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She's made so many doctors furious — but she's not backing down.

Dr. Leana Wen is just what I would hope for in a doctor of my own: She's honest. But it's exactly that honesty that's been getting her into so much trouble lately.

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Wen has known that she wanted to be a doctor since she was little. So that's just what she's done — gone to medical school, gotten her degree, and become a doctor. But now, Wen (still a doctor) finds herself in the midst of quite a bit of controversy. Find out what happened below.

As a result of her experiences as a doctor, including watching her mother battle cancer, Wen advocates for full transparency in medicine. She wants doctors to disclose their education, how they're paid, and any conflicts of interest they might have. And for this, she's gotten quite a huge amount of backlash from other doctors. But Wen will not back down.


Do you think doctors should be required to be so transparent with their patients? Check out Wen's website, Who's My Doctor? to see what it's all about. And if you agree with her, consider sharing this video with your friends (and doctors).

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Cats are far more badass than we give them credit for.

Cats have a reputation for being aloof and standoffish, like they're better than everyone and simply can't be bothered. Those of us who have cats know they're not always like that … but yes, they're sometimes like that. They can be sweet and affectionate, but they want affection on their terms, they want to eat and play and sleep on their own clock, and we puny, inferior humans have little say in the matter.

There's a reason why we have obedience schools for dogs and not for cats. Maine coon or Bengal, Savannah or Siamese, ragdoll or sphynx, domestic cats of all breeds are largely untrainable little punks who lure us into loving them by blessing us with the honor of stroking their fur and hearing them purr.

But perhaps we assume too much when we think cats are full of themselves for no good reason. Maybe they are actually somewhat justified in their snootiness. Maybe they really, truly are superior to pretty much every other creature on Earth and that's why they act like it.

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Jessica Higgs had a sense that something wasn't right at a customer's house and her action saved his life.

This article originally appeared on 02.08.22


One the more mysterious aspects of being human is our sense of intuition. This "sixth sense" isn't something we can see or measure, but many people have experienced it in some form or fashion. Maybe it comes as a strong feeling that something isn't right, or that we or someone else should or shouldn't do something. It can be hard to read—not every feeling we get is truly our intuition—but there are plenty of examples of people trusting their instincts and being glad they did.

One such story has gone viral on TikTok. Jessica Higgs, a mom who works as an Instacart grocery delivery person, shared a story in an emotional video that illustrates the importance of listening to that inner voice when it prompts you to make sure someone is OK.

"I just want to start this off by saying if you see something, say something," Higgs said.

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Parents respond to video of Britney Spears.

Parenting is hard for just about everyone. You're completely responsible for a small human that doesn't come with an instruction manual, and it's a case of trying to do the best you can with what you've got. Some people seem to think that celebrities should be infallible, so when Kevin Federline shared a video of Britney Spears being stern with her children there was always going to be negative feedback. But surprisingly, the video has, in fact, stirred up more support for the star and her parenting methods.

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