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How to write a personal statement for veterinary science

If you're applying to study veterinary science, a personal statement will be just one part of your application. Chances are you will also have to fill out a work experience questionnaire, do a test and possibly go to an interview as well.<p>"The work experience questionnaire is there to check that the …

8 Reasons to Visit South Africa

By Boyd Varty, author of <i>Cathedral of the Wild</i><p>After growing up on his family's private game reserve in South Africa, Boyd Varty now lives and works at …

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Today's Free Daily Overview

The universe is a complicated place. Why not utilize every kind of horoscope possible to help untangle the web of mystery that surrounds us?<p>Whether …

The 5-Step Editing Process for a Perfect Resume

You know that you should edit your resume before you send it off in the world, making sure it’s error-free.<p>But to make sure that resume is in the …

USA vs. Denmark Women's Soccer: Preview and Prediction for 2014 Algarve Cup

The United States women's national team finds itself in unfamiliar territory.<p>After a draw against Japan and a 1-0 loss to Sweden, the Americans are now guaranteed of missing the Algarve Cup final for just the second time in the last 12 years. Moreover, they are at serious risk of missing out on a …

'Thanks to my organ donor, I live again'

It was at 5.46am on Friday 30 August last year that I got a call that would transform my life. I'd woken before dawn, already out of breath as my exhausted lungs struggled to cope even when asleep. Ten minutes later my phone rang. As soon as I saw it was a "blocked" call I knew why it was ringing.<p>I …

22-Pound Cat Attacks Baby And Holds Family Hostage

Cats are assholes.<p><b>On Sunday evening in Portland</b>, Oregon, a 22-pound housecat named Lux with a "history of violence" attacked a 7-month-old baby and then held an entire family hostage in a bedroom.<p>The chain of events unfolded like so: The cat scratched the 7 month old in the forehead, causing the …

How a ferret took me on a journey to a saner world

It is harder than you'd think to spray a chicken's arse, especially when it's running away. I refer not, as you may suppose, to a Glaswegian proverb passed down from my grandmother, but to one of the zanier moments of my time as a volunteer at Stepney City Farm – my local one, in east London – …