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Self-care apps are booming

Self-care apps are booming

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Millennials may be a bit obsessed with self-care — and it’s beginning to pay off for the makers of self-care and digital wellness apps. According to data from multiple app store intelligence firms, the category is now seeing notable growth. In the first quarter of 2018, the top 10 grossing self-care apps in the U.S. earned $15 million in combined iOS and Android revenue, and $27 million in worldwide revenue, according to Sensor Tower.The firm also found that the top 10 wellness apps (e.g. mindfulness and meditation) made about 170 percent more revenue worldwide in Q1 2018 than the top 10 wellness apps did in Q1 2017 across both the App Store and Google Play. In the U.S., they made about 167 percent more.However, a big chunk of self-care apps’ revenue is being claimed by just two ap
Drug abuse : Don calls for involvement of self help groups

Drug abuse : Don calls for involvement of self help groups

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Dr Bala Muhammed, a lecturer at the Department of Mass Communications in Bayero University, Kano, has called for involvement of self help groups in fighting drug abuse in the country.The lecturer made the call, on Monday, while presenting a paper at a one day youth summit organised by Hamisu Magaji Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation, at Mambayya House in Kano.The summit was geared towards waking the youths up and prepare them for meaningful leadership.Muhammed said that the northern part of the country had been afflicted with the menace of drug abuse which, he said, had left the youths of the area in shamble.He added that the government, despite its many agencies, could not fight the menace alone.According to him, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, in spite of its effor...
6 self-help quotes to apply to your love life this spring

6 self-help quotes to apply to your love life this spring

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The other night, I was browsing a bookstore with a friend. When I excused myself to use the washroom, I teasingly suggested I meet my friend in the self-help section.“I mean, that totally seems like your kind of thing,” I said, my voice dripping in sarcasm.“Yeah right. As if I’d ever buy anything from those shelves.”“Ha, yeah. Of course.”Like many people, the slightly jaded, sarcastic writer in me can’t help but make fun of the self-help arena. I suspect this started when I found a dog-eared copy of Thomas Harris’ I’m OK, You’re OK in my Dad’s bookshelf and felt a vague sense of discomfort. If my Dad was reading something like this he must not be okay. At least that’s what I thought at the time. As a kid, I struggled with the concept that adults needed help with anything, period.Self-he
Ways to Wellness: Leadership and Self-Care

Ways to Wellness: Leadership and Self-Care

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Find these articles and more at associationsnow.com• “Three Characteristics of a Highly Effective Workplace,” by Emily Bratcher, August 31, 2017• “How to Motivate Participation in Wellness Programs,” by Emily Bratcher, January 5, 2017• “Four Steps for Starting a C-Suite Job Right,” by Mark Athitakis, November 23, 2015When it comes to self-care, leaders need to manage both themselves and their staffs. From sabbaticals to kitchen cabinets to dedicated reading days, association executives have multiple options.For a few years now, Nabil El-Ghoroury, CAE, executive director of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, has kept a small Tibetan “singing bowl” in his office. Stressed out? Take a small hammer, tap the bowl, and use the soft hum as an opportunity to let your
Some self-help ideas for a seat belt latch that's all gummed-up

Some self-help ideas for a seat belt latch that's all gummed-up

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Article ToolsQ: Our kids admitted they spilled soda on the passenger-side belt buckle of the car they use. Now it doesn’t latch in cold weather — not a good thing in Minnesota.My son’s solution is to pour water on it and park it in the garage until it dries out. Not only would that make a mess, but one guess whose car would sit outside in the meantime. I’m also concerned that would screw up whatever electrical sensors tell the car the belt is buckled. My husband says to spray it with WD-40. I know from working with locks that that will eventually gum up the works. I’d wager that the graphite I would use on a lock would mix with the pop and gum things up, too.Given that it’s essential safety equipment and I don’t want the kids to die, I think it should go to the dealer to be fixed. Any s
Smallville's Kristin Kreuk Denies She Was 'Sex Slave' Recruiter for Controversial Self-Help Group

Smallville's Kristin Kreuk Denies She Was 'Sex Slave' Recruiter for Controversial Self-Help Group

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Just days after Keith Raniere — the co-founder of the mysterious and controversial self-improvement group, Nxivm — was arrested in Mexico, actress Kristin Kreuk is denying reports that she recruited women as “sex slaves” as a member of the group.Raniere — known as “Vanguard” to his followers — was arrested this week after a number of sex trafficking and forced labor charges were filed in New York City.The criminal complaint states that the 57-year-old used his power and influence as the head of Nxivm to “brainwash” women into forced labor and sex and were branded with his initials.Actress Kristin Kreuk allegedly lured women into the organization, according to a report by the New York Post.On Thursday, the Smallville alum released a state
Self-help guru coerced followers into sex, branded women with cauterizing pen, feds say

Self-help guru coerced followers into sex, branded women with cauterizing pen, feds say

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The villas inside, according to court documents filed this week, had a price tag of up to $10,000 a week, not a place to expect a man who claimed for years he was penniless and didn't even have a driver's license.But Keith Raniere - known to his followers across the world as the Vanguard - was living inside one of the properties with several women, according to federal prosecutors. Mexican authorities took him into custody and delivered him to Texas on Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on federal sex trafficking charges. As Raniere was taken from the Mexican villa, the women chased after authorities in their own car at high speed, prosecutors say.Raniere's tractor-beam hold on his female followers is exactly the issue laid out in a federal criminal complaint unsealed on...
Who Is Keith Raniere? Self-Help Guru Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding 'Slave' Followers

Who Is Keith Raniere? Self-Help Guru Accused of Sex Trafficking and Branding 'Slave' Followers

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The leader of secretive self-help group NXIVM was on Tuesday arrested in Mexico on sex trafficking charges. Keith Raniere, known to followers as The Vanguard, was arrested in a luxury villa outside Puerto Vallarta and deported to the U.S., where he has been charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor.Several female followers reportedly chased the car in which Raniere was being transported by investigators from the Mexican villa. Raniere appeared in a federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, where he declined to make a statement, reported the Star-Telegram. Recommended SlideshowsWhat Is NXIVM?NXIVM is a secretive self-help organization based in New York founded by Raniere and Nancy Salzman.Raniere on his w...
A Self-Help Guru Allegedly Forced His Members To Become Sex Slaves And Branded Them

A Self-Help Guru Allegedly Forced His Members To Become Sex Slaves And Branded Them

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A man accused of creating a secretive cult to coerce and manipulate women into being sex slaves is on his way back to New York after being arraigned Tuesday afternoon in a Texas federal court.Keith Raniere, founder of the self-help group NVIXM, was plucked from a luxurious villa near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Sunday and handed over to US officials, who had been working with Mexican authorities to track him down. He's since been charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor.During his short, four-minute hearing in Fort Worth, the 57-year-old Raniere appeared dazed and unshaven, shackled and sporting a blue T-shirt and khaki shorts, according to the Star-Telegram. He declined to make a statement and waived his right to a hearing to determ...
Feds: 'Self-Help' Guru Kept Women as Sex 'Slaves,' Branded Them With His Initials

Feds: 'Self-Help' Guru Kept Women as Sex 'Slaves,' Branded Them With His Initials

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‘MASTER OVER SLAVE WOMEN’Feds: ‘Self-Help’ Guru Kept Women as Sex ‘Slaves,’ Branded Them With His InitialsCourt docs show Keith Raniere, co-founder of secretive marketing cult NXIVM, coerced members into sex acts and branded them with a cauterizing pen.Tatyana Bellamy-Walker03.27.18 2:48 PM ETPhoto Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastA “self-help” guru was charged this week with sex-trafficking his female members, keeping them as “slaves,” and branding them with his initials.Federal authorities arrested Keith Raniere, the founder of NXIVM, a secret multi-level marketing cult, on Monday for allegedly forcing members to engage in sex acts. Raniere, 57, who is known as “The Vanguard,” previously fled to Mexico last year ahead of a federal probe and New York Times investigatio