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My dogs aren’t the smartest critters in the world, but they will do just about anything to get treats. I keep their various cookies, bones, and rawhides in a kitchen cabinet. Whenever that door creaks open, they come running. Before I can say “sit” or “shake,” they’re on their bottoms with a paw in the air, ready to chomp down...

Siblings are just the worst sometimes. They can get into your face and into your stuff. They’re embarrassing in public and just won’t leave you alone. And that’s just the humans. These 21 precious images of animal siblings prove that even in the worst of times, they can be downright adorable. Bring on the cat fights! 1. “These fools have...

Staff Sergeant Russ Beckley Jr. loved his dog, Rico. Facebook / WRAL More than 2,500 service dogs work in the United States military right now. Their work is an integral part of combat missions, since they’re often responsible for sniffing out mortars, finding drugs, and protecting their human companions. Beckley and Rico served together during...

It’s always heartbreaking to see how drugs affect people, but it’s especially devastating when the addicts are parents. I’m eternally grateful to say that I’ve never had to worry about my mom or dad abusing narcotics — or any other drugs, for that matter. Unfortunately, many other people cannot say the same. Over eight million children...

Even a fennec fox has a bad day every now and then. Maybe he skipped breakfast or woke up from a nap grumpy, either way, this little guy has no problem alerting the entire household of his displeasure. Watch his adorable (and loud!) proclamation of anger. Get some rest, little guy. You’ll be back to your happy self in no time! Giphy But in all seriousness… While...

Our understanding of gender has changed rapidly over the past few decades. In addition to changing attitudes about masculinity and femininity, our culture has become more accepting of transgender people and people who choose not to identify with any gender at all. Despite adjustments in thinking, language hasn’t caught up, which is why pronouns like the singular...

Last night, I baked not one, but two, batches of cookies. Because how else does one ward off the existential dread that washes over society at large when 2016 presidential debates roll around? I was eating my feelings, friends. I regret nothing. From threats of imprisonment Stalin style to an utter lack of policy discussion in favor of insults, last night’s...

Jose Gilbert ‘Gil’ Vega and Lesley Zerebny, two police officers in Palm Springs, responded to a family disturbance call on October 8. Who they found when they got there was known gang member John Felix. When asked to open the door to his mother’s home, Felix refused and instead threatened to open fire. While Vega and Zerebny attempted to negotiate...

Each year, Yellville, Arkansas, holds its Turkey Trot Festival. iStock As part of this tradition, live turkeys have been dropped from airplanes for more than 50 years in what’s known as the “turkey drop.” Animal welfare groups have argued for decades that the practice of dropping turkeys from more than 500 feet in the air is inhumane. Yvonne...

What piece of advice did you desperately need when you were 25? Universal Studios We asked this question to several people, from 27-year-olds all the way up to people in their late-40s. Their answers are brief, but incredibly insightful. 1. You never stop being yourself, so continue to do what you love. FOX 2. Pay your taxes. 3. Being selective...