Category: Uplifting

Make Someone’s Day Brighter With The Random Act Of Kindness Generator

Whether it’s a compliment from a coworker or having your coffee paid for by the person ahead of you in line, small acts of kindness have an amazing ability to lift your mood. This week marks the 17th Annual Random Act of Kindness Week — a week completely dedicated to altruism. The Random Act of Kindness Organization (RAK) started celebrating this week in 2000 as an opportunity to “unite through kindness,” according to a press release. RAK week is observed Feb 12-18 each year. This year, RAK is launching a “Kindness Generator,” which creates kindness “challenges” for individuals, organizations, companies,...

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Being Pet-Friendly Makes You More Attractive

Struggling to come up with the perfect way to seduce your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than your furry wing man. According to a recent study, 76% of people find a romantic partner more attractive if they’re pet friendly. Petcube, a retailer that makes cameras to record all of your companion animal’s crazy antics, conducted their first annual Valentine’s Day Survey in January with a sample of 3,771 people from all around the world.  The results: People are crazy in love with their pets. Besides pets making you more attractive, the survey also concluded that a 3-way-love-affair...

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Video – Dog Thrown from 2nd-Story Balcony Loses Leg, But Not Her Spirit

Celia is a dog with a beautiful, resilient spirit. After being tossed from a balcony, she suffered a broken leg, and subsequently lost the limb. But despite experiencing these traumatic events, she’s happy and playful as ever — and has finally found a loving home. “A 5-year-old girl threw Celia from a two-story balcony to her sister, who was standing below — but she missed, and Celia landed on the ground and broke her leg,” PETA Associate Director of the Community Animal Project Emily Allen told Lady Freethinker. After the incident, the family Celia was living with deemed her “ugly,”...

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Hop on the K9 Bus for London’s ‘Dog Bus Tour’

It makes sense that the first city to operate a Dog Bus Tour would be London, as its monarch has shared her residency with over 30 Corgis during her reign. Beyond Queen Elizabeth, the city seems to be growing more dog-friendly by the minute. And now that canines are welcome at many hotels and even some stores, shouldn’t they be able to enjoy a nice double-decker bus ride? The More Th>n insurance company of the United Kingdom has organized a fun and free bus outing for pooches and their people to celebrate the introduction of their new monthly box...

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Video – Dog Kept on Heavy Chain for 15 Years Sees Beach for the Very First Time

Fifteen-year old Bear had been tethered to a heavy chain for his entire life when Guardians of Rescue in Smithtown, New York got a call about a dog supposedly in need of a dog house. When they arrived on the scene, it was clear that Bear needed much more help than that. Fortunately, Bear’s owner was willing to surrender him and allow him to be placed in a more suitable home. In the video below, Brian Sperazza and Nick Barella from Guardians of Rescue take Bear to see the beach for the first time. And the Labrador-retriever mix thoroughly enjoyed the trip. “He...

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Dog Owners Post About Their Dogs Six Times per Week, New Study Shows

Are you flooding your social media profiles with pictures of your dogs? When scrolling the camera roll of your phone, do you see more pics of your pups than of your human family? No worries — you are not alone. According to a study recently published by BarkBox, a company that sells natural treats for dogs, American dog owners post at least six pictures of their canine friends per week, and dogs are the subject of 20% of their total photos. Much more than vacations (15%), food (6%) or selfies (11%). “We knew there were plenty of people that...

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Artist Spreads Message of World Peace, One Mural at a Time

On January 21, international mural artist Renda Writer will create his 27th mural at the Apache Café in Atlanta, GA, as part of his World Peace Mural tour. The artist will spray paint the word ‘world peace’ over and over again until the exterior walls of the café are transformed into a one-of-a-kind handwritten mural. The idea is to focus on the positives instead of the negatives, which are bound to be floating around on the first day of the new Republican administration. “I guess my goal is really just to use the power of the written word, and the influence...

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Video – Rescued Racehorse Now Living the Life he Always Deserved

For most of his life, Charlie’s Quest —  now just known as Charlie — was forced to run around racetracks at top speed, despite suffering multiple bone fractures. Fortunately, rescuers from PETA played the perfect matchmaker in finding Charlie a home with recent widow Alyson Mahoney. Before the rescue, Charlie experienced agonizing pain for the majority of his seven-year life. PETA happened upon him during an expose on the racing industry’s practice of medicating injured horses to keep them racing (and keep them bringing in cash). “In the investigative video, an assistant trainer (Scott Blasi, assistant to Hall of Fame...

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