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Month: November 2018

Refinery29: Intimate photos of modern-day witches across America

Reading Time: 8 minutes“I met a woman in a spiritual centre in western Massachusetts. It was summer, and there was no one there but us,” American photographer Frances F. Denny recounts. “She seemed nervous about having her picture taken. We sat cross-legged across from one another in a field and, by way of introduction, she sang me a Celtic song. I remember the sun was blinding me as I watched her, and I felt my eyes stinging. She then read to me from a document outlining the various tortures condemned ‘witches’ were subjected to during the Spanish Inquisition. When she finished reading, she put her face very close to mine and told me, quite fiercely, that she would agree to be photographed as long as I protected her – and my other subjects – from ridicule. I told her that while my intentions were to represent my subjects with dignity, I couldn’t control what people would say about the pictures. I was honest with her. She seemed to understand, and agreed to be photographed.”

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Ukraine, Cohen, Manafort Pardon: 3 Stories You Should Read 11/29/2018

Reading Time: 2 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of: Obstruction is plain sight marches on. Trump’s aggressive bid to define Mueller’s end game Trump’s move — delivered in an interview with the New York Post on Wednesday — is more than just an effort to show mercy to a former associate. It is the latest sign of an increasingly aggressive effort to define the end game of the investigation with what looks more and more like an effort to use his presidential power to protect himself. Trump’s latest maneuvering...

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Julia Dhar – How to Disagree Productively and Find Common Ground

Reading Time: 1 minuteSome days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can’t agree — on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and finding common ground — over family dinners, during work meetings and in our national conversations.

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5 Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain

Reading Time: 3 minutes“The country is facing intertwined crises of opioid misuse and chronic pain management. Non-opioid, non-pharmacological treatments such as acupuncture and other similar interventions can be essential in handling patients’ pain management as a complement to lessen dependency on opioid prescriptions and serve as a more effective holistic therapy for chronic pain,” said Dr. Kory Ward-Cook, chief executive officer of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). “The care provided by NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturists is essential in continuing the movement toward greater integrative and complementary pain care, especially as a non-pharmaceutical alternative to harmful opioid prescriptions.”

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