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Dating Romance Scams [Video]
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Dating Romance Scams [Video]

What You Need to Know About Dating Romance Scams Millions of people turn to online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money. Read about the stories romance scammers makeup and learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam. In 2019, people reported losing $201 million to romance scams. People reported losing more money to romance scams in the past two years than to any other fraud reported to the FTC. Romance scammers create fake profiles on dating sites and apps or contact their targets through popular social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, or Google Hangouts. The scammers strike up a relationship with their targets to build their trus...
Observing Recovery Month in September
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Observing Recovery Month in September

This month is Recovery Month.  Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery Month aims to increase awareness of mental health and substance abuse issues nationwide every September, as well as celebrate the millions of Americans who are in recovery. 2019 Recovery Theme The 2019 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger,” emphasizes the need to share resources and build networks across the country to support recovery.  From community members to first responders, emerging leaders to the healthcare community, this observance reminds us that mental illness and substance abuse affects us all, and that we are all part of the solution. Recovery Month began in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month, which honored...
Heroin Addiction Treatment in Florida
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Heroin Addiction Treatment in Florida

You never thought you’d be here, but somehow your life spiraled out of control. You’ve looked up from your heroin haze to realize that you don’t know who you are anymore.It’s a familiar feeling for many struggling with heroin addiction. The frightening thing about drugs like heroin is that they make you believe that you can’t live without them.We’re here to tell you that life without heroin is possible. More than that, you deserve to live a life where your decisions and interactions with the people you love are not dictated by drugs. You deserve to live your life to the fullest.If you’re starting the process of seeking heroin addiction treatment, here’s what you need to know about the stages of treatment and the importance of a  Florida substance abuse treatment program.Man with headache a...
25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Jerianne Klein
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25 in 25 Volunteer Spotlight – Jerianne Klein

Jerianne Klein tried “tough love” approaches to deal with her loved one’s substance abuse issues. Support groups and one-on-one sessions left her feeling directionless. Searching for a family-focused option that would instill hope, Jerianne discovered SMART Recovery. “I held onto every word,” she says.  SMART Recovery tools helped Jerianne and her family stay calm and rational through the “dark days and sleepless nights,” which included her loved one’s involvement with treatment court. “I was able to lean into the law enforcement community while we navigated the legal system,” Jerianne says. Her family member entered treatment court, and the treatment recommendations aligned with the Family & Friends CRAFT (Community Reinforcement And Family Training) approach. The practical applicat...
Export Your Innumerable Open Browser Tabs With TabTopus
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Export Your Innumerable Open Browser Tabs With TabTopus

Screenshot: David MurphymacOS: If you have a habit of leaving ton of tabs open across a variety of browsers, well, here’s the good news: You’re not alone. Try as we might to stay organized, tab sprawl just... happens. And sometimes, it doesn’t stay confined to just one of the browsers you have installed on your system—if, say, you use Safari for work and Chrome (or others) in your personal time.Whether you use one browser or four, the simplest way to get control of your tab addiction is to quit cold turkey. And by that, I don’t mean “stop using tabs.” Rather, take all of the tabs you have open, dump them into a file, and store them on your desktop somewhere. Each and every time I’ve done this, I’ve found myself never going back to that file to find something I’d left crowding my browser. I...
How to Unplug Your Kids Tech Addiction
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How to Unplug Your Kids Tech Addiction

“Can’t DM right now, I’m texting.” Photo: Fabio Principe (Shutterstock)The global pandemic has changed the world on a macro level, but it has also reshaped the microcosm of our family routines. Once, screen time was a special treat for my kids, saved for weekends and movie nights. Oh, but then all the schools closed. And the daycares. And the summer camps. Suddenly, screens became school, or vice versa, and the days got a hell of a lot longer.My daughter has been surprisingly okay with this. While she misses her teachers and the classroom environment, it turns out she really likes doing her schoolwork on the computer. And chatting with her friends on Zoom. And staying in touch using Messenger Kids. And YouTube. Oh, YouTube.To put it another way, my 8-year-old is now a tech addict, like her...
Please remember its okay to put down your phone and go outside
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Please remember its okay to put down your phone and go outside

Sometimes it can feel like the everything is in particularly bad shape. A fast-spreading virus shocked the entire world, keeping us stuck in our homes for months. And that somehow perfectly aligned with huge protests and demonstrations — which are absolutely gripping to watch develop, for those who aren't participating themselves. It's been a tough year for most of us, some much more than others. But in a time of so much strife and negativity, one thing we can all benefit from is just a little time away from our phones. Last year, there was a big movement toward quantifying, and ultimately limiting, how much we use technology in order to help find a better balance and improve mental health. An incredible number of studies have shown for a decade now the negative effects of excessive phone...
Everyone in my family now looks forward to game night thanks to Jackbox
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Everyone in my family now looks forward to game night thanks to Jackbox

Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central If the past few months of social distancing and quarantine have taught this introvert anything, it's that I really miss get-togethers with friends and family. Even silly things like Friday night trivia at a local bar or playing Cards Against Humanity with friends in the neighborhood sound like extravagant getaways to me right now. My family has been pretty good about making time for fun when we can during this gloomy period, and we've even cracked open the occasional old board game like Monopoly or Sorry a few times. Still, as classic as those games are, they've just become tired. Since we've all been cooped up working from home or preparing for final exams, we just want something fun, fresh, and not overly mentally taxing to entertain us. Thankful...
Rehab – Getting Sober [Video]
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Rehab – Getting Sober [Video]

He spent over $1M on drugs before getting sober Written by Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNNLondon One of the last parties that DJ Fat Tony played was Brooklyn Beckham's 21st birthday, held in a giant glass marquee at David and Victoria Beckham's family home in the English countryside. After that, he performed at the legendary London venue Ministry of Sound. Then, the city went into lockdown. DJ Fat Tony -- real name Tony Marnach -- is a mainstay of London's events party scene, often providing the music (sometimes with help from his friend and occasional DJ partner, Kate Moss) at fashion weeks, celebrity birthday parties (he's played for Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson) and countless club nights. Despite his night job, Tony is now proudly sober. During the lockdown, he la...
TV cops know their job is changing. Some are more ready than others.
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TV cops know their job is changing. Some are more ready than others.

Cops on television have a duty. Yes, actors report to dressing rooms and not crime scenes — and sure, they stop protecting and serving the moment their directors yell “cut.” But for hundreds of millions of viewers around the globe, these “officers” are trusted guides to understanding American justice, which they roll out as an action-packed, morally-right freight train night after night. Only now, it might be coming off the rails. As protests against police brutality and systemic racism continue across the United States, TV cops and their fictional precincts have come under fire. From half-joking cries to defund the PAW Patrol to serious reflections on Hollywood’s historic whiteness, entertainment fans and professionals are using their platforms to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement. ...