“The finding by Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns followed a novel method of investigation: He used an MRI to scan a dog’s brain while the dog was awake and unrestrained.” And what did he find? That more dogs prefer praise over food. I’m mostly linking to this article to run my own small study. I want to find out who stops laughing at these findings first, me or my beagles.

+ Slate: “Is repeating your toddler’s cute speech mistakes bad for her development?” Related question: Are we out of story topics?

+ “What is a personal brand and how can it be unleashed as a valuable, competitive advantage?” Find out in the Stanford Business School class Tyra Banks will be teaching this Fall.