Meet Terry Lauerman, a 75-year-old retired teacher who volunteers at his local animal shelter in Green Bay, Wisconsin, every single day. Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary rescues cats that have disabilities from places where they’d be at risk for euthanasia. Its founder, Elizabeth Feldhausen, posted several photos on Facebook of Lauerman napping with the kittens on […]

BuzzFeed has put together a list of rules for texting in this day and age. Here are the 10 you must follow: -Thou shalt not use read receipts. -Thou shalt always include sufficient emojis and exclamation points in texts. -Thou shalt never text “We need to talk later.” -Thou shalt also never text “Can I […]

Middle-age drinkers are more worried about their embarrassing behavior from drinking alcohol than about the health risks associated with it, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide. More specifically, people between the ages of 30 to 65 believe drinking is safe as long as they can meet their responsibilities […]

Is there a trick to getting children to want to read more without being coaxed into it? Podcast host Sarah McKenzie recommends that parents position books with their covers face-out atop bookshelves–like libraries or bookstores do when they really want a certain tome to catch your eye. “In my daughter’s room, there is a standard […]

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has signed up to be the first private citizen to be a passenger on Elon Musk’s SpaceX. BuzzFeed News reports that the trip is currently planned for 2023. Maezawa, a 47-year-old entrepreneur and art collector, has also purchased seats for six to eight artists, ranging from musicians to architects, for a […]

Researchers at Northwestern University have used data from 1.5 million questionnaire respondents to determine that there are four personality types. They also claim that people’s personalities can change over time. Here’s a break down of the personalities: –Average. People in the average cluster are described as extroverted and high in neuroticism. Women are more likely […]

“Fat-berg.” Fat. Berg. Officials in a Michigan county say they’re hoping the discovery of a 100 foot long fat-berg will teach people to be careful of what they put down the drain. The Macomb County Public Works Office in Detroit found the massive collection of fat, oils, grease and trash clogging a sewer pipe earlier this […]

Apple’s latest update–iOS 12–is coming out soon and will be available to download on iPhones, iPads and iPods. Here are 10 improvements that users can expect from the rollout (check out the full list at the link): -iOS 12 will generally just make your phone faster: Apple says that, “the camera launches up to 70 […]

Amazon will be selling seven-foot Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands starting in November. The live trees will be bound and shipped without water within 10 days of being cut down and are expected to survive shipping without any issues. The AP reports that Amazon sold trees shorter than three feet last year. This is the […]

Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin, is encouraging business owners to embrace more flexible work hours for their employees as a way to increase efficiency, lauding the benefits of a 3 or 4 day work week. Branson says “fun is one of the most important — and underrated — ingredients in any successful venture” and that […]



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