Christine Fahrngruber

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How Does Catnip Work?

If you have a cat, you probably keep a supply of catnip at home. Many cats are irresistibly drawn to the herb, and respond excitedly to its scent, …

Pets

These Adorable 'Dog Photographer Of The Year' Pictures Will Brighten Your Day

🐕🐩🐕<p>Getting a dog to sit still long enough for you to take a decent photo is a challenge, which makes the winning snaps from the ‘Dog Photographer …

Pets

10 Science-Backed Tips for Getting a Cat to Like You

Like so many other humans, you might find cats to be mysterious creatures. But believe it or not, it’s not that hard to make friends with a feline, …

Pets

99 Of The Most Important Cat Tweets Of All Time

You need read these right meow.

Pets

The Secret History of Your Dog’s Nose

You may think you know your dog’s nose. After all, you see it in action every day! Everybody knows dogs are superior smellers, but those noses can do …

Pets

Watch Your Mouth

If you're bilingual or multilingual, you may have noticed that the different languages you speak will make you stretch in different ways.<p>Languages like Spanish or French require you to remember the gender assigned to every noun, even inanimate objects. Uttering a sentence as simple as "I read the …

University of California

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

The Dogs of America Were Not Descended From Wolves, Scientists Reveal

There's no longer such a thing as an all-American dog.<p>In the 15th century, Europeans brought war, slavery, and diseases to the New World. They also …

Anthropology

Understanding Fearful Avoidant Attachment Style

Individuals with a <b>fearful avoidant attachment style</b> desire close relationships, but feel uncomfortable relying on others and fear being let down. …

Psychology

What Your Facebook Network Reveals about How You Use Your Brain

If your friends mostly know each other only indirectly, through you, you're likely to be a better problem solver and to be more successful overall

Corporate Culture

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

To shave or not to shave down there? I won't let porn trends decide | Alex MK

I never want to shame other women, but I want women to interrogate the idea that none of these choices are entirely ours<p>On the same Instagram feed, women see body positive posts right next to posts of thin, hairless Victoria’s Secret models<p>I remember biking to the Korean nail salon every three …

Sexual Health

'Female Simulations' Show Horrific Patterns of Drunk Male Sexual Aggression

“The female agent was programmed to engage in some sexual activities but refuse others.”<p>If the last two seasons of <i>Westworld</i> taught us anything, it’s …

Psychology

Common Fears and Phobias in Dogs and How to Help Treat Them

For some dog owners, Fourth of July might signal a stressful day of fireworks, crowds, and fearful canine companions. If your pup is afraid of loud …

Dogs

Domestic abuse: 'I had to go but feared leaving my dog'

<b>When Jessica was violently attacked by her former partner, she knew she had to move away - but the thought of leaving her beloved dog filled her with dread.</b><p>"I had to get away, but I couldn't leave Holly," she said.<p>It was only after she was told about a new foster service for pets of victims of …

Pets

This Is When You Should Eat Your Lightest And Heaviest Meals Of The Day

Timing matters.<p>When it comes to eating healthily, in the right amounts and maintaining your body shape, we’ve heard so many different rules, it’s a little exhausting. Some people say you can eat whatever you want as long as you hit around 1,200 calories a day, others say throw out calorie counting, …

Nutrition

Do Thundershirts Really Calm Dogs During Fireworks or What?

The dogs will lose their minds. They always do. Every Fourth of July in America, as children stay up past their bedtime to watch colors explode in …

Pets

Platypus Venom Could Treat Diabetes

The ocean’s creatures hold secrets to some of today’s biggest medical mysteries.<p>As Sebastian the crab croons in <i>The Little Mermaid</i> hit “Under the Sea”:<p>…

Biology

Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science

Researchers have found that people who read regularly are better off.<p>Books are good for people on so many levels. They can help you fall asleep, lower your stress through laughter or tears, provide an escape from reality, and offer exposure to perspectives different from your own. Here are three …

The Brain

A Town in Italy Switched to "Silent" Fireworks to Calm Anxious Pets — and We Want In

I used to love fireworks. I loved the high-pitched whirring as a hint of something was catapulted into the night sky, then a crackle and a pop before a kaleidoscope of booming colors exploded in the air high above me.<p>Then, I got a dog.<p>Every Fourth of July, and every night of the week leading up to …

Pets

Users of home DNA tests 'cherry pick' results based on race biases, study says

People who use home genetic testing kits to unlock the mysteries of their ancestry tend to “cherry pick” the results, relying on preconceived biases to embrace some of the findings while disregarding others, new research suggests.<p>Home genetic testing has become a multibillion-dollar industry that …

Genealogy

How Much Protein Should a Person With Diabetes Eat?

Protein itself does not have much of an effect on blood sugar levels, though the food the protein is in may. Typically, people with diabetes don't …

Nutrition

How to Keep Your Dog From Getting Car Sick — and What to Do If It Happens

Hitting the open road with your dog can be an incredibly fun experience. It’s not only exciting for your pup to see — and smell — new places, but …

Pets

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

A Cornell scientist came up with four ways to lose weight without dieting – Quartz

• Meal stuffers who don’t cook, who live with their families and watch four or more hours of TV per day.<br>• Meals stuffers who are emotional eaters, live alone, and buy carryout food or order in at least three days per week.<br>• Snack grazers who do most of their snacking away from home, are female, and who …

Fitness

Could coffee replace insulin injections for diabetics?

The days of the insulin pen may be numbered. According to researchers in Switzerland, the future of diabetes treatment will not be a shot in the arm after a meal, but a shot of espresso instead.<p>The scientists hope to transform the lives of diabetics who need regular jabs with an implant that …

Diabetes

What Happens If You Don’t Walk Your Dog? No Pet Should Be Left Alone For Too Long

Owning a dog comes with a lot of responsibility. Dogs are high-maintenance pets who require a lot of time, effort, attention, and patience. They love …

An Amusing Photo Series Featuring the Blissful Expressions of Cats Under the Influence of Catnip

Photographer and feline fosterer Andrew Marttila has created an amusing photo series that feature the blissful, if not confused expressions of cats …

Pets

Where have all our insects gone?

We appear to be making tracts of land inhospitable to most forms of life. If we lose insects, it all collapses<p>When Simon Leather was a student in the 1970s, he took a summer job as a postman and delivered mail to the villages of Kirk Hammerton and Green Hammerton in North Yorkshire. He recalls his …

Insects