Advice

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

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… >>

One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates
One Thing Everyone Can Learn From the Presidential Debates

Regardless of whether or not last night's debate changed how you feel about the presidential… >>

Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!
Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!

Next time you have a pile of work to get done, find some baby animals to "ooo and ahh" over first… >>

Be a Rebel! It's Banned Books Week
Be a Rebel! It’s Banned Books Week

The Grand Central Library window (left) says it best: This week, fight against censorship and enjoy… >>

3 Smart Apps That Harvard Loves
3 Smart Apps That Harvard Loves

A recent poll of some of the hardest-working, tech-savviest bloggers revealed the tools they use to… >>

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5 Things Your Kids Should Know About Their Online Reputation

Just because your child is web savvy doesn't mean they don't need supervision on the Internet. >>