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The science-backed psychology techniques Nxivm used to ‘fetishise vulnerability’ and manipulate members into sex

Nxivm, a sex cult covered up as a multi-level marketing company, employed science-backed psychological methods to manipulate members into sex, branding themselves, and sharing private information. According to therapist Kelly Scott, the group approach reinforced manipulative behaviour and turned vulnerability into “currency.” Leader Keith Raniere’s “exploration of meaning” method also […]
The science-backed psychology techniques Nxivm used to ‘fetishise vulnerability’ and manipulate members into sex
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8 signs your partner is gaslighting you

Gaslighting is a psychologically abusive form of manipulation that occurs in dating and relationships. When someone is gaslighting you, they exert power over you and make you think you’ve lost your ability to think, remember, and rationalize. There are several key signs to watch out for. Here’s how to spot […]
8 signs your partner is gaslighting you
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9 common words you probably didn’t know came from movies

Movies like “Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Clueless” are celebrated as classics. They also have made some surprising contributions to our vocabularies. Common words popularised by movies include “catfish,” “my bad,” and even “toast.” Movies have long influenced the way people talk, and sometimes, it’s in ways we don’t even realise. […]
9 common words you probably didn’t know came from movies