Therapy Pig Soothing Travelers At SFO Airport

  One fine pig. That’s what, or rather, who is waiting for you if you’re lucky enough to travel through San Francisco this holiday season. There’s a good chance you might run into Lilou, the therapy pig. The Mercury News reports she’s part of the SFO’s Wag Brigade, a group of animals who greet travelers as they pass through the airport. That means dogs, Cats. Some rabbits and now Lilou, the pig. Not just any pig can roam the terminals

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Veteran Can’t Go To Work Without His Service Dog, So Lowe’s Hires Them Both

It’s hard enough for a veteran to find a job. What about one who needs his service dog by his side? That’s the case for Clay Luthy in Abilene, Texas. Where he goes, so does his 10-year-old dog, Charlotte. So, when he showed up at the local Lowe’s to apply for a job, he brought Charlotte to the interview. After all, they’re a package deal. Like hammer and nails. The management at Lowe’s didn’t blink. They hired Clay. And Charlotte,

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Custom Wet Suit Stitched Up For Penguin With Feather Loss Problem

It looks so fun to be a penguin. One with a feather loss problem? Not so much. Just ask a little squirt of a girl at Sea World who goes by the name of, “Wonder Twin.” She’s been losing feathers. Chunks of them. Which is a bigger deal than simply a fashion challenge. The Guardian reports this also makes it really hard for her to manage her body temperature and pop in and out of the water with the other

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The First Holidays Without My Mom

In case you were wondering, Yes, that was me. The lady pushing her buggy down the aisle of the grocery store right before Thanksgiving. Tears streaming down her face. That was me. Tears were not the plan. Yukon Golds for mashed potatoes, Elbow macaroni for mac n’cheese. A few other things I had forgotten. That was the plan. I should remember my tears always have their own plan. Make no allowances for public appearances. And so, they picked the day

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Books I Love For 2016 Holiday Gifts

Time is running short. Your gift list is not. Whether it’s Secret Santa at work, a girlfriend, your sister, you mom, you need that extra gift. One she’ll really enjoy. Here are some I can highly recommend: “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Of course, I’m going to mention my latest book. Only because I’ve been told it really does make a great gift,

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Dolly Parton Offers $1000 A Month For Families Who Lost Homes In Tennessee Fires

Dolly Parton. This incredible woman knows how to do celebrity right. Beyond her talent and incredible business success, she’s always been amazingly inclusive and generous. She never forgets where she comes from. Which happens to be Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, right in the middle of the area ravaged by wildfires in recent weeks. Dolly has announced that she’s gathering all her businesses and her foundation to help out. She’s offering $1,000 a month to each family who has lost their home

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Daryn On HLN- Growing Up With Florence Henderson’s Wonderful Real Life Kids

The world knew Florence Henderson as a talented actress and of course, as Carol Brady, the mom on The Brady Bunch. Those of us who grew up with her kids in Beverly Hills, knew her as, “Mrs. Bernstein,” the mother to the some of the nicest kids any of us knew. When Florence Henderson passed away last week, the producers at HLN asked me to come on and share a sweet side of her millions of her fans probably didn’t

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Generous Farmers Help Grieving Neighbor Harvest Over 100 Acres In A Day

It’s more than wheat, hay and other crops farmers are growing in Connorsville, Indiana. They are growing generosity, love and compassion. Things you don’t know you have until times are hard. Beyond hard. Challenges you would wish on no one. That’s what Steve Wollyung’s family is facing. Just days getting ready to harvest 112 acres on his farm, Steve’s four-year-old granddaughter, Ayla, died in an accident on the farm. Finishing that harvest was the last thing Steve could handle right

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One TV Mom Figures Out How To Have It All

    My friend, Lori, is nuts.     Some would say.     Who walks away from a job she worked more than 20 years to get?     A job she loves.     A job with perks.     Who does that?     A certain kind of woman.     Also known as,     A mom.     “My kids are now 9 and 5, precious ages I don’t want to miss,” she shared this week on Facebook.     Trading in 9-5 for her kids

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Two Sisters Become Moms Adopting Family Of Six Siblings

Sisters do some incredible things together. Tracy and Sherrie Smith of Benbrook, Texas are taking it to a new level. They’ve become moms. Adopting. Together. Not one. Not two. How about six siblings?! Who would ever take in six young kids that officials were hoping they could keep together? These great women. That’s who. Are they crazy? They’ll be the first to tell you, absolutely. And they couldn’t be happier. They’re raising the kids they were meant to. Their kids.

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