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Should You Report a Stray Dog?

Pop quiz. In which of these scenarios should you report a stray dog? A. You are on your way to work and you see a stray dog bolt across a busy intersection. B. You have seen a dog that looks wel…

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Supporting a Sick Loved One: Challenges and Tips

When someone dear to you is diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, it opens a Pandoraís box of worries: Whatís wrong? Whatís the best treatment? What if he or she doesnít make it? Just as vexin…

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How Dangerous is Chocolate for Dogs?

If you're a dog lover, you undoubtedly have heard that chocolate can be deadly to dogs, but is that really true? Will the chocolate bar surreptitiously snagged off the kitchen counter by Fido end in h…

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4 Ways Working Families Benefit from Job Flexibility

The new San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance went into effect on January 1, giving residents of San Francisco the "right to request" work flexibility. Essentially, this gives professional…

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5 Easy Ways for Moms to Relax in 15 Minutes

Iíve got a lot to say here, partly because Iím a mom, and partly because I like to relax. Since Iíve had kids though, finding time to unwind is like putting on makeup and blow-drying my hair for a nig…

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Winning Gender Equality: How Our Childhood Toys Play a Huge Role

One big sister took on the toy industry to fight for gender equality, because her brother Gavin was embarrassed to play with an Easy-Bake Oven. Four-year-old Gavin loved cooking, and honestly I thi…

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Woman Joyfully Reunited With Cat After 12 Years

In 2002, Spaz the cat, disappeared. Spaz's owner, Linda Edwards of Las Vegas, searched high and low for her pussycat, posted fliers and called shelters, but to no avail. Spaz had vanished. She k…

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School Lunches Grabbed from Utah Students and Thrown Into Trash

Earlier this week at our neighborhood school, Uintah Elementary,†about forty children stood in line to pay for their lunches only to have them abruptly taken away and then thrown into the trash. Why? …

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Pet First Aid Kits: Do You Have One?

We are all aware of the benefits of having an emergency first aid kit for ourselves and our family, but what about for Fido and Whiskers? In the case of emergency on the road or at home, an emerge…

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How to Tell If Your Cold or Flu is Serious

The flu virus is now widespread across much of the United States. Nearly 3% of the population is currently sick with the flu, emergency rooms are overloaded and some areas are even experiencing vaccin…

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People need to leave wild animals alone: quit killing and capturing them.