any advantage, as increased attention, disability benefits, or release from unpleasant responsibilities, obtained as a result of having an illness (distinguished from primary gain).
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Pluto gains a fourth moon, but what should it be named?
Pluto may have been demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006, but that hasn’t stopped astronomers from studying this intriguing plutoid. NASA recently announced the discovery of a fourth moon, be it a “mini-moon,” circling the former planet. Dubbed “P4” for the time being, the hunt is on for an appropriate name. The practice of naming planets after gods and goddesses can be traced back …
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Interpersonal or social advantages gained indirectly from organic illness, such as an increase in attention from others.
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