Enthusiastic bunny lover. Member of Diet Coke anonymous. Still trying to figure out what Type B means.
- Top Story - April 2022
Fostering HopeTop Story - April 2022
To be honest, I had never fully considered fostering a dog until a couple of months before I met Hope. I had this picture of it as a great and noble thing that I wasn't capable of. Then I started seeing frequent social media posts from Dogs Lives Matter - Saving NYC Dogs. This put the mission of fostering dogs into a whole new perspective for me. These weren't dogs that people brought home in hopes of keeping forever (though I would later learn just how common foster fails are!). These were dogs that were dying, that day, if nobody stepped up. I can't say I didn't know that somewhere deep down before, but seeing these listings day in and day out, including the mourning posts for those that never got saved, put things into perspective for me. My adopted dog, Melody, was dog-friendly, and I had the resources to feed another mouth; what was I doing sitting idly by while so many dogs waited in kill shelters for someone that never came?
Reflections of Life on Dogwood Lane
The short stretch of street from 25 Dogwood Lane to the shore of Greenwood Lake was witness to both my best and darkest times. Short but steep, the street was made for glorious summer days and tipsy summer nights, when residents crowded the path on their way to and from the beach with family, friends, and lovers.
How The Godfather Changed Organized Crime
Before the filming of The Godfather, mob boss Joseph Colombo met with Al Ruddy of Paramount to review the script on behalf of the Italian American Civil Rights League and removed all references to the word "Mafia." But once the movie was released, it seemed that the Mob's concerns had been superfluous; while the movie did indeed have an impact on the Mafia, it did far more good than harm.
Best Pet Rabbit Breeds
Rabbits make excellent pets. They're relatively easy to care for, but have outgoing and loving personalities. Many people have the misconception that a rabbit is more like a hamster or other caged pets than a cat or dog. However, you can litter train them, they play with toys with you, and can even communicate with you in their own way. Each breed has its own character traits, such as whether they like to cuddle or how much exercise they need to be happy. This makes knowing what breed of rabbit you're looking for incredibly important when you decide to adopt. While there are some basic rules for giving your rabbit the best care possible, every breed will have its own set of distinct needs as well. If you don't have the space, time, or love to share with a more demanding breed, or if you need a child-friendly fuzzy friend, be sure to research the best pet rabbit breeds before becoming a bunny's forever home.
- Top Story - December 2017
Apple AirPod Tips and TricksTop Story - December 2017
Let's be honest—you get a new piece of tech, do you sit down to read the manual before setting it up? Nope! You connect it and hit the ground running. While most of us are pretty good at figuring out the basics in this manner, there are always some intricacies that you miss if you don't read the details. The Apple AirPods are no exception to these rules, and the basics are so intuitive that it's very tempting to not do further research. However, there are some great features that you might miss out on if you don't take the time to dive into their capabilities. Test out these Apple AirPod tips and tricks to optimize your headphone experience.
Can My Rabbit Communicate with Me?
Rabbit owners the world over ask themselves the same question: Can my rabbit communicate with me? There are certainly times where it feels like your connection with your pet is deeper than meets the eye. While cat and dog owners know how to interpret their animals' body language, it can be harder to learn the languages of small pets. But I have good news! Your rabbit can communicate with you, and probably is trying to communicate with you on a regular basis. Now, for the important question: What is your fuzzy friend saying to you?
How Do Zoos Prepare for Hurricanes?
Preparing for a hurricane is hard enough as it is, but it's even more complicated when you have thousands of wild animals to protect and care for. While pet owners are generally urged to evacuate, zoos do not have that ability. For one, the stress of travel, especially a last-minute relocation, can harm and even kill many animals. Hurricanes also are not easily predictable. Relocating animals can end up putting them in greater danger, even if they do survive the evacuation process. By the time zookeepers are positive they're in the path of a hurricane, it's often too late to pack up the animals, enough food and bedding for an indeterminable amount of time, and any other necessities onto a truck and face the hundreds of miles of evacuation traffic. Therefore, zoos generally hunker down for the long haul when a natural disaster is predicted. So how do they protect thousands of animals from something as vicious as a hurricane?
Best Natural Allergy Relief Remedies
Whether you have fall, summer, or indoor allergies, or any combination of the above, the symptoms can be a terrible mood killer. Summer allergies can leave you suffering for the majority of the nice months, and fall allergies can keep you from enjoying nature's beauty during the cooler months. Allergy pills and syrups can leave you hazy and are just another set of chemicals that we're pumping into our bodies. Instead, try a more natural remedy for your battle with mother nature. The best natural allergy relief remedies can keep you alert and comfortable without any of those nasty side effects.
Why People Think Stoners Are Lazy
The cannabis community has been working to overcome stoner stereotypes for decades. Meanwhile, pop culture is spreading and perpetuating these pot-head portrayals. Anyone who smokes or has friends that smoke knows that stoners are just as varied in personality and capability as the rest of the world. Many of today's brightest minds cite marijuana as their creative and intellectual muse. So how is it that society came to perceive pot-heads as lazy and small-minded?
Greatest 90s Collectibles
Kids of the 90s collected the greatest, albeit weirdest, things. Every generation has its trends. Our parents had the pet rock. Millennials are not unique in the fact that their toys were weird, they are unique in the sheer number of great yet odd trends that appeared and took hold during their childhood. From Beanie Babies to Troll Dolls, we have compiled a list of the greatest 90s collectibles. Nostalgic as these great collectibles may be, decades later it's hard to not see the humor in how devoted we were to these brands.
Best 'Star Wars' Expanded Universe Books
In a galaxy far, far away, there are even more Star Wars universes. The Star Wars Expanded Universe (SWEU) is a marvelous creation of fictional material to complement the Star Wars saga beyond the movies, the Clone Wars movie and book trilogy, and many other parts of the Star Wars bibliography. Apart from the fact that the Expanded Universe includes comic books, video games, toys, and other assorted media, the focus of the entire galactic story is in the bibliography. Moreover, many of the Star Wars Expanded Universe books are comparable in quality to the Star Wars trilogy itself. In fact, many overlap with out list of the Best Star Wars Books. OMNI has compiled a list of some of the best Star Wars Expanded Universe books.
Medical Marijuana for Dogs
As more and more states legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, America is experiencing an unprecedented marijuana business boom. The number of Americans in support of the legalization of marijuana is continually increasing. When asked why they support legalizing cannabis, many supporters claim the herb has exceptional medical benefits.