If you use public transit a lot, you know that pets aren’t often welcome on buses. In order to protect other passengers who may be fearful or have allergies, it’s just one of those rules we tend to follow. But people in Sao Paulo, Brazil, were on their way home after work one day when they noticed a man holding a mysterious moving package on his lap. At...

For those who’ve never dealt with depression, it can be hard to understand just how debilitating it is even when it comes to the simplest of tasks. Just getting out of bed in the morning can feel like a monumentally difficult and impossible thing to do when severe depression sucks all the energy and positivity out of you. One 16-year-old girl knows this feeling...

Back in April, 37-year-old Carrie DeKlyen, a mother of five from Michigan, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a malignant and aggressive tumor that affects the brain or spine. She was given five more years at the most to live, but Carrie was determined to fight. She wanted to be there as long as possible for her husband, 39-year-old Nick, and their children, so she...

In August 2012, Monica Thompson gave birth to her first and only child, a baby boy named Jacob Daniel Thompson. Tragically, she only got to be with him for 10 short days before he passed away. Though it’s been five years since he died, she hasn’t been able to find closure after losing her newborn. That’s because she believes his death could have...

Last weekend, anti-racism demonstrators stood together to protest against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. White nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the Ku Klux Klan had gathered to protest the city’s plan to tear down Confederate monuments, including a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. When they were met by counter-protesters,...

Most people who create fallout shelters are mocked as doomsday preppers. Now, there’s probably a low chance that you’ll experience a nuclear strike anywhere near your town in your lifetime, but for some reason news organizations are letting us all know how we can stay safe. If something crazy does happen, you’ll want to be prepared for it. After...

Aquariums can be really powerful forces for good in the world of conservation. They, along with animal water parks like SeaWorld, also showcase aquatic animals the viewing public wouldn’t normally get to see. Public perception around keeping large animals like orcas in relatively small tanks for entertainment has quickly shifted after the documentary “Blackfish”...

People experiencing homelessness often face huge barriers to housing and income. It’s something we don’t talk about a lot, but it’s awfully expensive to be poor. For parents facing homelessness, the concerns are even higher, and the rates of homeless families are on the rise. “What we’ve seen change from last year to this year is the...

Most of us would do anything we could to save an animal in distress. Part of being able to save a life, however, is being in the right place at the right time. Many animals who are dumped in the water don’t get a chance to live because no one is around to save them. It’s hard to believe there are monsters out there who would, for instance, throw a cat...

I have seen quite a few interesting classified ads online in my day. If you really want to sell something, sometimes the best way to do that is to make your listing stand out. If you’re lucky, your crazy post can even reach an audience you couldn’t have imagined. What happens if the thing you’re trying to get rid of isn’t exactly an appealing...