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3 Things You Say That Hurt People — and What You Should Say Instead

Choose your words carefully.

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

I’d love to have a chat with the emotionally damaged soul who came up with that one. This little expression has become commonplace, fed to children at a young age and reinforced to adults throughout their…




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Murtaza Ali

Murtaza Ali

PhD student at the University of Washington. Interested in human-computer interaction, data visualization, and computer science education.

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