Posts by Sara Barnes

November 8, 2019

Dog Learns to Talk by Using a Special Soundboard That Her Human Made

Speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger can make her dog talk—without barking. The 26-year-old has devised a way for her pup Stella to use human language to communicate her needs. Thanks to Hunger’s ingenuity, the Catahoula/Blue Heeler mix can specify when she is thirsty, when she wants to go outside, and when she is looking for her favorite toy. Hunger documents Stella’s burgeoning skills in short videos and their back-and-forth conversations are nothing short of amazing.

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November 7, 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio Calls Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg “A Leader of Our Time”

Leonardo DiCaprio has used his wealth and celebrity status to help educate and support projects that, among other things, aid in mitigating the negative effects of climate change. Two decades ago, he founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to protect “all of Earth’s inhabitants,” and he’s been vocal about finding the best climate change solutions—like switching to 100% renewable energy.

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November 5, 2019

9-Year-Old Told Not to Doodle in Class Gets Job Decorating Restaurant Walls with His Drawings

At just nine years old, Joe Whale is a prolific doodler. For years, he has been filling his notebooks with drawings of faces, monsters, and anything else that his imagination can conjure. His parents have always encouraged him in his doodling pursuits, but not everyone has been as thrilled with it. Whale has gotten in trouble with his teachers for drawing during class.

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November 4, 2019

23 Creative Gifts Under $10 That’ll Make Someone Feel Like a Million Bucks

You don’t have to break the bank in order to give a meaningful holiday gift. There are many creative products that’ll help you celebrate the season—and they cost $10 and under. The small tokens are great options for coworkers or for other situations where you want to express your gratitude during this time of year. Giving inexpensive holiday gifts is all about careful consideration of your recipient’s interests, then finding things to complement those hobbies.

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