A series of friendship quotes that I designed in honor of my best friend’s birthday today. Enjoy!
10 Things I’ve Learned During My Career As A Designer
- Don’t by shy. Ask for advice.
- Have thick skin. Accept criticism with grace.
- Hustle. Everyday. Hustle.
- Being nice is the only option.
- Be authentic.
- Be honest.
- Have the ability to say you’re sorry.
- Be punctual and persistent.
- Be consistant.
- Be flexible.
* Bonus: Always say please and thank you. *
Does your dog really love you?
In a recent a 60 Minutes special about pups and their brains, Anderson Cooper did a candid “extras” interview in which he too questioned the validity of his pup’s affections for him. A professed dog ruver, while doing the special, he found himself asking his Welsh-Springer Spaniel, Molly, “Do you really love me? Or is it a trick? Are dogs the most parasitic pet around?”
“I’m a total dog person,” says Cooper. “I just really love dogs. I like other people’s dogs. I like dogs of all kinds. Pit bulls– I actually love pit bulls.”
What Anderson found out was that, yes, dogs have emotions too. He interviewed researcher Brian Hare, director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, about Dognition, a website he co-founded for dog owners to assess their pets’ cognitive abilities.
“The most interesting thing that Brian Hare said to me, that has stuck with me, is that when dogs are looking at you, they’re ‘hugging you with their eyes,'” says Cooper.
According to Hare, oxytocin– same hormone that helps new mothers bond with their babies– is released in both dogs and humans when they play, touch, or look into one another’s eyes.
“The idea that a dog looking at you is ‘hugging you with their eyes,’ to me, is really kind of cool,” says Cooper. He told Overtime that he took that message home with him, looking at his dog Molly’s behavior in a new light.
- Anerson Cooper: Does Your Dog Really Love You?
- The Smartest Dog in the World
- How Dogs Express Their Emotions
- Are Certain Breeds More Intelligent