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10 benefits of being a pet owner

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There are many benefits to owning a pet, but here are just ten of the health-related ones: Stress relief – Petting a dog has been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone). Improved mental health – Owning a pet can help reduce anxiety and loneliness and increase happiness and self-worth. Lower cholesterol levels – Studies…

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Five science-backed health benefits of owning a dog

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Five science-backed health benefits of owning a dog There are countless reasons why owning a dog is excellent. They provide companionship and love and often make us laugh. But did you know that dogs can also improve our health? Here are five science-backed health benefits of owning a dog. Dogs can improve our mental health. Studies have shown that dog…

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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought We all know that petting our dogs or pets feels good, but how does it affect us? Research has found that our prefrontal cortex, the area of our brain that has a higher level of decision-making, is stimulated and helps us become more attentive and emotionally engaged when petting our…

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Why Is Everyone Obsessed with Being Thin?

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Why Is Everyone Obsessed with Being Thin? I’m a skinny person. I don’t mean to be, and I certainly don’t try to be; I am. It’s a certitude of my life, and it’s something that everyone around me senses the need to comment on. We are a skinny-obsessed civilization, and it is notorious. Individuals make comments about how much weight…

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Dogs as emotional support

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Dogs as emotional support Animals play an increasingly important role in people’s lives, including being required as “emotional support”, that is, those pets that help their owners regulate and modulate any fear or emotional or mental imbalance.   Caring for a dog is a laborious but rewarding task. It implies love, care, time and responsibility. However, when you have love,…

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What are Sneakerheads running away from?

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How many pairs of sneakers are enough? I used to think only two.  One pair for the gym and the other for hanging out with my friends. “What’s with all those sneakerheads?” – I used to think. But then, the coronavirus outbreak changed everything.  How so? Well, I used to get on the subway, the tram and public transportation in general for…

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Smile like the Cheshire Cat

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Post-Pandemic Goal: Smile like the Cheshire Cat   Who doesn´t want to look smarter, younger, huggable or more competent on a Zoom meeting?    I used to fantasize with Second Life.  I spent hours pretending to breed cats. My goal was to breed one as interesting as the smiley one in Alice and Wonderland.  I live in a tiny apartment, so bringing this…

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Gone with the Dog

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Gone with the Dog It’s been 2 years and 21 days, since my Golden Retriever took her love away. She was a hyper active, golden haired dog who always chose to fetch the ball or Frisbee instead of being caressed. My aunt unofficially diagnosed her dog with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity). Even when we all know that such…

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