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    Are you the unprofessional person in the workplace? Part two
    In part one, we talked about the first two areas of concern when it comes to workplace unprofessionalism: behavior related to our bodies and how we work (or don’t work) with others. While this list isn’t compiled by importance although...
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    Be friendly in public transportation: we all gain with good behavior
    Let start with a premise: behavior is a very important, if not the most important, matter for humans to live in peace with each other. Most of the time, at the root of everything we condemn and dislike in human relationship is a bad, disrespectful...
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    Are you the unprofessional person in the workplace? Part one
    The term, unprofessional, can have many meanings depending on who is defining it, what the specific situation is, the company’s culture, and how others perceived the behavior. However, there are a few common-decency behaviors that everyone...
  • Cats can control the minds of mice
    Cat urine contains a chemical that 'controls' mice
    Cats and mice. Cat and mouse. Games of cat and mouse. Everybody knows about cats and mice; it's a stereotype that comes from the fact that cats chase mice, because mice are among domestic cats' primary prey. They're good meals, and...
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    Dog Training with Positive Reinforcement to Improve Greeting People
    Description of Subject and EnvironmentThe subject can be any dog. He or she might have large paws with sharp claws. The candidate dog to be trained may be at still any early age (three years old). He or she may have a menacing smile with large...
  • Science explains why cats are finicky
    New study helps explain why cats are finicky eaters
    Why are cats such picky eaters? That's a question that's plagued every cat owner since we were able to bring our cats inside, and start feeding them ourselves. Some cats just don't like certain foods, which seems normal, since we...
  • Cone of shame
    Innovative cat uses cone of shame as drinking fountain
    Have you ever had to put your cat in the dreaded "cone of shame?" Chances are, she didn't like it. She probably downright hated it. You might have noticed that she seemed far more stressed than usual, no matter what you tried to do...
  • Man with hammer
    Are you being bullied in the workplace? Part two
    In part one we looked at what type of behavior may constitute bullying and stressing the importance of a thorough review of the situation. If it’s pretty clear that you haven’t done anything to contribute to the situation and/or...
  • Researchers want to discover what makes cats' guts tick
    Research project aims to discover the secrets living in your cat's gut
    Researchers plan to study what's called the microbiome of cats and other animals. The microbiome is basically the microbes that live in cats' digestive systems. Holly Ganz, from the University of California, Davis, and three other...
  • Cat saved after eating lots of shoelaces
    Vets find mass of shoelaces in cat's stomach
    When Ana Barbosa took her cat, Garry, in to the vet's office for his annual exam, the vet felt something strange and disturbing in his abdomen. It felt like a large mass, which, despite the fact that he's only two years old, could have...
  • Kevin Proctor of the Storm gives baby daughter a drink
    Children’s mental health: a community responsibility (part one)
    New York has instituted Early Recognition Screening Programs, which allow mental health providers to partner with pediatricians and schools to provide regular emotional wellness screenings for all children ranging in age from 3 months to 21 years...
  • pregnant woman exposed to air pollution
    Prenatal PAH exposure contributes to cognitive and behavioral disturbances
    You can be exposed to PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) in the environment, in your home, and in the workplace. Because PAHs exist naturally in the environment and are man-made, you can be exposed in a number of ways. Fumes from vehicle...
  • Books to encourage social skills
    Books to encourage social skills
    Young children are exceptionally keen observers. They tend to mimic the behaviors they see. One of the best ways to promote positive social skills in young children is to set the example by being a good role model. As a former preschool teacher...
  • The question of whether or not cats forgive
    Do cats forgive? Some scientists say no, but anecdotal observations say yes
    Do cats forgive? The image that people tend to have of cats—aloof, cold, uncaring, and unloving—would suggest that they don't forgive. Or, at least, they don't forgive very easily. One article in New York Magazine has a blurb...
  • 'Betty Goes Bananas' by Steve Antony: Picture book about tantrums
    'Betty Goes Bananas' by Steve Antony: Picture book about tantrums
    "Betty Goes Bananas" when she can't peel a banana in this humorous look at throwing a tantrum written by Steve Antony. Betty is a gorilla with a pink bow in her short hair, and she loves bananas.What she doesn't love is when she...
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