Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It.
A video by the Discovery Channel highlights how the red fox uses its acute sense of smell and innate compass to unexpectedly pounce on prey.
With complete concentration, these cute carnivores perk up their ears and listen for the slight patter of field mice under snow blanketing South Dakotas’ Black Hills. When they detect the “faintest scamper,” the red fox leaps as if jumping on a pogo stick, dives headfirst and then… ambush! Using their homing abilities (scientists believe red foxes are able to detect the Earth’s magnetic field), foxes have a 75 percent snatch-success rate if they leap facing toward the North Pole.
Why do I sometimes feel more sore, or sore in different muscles, two days after a workout, as opposed to the day right after?
There’s a name for this type of delayed onset muscle soreness, and — surprise! — it’s delayed onset muscle soreness (or DOMS).
A lot of people have misconceptions about what “being creative” means, which makes it hard for them to tap into their full potential. Here are six major myths about what creativity is — and how to bust them to let your imagination break free.
But that’s okay, because the jewel-colored berry is actually a health powerhouse — even early colonists knew it.
We now consume about 400 million pounds of cranberries a year in the form of juice, sauce, dried fruit and other popular dishes. And about 20 percent of cranberry consumption happens during the week of Thanksgiving. But this isn’t the first era in which cranberries have been a popular food — and a celebratory one.
This group of mischievous border collies has us on the edges of our seats.
What are they thinking about? What are they planning? We need to know because the suspense is absolutely killing us.
Be warned, as this might make you want to spit out your coffee, but that hot drink you’re sipping on could actually be making you colder.
And that’s not the only thing making it hard to stay warm as the temperatures continue to drop around you. You’re going to need all the advice you can get in order to stay toasty this winter. Although you might already know that a space heater is a great way to heat up a room, or that Canadian Goose is apparently the jacket of 2013, there are other important warming techniques you might be getting wrong, or perhaps new ones you simply had no idea existed.
The best parts of having a dog are obvious — quality snuggling, great belly rub sessions and tons of precious photos to post on Instagram.
But research has shown that furry friends also offer tangible benefits to your physical health. People who live with a pup tend to have better blood pressure, lower risk of depression and increased longevity after heart attacks, to name only a few.
This may come as a surprise, but toxins aren’t just found in air pollution or your poor food and drink choices. To really feel that desired sense of relief, clarity and glow, you have to look at all parts of your life. You must evaluate what is toxic specifically to you and cleanse out what doesn’t work. You have to not only look at what you are eating, but what (or who) is eating you.
The first step is to recognize if a person is not good for you, or if you need to change something within yourself to deal with the person.
Here are some examples of toxic people, shared by peers and patients:
“If you want to learn from an animal, you’ve got to get close to it,” Lovely White-Haired Guy says, in what sounds like a prophetic diss to Ylvis. “Oh, you wanna know what the fox says?” seems to be the undertone. “TRY GETTING WITHIN 10 FEET OF ONE.”
“A fox looks like a dog but purrs like a cat,” he continues.
Once again, we see how harmful human prejudices have been. I wish we could just shut up and observe the world about us with open eyes, ears–and hearts. We’d do so much less damage to our fellow creatures and the environment if we did.
Thomas Ramey Watson is an affiliate faculty member of Regis University's College of Professional Studies. He has served as an Episcopal chaplain (lay), trained as a psychotherapist, done postdoctoral work at Cambridge University, and was named a Research Fellow at Yale University.
In addition to his scholarly writings, he is a published author of poetry and fiction.