Four Cool Facts About Cats’ Eyes

Cats’ eyes are cool

Cats are cool. This is the reason why they are the Internet’s favorite subject. And when we begin to understand how our feline friends see the world around them, their coolness level will surely shoot up the charts. Read on for some fun facts about cats’ eyes.

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Superhero Dog Costumes for Halloween

Superhero Dog Costumes for Halloween

dog costumesHalloween is still more than a few weeks away and already people are starting to go online for costume ideas. According to the annual Halloween survey of the National Retail Federation,  more than 179 million Americans plan to join in this year’s Halloween festivities. Nearly seven in ten celebrants, including pet lovers, plan to spend their budget on costumes. And superhero dog costumes continue to be popular among dog lovers.

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Yoga for Selective Mutism

yoga for selective mutismAs I was searching for information on the use of mindfulness exercises, I came across this survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a research agency of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The results of the survey revealed that practitioners of mind and body practices including yoga are steadily on the rise in America. The survey data was gathered in 2012 and were compared with versions of the survey fielded in 2002 and 2007. The survey results were released in 2015. Among the interesting findings of the survey are the following: Continue reading “Yoga for Selective Mutism”

4 Books to Help Your Child Overcome Back-to-School Anxiety

Going back to school can be a really stressful and anxiety-inducing time for both children and parents. Children who are going back to school or going to school for the first time may experience feelings of anxiety but these are actually normal and expected during these times of transition or change. Still, this time can be stressful not only for both parent and child but for the whole family as well. Fortunately, there are a few children’s books that you can read with your child to help cope with back-to-school anxiety. Here’s a short list, with a brief description of each book.

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