Animals

36 Favorite Facts You've Always Believed That Are Actually False
36 Favorite Facts You’ve Always Believed That Are Actually False

Napolean wasn't short? Bananas don't grow on trees? Here, the world's most contagious myths and… >>

These Perfect Photos of Maine's Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature
These Perfect Photos of Maine’s Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature

Animal lovers will cheer for this only-in-America, good-news story about how one man brought… >>

This Surfer Punched a Shark to Save His Friend
This Surfer Punched a Shark to Save His Friend

A tiger shark out for blood is no match for cowboy surfer Brian Wargo. >>

8 Hilarious One-Liners About Dogs to Get Through the Dog Days of Summer
8 Hilarious One-Liners About Dogs to Get Through the Dog Days of Summer

Attention dog lovers! These quips about man's best friend are guaranteed to make you smile. >>

These 13 Truths About Shark Attacks May Surprise You
These 13 Truths About Shark Attacks May Surprise You

Women are safer from sharks than men, punching a shark isn't the best defense, and most shark… >>

Udderly Adorable Animal Cartoons
Udderly Adorable Animal Cartoons

These funny cartoons about fuzzy, four-legged, and other animals will brighten your day. >>

7 Photos That Prove There's Nothing Better Than Being a Dog on Cape Cod
7 Photos That Prove There’s Nothing Better Than Being a Dog on Cape Cod

For our four-legged friends, heaven is a place called Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Just take a look at… >>

13 Funny Dog Cartoons
13 Funny Dog Cartoons

Laugh at these hilarious cartoons featuring man's best friend. >>

Animal Control Found Their Beloved Pet. But What Happened Next Will Horrify Any Dog Lover.
Animal Control Found Their Beloved Pet. But What Happened Next Will Horrify Any Dog Lover.

After their dog was accidentally euthanized, the Medlen family sued their local animal control for… >>

10  Jane Goodall Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
10 Jane Goodall Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Jane Goodall's wise words about peace, evolution, and nature will warm your heart and enlighten… >>

These 12 Endangered Baby Animals Making a Comeback Will Give You Hope for the World
These 12 Endangered Baby Animals Making a Comeback Will Give You Hope for the World

In recognition of Endangered Species Day, here's good news: Adorable babies from a dozen endangered… >>

From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries
From Global Warming to Cancer, 5 Brilliant Ways Animals Help Scientists Solve Big Mysteries

They may not wear lab coats, but creatures big and small can help scientists study global warming… >>

4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes
4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes

Saving lives, comforting strangers, battling bears: Do dogs have instincts to help human beings?… >>

Hidden Personality Traits, Revealed Through Your Favorite Dog Breed
Hidden Personality Traits, Revealed Through Your Favorite Dog Breed

Can't imagine life without a Labrador, or obsessed with your French Bulldog? Here's what studies… >>

Walking the Family Dog I Never Wanted Got Me Through My Husband's Cancer
Walking the Family Dog I Never Wanted Got Me Through My Husband’s Cancer

In the midst of her husband's fight with leukemia, Jill Smolowe's walks with Misty reminded her… >>

This Guy Punched an Alligator to Save His Son
This Guy Punched an Alligator to Save His Son

With fearless determination, Joe Welch warded off a vicious reptile to protect his 6-year-old son. >>

How 2 Elephants Used Strength—and Smarts—to Save a Bridge
How 2 Elephants Used Strength—and Smarts—to Save a Bridge

When massive logs and a rushing river threaten a bridge, these two elephants did something… >>

6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader's Digest Staffer Who's Edited 30+ Survival Dramas
6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader’s Digest Staffer Who’s Edited 30+ Survival Dramas

As the editor of many of Reader's Digest's survival stories, I've learned a lot about how to stay… >>

9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day
9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day

Some of our favorite photographers show us their version of awe and surprise. >>

After Unimaginable Cruelty, How Toefu Became a Dog Whisperer to Help Others
After Unimaginable Cruelty, How Toefu Became a Dog Whisperer to Help Others

Can dogs learn from their misfortune? Here’s the story of Toefu the spaniel, who overcame her own… >>