A tug-at-your-heart kind of essay

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  • October 27, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Growing old isn’t easy. Not that I consider myself old. I’ll soon be pushing fifty, but these days I think fifty may be the new thirty. Still, there’s some fleeting knee pain here, random wrist pain there. Mentally, there are the black holes that swallow words I’m searching for, leaving me to wonder whether I’m…

Book Review: Being a Dog

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  • October 21, 2016
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Dogs can sniff out some pretty incredible things—explosives, drugs, cancer, criminals—the list continues to grow, bounded only, says cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz, by human imagination. In her newest exploration of doghood, Being a Dog: Following the Dog into the World of Smell, Horowitz explores why the dogs’ olfactory system so surpasses our own and how…

Happy Birthday Galen!

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  • October 4, 2016
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On September 25, the New York Times’ Sunday Styles section paid tribute to “Fashion’s Favorite Pets”: Marc Jacobs’ bull terrier Neville, Karl Lagerfeld’s Birman cat Choupette, and Thom Browne’s miniature dachshund Hector, all of whom, the article says, inspire their designer-owners. The news hook for the story was the kick off of the fashion book…

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