fbpx
Spain Plans to Feed the Endangered Bears by Planting Thousands of New Trees

I just love good-human stories about people doing things to help out our animal neighbors. Even better when it’s an entire government taking actions to sustain these noble creatures for future generations. Much like the wildlife crossings built over the Trans-Canada Highway, it warmed my heart to hear of the recent steps that Spain is...

Penguin Ambassadors for the Environment Take Field Trips around Chicago

It’s hard to deny that penguins make people happy. From Madagascar to Happy Feet, watching the funny little fish birds waddle around would bring a smile to anyone’s face. That’s one of the reasons they have become a particular ambassador for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, and their field trips are recorded for a world-wide...

This Kid’s Poem About Online School Went Viral Because It Was Too Real

It’s been a rough year for most of us, in more ways than one. But there has been comfort in the fact that we were all going through it together–the staying in doors, the wearing masks, the endless meetings on Zoom. So when one 7-year-old wrote a poem expressing his dissatisfaction with online schooling, literally everyone on Twitter...

Couple Takes 2.5 Years To Build Miniature Mid-Century Modern House Modeled After Their Childhood Homes

Building tiny rooms seems to be a new trend. I frequently get ads for the adorable little kits that you can buy, but I know myself, and while I love Lego, I don’t think I could handle the minute detail that goes into miniature construction. The same can’t be said for Annie Kampfe and her husband Cliff Donnelly, who took the concept of...

Plant-Based “Stem Cells” Could Drive an Environmental Revolution

For the last year or two, my family has been making a conscious effort to buy less plastic. Certainly we try to avoid single-use plastics, but even for things that we’ll use again and again we try to find more durable, organic or metal alternatives. But of course, there’s often an environmental cost to wooden items, too. It presents a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Next ›