Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Head Games

When someone plays head games in a relationship, he or she is clearly acting dishonestly with the intent to cause confusion. This can be disorienting, especially if one person in the relationship trusts the other person to look out for his or her...

The Gravy Train

The term ''gravy train'' is associated with railroad slang from the 19th century and can be described as experiencing a generous income by participating in a lucrative venture that doesn't require much effort. Thirty-three retirees, doctors and facilitators hopped on board the Long Island...

The Hypocritical Doctor

The Hippocratic Oath is a pledge taken by physicians and other health care professionals to practice medicine in an honest and ethical manner. A physician, who takes the Hippocratic Oath, but acts contrary to the pledge could be considered a hypocrite. SILive.com details a...

Taken for a Ride

Most able-bodied people are capable of getting to doctor appointments on their own. An automobile, taxicab, bus, bike or train can usually get them there on time. However, convalescents or handicapped individuals often use an ambulette service, which provides a specially equipped motor vehicle...

House of Cards

If you have ever built a house with a deck of cards, you know that one wrong move can cause the paper structure to fall. It doesn't take much to cause a shaky foundation to collapse – an unsteady hand, a light breeze or...

Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered

Pharmacists are experts about the chemical properties of drugs and how they work within the human body. Their job is to fill medication orders as prescribed by doctors and provide advice to patients on health-related issues – sometimes referring them to doctors. Most pharmacists...

Reprobate Rebate

Rebates are used to entice customers to buy a product or service. For example, a common sales promotion might include $100 off the retail price if you purchase within a certain time frame, such as during a Labor Day Sale. After submitting the rebate...

Sorry Doesn’t Cut It

You've heard it in countless country songs, movies and maybe even your own life? ''Sorry doesn't cut it.'' So why is it that people think they can get away with a simple ''sorry,'' no matter how heartfelt? According to a Newsday article, one Long...

The Price is Wrong

We've all seen or heard of the popular game show ''The Price is Right.'? This daytime show, famous for the big spinning wheel and the phrase ''come on down,'' is now a large reason why one fraudster in North Carolina may face prison time....

Don’t Pass Go

When was the last time you sat down to play a board game? You know, one of those games that give players the opportunity to buy properties to earn money, while offering ''chance'' cards, such as ''Get out of Jail Free'' and ''Move Forward...
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