The world is filled with mind games. Deception. Deceit.

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It goes on all the time, in politics, social circles, schools, governments, the media. The word “game” is used metaphorically in everyday life. This is a rich metaphor since the word game itself can be used in various ways.

It is interesting to look at how we use the word game in everyday language

Playing mind games — power games or head games — is…

A reflection on a community that can connect within

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Communication is a foundational element of human life. Whether conversing with friends, performing for art, or dictating the law, we are linked by a standard set of communication skills and tools to understand each other and understand ourselves.

What is discourse community?

Discourse communities are a powerful component of human social structures, stemming from…

Nearly everything in medicine and life holds some fundamental consequence

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Ever since I was made available, I have been controversial, and it has been challenging to have a non-emotionally charged discussion about me.

What is it about me that elicits such strong emotions?

One of the reasons talking about me is so emotionally radioactive, inconsistent, and harsh is that those who support me are focused on the danger of the…

Post-Truth deception does not only belong to either political party

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We live in a time of unprecedented dishonesty, with lies and disinformation permeating our political discourse and online lives. History will tell you that social and political life has rarely coexisted in harmony with the truth and how half-truths, misleading propaganda, and brainwashing have all been practiced. …

Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves Facts or Fiction?

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As the wheel of time turns, times come and go, leaving memories that fade to myth, broken like shards of glass — a chorus of voices that grow louder and softer. I suppose that’s why I write psychological thrillers. The monsters within our minds are the memories we can never…

Important to remember those who sacrificed so much

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On August 15, 2021, facing little resistance, Taliban fighters swamped the capital, Kabul, and took over the presidential palace hours after President Ghani left the country. The takeover follows the Taliban’s rapid advance, during which it captured all but two of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals and seized most border crossings.

As…

My strong emotional reaction to foul language

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There is no denying that online hate speech has increased worldwide, attributing to violence. Social media feeds drive views and privileges incendiary content, setting up a stimulus-response loop that promotes outrageous expression.

Hate is a human emotion that is sparked through exposure to…

Henya Drescher

Psychological thrillers writer, wife, mother, weightlifter, gardener. Stolen Truth on Amazon. https://henyadrescher.com

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