My dog's addicted to rawhide bones but I don't like giving them to her because they can clog her insides and choke her. But she's been begging all day, resting her head on my knee while I'm at the computer, barking whenever I type. So in desperation I turned to YouTube and voila, a solution presented itself: Relaxation tapes for dogs.

I was skeptical. But within 30 seconds of the burbling brook and the tweeting birds and the piano keys, the dog curled up into a ball, gave a few deep sighs, and then drifted off to sleep. It was like a magic trick.

Oh Internet, your wonders are abundant.