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Off-the-shelf tax software has chipped away at tax prep revenues.
Like other participants, placebo patients received physical examinations, attention and guidance from a physician, opportunities to talk about their condition, and other assistance that chipped away at their depression, the researchers assert.
Then AID chipped away at the nation's health-care system and redirected its agriculture from self-sufficiency and the production of staple goods to what Honey calls the "agriculture of desserts.