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An experience most women can relate to is how exasperating it feels to be catcalled. Women who are just going about their daily business are routinely catcalled. One of the myths is that men only make lewd, rude, or intimidating comments to women who are wearing skimpy clothing, but the reality is that women in all kinds of clothing have to deal with this unfortunate...

When we talk about “mama bears,” we generally think about strong protectors. A mother bear will do anything at all to protect her cubs when possible. Bears are great swimmers, but when one brown bear tried to cross a lake with her cubs, she realized she had overestimated their ability to swim. Rather than stay with her struggling babies, she had to leave...

Raccoons have earned themselves the nickname “trash panda.” More often than not, raccoons can be found rummaging through people’s garbage and knocking over trash cans in search of leftovers. They’re wild animals, and many people consider them to be a nuisance. One family of raccoons in Montreal, Canada, however, has found a more sophisticated...

In the aftermath of the devastating shooting in Las Vegas, we’re now learning just what it was like for the people who went through it. The brave survivors of the massacre that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured have been through so much. For those who watched others die, the pain is still very real and their bravery and strength are just now becoming...

It’s no secret that many of the best ladies on Earth (our grandmas. duh.) adore cross stitching. Long before cell phones and Netflix were designed to suck up all our available free time, people actually went outside or stayed inside and got their arts and crafts on. One of my grandmother’s favorite pastimes was cross stitching. While she may no longer...

While Christmas only comes once a year, receiving a package in the mail might just be the next best thing in the meantime. Part of the fun of ordering something online is waiting on your doorstep for even the tiniest glimpse of the mail man, UPS, or Fedex driver, and that excitement is nearly doubled when a package arrives from a friend or relative that you had no...

In the United States of America, there is one mass shooting every day, and countless other acts of gun violence resulting in injury or death. Mass shooting is defined as four or more people being shot in one incident. We have so many of them that we’ve had to come up with new terminology. A major mass shooting, where more than four people die in one incident,...

If you own an expensive car, I imagine you’d do pretty much anything to protect it. I’m not really a car person, but I protect my expensive items by being careful where I put them and treating them with care. Those are apparently not lessons that Markus Zahn learned despite having a car that’s more expensive than most people’s houses. Zahn...

There is never an excuse for violence against a child. This is pretty much a universally agreed upon standard that we hold ourselves to. But what would you do if you saw evidence of abuse on one of your social media timelines? Let’s say someone posts a photo of their hand beaten up and possibly broken. When someone asks what happened, the person nonchalantly...

Since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, it has caused widespread devastation on the island. Thought it’s been two weeks since the nearly Category 5 hurricane hit, residents of the U.S. territory are still suffering and desperate for help. U.S. Marine veteran Mario Salazar has family in Puerto Rico and decided to take matters into...