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She knows the grandmother roles are coming—and here she does the universal eye-rolling thing that’s pretty much involuntary among most women over 50, actor or not, when the subject of aging comes up.
MARLEE MATLIN WILL NEVER STOP TRYING TO KICK THE DOOR OPENSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAUGUST 11, 2021TIME
Under the law, neither a mental illness nor involuntary psychiatric commitment renders a person incapable of making decisions.
FREEING BRITNEY REQUIRES RECONSIDERING HOW SOCIETY THINKS ABOUT DECISION-MAKING CAPACITYLGBTQ-EDITORJULY 30, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The state draws us into an intimate, involuntary relationship, and we’re never fully at ease.
MY FATHER'S LIFE WAS SHAPED BY RACISM. SO WAS HIS DEATHSAVALA NOLANJULY 16, 2021TIME
Later, McBroom swayed and rocked through the songs and prayers of the service, the involuntary movements of unimaginable loss.
FATAL OPIOID OVERDOSES ARE UP BY THE HUNDREDS, DEVASTATING FAMILIES AND WORRYING OFFICIALSDAN ROSENZWEIG-ZIFF, JASMINE HILTONJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There was a test of voluntary strength, but they also used magnetic stimulation of the brain and electric stimulation of the nerves to elicit involuntary muscle contractions, in order to tease out exactly where strength was lost.
WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN A MOUNTAIN-ULTRA-TRAIL RACEALEX HUTCHINSONJUNE 27, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Spears, then 26, was subsequently placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold following a January 2008 incident where she locked herself in a bathroom with her sons, refusing to come out.
HOW BRITNEY SPEARS’ FATHER CONTROLLED HER CIRCLE OF FRIENDSCHEYENNE ROUNDTREEJUNE 25, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
In addition to the technology providers’ tracking crackdowns, government regulators and privacy advocates increasingly see the tracking that underpins much of digital advertising as a form of involuntary surveillance.
IPG’S ARUN KUMAR SAYS THE TIME HAS PASSED FOR THE AD INDUSTRY TO REGULATE ITSELFTIM PETERSONJUNE 22, 2021DIGIDAY
Sharma began publishing case studies and literature reviews on meditation-induced psychosis after working with a patient who was struggling with hallucinations and involuntary movement after months of meditating for hours each day.
MEDITATION ISN’T ALWAYS CALMING. FOR A SELECT FEW, IT MAY LEAD TO PSYCHOSIS.CLAIRE MALDARELLIJUNE 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
A year later, in April 1864, the Senate attempted to close this loophole by passing the 13th Amendment, prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude in all states, Union and Confederate.
JUNETEENTH, EXPLAINEDFABIOLA CINEASJUNE 17, 2021VOX
Breidenstine said involuntary commitment can result in people being hospitalized unnecessarily or swept up into the criminal justice system.
MENTAL HEALTH LAW IS FLAWED, CRITICS SAY AFTER SHOOTING THAT LEFT THREE DEADALISON KNEZEVICH, JEAN MARBELLAMAY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO INVOLUNTARY

  • automatic
  • direct
  • emotional
  • habitual
  • immediate
  • inherent
  • innate
  • instinctual
  • involuntary
  • natural
  • perceptive
  • spontaneous
  • understood
  • unreflecting
  • untaught
  • visceral
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