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My Father Died, and Then I Fell in Love with Heroin

When my dad passed away, anything good-intentioned, selfless, or purposeful in me died along with him.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>I never woke up one morning and thought, <i>I’ll try heroin today.</i> That’s not typically how it works, and if you’d asked me or anyone who knew me if I’d …

Siblings

There's an Island in the Caribbean Solely Dedicated to Puppies

If you thought swimming among water-loving pigs in the Exumas was your true vision of paradise, there's now an even better utopia for you to …

Caribbean

Watch Don Cheadle relive that time Mark Ruffalo spoiled Infinity War in public

Well before <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> came out and changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, Mark Ruffalo did his level best to spoil the …

Avengers: Infinity War

Dave Bautista equates Disney with Trump after Mouse House refuses to rehire James Gunn

As you've likely heard, James Gunn, the director of the MCU's <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> films, was fired last month by Disney/Marvel when some offensive …

Donald Trump

Hundreds of animals find homes as part of 'Clear the Shelters' initiative

The one thing 5-year-old Amaya Lopez wanted for her 6th birthday was a cat.<p>That wish came true on Saturday.<p>Amaya got to pick out her present at the …

Pets

Cards Against Humanity hiring writers, paying $40/hr

(WCMH) - Cards Against Humanity is willing to pay you to write offensive jokes.<p>The makers of the card game are looking for people to join their pool …

Cards Against Humanity

The Conjuring is a must-watch horror movie on Netflix

Don’t miss The Conjuring on Netflix before The Nun, the spinoff of The Conjuring franchise, premieres in theaters.<p>In less than a month<i>The Nun</i> will …

Horror

Thousands of Pets Find New Homes During Clear The Shelters

Sponsored<p>Across the country thousands of animals are finding forever homes. Watch some of these lucky pets as they meet their new families for the …

Pets

Meet Mack, a Certified Bee Disease Detector Dog Protecting America's Honeybees

What do almonds, honeybees, and a spore-forming bacterium have in common? Mack, the bee dog. Mack is a 5-year-old Labrador Retriever tasked with …

Insects

This Super-Simple Trick for Crispy Chicken Skin Is a No Brainer You'll Use for the Rest of Time

We’ve all been there. You put hours into marinating your chicken only to end up with sad, flabby, who-wants-to-eat-this skin. Well, fret no more …

Cooking

‘Thin-Skinned’ Ivanka Trump Couldn’t Stop Whining About SNL’s Treatment of Her

If you have a healthy sense of humor, perhaps seeing yourself as the object of a pretty scathing <i>SNL</i> sketch would be a weird honor, even if that …

Ivanka Trump

Here's how cats want to be held

How you've been holding your cat is probably all wrong.<p>Cats can vary quite significantly in their comfort level at being carried. Some cats won't let …

New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepers

Crafty zookeepers are keeping a set of newborn panda twins alive by switching them out every day.<p>Although twins aren't uncommon, when pandas have …

Cute

Animal Lovers Celebrate 'Clear The Shelters' With Pics Of Pets Finding New Homes

Congrats to all the happy dogs, cats, bunnies and other critters out there!<p>Saturday was a good day for shelter animals across the country.<p>Aug. 18 marked the fourth annual “Clear the Shelters” campaign ― a nationwide event in which hundreds of shelters offer discounted, or totally waived, adoption …

SPCA

25 Of The Most Cringeworthy Moments On "The Office," Ranked

Brb, going to go hide under the covers for the next 27 days.

TV

9 Best Beach Resorts Under $200 a Night

1 of 9<p>The Chequit, Shelter Island, New York<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 9<p>The Dean, Rhode Island<p>3 of 9<p>Rockhouse, Jamaica<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 9<p>Hotel La Semilla, …

Miami Beach

Netflix testing ads in between some subscribers’ binge-watching sessions

Netflix is currently experimenting with making users watch advertisements in between episodes of certain shows. Initial reports have surfaced on the …

Netflix Original

Healthy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup With Mini Grilled Cheese Bites

<b>Roasted tomato basil soup with mini grilled cheese bites</b> that act as delicious croutons. Soup perfection for dinner tonight.<p>Tomatoes contain …

grilled cheese

Watch a mother gorilla kiss her newborn baby for the first time

Annual Clear the Shelters event aims to boost pet adoptions<p>02:22<p>Jane Lynch hosts a 4th hour edition of ‘Hollywood Game Night’<p>02:53<p>Jane Lynch joins KLG and Hoda to help Clear the Shelters<p>02:58<p>Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program<p>00:44<p>Watch Jenna Bush …

Pets

Are We Loving Shelter Dogs to Death?

LOS ANGELES — On the night of Aug. 6, someone tossed a 5-year-old black pit bull from a car onto a South Los Angeles street corner, where she lay unable to move. A nearby resident found her and called Ghetto Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit active in the city’s low-income communities, and a volunteer …

Pets

Netflix cancels its talk shows starring Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale

The streaming company is struggling to establish a hit talk show<p>Netflix has canceled <i>The Break With Michelle Wolf</i> and <i>The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale;</i> neither of the talk shows will make it to a second season. Their brief runs are the latest example of Netflix’s struggle to deliver a show in …

Comedy

25 Dogs Who Are, Quite Frankly, Better Than People

This is by no means a definitive list.

Pets

Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires

The since-deleted tweet came days after reports identified a Lockheed Martin bomb as one used in an attack on a Yemen school bus.<p>Lockheed Martin wanted to turn World Photo Day into a publicity stunt, but their efforts backfired spectacularly.<p>The American defense contractor, which also doubles as …

Saudi Arabia

Trump blasts Cuomo again for America 'was never that great' comment

President Donald Trump took more swipes at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, asking how he will "survive" co-opting the president's catch phrase into a one-liner of his own.<p>Cuomo, who is running a tense reelection campaign, is facing backlash after putting a twist on Trump's 2016 campaign …

Donald Trump

Aretha’s Operatic Triumph: The Week in Classical Music

[<i>Read all of our classical coverage here.</i>]<p>Dear classical listeners! Like many of you, I suspect, I spent Thursday in a rabbit hole of Aretha Franklin music and YouTube videos. (It seemed like the only way to mourn the “Queen of Soul,” who died on Thursday at 76.)<p>In the process I revisited one of …

Music

You Can Adopt Dogs That Failed Their Government Training For Being Too Nice

All dogs are good dogs, but not all of them have the right disposition to do important jobs, and some pups never graduate from their service …

Rising Star AJ Mitchell Debuts 'Girls' Music Video - Watch Now!

<b>AJ Mitchell</b> is making moves with his brand new <b>“Girls”</b> music video which you can watch <b>exclusively</b> right here on <b>Just Jared</b>!<p>The 17-year-old …

Music Videos

12 things to do in New York City before you die

<b>(CNN) —</b> The book " 100 Things to Do in New York City Before You Die " curates what it calls the most essential activities in the city. In case that feels daunting, we've narrowed them down to a doable dozen here.<p>All are located in Manhattan, unless noted:<p>1. Sing karaoke at Arlene's Grocery<p>You can't …

New York City

Smart Brands Integrate, Spot Trends and Tell Stories on Social

The brand landscape is littered with countless examples of products that sparkled and faded—or just faded—while other companies have blazed a trail …

Advertising Industry

Barack & Michelle Obama's Tribute To Aretha Franklin Is So Fitting

Thursday, Aug. 16 marks the day we lost Aretha Franklin, one of the most influential singers and performers of our lifetime. Following the news of …

Aretha Franklin