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The best ways to prepare for a new pet

<i>Today’s guest blogger is Brittany Watson, VMD, PhD, BS/MS, director of shelter medicine and community engagement at Penn Vet.</i><p>Perhaps you have wanted …

This Puppy is the ‘80s Heartthrob of your Dreams

Brussels.Sprout was born in the wrong decade.<p>Remember the ending of <i>Sixteen Candles</i> when Jake Ryan (hello, dreamy!) and Sam were sitting on top the …

Let These Pictures of a Man Twinning With His Dog Melt Your Cold, Cold Heart

D'aww.<p>Oh, hey, is something going on today that might be causing your eyes to melt out of your actual head? Please allow this story of a man and a dog who are basically twins and wear matching outfits to ease your mind and completely distract you from reality.<p>Topher Brophy is a dog lover and artist …

Out fur a cause: dogs add bark to Women's March against Donald Trump

Pooches sporting placards, slogans – and even a wig – were out in force during worldwide protests against the new US president<p>Dogs proved themselves women’s best friends in global protests against Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, with “good boys” and “good girls” the world over taking …

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An analysis of 10,000 scientific studies on marijuana concretely supports only three medical benefits

More than half the states in the US now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, as well as at least 16 other countries. Yet of the hundreds of purported medical benefits, only three are concretely supported by scientific evidence: treating chronic pain, nausea after chemotherapy, and …

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Study Links Medical Marijuana to Fewer Traffic Fatalities

The health and public safety concerns that kept marijuana illegal for generations are proving unfounded where it is now legal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new study from Columbia University found that traffic fatalities have fallen in seven states where medicinal …

The Coco Chanel of cannabis is designing handbags for the modern woman looking to conceal her pot

Coco Chanel, a smoker, made pockets popular in women’s clothing last century. She created the compartments for her cigarettes.<p>In 2014, a similar thought process led Jeanine Moss to create accessories company AnnaBis, offering handbags with secret aroma-blocking compartments—perfect for carrying …

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People are posting pictures of their pets before and after being called ‘a good boy’

‘Who’s a good boy?’ ‘WHO’S a good boy?’<p>It’s the universal question of pet owners the world over, and it’s the one phrase (besides ‘Walkies’ and …

Inconvenient truths of mental illness: More people take medication, but progress has stalled | Salon.com

The 1990s and 2000s were glorious decades to be a psychiatrist. It seemed as though each year several new, potentially life-changing medications were brought to market. Options became available to tackle long-standing, treatment-resistant disorders. It did not hurt that big pharma had deep pockets …

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Hollywood sign vandalized to read 'Hollyweed'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hollywood sign got a little green over New Year's.<p>A prankster managed to change the iconic sign overlooking Los Angeles early Sunday to read "Hollyweed," said L.A. Police Officer Christopher Garcia, who works in the agency's security service division.<p>The vandal -- who police think is …

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Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You're Drunk And Stoned at The Same Time

There's a reason you feel so lit.<p>Alcohol and marijuana are two of the most commonly used drugs, and, as you've probably seen if you've been to a …

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

We Guarantee These 18 French Bulldogs Will Actually Make You Smile

This list is paw-fect.

11 Qualities Every Truly Happy Relationship Has In Common

Marriage therapists share their top relationship must-haves.<p>Chemistry and physical attraction may have brought you and your partner together, but you need more than a spark to maintain a happy, lasting relationship.<p>With that in mind, we asked marriage therapists to share the one quality they …

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10+ Before & After Pics Of Animals Growing Up Together

What can be more amazing than having a best friend? Getting a chance to grow up with him! While some of us are still looking for the one true friend, …

17 Puppies Who Were Just Too Much To Handle In 2016

2016 was a garbage year, but at least we have CUTE DOGGOS.

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Hyperrealistic Paintings Of Fish Merged With Their Surroundings By Lisa Ericson

Lisa Ericson is an artist, illustrator and designer who likes to mix up her paintings by merging animals and environments. She's already made a …

See the calorie information of every alcoholic beverage in one handy chart

How many invisible calories have you accidentally drunk so far this Christmas?

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Macaroni Au Gratin Recipe

<i>This macaroni au gratin is no ordinary macaroni and cheese. Not at all. It’s still pasta in cheese sauce but blanketed with a layer of ooey, gooey</i> …

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8 Ways to Be a Better Partner in 2017

A relationship takes two, but there's also a lot you can do on your end to make it successful. Taking the initiative to be a better partner can only have good results for both parties, and it will encourage your significant other to match your efforts. Even without the intention to make them follow …

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Why Soup Might Be the Answer to Your Weight-Loss Prayers

By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves …

Ohio Could Be the Next State to Outlaw Bestiality

As 2016 draws to a close, Ohio has moved one step closer to banning bestiality.<p>The state legislature this week passed a bill that would outlaw having …

When Will We Learn? Another Beluga Whale Dies in Captivity - One Green Planet

She was the whale who inspired millions. And the first beluga born in a Canadian aquarium. Qila, Vancouver Aquarium’s long term resident beluga, died …

Marijuana News: Weed Can Negatively Affect Your Sleep, Says Study

Smoking marijuana before bed may help you fall asleep faster, but may not be giving you the rest your body actually needs.<p>A new study found that …

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This Rescued Pit Bull's Smile Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

A stray pit bull who was rescued off the streets of New York City just can't stop smiling!<p>Jon Bozak and his dog Demo were walking in Brooklyn when they came across an 11-month-old pup wandering around on its own.<p>Bozak decided to call the dog Brinks and take him in while he tried to find his …

The Last Guardian is a video game about bonding with an animal, so let's all watch some cute animals for a bit

Here’s six minutes of a scientist saying animals are great, so buy The Last Guardian.<p>The Last Guardian is out now, but Sony’s still finding new ways …

[Video] Dog Gets A Surprise Gift For His Birthday... A Puppy!

Some of us got pets for our birthdays growing up, and sometimes we even get them as grown-ups for special occasions.<p>But have you ever thought about …