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There’s A Tinder-like App That Matches Shelter Dogs With Owners
There’s a new app that’s making it easier for potential pet owners to rescue the dog of their dreams and all they have to do is swipe right. Created by animal lovers in Lithuania, GetPet, joins apps like PawsLikeMe and BarkBuddy, that help match dogs in local shelters with new families.
“It’s like Tinder, but with dogs,” explains Vaidas Gecevicius , one of GetPet’s creators. “You can arrange a meeting with the dog - a date.”
Folks who are interested in a one of the pooches can scroll down to see more information about them and swipe right if they think it’s a match. Swipe left and another dog profile appears, so you can find the dog you’re looking for. It’s just for dogs now, but they hope to expand to include cats and other animals in the future.
A New Program Can Tell If Your Partner Is In A Bad Mood
Technology is a wonderful thing. Especially if it can help you avoid getting yelled at by your significant other in the future.
Researchers at Texas A&M are now working on a new A.I. program that will monitor the voice of someone and will be able to tell if that person is in a crappy mood and ready to fight. It works by listening to the pitch and tone of your voice, and how your vocal patterns change throughout the day.
So far, they've tested it on 34 different couples, and it can detect signs of conflict with 79% accuracy which is a heck of a lot more than most guys can do. It's not clear how soon they might work their way into Google Home or Alexa, or how much it'll cost. But seeing how fast technology is growing, it probably won't be too long before you can avoid your significant other when they're in a bad mood.
Study: Single Guys Are Stinkier But Women Don’t Mind
Sorry single guys, but science says you smell worse than your committed counterparts do. According to a new study , men who are unattached are stinkier than those who are in a relationship, but it’s not actually their fault. And it turns out, it’s not because the bachelors have bad hygiene, it’s all about hormones.
Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia set out to show that single men produce more testosterone than coupled-up ones. Higher levels of the hormone are linked with stronger body odor, so things were bound to get stinky in this experiment. Scientists enlisted the help of 82 heterosexual women to do the dirty work of sniffing the sweaty armpits of a group of single guys and a group of attached ones. And it turns out, the bachelors consistently rated higher on the smelly scale.
The female sniffers also frequently rated the single fellas faces as “more masculine” than those of the dudes who were in relationships. Researchers say that’s probably because of the higher testosterone levels, too. Who knew hormones could be so intoxicating?
Source: New York Post
British Schools Offering“Mindfulness” Courses - Hundreds of schools in England will introduce a new class in mindfulness.
According to the British government, the program, one of the largest of its kind in the world, is part of a trial initiative to improve youth mental health and well being in kids. In a statement, British education secretary Damian Hinds says, "As a society, we are much more open about our mental health than ever before, but the modern world has brought new pressures for children."
Through this program, he says, children will start to be introduced gradually to issues around mental health, well-being and happiness right from the start of primary school.
Source: Yahoo News