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Happiness Based on the Want and Not the Have

Being Happy

Health through happiness; how do we measure it? How many times have you walked down the length of the mall, window shopping and daydreaming of having that new television with its HD screen and crisp images? How many times have you stared at that new IPad 4 with its retina vision and imagined it making your life easier as you play around while you lounge on the sofa? What about that new laundry machine that finishes its work 15 minutes faster?

Dog-owner relationship strikingly similar to parent-child bond

Owner-dog relationships share striking similarities to parent-child ones

The relationship between dogs and their owners is strikingly similar to the parent-child relationship in humans, according to a new study published in PLoS One. The study found dogs, like humans, have an innate need to establish close relationships with other people, which may explain why some owners refer to their dogs as their little babies.