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How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Cope With Limb Loss

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Coping with limb loss is challenging. It’s not easy to go through any of these thoughts: anxiety, decreased self-esteem, denial, depression, distorted body image, increased dependency, and significant social isolation levels, which can often lead to loss of career or relationships.

Emotional intelligence can help you cope with limb loss.

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11-Year-Old ‘Star Wars’ Fan Receives R2-D2 Bionic Arm

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Isabella Tadlock, an 11-year-old from Tallahassee, Florida, dreamt of bending her fingers and picking things up. Her wish finally came true when she received her R2-D2 bionic arm, plus a 30-minute video call with Mark Hamill.

Isabella Tadlock picks up a piece of chocolate with her R2-D2 bionic arm.

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10 Powerful Tips That Boost Your Self-Confidence

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It’s easy to allow our fear of failure to hold us back from achieving our goals and dreams. When we keep giving in to that fear, it puts a massive dent in our self-confidence. However, to slay our fear of failure, we need to boost our self-confidence.

Ten powerful tips to boost your self-confidence.

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"Glitter Girl": Young Inventor Builds Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter

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Fourteen-year-old Jordan Reeves inspired millions with her creativity when she showcased a purple prosthetic arm that shoots glitter. At that moment, the young creator took the first step towards empowering other kids to think differently about living with a physical disability.

Jordan Reeves invents prosthetic arm that shoots glitter to inspire kids with physical disabilities.

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Amputee Plans to Scale Everest with Special Prosthetic Leg

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In 2019, adaptive climber Chitrasen Sahu made headlines for being the first bilateral lower-limb amputee from India to successfully climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Sahu is currently preparing for another adventure: to scale Mount Everest with India’s first indigenous carbon fiber foot specifically for mountain climbing.

Chitrasen Sahu is currently preparing to scale Mount Everest with India’s first indigenous carbon fiber foot.

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