Ann Marie

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Ode To The Street Cat: 'Kedi' Follows Istanbul's Famous Felines

After decades of dogs ruling popular culture — there are three canine stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame — there's been a revolution. Thanks to a tsunami of cute viral videos, our feline comrades are now in the catbird seat, from those ubiquitous Hello Kitty stores to surprise bestsellers like …

This company is offering paid ‘puppy leave’ for new dog owners

Owning a new dog is very much like being a full-time parent.<p>You’re rudely awoken every night by anxious baby barks. They demand to be constantly fed. …

Pets

Your Dog Is Judging You

New research from the journal <i>Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews</i> shows that dogs can utilize morality to base their relationships and reactions …

Anti-Social Behavior

Food Puzzles for Cats Helps You Find and Build Kitty Brainteasers

Cats who work for their food seem to be happier and healthier, so stuffing food into a toy isn’t just a hobby for you. It’s a way to reduce your …

HELP: Is This F#%*!&g Adorable Animal A Bear Or A Dog?

Either way, it's the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Cute

6 Questions to Help You Find Your Tribe

You're reading 6 Questions to Help You Find Your Tribe, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

5 Things to Stop Doing Now, According to Science

Several studies have recently been published which shine a light on common behaviors which really aren't good for anyone.<p>What if you could make a few tiny tweaks to your daily habits, but the payoff would be significant in terms of physical and mental well-being? Several interesting studies have …

Walk Like A Buddha

In the <i>Lotus Sutra</i>, the Buddha is described as the most respected and loved creature who walked on two feet. He was so loved because he knew how to …

Sleep Meditation for Energy Healing

This beautiful sleep meditation will help you drift to sleep with the power of your own positive healing energy. So that you can wake up feeling …

7 Things You Need to Start Doing to Take Back Control of Your Life

We all get busy in life with work, children, partner, family, boss, friends and so much more. It can be difficult to juggle everything, and usually …

Your dog knows when you're being a jerk, so you better be nice

Naughty or nice, your dog has a way of knowing whether you’re being a jerk or not. That’s right, the ever-forgiving, sweet-as-can-be dogs in our …

Pets

French bulldogs set to knock labradors off top spot and become the UK's most popular canine

It is a breed of dog that was rarely seen in Britain 10 years ago. But the French bulldog is now set to become the UK's most popular canine, thanks to a growing number of celebrity owners who flaunt them on social media.<p>The unprecedented rise of "Frenchies" looks likely to displace the labrador as …

Wanted: hardy type for island posting (must love puffins)

A couple of miles from the Northumberland coast, holding out against the ravages of the North Sea, is the scattering of treeless, windswept outcrops that together comprise the Farne Islands.<p>There are around 20 of them, depending on the tide, and their rocks have doomed more than 100 ships. The …

Abused on Indian streets, desi dogs are finding loving homes in the West

The canine migration began 12 years ago, when a Canadian schoolteacher rescued a pup from being thrown off a cliff by a group of boys.<p>For over ten …

Kedi, a documentary about cats in Istanbul, is expectedly adorable and unexpectedly wise

Cats. Cities. God. Life. Humanity. This new film covers it all in just 80 minutes.<p>The locals carry the tiny kitten’s form gently. It got into a fight with a larger cat, who threw it to the ground, and the kitten is clinging to life — if it’s alive at all.<p>They bring the little feline to the big man …

Meet the dog bringing love to New Yorkers one hug at a time

If you need a warm hug this Valentine’s Day, just head over to Chelsea.<p>That’s where Louboutina, a 5-year-old golden retriever, doles them out …

Pets

Cat Rescued From Cold Brings A Surprise For Her Saviors

Meet Belle the cat who became a stray after her owners relocated for an unknown reason. “She was a companion until her human moved and sadly left …

These adorable birds patiently wait in line to repeatedly woo a single she-bird

<b>The super civilized courting by male blue manakins is as humorous as it is mesmerizing.</b><p>It’s like The Bachelorette of the bird world – a group of …

A Vocal Little Dachshund Excitedly Reunites With a Favorite Piggy Toy He Hasn’t Seen in Five Years

An absolutely adorable little dachshund named Finn eagerly jumped for joy when his filmmaker human Kyle presented him with a tiny squeaky pig toy …

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

"This is a healthier and a lot cheaper version than the store-bought stuff."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups milk<p>2/3 cup white sugar<p>3 tablespoons butter<p>2 teaspoons …

Dogs Will Like You Better if You're Nice to People, Study Says

Your dog may seem all sweet and innocent, but it turns out she's secretly judging you all the time.<p>Your dog may seem all sweet and innocent, like she loves you unconditionally—but it turns out she's secretly judging you all the time. According to a new study from researchers at Kyoto University, …

Why are cats so quirky about drinking?

When it comes to drinking, most dogs aren't very picky. Slimy water bowl, muddy puddle — even an open toilet bowl will do in a pinch.<p>But cats, on the …

Chubby tigers seen at China zoo

Many people have been amused by pictures of overweight tigers taken at a zoo in China.<p>The photographs show Siberian tigers relaxing at a zoo in northeast China’s Harbin province.<p>Some have expressed worries as the tubby tabbies look as if they are obese, and could therefore have heath …

Beloved therapy dog needs help of his own

<b>(CNN) —</b> Casper has spent his life, all 63 dog-years of it, serving others.<p>With every tail wag and wet-nose kiss, he has spread love and happiness in a place that can feel desperate: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where kids are often confined to their hospital rooms for months on end.<p>Though …

Physiotherapy

10 Roaring Facts About Jaguars

A few different jaguars have found fame on YouTube over the last few years: In 2013, a <i>National Geographic</i> video of one of the cats taking down an …

Dog Returned to Shelter Because She Is Deaf Receives Gift of Sign Language Training

Red is ready to learn — and thanks to a generous $1,000 grant, the deaf dog will soon be a sign language school student.<p>According to Denver’s FOX 31 …

You Can If You Think You Can: 4 Ways to Build Self-Efficacy

Forgot a name? Misplaced your keys? Taking longer to find the right words? Don’t panic. There’s plenty you can do to improve your memory.<p>You’re …

The Brain

Leopard mom reunited with missing babies

Losing track of a child is not a pleasant experience for any parent. For many, it ends with finding the kid hiding in a weird spot, like the clothes …

Bumblebees Are Dying Out Because They’re Too Fat to Mate

Scientists are working hard to slim them down.<p>Before the 1990s, the rusty-patched bumblebee could be found in 28 states throughout the Midwest and the New England region. Then, it vanished mysteriously. Within a few decades, 90 percent of rusty-patched bumblebees were gone in an ecological <i>poof .</i> …