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Confessions of A Pharmacophobe: Why I'm Afraid of Drugs

What is Pharmacophobia? As you may have guessed, pharmacophobia is the fear of drugs, but it actually extends much farther than that. Many folks, that experience some type of fear in relation to drugs, also experience a more targeted fear regarding pharmaceutical drugs as well as developing an addiction to them. Of course, every person is different and can experience varied versions of pharmacophobia. Some may be afraid of medication, or hallucinogenic drugs, intravenous drugs, or even the common vaccinations specifically. In any case, very little information exists about this fear, which is why it is so important to bring this issue, and adjoining issues, into the light. Why is pharmacophobia a problem? Right about now you might be thinking “being afraid of drugs isn’t a bad thing” and you’d be partially correct. However, if we examine this phobia from a psychological perspective, it could potentially be harmful to someone’s life. Untreated mental illnesses , including fears, c

7 Signs Of Seemingly Mature People You Need To Be Aware Of

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5 Things You Should Do Every Day to Promote Your Music

Musicians everywhere work hard to find an audience, but not all musicians work smart. To effectively promote your music, you need to separate yourself from what everyone else is doing and try new things every day. Even if you fail to execute new strategies properly the first time, you’ll learn from experience, and can properly apply them in the future. Promoting your music is hard work, and while it takes time away from recording and songwriting, it is an important part of having a career in music. Many musicians upload their music online and expect to just be found, but this is an unrealistic expectation. Successful musicians are the ones who put the work in to get their music in front of the right audience through effective use of different music marketing strategies . Assuming you have an album recorded and are selling your music online , here are some things you can do every day to improve your music promotion efforts. 1. Send your music to a radio station An effective radio p

5 Reasons to Include Instagram in Your Marketing Strategy

Instagram is a visual content sharing platform that was founded in 2010. Over the past six years, it has accumulated over half a billion active users . Since Instagram has a such a large follower base, it’s a great branding tool. Here are some of the biggest reasons countless brands are using Instagram as part of their digital marketing strategy. 1. Reach a Growing Market Instagram has steadily gained new users every year since it was founded. There are over 60 million users in the United States alone, which is about 20% of the U.S. population. You can use Instagram to reach all of these users. If you are still skeptical, you may want to read this post from Social Media Week . It is full of detailed case studies on Instagram marketing. Here are some results from companies that used Instagram to position their brands: Bloom and Wild ran a series of Instagram ads, which helped boost their bouquet orders by 62%. Mercedes Benz ran some Instagram ads, which increased website visits

Tips for Choosing and Using a Child’s Car Seat

When you have a baby, there are so many decisions and purchases to make that it can have your head spinning, particularly if you are a first-time parent . From the stroller and the cot to the nursery decor and the clothing, to name just a few, there are plenty of choices you have to make. One of the most important ones, though, that you really don’t want to rush or get wrong, is your selection of a child’s car seat. Take a look at statistics and you’ll see that thousands of children are injured in motor vehicle crashes each year (the number was more than 120,000 in 2014 ), and sadly hundreds of children die too. Many injuries and fatalities occur because children are not safely buckled in or strapped into a car seat during transit. In fact, a CDC study found that, in one year, over 600,000 children aged between zero and 12 rode in vehicles without the proper safety precautions at least some of the time. In recent weeks, the death of two children in the United States has further ra

How to Fix Your Most Dangerous Driving Habits

We all know the various activities we are not supposed to do while driving. But despite the fact that everyone knows at some level how to drive safely, over 38,000 Americans were killed in traffic accidents in 2015. It was the largest percentage rise in vehicle accidents in 50 years. We should remember that a car accident is a colossal safety failure and that even basic steps can help you avoid an accident. Therefore, some of the most dangerous driving habits are also some of the easiest to fix. Here are five habits which far too many drivers do and what you can do to avoid them. Road Rage I once had a boss who was extraordinarily calm and respectful in the office, yet turned into a ball of rage whenever we drove together to an outside meeting. He would curse and slander anyone whose driving annoyed him in any way, and it was a deeply unpleasant experience especially because he was normally a nice guy. Road rage can transform anyone into a monster instantly, and an angry driv