Pet Care

Fate Intervenes to Help a Cruelty Victim Find his Family

Avid animal lovers Kristen and Mike M. both work in animal-related fields and were already proud pet parents to two cats. The couple loved the idea of adding a dog friend to their family and talked about it extensively. Specifically, they were considering rescuing a pit bull with an energetic personality to take on outdoor […]

Pet Care

A Life After Cruelty: One Pit Bull Finds a Family to Love

Julie Sonenberg had been looking for a pit bull to adopt for almost a year—one who would mesh well with her five-year-old daughter Billie, her husband David and their 11-year-old Pug, Milton. “After we moved to the suburbs in 2017, I began looking for a second dog,” explains Julie, Senior Administrative Manager for the ASPCA’s […]

Health Problems

Family acceptance of LGBT identity linked to reduced stress

Ohio University Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Peggy Zoccola has determined that those who identify as LGBT and have come out to their family carry less stress hormones than those who have not come out, which may ultimately benefit their health. The recent study by Zoccola and coauthor Andrew Manigault, M.S., published in the October […]

Kids Health

Kelly Ripa Shares a Photo of the Doppelgängers in Her Family

Kelly Ripa just posted an Instagram photo of the men in her family, and it has us seeing quadruple. The sweet pic depicts her husband, Mark Consuelos, with his father and the couple’s two sons, 21-year-old Michael and 15-year-old Joaquin.  Ripa captioned the photo, "Papi chulos," a Spanish slang term that essentially means "hot stuff" […]