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In Dangerous Relationships, There’s Often A Second Nasty Secret In Play

With all the stories about domestic abuse we've heard lately, I've been thinking about the ways abusers keep their victims from getting away. Obviously, limiting access to money is a big one. Abusers do this in all kinds of ways, from controlling household finances to sabotaging the victim's job. It's nasty stuff.Now actress Kerry Washington introduces Purple Purse, a program that provides a forum for discussing this problem and for working out solutions.

If you'd like to know more about financial abuse, check out the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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