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This barley and broccoli casserole is hearty and "meaty" for a meatless meal. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Barley & Broccoli Casserole

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This cheesy casserole is very easy to prepare, has few ingredients, and takes little time to cook. Barley is a healthy and hearty grain that pairs well with broccoli to make a perfect casserole. If you don’t care for vegan cheese, you can omit it and add your favorite beans for protein. Serve it […]

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Leif Meisinger, a former Army gunner, says getting Spyder was one of the best things that ever happened to him. He credits his canine companion with helping to ease his PTSD. Photo Credit: Gloria Hillard for NPR

Four-Legged Therapists Help Heal War Wounds

(MEMORIAL DAY/THERAPY ANIMALS) We at Global Animal believe that we rescue an animal and in turn, they rescue us from disconnection. To that end, there’s an organization saving one dog at a time and, in the process, helping soldiers traumatized by war. To all our dedicated soldiers on this Memorial Day. May the sacrifices of […]

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African elephants can differentiate between gender and ethnicity based on human voices. (ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL SCIENCE/WILDLIFE)

25 Most Bizarre & Fascinating Animal Facts

(WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) The animal kingdom is full of wonder and amazement. There is so much we still don’t know about the world we live in and the different animals that inhabit it. For instance, did you know that a wolf can eat up to 20lbs of meat in just one sitting? That’s a […]

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5 Reasons Pets Are Good For Your Health

(CATS AND DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Research shows living with pets provides a number of health benefits. Read below for five ways that your cat, dog, and other furry, feathered, or finned friend helps keep the doctor away. Learn how pets have been proven to do everything from lowering blood pressure to helping you get a […]

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Enjoy these banana chocolate chip donuts as a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Vegan donuts can be a hard find but you can make your own at home with little trouble. This recipe keeps the donuts on the healthy side with ingredients like bananas and maple syrup with only a small amount of oil.They are also baked, making the recipe easier and healthier at the same […]

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Australia Tells Johnny Depp: Take Your Dogs, Or Else

(CELEBRITY PETS) AUSTRALIA — Actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard’s pet dogs have reportedly been flown back to the U.S. just hours before their deadline to be euthanized. In what was dubbed the “war on terriers,” Depp’s dogs were given a Saturday deadline to return to their country of origin when news surfaced […]

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Texas Tornado: How To Help Animal Victims

(EMERGENCY ANIMAL RESCUE) TEXAS — On Sunday, a tornado struck Van, a town in eastern Texas, killing two people and injuring 43. This disaster not only resulted in human casualties, but it also destroyed a large percentage of the land, flattened homes, and led to flooding. Efforts to recover the tornado victims have been ongoing. […]

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