Jenna and her Mom live in an apartment complex, on the second floor with their two cats – Bella and Kitty. Their apartment has a little terrace attached to it, and she and her Mom, and the two cats love to hang out and watch all the activity going on in the courtyard, and sometimes in the other apartments across the way.
Hunger claws at your belly. It tugs at your intestines, which begin to writhe, aching to be fed. Being hungry generates a powerful and often unpleasant physical sensation that’s almost impossible to ignore. After you’ve reacted by gorging on your morning pancakes, you start to experience an opposing force: fullness. But how does your body actually know when you’re full? Hilary Coller explains.
A diminutive is something you stick on the end of a word to make the thing it describes sound smaller. ie. Dog goes to Doggy. Every language has them, but some have more than others. Why are we drawn to diminutives? And why is English particularly resistant to them, compared to Spanish, for example?
They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones.
Most modern parents say that all they want for their kids in the world of work is that they be ‘happy’. But it’s often a good deal more complicated than that, and parents are frequently hard at work shaping what their kids think of as good and bad careers.
Current drug therapies mean it’s possible to live a normal life span with HIV, but that’s expensive and not a long term solution. What we really need is an HIV vaccine and a cure. So, how close are we?