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5 Foreign Parenting Customs & Rituals Americans Would Call Neglect

5 Foreign Parenting Customs & Rituals Americans Would Call Neglect

Parenting is possibly the hardest job in the world. Knowingly or unknowingly, we have the habit of pushing our children to follow our path and methods. Whether they like it or not, we want them to believe in it and do it without asking questions. But, have you ever thought of how parents raise their children around the globe? Mind Blowing Facts would like to show you a few surprising customs and r... »

Chinese mother who refused to abandon disabled son nurtures him all the way to Harvard

Chinese mother who refused to abandon disabled son nurtures him all the way to Harvard

When Zou Hongyan welcomed her only son to the world in 1988, terrible birth complications left him disabled for life with cerebral palsy. Doctors in her native Hubei province encouraged her to give him up, a view that even her own husband shared, as they believed the boy would lead a miserable, worthless life. Zou, however, rejected their claims, divorced her child’s father, and made it her life m... »

18 Challenging Brain Teasers for Kids That Will Stretch Your Brain

18 Challenging Brain Teasers for Kids That Will Stretch Your Brain

Bright Side have prepared some fun brainteasers that kids crack in no time but leave adults scratching their heads. Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer Answer »

The Memory Hack That Got Me Through Med School–And Inspired A Startup

The Memory Hack That Got Me Through Med School–And Inspired A Startup

A Startup Lance Armstrong–that’s who I have to thank for my renewed brainpower. But it’s not what you think–no performance-enhancing drugs here. In fact, I’ve never even met the guy. But his story taught me something valuable about how human memory works, and how we can manipulate it with technology. As a medical student with a background in neuroscience, I’m constantly searching for brain hacks t... »

I want to quit medicine, and it has nothing to do with patients

I want to quit medicine, and it has nothing to do with patients

I think a lot about quitting medicine lately. A lot. Then I have a morning like yesterday morning: I see a patient I’ve known for more than twenty years, caring for him through an adrenal tumor, a major gastrointestinal surgery and now renal failure, for which he needs a kidney transplant. As we review his last set of labs (stable, thank goodness), he is sanguine, hopeful. He may have found a dono... »

David Reimer: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl In A Gender Experiment

David Reimer: The Boy Who Was Raised As A Girl In A Gender Experiment

On August 22, 1965, Janet Reimer became one of the happiest mothers in the world as she gave birth to twins. Brian and David (born Bruce) came into this world, but their lives changed forever due to one scientist’s radical theory. The two boys were born normal and healthy but had urinary problems that could only be resolved with circumcision. At six months of age, the twins underwent what should h... »

I Make Pokémon Anatomy Gifs To Help Kids Interested In Biology

I Make Pokémon Anatomy Gifs To Help Kids Interested In Biology

Eight months ago, I started illustrating these images in my spare time to help get kids interested in biology and body systems. You may have seen a few my Pokémon anatomy images floating around the web (or even here, on BP). But I’m happy to say that I’ve finally finished the unique anatomy of all 151 original Pokémon (plus Togepi for some reason). So to celebrate, I hope you enjoyed a peek ... »

After My Anxiety Forced Me To Drop Out Of A Philosophy PhD I Started Drawing Dog Comics

After My Anxiety Forced Me To Drop Out Of A Philosophy PhD I Started Drawing Dog Comics

When anxiety forced me to drop out of my Philosophy PhD, I started trying to turn DrawingsofDogs, my little webcomic into more of a business. I now sell the comics on greeting cards and am working on a book. Making jokes about dogs allows me to reflect on the oddity of human behavior. More info: Facebook #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8   »

In which medical specialty are physicians happiest? Year 2017..

In which medical specialty are physicians happiest? Year 2017..

Saving lives, job security, high wages and respect among your peers are probably just a few of the many good reasons why you chose to pursue a career in medicine. But when choosing a medical specialty, your overall happiness should be at the top of your list of things to consider. You’ll know you’ve chosen the right specialty when you’re just as happy going to work as you are after you’ve left for... »

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