Here’s how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists struggle with having positive feelings about someone while they are made at them. This means they get incredibly fierce and cruel during arguments. For many people, the best thing to do is to leave a narcissist and cut them out of their life. If this isn’t possible there are some tactics you can use to stop the argument escalating. But it won’t be easy. Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called “object constancy.” This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones. For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend… Read More

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The Irish government believes Brexit talks ‘could collapse at any moment’

EXC: The Irish government is worried that Brexit talks could “collapse at any moment”. A senior Irish minister said they feared negotiations could break down over the border issue in a private meeting with a prominent MP this month. “If this blows up over the next two months it will be over Ireland,” an EU negotiator was reported as saying. Theresa May refuses to budge on her policy to leave the customs union. LONDON — There is renewed fear within the Irish government that Brexit talks could collapse over the UK government’s refusal to consider staying in a customs union with the European Union. Senior figures in the Irish government… Read More

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Even crypto bulls expect a big shake out this year: ‘The market right now is just everyone wants a Lamborghini’

Startups raised over $5 billion issuing their own digital currencies last year and there are now over 1,400 in circulation. “In 2018 what’s going to happen is some consolidation of the market,” cofounder of cryptocurrency IOTA tells BI. “I think there will be a shake-out of these ICOs,” private equity veteran and cryptocurrency enthusiast Doug Barrowman says. LONDON — Cryptocurrency market participants are predicting a fall in the number of digital currencies in circulation this year as the projects behind them fail to gain traction or consolidate. 2017 saw a boom in so-called “initial coin offerings” (ICOs), where startups issue their own digital currencies — structured like bitcoin — in… Read More

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The stock market collapse has blown a giant hole in mindless ETF investing (SPX)

Exchange-traded funds are useless in a downward market, according to David A. Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff. In fact, they have contributed to the mindless runup that is now unwinding. “The masses don’t want to pay fees for making critical decisions on their behalf. This may work in a market that is a straight-line up but sure doesn’t work when the going gets tough and the bull market gets punctuated with volatility and corrective behavior,” he told clients. “Over 50% of the rally in the Dow in 2017 came down to just five stocks and over 80% of the advance was centered in ten names. That concentrated character was exactly the… Read More

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Takeaways: Sharks rookie’s father gets robbed of an unforgettable night

SAN JOSE — The judges won’t be awarding the Sharks any extra style points for their win over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday. After jumping out to a 3-0 lead, the Sharks (29-18-8) found themselves trailing the Oilers (23-29-4) in the third, the result of four unanswered goals in a span of 12:32. But Team Teal managed to sneak out of the game with the win, jumping back into second place in the Pacific Division with a one-point lead over the Los Angeles Kings. Get Sharks news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Sharks Report newsletter. Here’s what we learned in the Sharks thrilling 6-4 win at SAP… Read More

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