Are you craving a secluded vacation far away from everyone you know and the problems they cause? Look no further than Foula Island, the most remote and sparsely populated island both in Scotland and in Britain more generally. If you’re an animal lover, you have to add this destination to your bucket list. Here’s why. Foula is only three and a half miles...

When it comes to presidential election coverage, I typically try to avoid it at all costs by watching trashy reality shows with a bottle of wine. However, this presidential cycle has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving, so I decided to watch Sunday’s second presidential debate. Boy am I glad I did, because it was basically reality television — without...

When I was a little girl, my sister and I always pretended to be mermaids while we were swimming. We fervently wished they were real and that we could become them, but as we grew older, we obviously accepted the fact that these mythological creatures don’t actually exist. However, after seeing what one man found washed ashore on an English beach, I have to wonder...

There’s a widely-used expression that goes a little something like, “The love between a mother and her child is forever.” These words couldn’t be any more true. My mother is my best friend and most trusted confidant. I can’t imagine living in a world without her. Sure, at times she drives me absolutely crazy, but I’m pretty positive...

Every season, there’s some bizarre new celebrity fashion trend. We thought we’d seen it all — until Gucci released a pair of shoes that has animal rights activists everywhere hopping mad. And when I say “hopping,” I mean it. Gucci showed off the shoes at Milan Fashion Week, and they’ve quickly become the must-have item for celebrities....

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...