Advice

We rounded up the best advice from the experts on pets, money, travel, work, parenting, love, and more.

Because Who Couldn't Use a Stash of Emergency Compliments?
Because Who Couldn’t Use a Stash of Emergency Compliments?

I wasn't feeling particularly down when my husband sent me this URL, just for an afternoon laugh… >>

Love During Wartime
Love During Wartime

In case you missed it: Last week, the New York Times' Modern Love column was written by Kevin… >>

Do You Judge a Cat by Its Color?
Do You Judge a Cat by Its Color?

A new study published in Anthrozoos, the official journal of the International Society for… >>

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5 Simple Steps to Keep Your Cell Phone Secure

The more we rely on our phones to transact our personal financial business, the more we’re all… >>

Top 10 Most Extreme Travel Adventures in the World
Top 10 Most Extreme Travel Adventures in the World

Discover the coldest, hottest, driest and most extreme travel destinations on earth: Find out which… >>

Hero Pets: A Horse Guides Its Owner
Hero Pets: A Horse Guides Its Owner

Help came from an unlikely place for one talented singer with failing eyesight. >>

Hero Pets: A Truly Golden Retriever
Hero Pets: A Truly Golden Retriever

Loyal even in the midst of crisis, Yogi the dog played a vital role in rescuing his owner after a… >>

Hero Pets: Pudding the Cat's Life-Saving Sense
Hero Pets: Pudding the Cat’s Life-Saving Sense

The Jung family adopted a new family pet one winter—and soon discovered it had a lifesaving meow. >>

Insider's Guide to Winning 'Jeopardy!'
Insider’s Guide to Winning ‘Jeopardy!’

Sure, a lot of it has to do with being remarkably intelligent and having an encyclopedic knowledge… >>

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This Frenchie Can’t Wait for Halloween, Either

Despite many nay-saying friends, I stand firm in my belief that French Bulldogs are absolutely… >>

Changing a Bad Lunch Habit, One Bite at a Time
Changing a Bad Lunch Habit, One Bite at a Time

Not-so-fun-fact: 40 billion plastic forks, knives and spoons are thrown in the garbage each… >>

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Seven Amazing Hero Pets

Inspiring stories on four legs: These animals prove that some furry friends can make all the… >>

Hero Pets: A Pig That Calms Special-Needs Kids
Hero Pets: A Pig That Calms Special-Needs Kids

For special-needs students in San Francisco, pot-bellied pig Buttercup provides comfort—and a bit… >>

Hero Pets: A Herd of Elephants Mourns Its Helper
Hero Pets: A Herd of Elephants Mourns Its Helper

Connections between man and beast can run deep, as one family learned after saving elephants in… >>

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Hero Pets: A Little Girl’s Lifeline Is Her Dog

For young Alida Knobloch, loyal pooch Mr. Gibbs is a true lifesaver. >>

Hero Pets: A Lion's Big Heart
Hero Pets: A Lion’s Big Heart

Jupiter the lion may weigh in at 550 pounds, but his demeanor with handler Ana Julia Torres proves… >>

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Why Do They Do That? 5 Intriguing Big Business Practices

Why does Walmart have greeters? What's Facebook doing with your photos? Here, bizarre secrets from… >>

Fat Pets Get Fit: 17 Amazing Makeovers
Fat Pets Get Fit: 17 Amazing Makeovers

Does your furry friend need a diet? Chances are, yes: More than half of dogs and cats are… >>

This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer
This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer

During the week, I'm a magazine editor. But sometimes, on the weekend, I'm a… >>

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Mitch Albom: A Siri-ous Disconnect

Mitch Albom says we're getting so cozy with our smartphones, we're forgetting to connect with each… >>