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Appetite for video doubles in four years

The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released today.

They're glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as they were four years ago.

And often, the survey found, they're seeing the videos on services such as YouTube that are supposedly off limits to children younger than age 13.

Dutch farmers protest efforts to cut emissions, reduce herds

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—Dutch farmers drove their tractors in slow-moving convoys to a massive demonstration yesterday to protest their treatment by the government as it seeks to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions.

It is the second major protest this month by Dutch farmers who say the government is unfairly targeting them as it seeks to slash emissions.

Doctor says blowback to meat study 'hysterical'

TORONTO—A renowned Canadian doctor and researcher whose work challenges well-worn advice to limit meat consumption is dismissing mounting criticism as “over the top" and "hysterical.”

Gordon Guyatt said he knew the series of papers he and his colleagues published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week would elicit blowback.

Way to a dog's heart is through its stomach

Why train your dog with food rewards?

A growing body of research says it's the easiest and most effective way to train.

“Using treats during training is the best way to guarantee that your dog will repeat the behaviour you want,” said the American Kennel Club.

Other methods don't work as well, experts say, and can even harm your dog and the pet-owner relationship.