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Scientists discover the secret behind zombie plants

If the fungal spore outbreak in <i>The Last of Us</i> scared the hell out of you, you'll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants into zombies. In fact, a group of scientists from the John Innes Centre in the UK just figured out how certain …

Surprise: Tobacco could eventually lead to new cancer treatment

When tobacco and cancer are used in the same sentence, the word "cause" usually goes in between. That's why a new research from La Trobe University in Australia could confuse some folks -- after all, the researchers discovered that tobacco could potentially be used for cancer treatment. Before you …

Blame the Runner: Shoes Don't Cause Injuries

Whether you’re a Five Fingers minimalist or a Hoka One One maximalist, or just a Pro Keds tweener, all this foot-wringing over what kind of running shoe best prevents injuries can get pretty exasperating. One recent study says that “running in minimalist footwear appears to increase the likelihood …

Running

10 Foolproof Tips for Overcoming Procrastination - PsyBlog

…and the very best tip is the easiest (hint: it’s the first one).<p>Procrastination has been extensively studied by psychologists, probably because they …

5 Ways to Get Your Human Out of Bed

Cats have wonderful ways of showing how they appreciate us as their loyal servants. Every cat person knows that cats have mastered the power of …

How Much Money Have You Spent on Your "Free" Cat?

I just got back from taking our cat Smudge to the vet. Again.<p>Smudge has been part of our family for less than two years and I’ve lost count of the …

Should I Move to Japan with My Husband or Stay with My Cat?

Brandy and I have a complicated relationship with Japan. It is a part of our lives whether we like it or not.<p>You see, my husband is a Japanese …

Cutest Guides To Japan: Nyalan And Deshi

In Japan, two adorable kitties are taking their visitors on the cutest tour ever in Japan.<p>Nyalan and Deshi are the mascots for Jalan, a Japanese …

Do You Give Your Indoor Cats Supervised Time Outdoors?

If you are keeping your cats strictly indoors, you may have asked yourself more than once whether it’s kind of cruel to keep an animal that has such …

Partially Paralyzed Tortie Cat Is Determined To Walk Again

Stockton is a very brave and determined little tortie cat who hopes that someday she will be able to walk like other cats, and that day is drawing …

I Designed and Built My Dream Catio -- and You Can, Too

I hate cages, and a house is a cage of sorts. Being an indoor-cat-only advocate, I’ve always strived to make my home as enriched and inviting as I …

"I Can't Even Take A Bath Without Him."

Who says cats aren't affectionate? Kitty can't stand being away from his humans. "I can't even take a bath without him."<p>After a long workout session, …

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

Kitchens

A Second Chance Helps Kitten See Again

A tiny kitten was not able to see when she was found. A kind person took her home and helped her see again. "When I found her both her eyes were …

Dapper Stray Cat Promoted To Assistant Librarian At Russian Children's Library

<i>Kuzya, Assistant Cat Librarian</i> <br>Novorossiysk children's library in Russia has its own Dewey the Library Cat, in the form of a stray tabby who worked …

7 Cats Whose Sleeping Positions Boggle the Mind

Sometimes I’m convinced cats are made of rubber. They’re so agile and can twist themselves into some of the funkiest positions! And the crazy thing …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

What Are You Eating for Lunch Today?

Tempeh, tuna, Mozzacado — we've been bringing you some of our favorite lunches this week, sandwiches and otherwise. Have you been inspired to pack a …

Spicy Vegan Eggplant Pasta

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A weeknight pasta dish that shows off eggplant's versatile, satisfying side.</i><p>Certain vegetables go a little further than others in creating “meaty” texture in vegan …

Captain Sir Stuffington The Kitten - A Raccoon Attack Survivor

Meet Sir Stuffington, an one eyed kitty who survived a raccoon attack and was saved along with his 2 brothers by a kind person.<p>"His feral litter was …

Kittens Eating and Talking Yum Yum Yum

How My Cat Helps Me Meditate

“Do not overlook the obvious.”<p>I took a big black Sharpie and wrote those words above my computer screen when I was a young newspaper reporter. I’d …

A Kitchen Built In a Converted Greenhouse

One of my favorite kitchens as of late has to be Amy and Rob's Rhode Island kitchen built in a — wait for it — converted greenhouse! With its …

5 Reasons My Cats Belong in Therapy -- or Prison

Nobody is perfect, and neither are our cats. While some of their stereotypically feline misbehavior is cute or understandable (wanting to be fed …

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I'm Raising My Son to Love Cats, No Matter What Society Thinks

When I became a parent to humans, nearly 18 years ago, I was nervous about everything. Pretty typical for a new mom. Was the food nutritious enough? …

Woman Helps Lost Cat Find Her Way Home

A lost cat found a person who helped her find her way home and reunite with her family.<p>Ms. Azzlikeriri of Reddit was walking on the street one day …