Veronica Brooks

38 Flips | 11 Magazines | 30 Likes | 6 Following | 14 Followers | @VeronicaBro38u0 | Keep up with Veronica Brooks on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Veronica Brooks”

A Japanese company is making samurai armour for cats and dogs

Every pet owner knows that their loved one is secretly a brave warrior who would stand strong in the face of danger.<p>Yes, even if their cat recently …

Powerful Photos Reveal The Complex Truth About An Island Ruled By Cats

It's known as "cat heaven," but reality is a little more complicated.<p>Animal photographer Andrew Marttila says when he first heard about Japan’s “cat islands,” he knew he had to go.<p>He’s best known for his portraits of felines and his partner, Hannah Shaw, founded the cat rescue group Kitten Lady, so …

Pets

26 Stunning Photos That Capture The Sheer Strength Of C-Section Moms

Birth is birth is birth.<p>A viral news story recently made the rounds, allegedly showing an outrageous exchange between an expectant mother and a birth photographer who refused to work with her on the grounds that “a surgery isn’t birth.”<p>Though the account wasn’t confirmed ― and the mother deleted …

Pregnancy

Facts about Anencephaly | Birth Defects | NCBDDD

<b>Anencephaly (pronounced an-en-sef-uh-lee) is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.</b><p>What is …

Pregnancy

A rescue puppy is an internet star after learning to smile on command

Herbert is a five-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier who was taken in by PAWS Chicago after contradicting the canine influenza virus.<p>He was shy at first, PAWS spokesperson Sarah McDonald told INSIDER, but within a matter of weeks he was the star of a viral video that was viewed over 13 …

Why You Shouldn’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach

It might seem like there are perks to exercising on an empty stomach, like burning more fat per workout, but the downsides greatly outweigh the …

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be …

Cardio vs. weights: Which is better for weight loss?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss.<p>Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio.<p>So …

Exercise

The 11 Most Mesmerizing GIFs of 2016

Our favorite loops of the year are so hypnotic you might fall in.<p>Nothing calms the nerves like a perfectly looping GIF, except maybe a shot of good whiskey. You shouldn't drink 11 shots of whiskey in five minutes, but you can definitely get lost in these 11 GIFs. Hell, take 10 minutes. We read the …

National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest 2016

There are just a couple of weeks left to enter the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The categories for this year are …

6 Ways to Become Friends With Your Partner's Friends

As Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., psychologist, friendship expert, and creator of The Friendship Blog, points out, friends are our chosen family. And just as we'd work to impress and befriend our in-laws, it's just as important to work to buddy up to our partner's pals.<p>"When your relationship with him …

5 Common Marriage Mistakes, And How to Fix Them (According to Real Couples)

Everyone makes (marriage) mistakes in a relationship. But it's how you deal with these issues will designate whether a couple will succeed or fall apart. These women are here to fess up to their own mistakes, plus give you the inside scoop on how to fix these common marriage faux pas.<p>1. Focusing on …

In This Mysterious Serene Japanese Island There Are 6 Times More Cats Than Humans

We all have that one friend whose social media feed is stuffed up with cat memes, GIFs and puns. For such people, <i>catitude</i> is everything. If you …

Cat Lived Her Early Years in Fear Until They Found Her and Showed Her Love

She was the outcast of a feral colony and lived her early years in fear and hunger until she was saved by the rescuers and felt love for the first …

Pets

Is The Dog Stubborn, Or The Human?

People refer to their dogs as “stubborn” on a daily basis. “My dog won’t come when called” or “When I tell my dog to do something he just looks at me …

Dogs

What You Really Need To Know About Running & Inflammation

Have you ever popped an ibuprofen or two to fend off post-workout soreness? You're hardly alone. In fact, roughly 60 percent of runners in one study …

Recipe: Guilt-Free Peanut Butter And Coconut Protein Cookies

There’s nothing like a good cookie (or five) to get you through a long afternoon at work but being high in fat, sugar and carbs, most cookie recipes …

Dessert

Infographic: The Ins and Outs of Dog Parenting

Want to get a dog? Keep in mind that canine ownership isn’t all belly rubs, bedtime cuddles, and long walks in the park. Maintaining a pooch’s health …

Watch This Family Host The Most Fabulous Puppy Birthday Party

August 30, 2016<p>There are a few elements you need to execute a birthday party well: a guest list; decorations; games; and, of course, the cake.<p>If your …

Pets

Michael Phelps' fiancee: There have been times when 'I hate him'

Michael Phelps must be glad he took this “L.”<p>Fiancée Nicole Johnson says breaking up with the swimming superstar was the best thing she did to save their relationship.<p>“Michael and I both know that had we tried to have a child and get married in the previous time we were together, it probably would …

Effective Ways to Fall Asleep Faster at Night

How to Fall Asleep Faster at Night?<p>I remember those days where I hardly get 6 – 7 hours to sleep after the busy day work. At that time, I felt going …

Kundalini Yoga

Earth - A dog has given birth to the first identical twin puppies

It seemed like a normal day for Kurt de Cramer, a vet in a busy veterinary practice in South Africa's Rant en Dal Animal Hospital in Mogale City.<p>He was performing a Caesarean section on a female Irish wolfhound, who showed distress and prolonged abdominal straining when she was due to give birth. …

Biology

14 Essential Qualities Of Lasting Love

These days, it can seem like there are happy couples everywhere you look: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, even walking down the street.<p>But if …

Happiness

Olympics, Here He Comes! Michael Phelps' Son Hits the Pool for the First Time

Olymic swimmer Michael Phelps and his fiance Nicole Johnson take their son Boomer for his first swim.<p>Looks like Boomer Phelps is gunning for a spot on Team USA in 2032!<p>The one-month-old son of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps went swimming for the first time yesterday, and the future champ …

7 Common Causes of Back Pain and Easy Solutions

Common Back Pain Causes<p>It began as a twinge. Then the pain started to radiate down my back when I biked. Bothersome became dangerous when it hurt to …

Pain

Brit + Co

How Buying Little Luxuries Now Can Save You Money in the Long RunMegan Parry · 19 hours ago How to Accessorize With Every Length of NecklaceLindsey Graham-Jones · 22 hours ago 6 Tips for Contouring With Self TannerBeth Wischnia · 3 days ago