Pet Care

These Extra Special Pups Want You to Celebrate Dogtober!

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, otherwise known as Dogtober, and this year we want to shine a bright light on some of our extra special pups! Due to their differences and quirks, pups like these are, sadly, often overlooked in the shelters. But it’s important to know that these dogs are just as […]

Pet Care

Some Extra Special Kitties Need Your Help to Find Homes!

At the ASPCA Adoption Center, we’re so fortunate to have the pleasure of meeting so many special, unique and completely lovable animals every day. And we work our hardest to help these dogs and cats find the homes they deserve. But some of our favorite furry friends have special needs and require special, open-minded adopters. That’s […]

Kids Health

CDC: Many children with heart conditions have special needs

(HealthDay)—Children with past and current heart conditions have more special health care needs compared with children without heart conditions, according to research published in the Sept. 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Meng-Yu Chen, M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from […]

Health Problems

Beauty is simpler, and less special, than we realize

Beauty, long studied by philosophers, and more recently by scientists, is simpler than we might think, New York University psychology researchers have concluded in a new analysis. Their work, which appears in the journal Current Biology, offers a new perspective on the value of aesthetics. “Beauty is famously subjective and supposed to be intractable by […]