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Animal Empathy Sheds Light on Autism

A new study of prairie voles shows that they can not only tell when a member of their family has been hurt, they also show empathy. Prairie voles mate for life and live in family groups (although they may have… Continue reading

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Your Cat Loves You but Your Dog Loves You More

via GIPHY This morning, while I was lying in bed, our cat sat on my chest, purred and licked my face. It’s a cute little quirk that I love about him. I know our cat loves me in his unique… Continue reading

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Marijuana’s happy effects could be due to oxytocin

Admission: I was a hippie (well, a semi-hippie). In the early 1970s I lived in my van, hitchhiked around and asked people on the street, "Do you have a place we can crash?" I still clearly remember a time I… Continue reading

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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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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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