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How Your Date of Birth May Affect Your Mood & Behavior

What is it that makes you a "born pessimist" or "incurable optimist?" Why do some of us feel low more often than others, while some breeze along life with a smile? Of course, the genes we inherit f…

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5 Relationship Red Flags to Never Ignore

When it comes to our significant other we often want to explain away or even deny uneasy feelings, but these relationship red flags should never be ignored. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the ex…

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Dogs Get Jealous Just Like Humans

What will a puppy do if its owner both ignores it and showers affection on a lifelike stuffed dog? Push its way between its owner and the toy, raise its tail, push its owner, bite at the toy, and even…

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How Eye Contact Affects Our Brains

By Vicki Santillano, DivineCaroline Did you ever play the Eye Contact Game as a kid? You’re supposed to sit directly across from another person and stare into his or her eyes for as long as possi…

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Why is Air Invisible, and Other Unanswerable Questions for Parents

It is so common that it makes you laugh to yourself when you witness it with another child, as I did the other night. I was in a restaurant with my son, when I heard coming from a neighboring table a …

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When Mom Brings Out The Worst In You

My daughter Siena and I spent much of the summer at my mother’s lake house in Ohio. It was the longest I had lived in my mother’s house since I was in college. And to make it even weirder, Ohio was no…

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How to Conquer Cat Car Anxiety

Men, children, people in general, thunderstorms, cars, other animals—all are common sources of cat anxiety. Often a cat’s fear begins with an initial bad experience—say, accidentally being locked in…

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How to Read Feline Tail Twitches

Although cats have long, expressive tails, you won’t catch them wagging them. Cats do more of what we call tail twitching, where just the tip of the tail moves. And it rarely means they’re feeling hap…

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5 Running Games To Play With Your Dog

Just as the iconic image of the Great Dad shows him playing catch with his kids, the iconic image of the Great Dog Guardian would show a person running around with a dog. A few minutes- or even a few …

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The Healing of Unconditional Love

Researching and co-writing Through A Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior of Your Canine Companion was a true gift. I now understand the benefit of a healthy sonic environment f…

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