Almost everything we eat and wear comes from domesticated plants and animals, and yet surprisingly little is known about how we interact with these often unacknowledged partners in life. Only a few species provide us with what we need – and it may be more good luck than management that they are there. And how chickens have changed.
Antibiotics may be the answer for undernourished children in the third world. BMJ says antibiotics improve growth in kids, especially the youngest. They’re been used in animal production for a while, so this makes sense. Will raise issues about whether antibiotic residues are behind obesity epidemic – we’re assured they’re not.
Bad memories can certainly get you down and it’s easy to get stuck going over them again and again. From the University of Illinois there may be a solution. Focus on the detail of the context and it moves you away from the emotional aspects they say.
Happiness – the American constitution famously cherishes the pursuit of happiness. But should we chase it? One way to make yourself happy is to make others happy – but you need to have concrete goals to do that.