Dogs Are Surprisingly Stressed and Anxious, Study Finds

Nearly three out of four dogs exhibit some kind of serious behavioral problem related to anxiety, according to a survey involving nearly 14,000 pet dogs. Many of these problems varied according to breed, pointing to the need for improved owner awareness and better breeding practices. Research published today in Scientific Reports shows that 72.5 percent [...]

The Amazing Poster Art From the ‘Golden Age’ of Magic | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine

At the turn of the 20th century, magician Harry Kellar commissioned a poster to advertise one of his most famous tricks, “The Levitation of Princess Karnac,” in which he appeared to make a hypnotized woman—whom he claimed was a Hindu princess—hover in mid-air. The illustrated poster depicts Kellar dressed in a stiff tuxedo with his [...]

You’re probably petting your cat wrong | Popular Science

This social shift in the human-cat relationship is thought to have occurred around 4,000 years ago—a little later than "man's best friend"—the domestic dog. Although this might seem like a sufficient amount of time for a species to fully adjust to increased social demands, this is unlikely to be the case for your feline friend. [...]

Frame with an SCQ sequence | Powerful Problem Solving

A good substitute for a “background” slide—or chapter, in a written report—is a SCQ sequence, which summarizes the essence of the problem in a concise, three-step statement. Borrowed from storytelling and widely used in the consulting world after it was popularized by Barbara Minto, the SCQ approach gives the audience all they need—and only what [...]