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Hi. I'm a surgery resident physician. I love anime, j-dorama, cats and dogs (not in any particular order). I love my family even more. They keep me grounded. Above all, I'm a follower of Christ. I'm not the best follower there is, but I testify that He is the best to follow. He is my Rock... my Heart.Bear with me as I write about medical school, residency (and all the angst and glory that go with it). I respect my patients' privacy. If ever I write about them identifiers such as name, gender, age, even the date and time of events will be changed to protect their anonymity.

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Illustrations by Erik Schumacher 

Cutest neighbor ever. 😘



How playing an instrument benefits your brain

Recent research about the mental benefits of playing music has many applications, such as music therapy for people with emotional problems, or helping to treat the symptoms of stroke survivors and Alzheimer’s patients. But it is perhaps even more significant in how much it advances our understanding of mental function, revealing the inner rhythms and complex interplay that make up the amazing orchestra of our brain.
Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required. But inside their brains, there’s a party going on.

From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

I need to get back into my saxophone/ pickup piano. 

That’s it. I’m getting a ukulele.

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Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th and 17th centuries. Her tight cross hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery.

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So here is my first ever proper watercolour painting in years, it came out better than I expected!!

so pretty!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Gag reel


No parent should have to bury their child.

This line wasn’t in the original script. Bernard Hill was called away from set during filming to attend the funeral of a friend’s son. His friend said to Hill, “No parent should have to bury their child.” When the actor returned to New Zealand, he asked Peter Jackson to add this powerful scene to the film.

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The idea to display the pets inside the store started in Singapore as a collaboration between Ikea and two animal shelters, according to Business Insider. Together they formed the project Home for Hope.

Find out which state in the United States will be adopting rescue pet displays in Ikea stores here.

I’m cryinggggggg

THIS IS GLORIOUS. I want a link to post on Facebook.

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