Increases in Cancer Survival Rates Are Cause for Celebration
Posted on : 04-27-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Watching the news can be a pretty depressing exercise. Whether the subject is politics, crime, or various conflicts around the world, it is enough on some days to make you want to crawl into a hole and seal it behind you. Because of all the bad news out there, it can help to find a ray of hope to latch onto. There certainly are good things happening in the world amid all the bad occurrences.   The field of medicine is one area where one can find good news. At…
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More Companies Offering Employees PTO to Be With Pets
Posted on : 04-25-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
An article on the Independent.ie website details how more and more companies in England are offering paid time off to their employees who have puppies at home. This is done to allow owners to bond with their animals and to housebreak them.   Unsurprisingly, it was a company involved in pet care, Mars Petcare, that started the trend. Mars Petcare offers employees ten hours of paid time off to be with their puppies, and they also allow owners to bring their dogs into work. Other companies followed suit. Manchester-based tech…
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Companies Are Beginning to Offer Puppy Leave
Posted on : 04-24-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Adopting a puppy can be a challenge. Bringing a little ball of fur into the house comes with its joys and its drawbacks. Puppies are in need of a lot of attention when you first bring them home. Naturally, they need to explore their new surroundings and can get very excited. New owners are forced to take quite a bit of time to teach the young dog how to behave, where to eat and how to behave when going for a walk.   More than likely, the puppy has recently…
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Cambodian Villagers and Conservationists Rescue Nearly a Dozen Elephants
Posted on : 04-23-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
A herd of eleven elephants, consisting of three mature females and eight juveniles, was discovered within a large muddy bomb crater near the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. According to the Wildlife Conservation Society, the elephants were slathered in mud and stuck within the crater. Farmers near the site immediately contacted the Department of Environment, which in turn communicated with the WCS in order to work out an elephant rescue solution.   Unsurprisingly, the elephants originated from the sanctuary, which is a forest near the Annamite Mountains in the east of…
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Brooklyn Cops Show Their Friskier Side
Posted on : 03-14-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
In a world where cops regularly come under consistent fire for a wide range of abuses, it's always refreshing to be reminded of the many humanitarian acts that police officers an other public servants commit on a regular basis.   Recently, in Brooklyn, Cops in Coney Island's 60th precinct found an adorable abandoned kitten at their station house. Instead of taking the kitten to the shelter, the cops convinced their boss to let them adopt him. Martin, (named for Martin D. Constanza, one of the primary "lobbyists" for keeping the…
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