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The Rainbow Bridge (for Your Cat)

This bridge is a mythical overpass said to connect heaven and Earth—and, more to the point, a spot where grieving pet owners reunite for good with their departed furry friends. —Washington <i>Post</i>.<p>Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.<p>When an animal that has been especially …

Pets

Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

Nutrition

10 Hacks For Smelly Litter Boxes That All Cat-Owners Should Know

There are so many wonderful things about owning a cat (or multiple cats). They are the absolute best at cuddling (when they're in the mood, of …

Cleaning

These Brain Foods Have Been Found to Increase Your Focus, Help You Think More Clearly, and Give You a Longer Life

Eat walnuts, sardines, and salmon, and you're off to a fast start.<p>While drinking coffee is a necessary cultural norm that keeps us alert and productive throughout the day, a daily caffeinated fix can have spiraling effects that wreak havoc on the body.<p>Before lighting your torches and starting …

Wellness

This is Jimmy Buffett’s Legendary Margarita Recipe

<i>This article originally appeared on InStyle.</i><p><i>To celebrate summer, we’re asking the season’s most iconic superstars to share their warm-weather</i> …

Jimmy Buffett

These brain foods can improve your thinking and mood

Research proves that proper nutrition is essential to promote brain and overall body health, and to defend against diseases such as Alzheimer’s …

Alzheimer's Disease

Photographer Captures the Blissed-Out Expressions of Cats High on Catnip

Washington D.C.-based photographer Andrew Marttila quite possibly has the best job ever. Known as “The Cat Photographer,” he dedicates himself to capturing the playful, adorable, and often hilarious personalities of our feline friends. And for his latest project, Marttila reveals what happens to …

Pets

What It Means to Be Loved by a Dog

NASHVILLE — There’s a story my husband has been telling for nearly 15 years, since not long after United States forces invaded Iraq. In a news report, American soldiers were going door to door with bomb-sniffing dogs, trying to persuade the citizens of Baghdad to adopt a well-trained pet.<p>Many …

Pets

Ten Tiny Kittens Left on the Side of a Road Follow a Compassionate Woman All the Way Home

While walking her dog one morning, a woman came across a litter of ten tiny kittens who were left abandoned and completely defenseless by the side of …

16 Best Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds For People Who Work Full Time

You're a dog lover, and you <i>dream</i> of the day that you can bring home your own pup and kick off a life of canine/owner bliss. Join the club. I've been …

Why Mongooses All Give Birth on the Same Day

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>These small, sleek mammals have some intriguing quirks in the animal kingdom—like male childcare.<p>Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>"The motto of all the mongoose family is, 'Run and find out,'" author Rudyard Kipling explains in his 1894 book <i>Rikki-Tikki-Tavi</i>.<p>In true …

Animals

This dog adopted an abandoned kitten after losing her own puppies, and the photos will warm your heart

1/<p>Mohammad Alaa Jaleel, also known as the "Cat Man of Aleppo," runs a sanctuary out of his home for all the displaced cats as a result of the …

Puppies

This French Bulldog sounds EXACTLY like a human when he sings

Walter the Frenchie is a good dog.<p>Walter the French Bulldog is a very good dog. He also likes to sound waaaay too much like a human when he sings.<p>Honestly, this isn’t dissimilar to what you’d hear at a bar on karaoke night when someone thinks they can get up and belt out that Jennifer Hudson song …

Pets

Determined Rescued Elephant Interrupts Caretaker to Have Her Sing to a New Little One (VIDEO)

Lek Chailert is not only the founder of Save Elephant Foundation, she is also a fantastic lullaby singer – or at least that is what Faa Mai the …

Why the Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Finals

LeBron James has rescued the Cavaliers from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals and just pulled them out of a 2-0 hole against Boston.<p>Neither such comeback had ever been accomplished, so James has stared down tough situations before.<p>Winning another championship now, leading this group of Cavaliers past …

Basketball

How to Travel with a Cat in a Car Long Distance (with a Litter Box)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p><i>“Dogs have owners; cats have employees.”</i> So goes the conventional wisdom.<p>So, when we …

Pets

Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit, And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo

How would you feel if you were on your way home proudly clutching your hard-earned food, when all of a sudden somebody jumps you, snatches away your …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Designing a Purrfect Cat-Centric Home

Have you ever wondered what changes you might make to your home to enhance it’s appeal to the family felines?<p>Well we caught up with owner and chief …

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance …

Pets

The 9 alcoholic drinks to avoid if you want to lose weight — and what you should order instead

As the weather warms up, dining al fresco and barbeques in the sun can make it all too easy for the drinks to slip down.<p>However, enjoying a tipple or …

Owls born outside of office window won't stop staring at workers inside

It's always nice to see animals in nature, just maybe not when they're staring at you throughout your work day.<p>According to Michael Lens' a bunch of …

Orphaned Baby Otter Walks Into Family's Garage Seeking Help

"I am guessing she came to the home she knew would keep her safe."<p>It's impossible to say for certain how this little baby otter ended up all alone …

Otters

Henry and Baloo: Dog and cat travel companions gain cult following

<b>Best friends Henry and Baloo have a lot in common - they have both been rescued and now enjoy long walks in the great outdoors. What makes them special to their many fans is that they are a dog and cat travelling duo.</b><p>Their unlikely friendship and hiking trips around the beautiful mountainous …

13 Authentic German Foods That Go Way Beyond Bratwurst

This Guy Built a Distortion Pedal Around a Chunk of the Berlin Wall

Ah, the things you stumble upon on Reddit.<p>What you see below is the Berlin Wall Distortion, a distortion pedal built around an actual piece of the …

Berlin Wall

People Are Snapping Pictures of Unusual Bird Friends Saying “Hello” at Their Windows

Being stuck in an office for 40 hours a week can get monotonous, so when a friend stops by, it can really make a day seem a whole lot brighter. You might think we mean human companions, but we’re talking about friends of the feathered variety. People are snapping photos of birds who ceremoniously …

Birds

The Top 5 Greatest AFC Championship Games in NFL History

The AFC championship games throughout NFL history have featured plenty of drama and served as perfect backdrops to settle old scores.<p>There won’t be …

LeBron blames Browns for fans' 0-16 parade: 'You've got to try to fix that sh--'

<i>Warning: Story contains coarse language</i><p>LeBron James has one key piece of advice for the Cleveland Browns: Do better.<p>After a "perfect" season in which …

Tampa Bay Buccaneers