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Company Benefits: On Four Legs

By Lauren Penrod Why is there an entire holiday dedicated to bringing your dog to work? Because it’s good for the pets and the people. Having dogs in the workplace has been shown to decrease work-related stress levels and can… Continue reading

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Weird Animal Sex

I love all creatures, and I’m entranced by the diversity of how animals and insects look, act and reproduce. Two interesting stories popped up for me today, so I thought I’d share. First is an aquatic flatworm that can fertilize… Continue reading

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How Birth Trauma Affects Mother and Baby Throughout Life

Mike recently shared his story in the comments on my post The Mother/Baby Attachment Gap. Physical trauma during a C-section led to emotional trauma for him and his parents that he still is dealing with. His back was injured during… Continue reading

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Is Oxytocin a Pheromone?

Pheromones are substances that are released by one animal into the environment that other animals take in through the nose or mouth that "communicate" by changing the physiological state of the second animal (bugs, etc). Animals have something called the… Continue reading

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New Diet Plan Uses Oxytocin

Diet Doc, an online provider of medical weight loss programs, is offering a new program called the Emotional Eating Diet Plan. It includes inhaled oxytocin as part of the plan. I spoke to Ryan Shelton, N.D., medical director of Diet… Continue reading

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