Nothing’s worse than realizing that your lighter doesn’t work on a camping trip. And if you didn’t bring matches or any extraordinary wilderness survival skills with you, you’re completely out of luck when it comes to making a cozy campfire — at least, it seems so if you don’t know this awesome trick. A broken or empty lighter...

There’s nothing as frustrating as not being able to help soothe a crying child. Millions of parents are put in this position every year when their babies start teething. As any of us who have had any dental work know, tooth problems can be incredibly painful, even when they’re not all pushing up through our gums for the first time. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Finding out that a new baby is on the way is always exciting, but this father-to-be’s reaction is especially precious. In less than a minute, he goes through a roller coaster ride of emotions, using not one, but two languages to vent his shock and excitement. From “I don’t believe you” to “Oh my god!” his hilarious expressions...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...