Source: Julissa Helmuth, Pexels free download. I recently read two very interesting studies on dog behavior, the results of which surprised me mainly because of misleading sweeping generalizations that have appeared from time to time in scientific and popular literature. The first, by Ian Dinwoodie, Vivian Zottola, and Nicholas Dodman, is called " An Investigation into the Impact of Pre-Adolescent Training on Canine Behavior " and the second, by Péter Pongrácz and his colleagues, is titled " Grumpy Dogs Are Smart Learners—The Association between Dog–Owner Relationship and Dogs’ Performance in a Social Learning Task ". Both are open access essays and available online. Here, I'll focus more on the first paper because of some of its very surprising results. Data collected in the second project led to the conclusion that "dog–human relationship (sic) may have a complex association with various aspects of social interactions between the two species, including problem behaviours … [Read more...] about Does Early Puppy Training Lead to Fewer Behavior Problems?
If you walked into the Lionheart School in Alpharetta, Georgia you would see what appears to be a group of 39 ordinary children running around and playing with seven Golden Retriever puppies. The kids seem to be engaged in the typical interactions that go on between children and young dogs. However there is nothing typical about this situation since all of the children are suffering from autism. The true surprise here is that these kids are helping to train future service dogs, while at the same time this set of playful puppies is providing therapy for the communication and social interaction problems associated with the children's autism. Autism is a complex problem which shows up by the time a child is around three years of age. The most important symptoms involve difficulty with communication and reduced attention to social stimuli. Autistic people respond poorly to social signals and even their own name. They show less eye contact with people, and talk considerably less … [Read more...] about Autistic Kids Train Service Dogs While Healing Themselves
Source: Mika Baumeister/Unsplash I wish I didn’t have to write this post. Unfortunately, I do. Rates of sexual assault are high—estimates are that between 1 in 6 women and 1 in 25 men in Australia have experienced at least one sexual assault since age 15. When I say sexual assault, I am utilising the commonly accepted definition of the term in Australia, i.e., “Sexual assault is a type of sexual violence that involves any physical contact, or intent of contact, of sexual nature against a person’s will, using physical force, intimidation or coercion (ABS 2011; AIHW 2019a).” The psychological impacts of sexual assault on victims can be far-reaching and often involve significant anxiety , fear , adjustment and mood difficulties, post- traumatic intrusions, and difficulties with intimacy and sexual functioning (Resick, 1993). In my private practice, I work with people who have experienced a range of traumas. Sexual traumas and rapes appear to cut especially deep, perhaps … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Managing the Aftermath of Sexual Assault
Home Fashion Trends Fashion Trends Devika Tripathi By Devika Tripathi | on April 26, 2021 The red dresses dominated the pink carpet of the Oscars 2021 and made us realise the power of fiery red hue. Olivia Colman, Amanda Seyfried, Angela Bassett, and Reese Witherspoon flaunted different styles of red dresses at the 93rd Academy Awards but we have our favourite pick. Photographer Courtesy: kwaku alston Amanda Seyfried's Red Tulle Gown Amanda Seyfried, who won her first Oscar nomination as the Best Supporting Actress for black and white classic Mank , looked gorgeous in her red Giorgio Armani gown. Styled by Elizabeth Stewart, she wore a tulle gown that was accentuated by a slit bodice with sharp ruffled accents. Her gown was panelled with mermaid-cut silhouette. She exuded vintage vibes particularly with her side-swept and knotted bun hairdo inspired by actress Marion Davies. Actually, Amanda Seyfried … [Read more...] about Oscars 2021: Red Is The Ruling Hue But We Have Our Favourite Pick; Find Out Who!
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on March 16, 2021 | Reviewed By Arya Krishnan Literally, the term perimenopause means "around menopause". It is the time during which a woman's body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years. Perimenopause is a gradual transition, and no particular test indicates what is happening to the body. What Is Perimenopause? Perimenopause or menopause transition is the first stage of menopause that starts 8 - 10 years before menopause. During this stage, a woman will experience some changes in the timing or heaviness in her periods because the ovaries will stop releasing eggs, and they gradually begin to produce less oestrogen   . As the oestrogen hormones rise and fall, periods grow longer or shorter, and women experience menopause-like symptoms  . Women start perimenopause at different ages, some notice … [Read more...] about What Is Perimenopause? Signs & Symptoms, And Home Remedies