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5 Warning Signs You’re Dealing With A Pathological Liar

5 Warning Signs You’re Dealing With A Pathological Liar

The question on everyone’s mind this week? Just who did poor Reesa Teesa marry? Last week, Teesa, a TikToker from Atlanta, regaled the internet with an eight-hour tale about her marriage to a man she calls a “pathological liar” and “the United Nations of Red Flags.” (For brevity’s sake, she gives him the pseudonym “Legion” in her videos.) There are 50 parts to the series ― aptly titled “Who TF Did I Marry” ― and each have millions of views, so there’s no denying that people were invested in the saga. The videos have been picked up by Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, Time magazine and many others. HuffPost has a recap of the story or you can watch all 50 parts on TikTok if you have days to spare. If not, we’ll just say that Legion’s lies were, well, legion. In the beginning, he told Teesa he was a former college football player (not true) who was employed as a regional manager at a popular condiment company in Georgia (also not true). One month …

Tell us: what’s your experience of dealing with perimenopause at work? | Menopause

Tell us: what’s your experience of dealing with perimenopause at work? | Menopause

Employers could be sued for disability discrimination if they fail to make “reasonable adjustments” for women going through menopause under new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), amid concern over the number of women leaving their jobs due to symptoms. If the symptoms have a long term and substantial impact on a woman’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities they may be considered a disability, the EHRC say. Under the Equality Act 2010, an employer will be under a legal obligation to make reasonable adjustments and to not discriminate against workers. The guidance also states that workers experiencing symptoms may be protected against less favourable treatment related to their menopause symptoms on the grounds of age and sex. We’d like to hear from women in the UK what their experiences of their workplaces was like while they went through perimenopause. What did you or do you find helpful? Was or is your employer accommodating? Is there anything you believe your employer should be doing differently to better meet the needs …

Tell us: how are you dealing with the rising cost of shopping and eating in the UK? | UK cost of living crisis

Tell us: how are you dealing with the rising cost of shopping and eating in the UK? | UK cost of living crisis

The rising cost of food has put pressure on millions of households, as consumers saw a 26% rise in the price of grocery shopping last year. We would like to hear how people are dealing with the increased cost of shopping and eating during the cost of living crisis. Are you buying cheaper brands? Are you shifting to more convenience food? Has the quality of the food you buy reduced? We would also like to hear how the changes in food buying have affected you and your family. Share your experience You can tell us how you are dealing with the rising cost of food using this form. Your responses, which can be anonymous, are secure as the form is encrypted and only the Guardian has access to your contributions. We will only use the data you provide us for the purpose of the feature and we will delete any personal data when we no longer require it for this purpose. For true anonymity please use our SecureDrop service instead. Source link

Working with ‘dim’ Paula Vennells ‘like dealing with a mosquito’, former colleague claims

Working with ‘dim’ Paula Vennells ‘like dealing with a mosquito’, former colleague claims

The source said Ms Vennells wasn’t ‘sharp’ enough for the ‘top job’ – Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Paula Vennells has been described as “dim” by a former colleague who likened her to a “mosquito”, it has been claimed. It comes as the former Post Office chief executive has been accused of covering up the Horizon IT scandal even as faults in the software were exposed. More than 700 sub-postmasters were wrongfully prosecuted over a 16-year period due to glitches in the system which caused shortfalls to be reported that did not exist. Ms Vennells, an ordained Anglican priest, handed back her CBE last week as pressure began to mount against the 64-year-old. The mother of two has said she expects to give evidence to the public inquiry “in the coming months”. However, a source close to an inquiry by forensic accountants Second Sight – which Ms Vennells commissioned soon after she took on the chief executive role in 2012 – gave an unflattering description of her to a national newspaper. The source told the Daily Mail they …

I’ve Been Dealing With Long COVID For 400+ Days. Here’s How It’s Affected My Marriage.

I’ve Been Dealing With Long COVID For 400+ Days. Here’s How It’s Affected My Marriage.

My husband, Andrew, once told me that he had more fun with me than with anyone else. He wasn’t my husband yet, but we had been a couple for five years at that point — 2½ in a long-distance relationship and then almost a year living together abroad — so his claim of still enjoying my company (indeed, of preferring my company to anyone else’s) felt significant. I sensed his remark wasn’t just a throwaway compliment; he was looking at me with unusual intensity. My intuition wasn’t wrong, and a few months later he asked me to marry him. We’ve been together 18 years now and have faced challenges and crises common to many long-term relationships. Hospital emergencies. Job-search stress. Pregnancy, miscarriage, the loss of loved ones. After over a decade of marriage and the arrival of two children, we no longer harbour the illusion that our shared life should be all fun, all the time, but we’ve managed to keep joy and humour as good-sized parts of the equation — at least until recently. …

Dealing with racism in the Book of Mormon

Dealing with racism in the Book of Mormon

(RNS) — North Carolina may seem an unlikely powerhouse for cutting-edge Book of Mormon Studies, but all three of the authors of the two new Book of Mormon resources I’m highlighting hail from the state. Last week I ran an interview with Grant Hardy, whose “Oxford Annotated Book of Mormon” is now available. Today, I talk to Fatimah Salleh and Margaret Olsen Hemming, co-authors of the three-volume series “The Book of Mormon for the Least of These.” The third volume, which takes on Helaman through Moroni, has recently been released. Fatimah — formally, the Rev. Dr. Salleh — is “a pastor to pastors,” working with chaplains, clergy and activists to care for their spiritual well-being. Margaret is an MTS student at Duke Divinity School and has just been named the new co-editor for “Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.” The two met at a feminist retreat and began getting together for lunch, with discussion often turning to the Book of Mormon. Fatimah, a former Institute teacher at UNC, had been working through the text for …

5 Signs You’re Dealing With Chronic Stress

5 Signs You’re Dealing With Chronic Stress

From nerves about a final exam to wedding-day jitters, stress is a part of life. But all stress is not created equal. “In simple terms, there is good stress, or eustress … and bad stress, which is distress,” said Danyelle Collins-Facteau, a licensed professional counselor with Thriveworks in Virginia Beach. “We know it’s impossible to avoid stress in the world that we live in, and small doses of good stress can be really motivating.” For example, good stress can give us energy before a 5K run or make us perform better during a work presentation. This “normal” stress can be sudden or something you plan for, but either way, you know that it will be relatively brief and you’ll be able to recover from it, said Sheehan Fisher, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. On the other hand, chronic stress is longer-term and has no definitive ending. And chronic stress can have huge impacts on you, both physically and mentally. “It’s important to remember that our …

The Guardian view on Germany’s troubled ‘traffic-light’ coalition: dealing with the midterm blues | Editorial

Midterm electoral verdicts on incumbent administrations can be unsparing. But elections this month in Germany’s Bavaria and Hesse states were notable for delivering a particularly savage one on the country’s governing “traffic-light” coalition. In the red corner, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD) recorded the party’s worst ever results in both states. The Greens’ share of the vote also fell alarmingly. The smallest party in the coalition, the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), barely troubled the scorers in Bavaria and failed to meet the threshold required to be represented in the state parliament. Depressingly, the most eye-catching beneficiary of this collective humiliation was the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), which did well in both races. In Hesse, running on a net-zero-sceptic and anti-immigration agenda, it won close to 20% of the vote – its best performance in a western German state. Much of the explanation for these dismal results lies in the unwieldy and sometimes contradictory politics of the first three-party government in German history. Over the past year, Mr Scholz has struggled to keep …

Thérèse Coffey ‘complacent’ in dealing with water companies, peers say | Thérèse Coffey

Thérèse Coffey has been “complacent” in dealing with water companies, risking water shortages as well as extreme environmental consequences, a House of Lords committee has said. In a letter to the environment secretary, the peers criticised her department’s “dismissive brevity and complacent tone” in response to their report published earlier this year, which found water companies had been too focused on maximising financial returns at the expense of the environment. During an inquiry into Ofwat, the water regulator, the House of Lords industry and regulators’ committee found a “lack of leadership and deep-rooted complacency” in the government, which was leading to failure by water companies to protect supply and the environment. The letter sent to Coffey said: “We object to the apparent insinuation that our conclusions and recommendations were outside the scope of our inquiry, which appears to be an attempt to avoid parliamentary scrutiny.” The committee also said in the letter that underinvestment in water infrastructure would have serious long-term consequences for the environment and the security of water supplies, risking the possibility of …

I’m burnt out from dealing with shoplifters in our London store | Crime

Re your article on shoplifting (‘One guy uses us like a larder’: the British shoplifting crisis – as seen from the tills, 1 June), I work at a supermarket chain in one of London’s richest boroughs. I’ve seen a massive increase in shoplifting and theft that I would describe as “to order”. We are seeing individuals coming into the store with large bags and filling them up with high-value items such as meat, alcohol, baby milk, beauty products – and leaving without paying. I would say a large amount of this theft is from people who are going to sell the items on. They know that there is a likelihood they are going to get stopped by staff or by our security, but many times they get away and they know that there is little we can do. The few times that the police have got involved is because an individual has used racial or homophobic abuse towards staff. Police involvement doesn’t deter individuals. A man once shouted homophobic abuse at me. I’m currently helping …