3 rules that will help you make better decisions in your work (and how to avoid the pitfalls of your mind), according to the Harvard Business Review

3 rules that will help you make better decisions in your work (and how to avoid the pitfalls of your mind), according to the Harvard Business Review

These rules are a practical synthesis of three steps that can help you make better decisions. They gather the findings of several studies done by some of the most respected researchers in the field, including Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman. According to Walter Frick, senior editor of the Harvard Business Review , if you...

Read more
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio

Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio

Since January, more than 200 cases of polio have been reported in Pakistan. It is the highest level of infections in about 15 years, but despite this, not all parents want to vaccinate their children to protect them from the disease. Abrar Khan, 26, takes to the streets in Baldia,...

Read more
10 Comments That People Casually Pass But Shouldn’t

10 Comments That People Casually Pass But Shouldn’t

We live in the 21st century where internet slang is taking over our world and often, we end up saying things we don’t realize are offensive. From commenting on someone’s physical features to judging them on their wedding plans, there are different types of comments people are casually making that...

Read more
Why blame societal transformations and media? Blame yourself as a parent!

Why blame societal transformations and media? Blame yourself as a parent!

“I have no clue who Ammar chats with all night and is always late for college,” said a disgruntled mom of a 19-year-old. Another one complained, “Aaah they are all like this these days, I just can’t tolerate my daughter’s friends. I know they are bad company, but she just can’t stay...

Read more
8 Myths About Pregnancy That Turned Out to Be True

8 Myths About Pregnancy That Turned Out to Be True

Right from the first weeks of pregnancy, the surrounding people start to intimidate the future mother with old wives’ tales: don’t cut your hair, don’t buy new clothes, and don’t even dare to think about knitting. Nevertheless, there is sense in some of these superstitions. Bright Side has prepared for you a set of beliefs about pregnancy that have...

Read more
Arranged Marriage: Strangers to spouses

Arranged Marriage: Strangers to spouses

I grew up with a mother who constantly wondered what her life would have been like if she hadn’t gotten married at 23. What if her college days were spent in Delhi instead of in her own small town? Would the lap of a big city nurture a strong independent...

Read more
5 simple math tricks that will make you look like a genius

5 simple math tricks that will make you look like a genius

What did a number 3 say to a number 30? ” To be like me, you have to be honest . “ Many times mathematics can be heavy and difficult to understand. But others, as in the joke at the beginning (although it may seem bad) can be funny, even fun. For that reason,...

Read more
Not a Hindu Not a Muslim. Not an Indian Nor a Pakistani. A rapist is a rapist.

Not a Hindu Not a Muslim. Not an Indian Nor a Pakistani. A rapist is a rapist.

The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Indian-administered Kashmir has put the restive state on edge. The rape of an eight-month-old baby in Delhi by her 27-year-old cousin was picked up by Pakistan’s leading newspaper within minutes of it being reported in India. In India, a child...

Read more
What is the evidence on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria?

What is the evidence on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria?

The United States and Russia do not hide the tension (diplomatic) they are experiencing these days: now they face the alleged attack with chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Douma. Activists, rescuers and doctors in Syria say more than 40 people died on Saturday during the attack in the...

Read more
Pakistan’s road to universal healthcare will be complex

Pakistan’s road to universal healthcare will be complex

On Saturday, April 6th, 2018 the World Health Organization celebrated its 70th birthday and international health day. The slogan and aspiration were captured in a single bold statement, “Health for All” — or universal healthcare. The goal is ambitious, worthy and timely. Too many people around the globe have no access...

Read more
Why not adopt the ‘Khud khaana garam karlo’ approach? It’s a game of minds – Gear your minds positively.

Why not adopt the ‘Khud khaana garam karlo’ approach? It’s a game of minds – Gear your minds positively.

Too many a times, I have heard the wardens of the patriarchy argue, “Who kyun chai banaega? Woh larka hai!” (Why would he make tea? He is a guy!) and “Uski khair hai? Wo larka hai!” (That’s alright, he’s a guy!). When I got sick and tired of being told this and demanded Khud khana...

Read more
How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

It was September of 1816 and two Parisian boys were playing in the courtyard of the Louvre, the famous museum in Paris. On the other side of the courtyard, a physician named René Laennec began to quicken his pace as he walked along in the morning sun. There was a...

Read more
How true is it that India, where cows are sacred, is a country of vegetarians?

How true is it that India, where cows are sacred, is a country of vegetarians?

That the majority of the inhabitants of India are vegetarians is one of the great myths about the Asian country. Estimates considered “not serious” have suggested that more than a third of Indians have a vegetarian diet. If you look at three large-scale government surveys , it is estimated that between 23% and 37% of the inhabitants of...

Read more
The powerful and (often) invisible reason why people with little talent succeed in life

The powerful and (often) invisible reason why people with little talent succeed in life

We are often reluctant to attribute our good fortune to luck alone. We prefer to believe that our material gains or positive results are due to our brilliant intelligence, ability, abilities or hard work. But if success is directly correlated with our ability, why do there seem to be so many...

Read more
Sexual violence national reports

Sexual violence national reports

ISLAMABAD: Over nine children are subjected to sexual violence nationwide, read a report compiled by NGO Sahil has revealed. Released on Wednesday, Cruel Numbers-2017 paints a mind-boggling portrait of the phenomenon. Statistics presented in the document showed prevalence of child sexual abuse continued to persist, repudiating lofty government claims of better child protection standards...

Read more
Women who can not report the sexual abuse of those who are victims

Women who can not report the sexual abuse of those who are victims

Many of these women fled their countries to escape sexual abuse, only to face the same horror again in the UK as asylum seekers. The fear of being deported means that they do not report it to the police, but one effect of the revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

Read more
How do we measure the age of the Universe?

How do we measure the age of the Universe?

It is difficult to imagine the immense period of time that has elapsed since the Universe was formed. When did everything start? To discover it, the BBC “detectives”, the geneticist Adam Rutherford and the mathematician Hannah Fry, embarked on an epic journey to go back to the beginning of all time ....

Read more
Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Sadly, we as a society do not deserve to be tech-advanced

Like any 20-something girl who does not know how to drive, and is suer to have my best friends around, just like some of the most reliable services: Careem and Uber, need an eye-opener! No doubt both ride-hailing services have, to date, taken passengers to their desired destination, with rides that are...

Read more
Interstice: Science just discovered the “new organ” of the human body

Interstice: Science just discovered the “new organ” of the human body

Only the most advanced technology has just allowed scientists to see something that was always there: an interstitial space “unidentified” until now, full of liquid cavities, present inside and between the tissues of our body. A group of experts qualifies it as a new body. Those who discovered it define it...

Read more
“I do not remember how to play anymore”: the BBC’s investigation into sex trafficking that Rohingya girls and teenagers are victims of

“I do not remember how to play anymore”: the BBC’s investigation into sex trafficking that Rohingya girls and teenagers are victims of

They try to escape in search of a new life but in many cases they end up subjected by mafias of prostitution. Teenage girls of the Rohingya ethnic group, who are in refugee camps in Bangladesh, are falling into the hands of traffickers of people who force them into prostitution,...

Read more
Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

Israel-Egyptian peace agreement signed

At 2 p.m. Middle Eastern time, on October 6, 1973, Arab military forces stormed over the 1967 ceasefire lines with Israel. Masses of Egyptian soldiers crossed the Suez Canal into the Sinai Peninsula, attacking Israel’s Bar-Lev line. Simultaneously, hundreds of Syrian tanks pushed through the Golan Heights into northern Israel. The 1973...

Read more
WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY – 24th March 2018

WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY – 24th March 2018

On the occasion of the World Day against Tuberculosis which is commemorated on Friday, March 24, the World Health Organization warns that the battle to end the global tuberculosis epidemic will not be won unless the stigma is ended, discrimination and the marginalization of patients. TB kills over 70,000 people...

Read more
Prone to distractions? Stop. Think. Act.

Prone to distractions? Stop. Think. Act.

It becomes a real task to fulfil some nerve-wracking tasks while maintaining a balance between personal and professional spheres, regardless. Here are a few tips that might help you become more productive in the same time span. Be organized Being organized is the key! It may sound cliched, but if...

Read more
“She was 13 when she was snatched from her mother on the street”: India, the country where 500,000 children disappear every year

“She was 13 when she was snatched from her mother on the street”: India, the country where 500,000 children disappear every year

It is estimated that half a million children disappear in India every year. In view of this, the non-fiction Indian writer Sonia Faleiro met with the parents of one of the girls who lost track, when she was 13 and while walking with her mother through the streets of a...

Read more
PSL – Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United: The best Twitter Reactions!

PSL – Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United: The best Twitter Reactions!

By now we all know that Karachi Kings lost to Islamabad United yesterday to qualify for finals. IU played tremendously and won a spot in finals! Now the fate of KK is in hands of Zalmi and Gladiators. Whoever wins the match will have a final play with Karachi Kings and...

Read more
The 7 countries in which the United States officially carried out military operations

The 7 countries in which the United States officially carried out military operations

A secret mission that ended in tragedy. Last October, four US soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger, while accompanying US troops in an operation near the border with Mali. The event generated shock in the USA. and he drew public attention to the little-known activities of his armed forces...

Read more
The 8 diseases that are a global risk to health, according to WHO (and why one of them does not yet exist)

The 8 diseases that are a global risk to health, according to WHO (and why one of them does not yet exist)

The World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed its priorities as it has periodically since 2015 and set the list of 8 diseases in which, given their harmful potential, scientists should focus their research work. The list was captured in a document published last February known as Plan of Action 2018 R...

Read more
Stephen Hawking: life in images of a man who sought the theory to describe the Universe

Stephen Hawking: life in images of a man who sought the theory to describe the Universe

The renowned physicist who fought for decades with neuronal motor disease died Wednesday at age 76, leaving behind a series of memories that made him an iconic character of science.   Stephen Hawking, who was born in 1942, studied physics at the University of Oxford and later enrolled at Cambridge...

Read more
Chocolate Therapy and Its Healing Powers!

Chocolate Therapy and Its Healing Powers!

All you chocolate fanatics, if you’re looking for an excuse to devour that bar of chocolate calling your name, then look no further as you may rest assured; a new study suggests eating chocolate at least once a week may ultimately boost cognitive function. It welcomes a host of benefits....

Read more
Some of the Terribly Haunted Spots in Pakistan

Some of the Terribly Haunted Spots in Pakistan

Being a resident in Pakistan, you must have heard about a couple of haunted spots in town, that make people sweat just as the discussion stirs. Here’s a list of stories you might not have heard before. Some people who do not believe in supernatural occurrences or creatures say they...

Read more
Which Pakistani Politician Are You?

Which Pakistani Politician Are You?

Everybody has their own views on topics like corruption, education, but which “Politician” meets up with your thinking on these and other topics? This quiz matches you with the Pakistani Politician who meets up with your beliefs. Have fun!

Read more
The brave decision of Monika, the 13-year-old girl who sabotaged her own wedding

The brave decision of Monika, the 13-year-old girl who sabotaged her own wedding

India continues to be the country in the world with the highest number of girls’ marriages, despite the fact that their law requires them to be at least 18 years old. But cases like Monika show that things are changing and that the voices of these girls, although very slowly,...

Read more
International Women’s Day: “In 155 countries there is legislation that discriminates against women”

International Women’s Day: “In 155 countries there is legislation that discriminates against women”

Women fight against various forms of repression: genital mutilation, domestic violence, patriarchal structures, etc. What is the current situation of women’s rights in the world? Not very good. We still have a long way to go if we look at the situation of women and young people in other countries. There is...

Read more
Signs of a Toxic Workplace – Are You Working at One?

Signs of a Toxic Workplace – Are You Working at One?

We all happen to evaluate our workplace at some point in life. The pros and cons, yea? Let’s be judgmental and ponder if we work in a toxic workplace? I’ll share what that looks like in a jiffy. But if you really do, there comes a time when we all need...

Read more
Attention Mothers! Have You Been Treating Your Child’s Burn the Right Way?

Attention Mothers! Have You Been Treating Your Child’s Burn the Right Way?

Mothers of adolescents may be largely ignorant of the disastrous burn risks to their young ones and even what age group is most likely to get burned, according to Australian researchers. “Hot beverage scalds are the leading cause of childhood burns in Australia and many other developed countries,” author Jacqueline...

Read more
What is neuroeducation and how can the way of teaching and learning change?

What is neuroeducation and how can the way of teaching and learning change?

Do you deconcentrate in the classes? Do you think your children are not motivated? Is memorizing the best way to learn? These are some of the questions that can arise in the current education system and neuroeducation tries to answer them so that we can learn better . But what is neuro-education about? Functioning of...

Read more
How much does a “trending topic” cost? A research reveals how companies do to manipulate “hashtags” and create trends on Twitter

How much does a “trending topic” cost? A research reveals how companies do to manipulate “hashtags” and create trends on Twitter

Some topics may seem too strange for people to start talking about them all of a sudden. That’s when the idea of buying a hashtag (label) or a trenging topic (tendency) on the internet makes sense. At the beginning of December, a phrase that would translate as “lamb on the grill at home” became the...

Read more
Sultan Suleiman – A Magnificent Emperor. 3 things that you might not have known about the Ottoman Empire

Sultan Suleiman – A Magnificent Emperor. 3 things that you might not have known about the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest in history. With a dynasty that spanned 600 years, at its height it included what is now Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Macedonia, Romania, Syria, parts of Arabia and the north coast of Africa. In some countries,...

Read more
The surprising discovery in two mummies of 5,000 years ago that revolutionizes what we know about Ancient Egypt

The surprising discovery in two mummies of 5,000 years ago that revolutionizes what we know about Ancient Egypt

Two mummies of 5,000 years broke the schemes of scientists. After discovering them 100 years ago in Upper Egypt, they thought that the spots on their arms were unimportant. Now they have been able to see that they were actually tattoos. But not about anybody. They are figurative drawings that were only believed...

Read more
What is the Grozny doctrine, the strategy of Russian attack behind the bombings that have left hundreds dead in the Syrian region of Ghouta Oriental

What is the Grozny doctrine, the strategy of Russian attack behind the bombings that have left hundreds dead in the Syrian region of Ghouta Oriental

A rain of bombs destroyed and resounded in Ghouta Oriental for more than a week. Children, the elderly, wounded men and women, desolate parents with corpses in their arms, bodies piled up in bloody bags, rubble and desolation everywhere. They are the images that multiply in what remains of the suburb controlled...

Read more
“Nazi love and horror”: the book by Mónica G. Álvarez that tells 7 endearing stories of forbidden love in the concentration camps

“Nazi love and horror”: the book by Mónica G. Álvarez that tells 7 endearing stories of forbidden love in the concentration camps

A Nazi officer who falls in love with a Jewish prisoner and saves his life. Two Jewish prisoners who are seen for the first time through the fence of a concentration camp and end up marrying. These are some of the 7 love adventures that took place in such terrible scenes...

Read more
5 reasons why chocolate is in danger around the world

5 reasons why chocolate is in danger around the world

Whether you have a sweet palate or just buy chocolate to make a gift, there are reasons to worry. The future of cocoa , the heart of a global chocolate industry valued at US $ 98,000 million annually, is under threat . The fault lies with a combination of factors, from global warming...

Read more
Jihadism after the caliphate

Jihadism after the caliphate

The terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) has lost its territory in Syria and Iraq, but it is still dangerous. It was an issue addressed at the Munich Security Conference. Only three years have passed since the self-proclaimed Caliph al-Baghdadi proclaimed the so-called Islamic State from the mosque in the newly conquered...

Read more
7 brilliant mental challenges that have been popular in the world for centuries

7 brilliant mental challenges that have been popular in the world for centuries

From the labyrinth of Ancient Egypt to the newspaper sudoku, ingenuity exercises are popular all over the world, in all cultures and have been for centuries and even millennia. Apparently, humans have an enduring and infinitely satisfying appetite for creating and solving riddles. What is your favorite? 1. The labyrinth...

Read more
The researcher who achieved the impossible task of photographing a tiny atom with a standard camera

The researcher who achieved the impossible task of photographing a tiny atom with a standard camera

Keeping a suspended atom almost immobile between two electric fields to photograph it is not an easy task. And doing it in addition with a standard camera seems even more difficult. But David Nadlinger, a British quantum physicist at the University of Oxford, did it. That is why he won the...

Read more
5 Questions that will get you a spot in Oxford

5 Questions that will get you a spot in Oxford

The University of Oxford, one of the most prestigious in the world, has opened the deadline to receive applications for admission this year. In addition to the applications and their declarations of interest, to enter some of the most competitive courses there are also interviews. To tear down myths about...

Read more
Why does this vase cost US $ 6,000?

Why does this vase cost US $ 6,000?

Did you ever find out about the price of an object why you are so expensive? It’s a question you might ask about this vase. It is called the Pantera vase and was one of the creations of Josiah Wedgwood, the founder of the firm that bears his surname and...

Read more
The “most luxurious book in the world” sank with the Titanic: Rubaiyat

The “most luxurious book in the world” sank with the Titanic: Rubaiyat

“When the Titanic sank on the night of April 14, 1912 (…), its most eminent victim was a book.” The Franco-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf may have exaggerated a bit in his historical novel Samarkand, originally published in 1988. Or maybe not. It all depends on who you ask. The book of...

Read more
11 of the big cities in the world most likely to run out of drinking water like Cape Town

11 of the big cities in the world most likely to run out of drinking water like Cape Town

Cape Town faces the unenviable situation of being able to become in a few weeks the first great city of the modern world to run out of drinking water. However, the drought facing this South African city is just one of the extreme examples of a problem that many experts...

Read more
The Baby that helps Prevent Bullying in a School in Canada

The Baby that helps Prevent Bullying in a School in Canada

Naomi is only seven months old, but she has a serious job: she regularly visits a class of 10-year-old boys and girls to teach them to be more loving and less aggressive. As part of a program called Roots of Empathy , Noemi and her mom go to school regularly. Relating to someone...

Read more