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I Dont Care About Being Enough For Other People, What If Im Never Enough For Myself?

Apr 25 3:01pm Thought Catalog
Sometimes outside validation does nothing for you when you feel worthless on the inside.
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A Simple Way To Boost Social Confidence

Apr 25 2:07pm PsyBlog
An easy self-affirmation exercise helps reduce social insecurities for at least two months. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
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The Ugly Side Of Dating When Youre A Single, Attractive, African American Woman

Apr 25 2:00pm Thought Catalog
How can single Generation X black women who want love and companionship form normal, functioning loving relationships with a group of emotionally stunted men who are intent on living a second adolescence?...
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The Type of Dairy Products Linked To Lower Depression

Apr 25 1:20pm PsyBlog
Certain dairy products are associated with lower rates of depression. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
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Just So You Know: Youre Only Failing According To Social Media

Apr 25 12:30pm Thought Catalog
The generations prior to ours had a radically different idea of what success is. Our grandparents aspired to have a home, keep food on the table, and find a life partner.
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Love Is Not About Forcing The Pieces To Fit, Its About Falling Into Something That Fits Naturally

Apr 25 12:00pm Thought Catalog
Because when someone loves you—it’s not about them trying to fix you, change you, or fall in love by a certain time. There aren’t rules, aren’t guidelines, aren’t ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts.’ Love is something that comes naturally.
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When Family Members and Friends Dont Understand Depression

Apr 25 11:45am World of Psychology Bipolar
We’ve come a little way in reducing the stigma that’s associated with mental illness, but not nearly far enough. Consider these results pulled from a public attitude survey in Tarrant County, Texas, conducted by the county’s Mental Health Connection and the University of North Texas […]...
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I Feel Behind All My Co-Workers

Apr 25 11:01am Thought Catalog
I sit down to write an essay and I delete every word. My brain has been a trash bag lately.
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Should We Stop Telling Kids Their Height and Weight Percentiles?

Apr 25 11:00am Thought Catalog
I was a happy kid, lucky enough to have wise and well-adjusted parents. I can relive injuries: falling off a slide into darkness and screaming.
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First molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability discovered

Apr 25 10:28am Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
The first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after trauma has been gained by a new study.
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This Is The Dumbass Reason He Keeps Liking Your Pictures But Wont Send An Actual Text

Apr 25 10:00am Thought Catalog
He keeps liking your pictures, because it's a low-key way to bring attention to himself. Because it doesn't take any actual effort on his part. Because he knows that it'll have you thinking about him all day long, even though he only thought about you for the two seconds it took to click the heart button.
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15 Tactics to Cope with Anxiety, Insomnia, or Depression

Apr 25 10:00am Psych Central Depression
You’re always tired, but not sleepy. You find yourself breaking down for no apparent reason while getting ready in the morning. Simple tasks like grocery shopping can suddenly become overwhelming. […]...
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Novel mode of antidepressant action may help patients unresponsive to SSRIs

Apr 25 9:23am Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
Scientists have identified a novel mode of action for a potential antidepressant that also leads to nerve cell growth in the mouse hippocampus. The activator of a serotonin receptor uses a different mechanism to the most commonly used antidepressants, SSRIs. This is a promising finding for the millions of patients who do not respond well to current treatments.
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The Radical Polgr Experiment Or Why Conformity Is A Surefire Path To Mediocrity

Apr 25 9:00am Thought Catalog
Being unconventional is not always easy, but it is definitely rewarding.
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Money Anxiety During Pregnancy May Lead to Low-Birth Weight Baby

Apr 25 8:45am Psych Central News
New research suggests a mother’s financial worries during pregnancy could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant. Ohio State University investigators found that pregnancy-specific distress, such as concerns […]...
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New Guidelines Find Meditation Best Adjunct to Breast Cancer Treatment

Apr 25 8:00am Psych Central News
New clinical guidelines on integrative, mind-body therapies for patients with breast cancer finds that meditation has the best evidence supporting its use and is recommended for reducing anxiety, treating symptoms […]...
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Dont Settle For Superficial Love Find Someone Who Loves You With Depth

Apr 25 8:00am Thought Catalog
In an ego-based relationship, you will never feel like you are enough, and that’s why you keep taking from each other.
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Skimpy Sleep Followed by Catch Up Can Hurt Attention & Creativity

Apr 25 7:15am Psych Central News
Alternating between nights of very little sleep and long “catch up” attempts is linked to poor attention and creativity in young adults, particularly for those working on major projects, according […]...
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Placebo Effect Can Help Fix a Broken Heart

Apr 25 6:30am Psych Central News
Ending a relationship can be difficult and emotionally draining, and the aftermath sometimes calls for professional help. Now a University of Colorado Boulder study finds that the placebo effect can reduce the […]...
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i was named one of the best depression bloggers of 2017

Apr 25 4:43am blog – blue light blue
i am proud to share that for the second year in a row my blog was named by as one of the best blogs on depression. healthline carefully selected these blogs because we are “…actively working to educate, inspire, and empower readers with frequent updates and high quality information.” it is truly an honor to be included on... Keep Reading The post i was named one of the best depression bloggers of 2017 appeared first on blue light blue.
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How To Use Your Energy Levels To Be More Productive

Apr 24 11:39pm Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
You're reading How To Use Your Energy Levels To Be More Productive, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You already know what needs to happen. You say it all the time: I need to be more productive with my time. But often – too often - it feels just about impossible. Certain times of day you’re a steam train mowing down anything which gets in-between your work and you. Other hours, maybe when you’d rather be sleeping, the brainstorming commences – and doesn’t end. Then there are the dead hours - those hours where no matter how hard you try, you know you'll find myself wasting as much time as possible, in whatever way makes itself available. When what you’ve got is competing demands – whether that’s in your schedule or in your interests – feeling those ebbs and flows of energy can derail your productivity and your creative process. So what do you do about it? 1) Shift your mindset Different hour = different possibilities. When you’re out of energy, you’re out of energy. And that can make itself known in distraction or procrastination. It’s not that you are wasting time, or aren’t committed to what you’re doing – it’s that you can’t really do any better given your energy levels. When you’re focused and able to get a lot done – don’t ignore that impulse to keep going, but pay attention to it, and take note. If it’s a trend, it might be valuable to schedule any executive tasks for that time of day. And when your brain goes into brainstorm mode, don’t let that phase you. That is your creativity working for you. Grab a notebook or journal and let it – channel the energy towards any creative work you could be doing, instead of wasting it chastising yourself for not spending more time executing. 2) Understand Your Productivities There’s an endless debate surrounding whether “early birds” or “night owls” are more productive. Odds are, you likely aren’t just one kind of productive (or one kind of bird, for that matter). Sometimes you brainstorm, plan, draft. Other times you edit, assemble, execute. Distinguish between these types of productivity – creative productivity through writing, brainstorming, planning, etc., and executive productivity through copying, revising, editing, etc. Where your...
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Tools You Can Use To Overcome Anxiety Right Now

Apr 24 9:04pm Thought Catalog
Not every day is bad, that’s for certain, but go through a period of stress, and the inflamed mind can take its own vacation into a land of discomfort, a place it knows very well.
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At The End Of The Day, All We Want To Know Is That We Arent Alone

Apr 24 9:03pm Thought Catalog
We convince the outside world that we are fine, even if we are aching for help, and that is why we don't get it. That is why the distance between us and everyone around us widens. We are all running away from each other, when we should be running towards one another.
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You Cant Consider Yourself Progressive And Not Support Women

Apr 24 9:02pm Thought Catalog
His Hip Feminist Liberal Activism must go beyond what he posts on social media and what he claims to believe. It must be part of who he is and how he treats others.
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Actually, You Dont Have To Love Yourself Perfectly Before You Can Find The Partner You Deserve

Apr 24 9:00pm Thought Catalog
The universe is not deciding when you should get love based on how well you're doing.
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How Bipolar Disorder Has Changed Me for Life

Apr 24 8:32pm Bipolar Burble Blog | Natasha Tracy
Bipolar disorder has changed me forever. When I was first diagnosed with a mood disorder, they said this wouldn’t happen. When I was first diagnosed with a mood disorder, they said I would go back to who I was before it started. When I was first diagnosed with a mood disorder, every question they asked what about comparing my medicated self to my old self. But they were wrong and their questions were irrelevant, bipolar disorder has changed me for life and no medication is going to change that.
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Heres Why Youll Never See Mom Listed In My Bio

Apr 24 7:36pm Thought Catalog
Don’t get me wrong: I am delighted by the prospect of bringing a new life into the world. I expect to make endless compromises as I adjust to the life-changing milestone that is parenthood. But I refuse to become entirely selfless as I embark on this whole motherhood journey.
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How To Not Fall Out Of Love With Someone

Apr 24 6:01pm Thought Catalog
Love someone breathlessly, recklessly, senselessly, until you don’t.
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Why We Need To Talk About Kanye West

Apr 24 4:01pm Thought Catalog
Regardless of whether the reports are true or skewed, though, I still found the discussion surrounding Kanye’s health deeply concerning. The humorous responses sent out an alarming message to the online public sphere: that one’s “craziness” is worthy of ridicule and rightfully undeserving of support.
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17 Absolutely Mind-Blowing Facts About The Human Body

Apr 24 4:00pm Thought Catalog
90\% of diseases are caused by stress.
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The Marathon

Apr 24 3:49pm wE'Re AlL mAd HeRe
Watching the marathon yesterday, I was blubbering away like a small child. For starters, Heads Together was the leading charity this year, which is a major step forward for mental health awareness. Especially with the Royals behind it! Has everyone listened to Bryony Gordon’s podcast featuring Prince Harry? I couldn’t believe how open he was about his mother and the impact that her death had on his life. It was […]...
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The Opposite Of Feeling

Apr 24 3:00pm Thought Catalog
The opposite of butterflies is the hive, dead in your stomach.
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Pediatric clinic support boosts mental health for youth

Apr 24 2:12pm Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
Providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting is often better than referring to outpatient services for young people struggling with depression and anxiety, new research concludes. The brief intervention's benefits were especially noteworthy in Latino youth, more than three quarters of whom showed significant improvement.
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If Youre Not Ready To Accept What You Really Deserve, Youre Not Ready For A Real Realtionship

Apr 24 2:00pm Thought Catalog
I not only want, but require that the partnership with me be an active decision and a positive act.
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If Youre Not Ready To Accept What You Really Deserve, Youre Not Ready For A Real Relationship

Apr 24 2:00pm Thought Catalog
I not only want, but require that the partnership with me be an active decision and a positive act.
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This Personality Trait Makes The Average-Looking More Attractive

Apr 24 1:20pm PsyBlog
How less attractive men can make themselves stand out from the crowd. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
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I Dont Want A Los Angeles Kind Of Love

Apr 24 12:01pm Thought Catalog
That afternoon I was trying to press my soft body up against something hard and rough, industrial but wearing human skin.
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Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment

Apr 24 11:07am Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
In newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer populations.
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Even if Youre Kind, People Will Misunderstand You

Apr 24 11:00am Thought Catalog
The sad thing is, no matter how good or kind or gentle you are, there are going to be people out there who would like to do nothing more than to tear you down.
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Heres How You Forgive The Person Who Broke Your Heart

Apr 24 10:00am Thought Catalog
You forgive them by removing yourself from the situation. The longer you dwell in it, in the heartache, the more it festers.
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24 Louis CK Quotes From 2017 That Hilariously Nail What Life Today Actually Is

Apr 24 9:01am Thought Catalog
“Next time you’re filling out your tax returns just write ‘monkey’ where the year goes. See what happens to your funds.”...
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