Anyone who owns a pet knows that animals have no hesitation when it comes to trying to eat random objects they find lying around the house. Cats chew on various plants and dogs work part-time as vacuum cleaners when food is dropped on the kitchen floor. However, many things that people wouldn’t ordinarily give a second thought to can be incredibly toxic to common household pets. Because animals don’t have the same metabolisms as humans, a compound that human bodies can easily break down may prove to be lethal in a smaller animal at the same dose. Here, we will explore several foods and plants that you may not realize can be potential medical dangers for your pet if consumed.
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For 90 minutes to two hours or more each night, every single human on Earth dreams. Sometimes the dreams are straightforward in their meaning to the dreamer: a long-lost friend reappears, a tropical beach beckons or the lottery jackpot is within reach. But at other times, dreams don’t always tell a simple story, and the field of dream research becomes even more fascinating when people from different cultures and backgrounds report having similar dreams. Here are some of the most common reported dreams and their meanings.
Don’t let the name fool you — Sweden’s new “Museum of Failure” is an act of celebration that commemorates the disasters that drive the success of later innovations. On June 7, the Museum of Failure will open, debuting 51 failed products in an exhibition in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, all in the name of honoring the creative process. From coffee-flavored Coca Cola to a pen designed for women, here’s a taste of some of the products that are getting a second life on display.
In a fast-paced world where convenience trumps healthy home cooking, the battle is on to protect your heart. The food choices you make can drastically affect your heart health, energy and appetite control. Keep your heart in tip-top shape with choices that are tasty, healthy and convenient for the entire family. From berries and nuts, to fish and leafy greens, here are 14 foods that are best for your heart.
The world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and recently revealed the shortlisted photographers that were drawn from the record-breaking number of 227,000 entries submitted from 183 countries around the world. Overall winners will be revealed April 20, where after they will be shown at an exhibition in London from April 21 to May 7. Suffice to say, those that have made Sony’s coveted shortlist are breathtaking and thought-provoking. The following stunning shortlisted entries are taken from the Professional and Open competitions — both of which entail 10 categories.
When deciding where to put down roots, many factors rest in the eye of the beholder, such as climate, politics, or proximity to extended family. Other aspects are coveted by nearly everybody: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare. In its 2017 ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on these crucial components for the 100 most populous US cities. Keep reading to discover the 30 best places to live in America.
Fireworks, champagne, and well-meaning resolutions are traditional ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the United States and elsewhere. But when it comes to welcoming the new year, many other countries have their own peculiar (and — let’s face it — a little weird) way of doing things. Some people throw bread, others burn scarecrows, and still others fist fight for good luck. Here are 25 of the most unusual New Year’s traditions from across the world.
If you plan on traveling abroad over the upcoming holidays, you should probably do a little research on what may or may not be considered acceptable behavior. Culture runs deep and there are a number of customs and gestures that Americans use without thinking twice. When traveling, these customs will not only out you as a tourist,… View Article
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro died Friday night at age 90. Even in death, Castro’s impact remains controversial, which was reflected by the widely mixed reactions expressed by countless political figures and celebrities across the globe following the news of his passing, with responses ranging from grief to jubilation. Here are how several politicians, world leaders, Cuban-Americans, and Hollywood celebrities reacted to Castro’s death.
Halloween is creeping close and millions of kids will soon be dressing up to go trick-or-treating across the nation. While children may be trading Kit Kats and Skittles there’s one factor which may affect which sweets you receive — location. A 2015 survey by Influenster polled more than 40,000 users across the US to discover each state’s favorite candy…. View Article
A new study has discovered a surprising relationship between the duration of mammals yawns and how big and complex their brains are, with researchers now believing the length of a species’ yawn is indicative of greater cognitive abilities. The exact physiological function of yawning is still largely a mystery. Although it appears to be triggered by… View Article
In August the FBI secretly arrested a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who allegedly stole top secret intelligent information — including highly sensitive computer code the agency has been using to breach the security networks of foreign governments. The arrest, which was reported Wednesday in the New York Times, revealed the accused contractor — Harold Thomas Martin… View Article