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“Cat Man of Aleppo” Cares for Hundreds of Abandoned Felines in the War-Torn City

The Syrian city of Aleppo is probably the most dangerous place to be living in right now, but while many of its residents have left their homes to …

The Cat Boat – Amsterdam’s Floating Sanctuary for Cats

The Cat Boat is one of Amsterdam’s most peculiar attractions. It’s essentially a sanctuary for cats, but what makes it special is that the rescued …

The Top 100 Most Punny and Funny Cat Names

<i>This article was originally published on Cat Names City</i><p>Cats are the heart and soul of internet humor and you might be forgiven for thinking that the internet was created primarily as a place to share funny pictures of cats.<p>Whether you are just looking for a laugh or searching for funny cat names …

Humpback Whales In Prince Rupert Leave Boaters Gasping (VIDEO)

Whale encounters aren't rare in British Columbia, but it's not often that you see so many, so close.<p>A lucky group of whale watchers in Prince Rupert …

Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats

Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled <i>Big Cats</i>. His photos showcase incredible, up-close …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

Life of solitude: A loneliness crisis is looming

Shaheen Shivji was happier in Kabul. There were bombs going off outside the compound where she worked for a development agency, but she preferred life in the Afghan capital to the one she had at home in Abbotsford, B.C., for one simple reason: She wasn't lonely.<p>"For the first time in my adult life, …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

I’m sick of big resorts – how do I see the real Cuba?

With its photogenic reputation for vintage cars, effervescent residents and Spanish colonial architecture, Cuba tops the sun destination list of many Canadians. Despite its unique lures, however, visitors often take the easy route and stay in beach resorts that could be almost anywhere in the …

A newshound’s lament: The best and worst jobs in Canada

Imagine the dismay around The Globe and Mail newsroom a few months ago when a widely publicized U.S. report declared "newspaper reporter" as the worst job in the United States. We all wondered why we seemed to be having so much fun doing it, if it was really so lousy. Perhaps it was just because we …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …