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Thanksgiving perfection: Steps to plan the perfect holiday

Thanksgiving perfection: Steps to plan the perfect holiday

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and its not too early to start planning your menu, collecting your recipes and making your shopping lists.

San Francisco Halloween 2014

Find your fear in San Francisco – 13 Bay Area Halloween Haunts

SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2014 – Halloween is nearly upon us; the frightfully fun holiday that allows people to tap into their inner freak and put it on display for everyone to witness without judgment. These gems add up to some downright creepy places that are rumored to be haunted and open for business. Where

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Fawn’s story: Increased sociopath awareness and education helps us all

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 31, 2014 — Fawn* is a survivor of abuse living and recovering in The United States. Before the relationship, I was on top of the world. I was confident and had finally come into my own. During the relationship, I was mainly confused. I blamed myself, but he was great at making

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Dana’s story: Cognitive dissonance is a measurable sign of abuse

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 29, 2014 — Dana* is a survivor of abuse living and recovering in The United States. I was in this relationship from the age of 15 to 50. So before the relationship, I would say that I was an open, enthusiastic and loving person. By the time the relationship ended, I was

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Eva’s story: Lies, theft and extreme love of material possessions and status

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 30, 2014 — Eva* is a survivor of abuse living and recovering in The United States. I was the happiest I had ever been in my entire life until I met Simon. I had one year of sobriety from a cocaine addiction when I met him. I met him on a dating

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Beverly’s story: Lies, manipulation and emotional abuse

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 27, 2014 — Beverly* is a survivor of pathological abuse and domestic violence living and recovering in The United States. Before the relationship, I was a trusting person who always took pride in myself for helping others in need, never judging and usually always seeing the good in people. I was a

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Alice’s story: Leave abuse; it is not worth the anguish and loss of yourself

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 26, 2014 — Alice* is a survivor of pathological abuse and domestic violence living and recovering in The United States. Before the relationship, I was vulnerable. Nine months prior, I left a physically abusive relationship and was beginning to regain my footing when I met my ex. During the relationship, I was

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