Why people are better at choosing a pet than a spouse

Bad decisions are certainly a scourge - up there with bad luck as a factor blamed for debt, loveless marriages, general misery and poor health.

There's hope, though. We might find a key to better decisions, and a happier life, in the echoing halls of an animal shelter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2019, with the headline 'Why people are better at choosing a pet than a spouse'. Print Edition | Subscribe