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11 Heartwarming Moments to Heat Up Your Icy Cold Soul

We’re all going through difficult times these days and reading about tense things can make it even harder. I make a point to also look at warm, light content to bring me some comfort. Here are 11 heartwarming experiences to look at and think about when you feel low. 1. Pure Joy! Dog joy gives me life! Let’s take pleasure in the simple...

Ashley Ashbee

10 Nostalgic Things You’ll Remember if You Grew Up in the ’90s

Oh, the ’90s. It was a great time to be a pre-teen and teenager. I thought I was so cool and loved expressing myself with the trends of that time. Here are 10 images that will take you right back to the ’90s. 1. Elephant pants Why oh why was this a thing? They were cool at the time, though, I swear! Image Credit: Someecards 2. More...

Ashley Ashbee

You Might Have Grown Up in the 90s if These 16 Scenarios Make You Nostalgic

We’re nearing or have reached our 40s now, but those who grew up in the 90s still have a fair amount of nostalgia for the decade. If these scenarios give you the warm fuzzies of nostalgia, then you were definitely a child of the 90s. Like WWI before it, the era of the 90s was on the cusp of so much new technology, which would be adopted...

Jean M. Ward

Helpful Wombats Go Viral When They Led Thirsty Animal Friends to Water

I. Love. Wombats. In 2007 I even visited Australia Zoo, where I got to cuddle the larger-than-expected marsupials. Like the rest of the world, I was devastated to hear about the wildfires ravaging the Outback, and ecstatic to learn that in some parts of the country, wombats were saving the day. Image credit: Meg Jerrard via Unsplash The Outback is...

Jean M. Ward

This UFO Chicken Coop Raises Arts and Crafts to a New Level

I would call myself medium-crafty. I knit and crochet. Last year I sewed a LOT of face masks. But I don’t take on large, ambitious projects that can’t be easily unraveled. So I am super impressed by people who build actual things, and I loved the story of one couple who took nerdom and crafting to a whole new level. Back in 2017, Ellen...

Jean M. Ward

Scientists Discover Pigs Can Actually Play Video Games

Move over, Wilbur, there’s a new pig in town. In the classic children’s book Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White introduces readers to a very smart little piglet. As someone who loved the book in 3rd grade, I was only a little surprised to learn that pigs actually are genuinely very smart! Image credit: Lucia Macedo via Unsplash Earlier...

Jean M. Ward

Dancing Dog Goes Viral and Gives Us the Good, Warm Feels

There’s nothing like a dog to make you happy. Eternal love, big puppy eyes, that tail or bob wiggling back and forth when they’re happy to see you–it’s contagious. That’s the whole reason one guy takes videos of his dog and shares them on TikTok–and the whole reason his #happydog video started a new trend. As it...

Jean M. Ward

Woman Explains How Befriending a Flock of Crows Could Actually Save Your Life

My parents tend to chase crows and starlings away from their bird feeders. They’re not as pretty as the smaller birds, and they eat a lot more. But as I will now try to convince my parents, maybe they should imitate a recent Reddit user, and befriend the crows instead. It could one day save their lives. Image credit: Qurratul Ayin Sadia via...

Jean M. Ward

Cancer Doctor Forgives Over Half a Million in Patient Debt

When I’m sick, the last thing I want to think about is bills. But as many Americans know all too well, being sick can be extremely expensive. According to CNBC over 17% of Americans have defaulted on their medical debt. In a population of 3.28 million, that’s almost 56 million people who can’t pay their medical...

Jean M. Ward

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