Doggy dementia risk increases with each added year of life

For dogs older than ten years, each extra year of life increases the relative risk of developing the neurodegenerative condition Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) by more than 50% and the risk of developing CCD is almost ...

Charles Darwin and conspicuous consumption: Why bling is blingy

Luxury brands are a prominent feature of modern society. Thorstein Veblen coined the term "conspicuous consumption" to describe how the upper classes showcased expensive goods without inherent practical benefits to demonstrate ...

Success is all about making social connections—or is it?

There's a common adage that knowing the right people holds the secret to wealth and success. The flip side of that, however, is reminiscent of the country song, "Friends in Low Places": Sometimes social connections can prove ...

Most couples are less satisfied when the woman earns more

Women are now the main earners in about one in four Australian households. This increase in female "breadwinner" households challenges traditional expectations of men and women and their roles in family life.

Rates of social isolation vary by rurality and demographics

Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being recognized as urgent public health threats, with risks to health and mortality as serious as those from obesity or smoking. Some researchers have cautioned that rural ...

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