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Why dogs love the cold and playing in the snow

When temperatures drop or snow starts to fall, many of us hibernate inside under warm blankets — after stocking up on bread and milk, of course. But not our dogs. Cold? They love the cold! They run around the yard…

Make your next Christmas tree out of books

A Christmas tree made from the National Union Catalog, built at the Gleeson Library, the University of San Francisco. (Photo: Shawncalhoun [CC BY-SA 3.0]/Wikimedia Commons) My friend Gwen posted a photo yesterday on her social page. The photo was of…

98% Of Air Passengers Won’t Buy Carbon Offsets To Fight Climate Change

There’s another round of push-poll fake surveys telling us how much the public wants action on climate change. Part of the aim is to scare politicians and trick them into thinking that voters won’t vote for skeptics and will be…

Why confusion may be good for you

Depending on how open we are to a little confusion, it can spur the mind to understand a difficult concept. (Photo: ImageFlow/Shutterstock) The headline for this article may leave you a little, well, confused. After all, we’ve long associated the…

'Alice's Restaurant': It's a Thanksgiving music tradition

Thanksgiving is full of traditions. With a few exceptions, the food on my Thanksgiving table looks almost exactly like the food that was on my parent’s Thanksgiving table year after year. It’s tradition. When my son was 3 years old,…

Skating on fresh ice is a treat, especially when life gets complicated

[embedded content] A couple and their dog visited a lake in Chickaloon, Alaska, in mid-November. And lucky for us, they brought their ice skates! The video above shows them majestically gliding along the freshly frozen ice, with mountains and snow…

5 things to know about the National Dog Show

[embedded content] Forget football this Thanksgiving Day. For those who love dogs, watch the National Dog Show presented by Purina instead. You meet perfectly coiffed pooches representing 193 breeds, including one new addition, the Azawakh. You can keep up with…