They say elephants never forget. Whether or not that’s an exaggeration, it is true that elephants are highly intelligent and social animals. They’ve been known to protect the injured in their herds and mourn the loss of family members. Every so often, we see evidence of this kind of empathy in elephants, and it can be heartbreaking to watch. Heidi Haas...

Social media sites’ live streaming functions continue to prove that some people will record just about anything for the sake of getting even the tiniest bit of attention. They sometimes even press on in their streams when it means risking the health and safety of their loved ones. Eighteen-year-old Obdulia Sanchez was behind the wheel of her car with her 14-year-old...

When you travel to a new place, there are always risks involved. In certain countries and cities in the world, there’s a huge problem with pickpockets taking advantage of tourists and travelers. It shouldn’t scare anyone or prevent them from visiting, but it is a reality. There are ways to protect yourself and your belongings so you’re at a lower...

Marijuana is still a touchy subject, even as more and more states are legalizing its use. Proponents of marijuana argue that its medical uses are sometimes the only relief patients can get from pain and that making it illegal prevents them from living their lives. Recreational users say that pot is less dangerous than other freely available substances like alcohol...

Chances are that if you’re still mourning the death of Harambe, you were probably pretty broken up about the death of Cecil the lion. Cecil was a 13-year-old lion living on the Hwange National Park sanctuary in Zimbabwe when he was shot by American Dentist Dr. Walter J. Palmer. Palmer quickly became the subject of multiple debates and received a number of death...

Getting a job, or even an interview, can be difficult for anyone. For people who once spent some time in prison, the stigma against them means that it’s even harder to find gainful employment. Aaron Tucker says he was so excited about his job interview at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que that he woke up at 5 a.m. in anticipation. He got on the bus to head to the restaurant,...

Parents all want their kids to be prepared for how tough life is. It’s one of the hardest lessons to teach, because moms and dads generally want to protect their kids from the dangers of the world. Still, there are ways good parents can show their children that not everything is puppies and rainbows and still help them keep their innocence and hope in the world....

I know I’m in the majority, but creepy crawly animals really freak me out. Frogs, lizards, snakes, you name it. Eels are basically snakes of the water, so they count, too. Most people only ever interact with eels from behind the paned glass of an aquarium. In some countries, they’re also considered a delicacy, so you may also find one on your plate. Where...

Imagine driving down the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye you spot a bear riding a motorcycle. It might sound crazy, but for these motorists, it’s just another day in Russia. While driving through the city of Syktyvkar, motorist Nicholas Pasynkov was caught off guard when he noticed two bikers driving down...

With summer in full swing, most pet owners love few things more than hanging with their fur babies in the beautiful weather. But as it turns out, Fifi and Fido want in on the water sports action, too. Apparently, they can water ski with the best of them. So whether they’re surfing some killer waves or paddle boarding into the sunset, these 20 animals can’t...