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The surprising scoop on essential oils

Even though essential oils have been around for centuries, dating back to the early Egyptians and were brought as gifts to Jesus in biblical times (remember frankincense?), they’ve become more relevant today than ever before. While people traditionally see a…

The truth about why pets get returned

Oh, the joy of the holidays, with the possibility of a squirming puppy or fluffy kitten waiting under the Christmas tree. But what happens when house training gets frustrating or an eager child gets bored with his new furry friend?…

17 great quotes from 'A Christmas Story'

For many kids, there was that one Christmas where they just wished and wished for a special present … but Santa had other ideas. But the holidays were still filled with family, friends and lots of cheer. That’s the happy…

How dogs help kids learn to read

I consider myself to be a patient person. I can sit through hours of ballet rehersals and play practices, unending games of Chutes and Ladders (without cheating!), and long, complicated stories about who-had-what-for-lunch at school each day. But I’m finding…

Cheering kindergarteners pack courthouse for boy's adoption hearing

[embedded content] Dozens of tiny kids waved pink and red hearts on wooden sticks as the judge dabbed her eyes with tissues. When 5-year-old Michael Orlando Clark Jr. went to the Kent County courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for his…

School Bans Kids From Sending Christmas Cards Over Climate

A primary school headteacher has been branded a “grinch” after banning pupils from sending Christmas cards. Jonathan Mason, head of Belton Lane Primary School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, said the tradition was bad for the environment. However, parents said the move…

The ongoing rehabilitation of Michael Vick

The NFL recently announced that Michael Vick will be one of the captains in the 2020 Pro Bowl in January. During his 13-year career, the quarterback spent six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and five with the Philadelphia Eagles before…

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…

Pope Scolds Nations For ‘Weak’ Response To ‘Climate Emergency’

Pope Francis upbraided political leaders for their half-hearted response to the climate crisis Wednesday, suggesting their weak resolve in cutting emissions reveals a lack of political will. In his message to the participants in the COP25 United Nations convention on…