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Why Your Dog Freaks Out During Thunderstorms—And What to Do

With summer around the corner, we looked into what causes storm anxiety, and how to soothe our canines.<p>Summer weather is just around the corner—and with it thunderstorms that may freak out your dog. We looked into what causes this anxiety, and how to soothe their rainy-day feelings.<p>Signs of …

Pets

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Self-help

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

Do You Like Dogs More Than People? Now Science Now Backs You Up | Inc.com

Have you ever watched a movie, seen that something bad was about to happen to a dog, and gripped the edge of your seat? Ever joked that you care more about your dog than the people at your office (or anywhere else)?<p>Science is ready to back you up.<p>According to a recent study published in Society & …

Pets

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Middle Age

This simple trick can help you fall asleep in just 60 seconds

Finding it hard to drift off to sleep?<p>Well get ready to ditch the eye masks and ear plugs because this breathing technique can supposedly send you to …

This is exactly how long you need to meditate for it to work

Sure, the idea of being that person in the office who’s always blissed out (instead of anxious and overcaffeinated) sounds pretty great—and it’s been …

The 6 Stretches For Anyone With Tight Hamstrings

If you run, bike, are desk-bound all day, or have been sitting in a car or plane traveling, your hamstrings could use some extra love and length. It not only feels good to stretch this commonly tight area, but hamstring flexibility is also important for the health of your back, hips, and knees. …

Yoga

How to Stop a Dog Barking at Other Dogs (with Pictures)

Barking is your dog’s natural way to communicate. Dogs will bark for a number of reasons, including attention seeking, playing, and issuing an alert …

Neuroscience and the True Purpose of Yoga

For some time, whenever I went to a yoga class, I’d get that feeling you get when you come in part way through a television series. I got the gist of …

Former BBC head Mark Thompson on Trump, Orwell and what's gone wrong with political language

<i>A former head of the BBC launches a timely attack on the hellish state of political language</i><p>This is a book about lies. Lies in truth’s clothing. It is a book about language, specifically the language of politics, at the heart of which stands a word that denotes wilful duplicity.<p>In a world of …

International Criminal Court

Are We the Only Animals That Understand Ignorance?

Two psychologists argue that while apes and monkeys can think about the minds of others, they lack one crucial ability that only humans have.<p>You’re holding a surprise party for a friend. The door opens, the lights flick on, everyone leaps out... and your friend stands there silent and unmoved. Now,</i> …

The Multiverse for non-scientists

Why we’re positive the Universe isn’t all there is, and what the different possibilities for a Multiverse are.<p><i>“Go, then. There are other worlds than</i> …

Hannah Fry: ‘There’s a mathematical angle to almost anything’

Dr Hannah Fry is quickly becoming the UK’s best-known mathematician, having appeared as an expert and presenter on BBC4’s <i>Climate Change by Numbers</i>, Radio 4’s <i>The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry</i>, and <i>City in the Sky</i>, an in-depth study of the aviation industry, currently on BBC2. Far from being a …

Mathematics

Witcher 3 Guide: Taking Advantage of Potion Crafting

In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, some of the most important tools you have at your disposal are Geralt's special Witcher potions. While they are not necessary for your survival in the beginning of the game, they definitely become more vital as the game progresses. This is why it's a good idea to start …

The Witcher

How to use a PS4 controller with your Mac

Now just might be the best time ever to be a Mac gamer, as a ton of big titles for PC and console are also available for Apple computers via the Mac App Store, Steam or GoG.com. It’s a golden era of cross-platform goodness, and it’s easier than ever to find a game you’ll love on the Mac.<p>Some of …

MacBook Air

Easy and Fun Dog Tricks to Train Your Dog

01 of 10<p>Have your dog greet your friends by shaking hands (or paws, as the case may be). This is an easy dog trick that you can usually train a dog …

Pets