More And More Pregnant Women Are Being Misled About Their Choices. Big Time.

Odds are you don't seek health advice with hopes of receiving inaccurate info. That'd be so weird! But actually, that's sort of what's happening at these centers that are often disguised as something they're not — and sometimes they even get government money to do it. What the heck?

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This particular incident happened in the UK, but hello, United States, you've got a lot of these too.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) aren’t new, but the number of them in the United States keeps growing and growing (4,000+ today!). It’s fine by my me if they want to operate, but I think they should have to be super up-front in their advertising that they are anti-abortion and counsel women that way. Misleading women about their options isn't just unfair, it's dangerous. And if you're curious about the government money I mentioned above, here are some examples in Texas, North Carolina, and South Dakota.

via UNSW

This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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