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Teaching Happiness

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According to one scholar, we're inundated with ways to pursue pleasure, which we conflate with happiness, to our own detriment.

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Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language

Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Back-and-forth exchanges build the brain’s language center and verbal ability

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Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike —

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike — | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it's a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb. With th

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America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning

The spillover from retailer debt will flow far and wide across the economy.

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Three Reasons Scientists Are Freaked out by Crazy-High Arctic Temperatures

Three Reasons Scientists Are Freaked out by Crazy-High Arctic Temperatures | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Last month's unusually high Arctic temperatures have climate scientists worried about the future of not just the northern region, but the entire planet.

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Gun Reform: Speaking Truth to Bullshit, Practicing Civility, and Effecting Change

Gun Reform: Speaking Truth to Bullshit, Practicing Civility, and Effecting Change | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Adapted from Braving the Wilderness (2017) | 10-minute read I knew exactly what I wanted for my fourteenth birthday. No more Bobbie Brooks sweaters, pet rocks, Leif Garrett posters, or toe socks. I was ready for some serious teenage gifts. My list included my own set of Clairol hot rollers (the ones with the plastic …

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This is how much money you need to be happy, according to science

This is how much money you need to be happy, according to science | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it

They say money can't buy happiness, but let's be honest, they say a lot of things – and they're not always right.

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Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction | Technology | The Guardian

Former Facebook and Google workers launch campaign to fight tech addiction | Technology | The Guardian | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Campaign to highlights potential harm of digital platforms and social media on young people, alongside a call to regulate tech companies

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The Case Against Low-Fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

The Case Against Low-Fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
There’s growing evidence that whole fat dairy products may be better for our health than low fat versions. The latest studies find some surprising effects of full fat milk and cheese on diabetes and weight

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He comes, the old man

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John R. Erickson is not only the prolific author of 70 beloved Hank the Cowdog books but short stories as well. Here’s the world premiere of one he wrote 25 years ago but never published. WORLD Magazine’s 2018 Roe v. Wade issue features nine articles on different aspects of defending the very young, but a pro-euthanasia culture also needs respect for the aged—and “He comes, the old man” speaks to that. —Marvin Olasky

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What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic? | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Changes in how we're spending our free time is a likely culprit.

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500 tiny homes with big amenities coming to new Austin-area communities

500 tiny homes with big amenities coming to new Austin-area communities | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Work is underway on one tiny-home community in South Austin and another in Kyle that together will have space for close to 500 tiny homes.

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Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You

Still Not Convinced You Need a Flu Shot? First, It’s Not All About You | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.

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BBC - Capital - What the distant past told us about work in the future

BBC - Capital - What the distant past told us about work in the future | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
All the times we’ve predicted – wrongly — how technology will change our lives.

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Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language

Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Back-and-forth exchanges build the brain’s language center and verbal ability

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In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience - The New York Times

In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience - The New York Times | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
After decades spent ratcheting up safety measures, many British educators say the pendulum has swung too far. Bring on the scissors, bricks and mud pits.

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Three Reasons Scientists Are Freaked out by Crazy-High Arctic Temperatures

Three Reasons Scientists Are Freaked out by Crazy-High Arctic Temperatures | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Last month's unusually high Arctic temperatures have climate scientists worried about the future of not just the northern region, but the entire planet.

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AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence —

AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence — | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too. The paper, titled "The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation," calls this the "dual-use" attribute of AI, meaning the technology'

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6 Common Media Myths About Gun Control

6 Common Media Myths About Gun Control | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Some suggested that any opposition to gun control legislation is outright immoral.

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Does Intermittent Fasting Make You Lose Weight?

Does Intermittent Fasting Make You Lose Weight? | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Is intermittent fasting good for weight loss? A registered dietitian weighs in on what you should know about intermittent fasting for losing weight.

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Animation: Human Population Growth Over All of History

Animation: Human Population Growth Over All of History | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
This animation captures 200,000 years of human population growth - see everything from the invention of farming to the impact of the Black Death.

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The thing we mess up about happiness – Personal Growth – Medium

Pleasure, joy, bliss or happiness… any positive feeling derived from external sources is inherently not the same as those that are intrinsic. I offer up all of the words altogether, because it’s easy…

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Is 2018 the Year We Step Away From Social Media?

Is 2018 the Year We Step Away From Social Media? | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
Spending long periods of time reading people argue with one another on the internet can be wearying. So why do we do it?

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From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey

From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
With Germany in tatters, his small business bankrupt, Oskar Speck got into his kayak in 1932 for what would become an epic, seven-and-a-half-year paddle—30,000 miles, packed with hero’s welcomes and near-death escapes.

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The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin | Purrfect Pets | Scoop.it
New high-tech dental treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.

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