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Exclusive: Dalai Lama, Barack Obama Set to Appear in Public Together for First Time

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5 Ways Attitudes Towards Dogs and Cats Are Changing for the Better in China

As Animals Asia’s China Cat and Dog Welfare Director, my work has been primarily centered around improving the lives of cats and dogs in China by …

Vietnam cat seizure: Truck driver says animals were for eating.

This is the kind of viral-ish story that usually deserves skepticism, but it’s being reported by the well-established AFP wire service, and there are …

This Cat Decides To Take A Nap — In The Most Hilarious Place Ever!

Rachel Sult is a freelancer for LittleThings.com. She loves thrift shopping, pizza, and her adorable boston terrier named Jackson. She may live in …

​What Happens to Stray Animals in a Blizzard?

New York's apocalyptic tempest was a dud, but it doesn't take the end of the world to hurt the animals that call major cities home.<p>Back in 1888, New York got slammed with an actually historic blizzard. Known as the Great White Hurricane, the mid-March storm buffeted the city with over two feet of …

This Dog Was Found Bound And Malnourished. Now, She Has A Loving, Safe Home

AT&T technician David Baxter was out on a call in a remote part of Southern California last year when he found a severely malnourished dog bound up with twine.<p>"It was very sad to see a dog in that kind of condition," Baxter says.<p>The pup was frightened and shaking, and the twine was cutting into her …

Pets

Watch the moment kitten is freed from engine after climbing under bonnet of Land Rover

THE kitten who has been named Sweety, was discovered hiding under the bonnet of a car by surprised workers at the Edinburgh dealership.<p>Video …

Are You Giving Your Body Its Best Shot at a Long, Healthy Life?

Think of your health like a savings account. Are you saving for a rainy day? There's so much we can do right now to contribute to our future wellbeing and longevity. Ask yourself these questions to get on track for a long, happy, healthy life.<p><b>How healthy are you now?</b><p>Whatever your age or health, now …

Why Your Brain Makes It So Hard To Stop Eating

Being overweight or obese usually isn’t really about the body – it’s about the brain. Overeating and compulsive eating are often about how the brain resorts back to ancient eating habits that are no longer relevant in today’s food-rich world. A new study now confirms that the brain circuits …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

THE SHOT: Living the Double Life in Pakistan

By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of Rawalpindi, Pakistani. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a female wedding party dancer.<p>I was …