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Does Berating Yourself Actually Work as Motivation?

There have always been cultures, groups and individuals — sports, the military, fitness freaks, the hyper-successful — who claim that negative self-talk is motivating for them in a way positivity can’t touch. But can that ever really be a good thing? I asked Chicago psychologist Jacqueline Duke. “For some, the use of shame...

Everything You (Probably Don’t) Need to Know About Cosmetic Nipple Removal

For the first time in history, tattoos are trending toward mainstream with most people not stopping at just one once they’ve taken the plunge. But more invasive methods of body modification — implanting (inserting artificial devices under the skin), scarification (applying scars in a controlled manner) and branding (burning...

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