Shaun Eyles

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Cat-attracting pants promise to make you popular with the kitty crowd

Entice felines to hang out with you by donning a pair of jeans designed both to amuse cats and protect your legs.<p>You can douse yourself in tuna juice or stuff your pockets full of catnip, but it's hard to get into the good graces of a truly aloof feline. Perhaps these pants are the magic …

Pets

Some supermarket cat food brands may cause 'severe illness', study finds

A number of commercial pet food brands sold in supermarkets may cause "severe illness or injury" to adult cats, a Sydney University study has …

You don't know fear until you've watched this cat stare death in the face

You just can't help some cats.<p>That's especially so in the case of this cat, which does its very best to avoid rescue from a potentially disastrous …

Pets

'Lick' your cat with a mouth-held pet brush

Your dream of drawing your tongue across your cat's fur is now close to being realized with the Licki Brush. All the fun, none of the hairballs.<p>I've done plenty of weird things for my cats. I build elaborate structures out of cardboard boxes on the living room floor. I let them sit on all the …

Pets

An Unusually Friendly Ocelot Kitten Comes Out to Play With a Surprised Nature Series Host

In a lighthearted episode of Brave Wilderness, host Coyote Peterson went out at night into the Costa Rican rainforest to search for snakes and other …

Couple holds wedding in front of 1,100 cat guests

At a wedding, the betrothed always invites the people they care about the most — even if those people are *technically* cats.<p>Dominic Husson and …

Holiday family gathering survival guide: How to argue with your racist, Islamophobic uncle at Christmas dinner

Talking points to respond to Islamophobia, ISIS, anti-black racism, anti-immigrant myths, and homophobia<p>This year saw an explosion of racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and violence. While there were some significant progressive victories in 2015, there were also many dangerous developments -- from …

10 Things Therapists Wish Everyone Would Do

There's no question that life is difficult. And even if you don't suffer from depression or anxiety, just managing the day-to-day can take a toll. Between hectic schedules, balancing work and family responsibilities, and everything else in between, we all could use a little help. Here, therapists …

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

A rare map of the most complex conflict on Earth

Although there are more than 1.6 million people displaced, along with frequent fighting between the Congolese government and the region's constellation of armed groups, the conflict often defies a label as straightforward as "war."<p>Even after M23's downfall, the region is home to scores of …

Dear Santa: A Letter From the Cat

Dear Santa,<p>I have been a very good cat this year, if your definition of "very good" is broad enough to include the dismemberment of a rodent or two or maybe a hundred.<p>Before I get started, though, I want to thank you for the stuffed mouse you brought me last year and I intended to write a thank you …

Supreme Court rejects challenge to assault weapon ban | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by gun rights activists to a Chicago suburb’s ordinance banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, handing a victory to gun control advocates amid a fierce debate over the nation’s firearms laws.<p>Chris Williams …

Guns

Transgender actress, Warhol muse Holly Woodlawn dies at 69

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holly Woodlawn, the transgender actress made famous by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey in their 1970s films "Trash" and "Women in …

Comedians

10 Historical Words That Don't Mean What You Think

Tell someone your workplace is so Dickensian, and your friends will likely understand that you mean the building is rather grimy and dilapidated, or …

The U.S. ‘Right’ to Own Guns Came With the ‘Right’ to Own Slaves

The grim history of gun violence in the United States goes way back, aided and abetted by the same monstrous reasoning that once defended …

Guns

26 Jokes You Will Understand If You're A Grammar Nerd

Do you feel proud when you notice a typo in a reputable book?<br>Do you secretly (or-not-so-secretly) correct your friends’ grammar?<br>Do you cringe when …

Jokes

The Un-evolving Relationship between American Christians, Evolution, and Climate Change

Last week marked 156 years since Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i>, presenting evidence that creatures evolve over time. While Darwin faced opposition then, had he lived an incredibly long life, he would observe that Christians have not evolved much in relation to his theory.<p>Not only …

7 Books That Celebrate the Beauty of Language

By Elaine Wilson | Off the Shelf<p>I am fascinated by language. Whether diagramming sentences, reciting the appropriate participle in my Catholic school days, or delving into the case systems of Latin and Russian, I've always been uncommonly excited by the rules and regulations of the written word. I …

The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe

I’m sure there’s going to be lots of people who disagree with me on this. Sure, TIE fighters look cool, I get that. And this isn’t about politics — …

Destroying Death Star Would Trigger Economic Crisis, Paper Finds

When the Rebel Alliance destroyed two Death Stars in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, it appeared to herald a new era of freedom for a galaxy that …