Monday, October 27, 2014

Air and water: more important than money

All species need to breathe, drink, eat, sleep, grow, and reproduce. Even humans!

Yes, we benefit from organization, the convenience of trade, and the motivation that comes with opportunity, but clean air and water are pretty much non-negotiable.


How much would you pay for clean water if you really needed it?

Friday, October 17, 2014

What makes us happy?

First post after a long, work-induced delay -- I'd rather be blogging!

photo: Stockbyte
On that note, this article from Time online magazine on what actually tends to make people happy caught my eye, in part because who doesn't want to be happy, right?

But also in part because of how it links with the important behaviors and strategies that both people and animals employ to improve their biological fitness. I will highlight some more amazing critters soon!

So what keeps people happy? It may not be what you think. Let's ask the researchers!