Relationship

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Dogs Must be Walked Twice a Day, According to a New German Law

Germany is planning to execute a law for pet owners: All dogs must be walked twice a day. Julia Klöckner, the agriculture minister, introduced the new law after she discovered that many of the 9.4 million dogs in Germany are not getting proper exercise.   Details of the Law Requiring Owners to Walk Their Dogs   With the […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Kate Bowler: How to Speak to Someone Who’s Suffering

Saying the wrong things to a person in deep pain and suffering is usually an unintentional act. Everyone thinks they are being helpful and supportive, but a lot of times, we only end up making the person feel worse. They won’t always call us out on our unintended mistakes, and we just go right ahead […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 4 min read

People Are Buying Giant Snails the Size of Small Dogs As Pets.

Snails are adorable (most of the time). How can you not love those pouty, pursed lips and antenna eyes? What they lack in speed they make up for in cuteness, and there’s nothing more hilarious than watching a snail eat lettuce and cucumbers. Well, only if it’s a small, harmless, and clean snail. Ok so […]

Penelope Wilson

Penelope Wilson

The Hearty Soul Team

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20 Common Gaslighting Phrases Used to Manipulate and Confuse You

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation where an individual seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted person or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, or sanity. It’s a subtle yet potent tool employed by manipulators to control and confuse their victims. In this article, we […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

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Study Shows That Your Dog Is Deliberately Manipulating You

One of the reasons dogs make such great companions is that they’re so good at communicating with us. They wear their emotions on their faces far more than most non-human animals. We’ve now discovered that’s because they are aware we’re watching, and have learned that humans are visual creatures who respond to facial cues. At […]

Jade Small

Jade Small

Freelance Writer

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Gentle Elephant Shot In Head Walks Up To Truck To Ask For Help

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in June 2016 and has since been updated. “He came 5 centimeters close to death. He was lucky.” Pretty Boy, a rather handsome elephant, knew he was in serious need of help. He had been shot, survived the attack and then walked around with his wounds for several weeks. It’s easy […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

 · 6 min read

10 Red Flags That Someone Can Not Be Trusted, According To Science

Would you consider yourself one who tends to trust people easily? Or are you rather someone who assumes no one can be trusted until they have proven otherwise? So much goes into trust, making it a complicated subject. Some of us don’t trust easily because our trust has been broken. Others don’t trust because they, […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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30 Smartest Animals in the World

Science has led to incredible realizations about the world around us, including some of the world’s smartest animals. Here are 30 animals known for their incredible intelligence and abilities. 1. Intelligent Animals can Empathize Elephants are among the world’s smartest animals for several reasons. First, they seemingly feel things like empathy, self-awareness, and mourning. Second, […]

Leah Berenson

Leah Berenson

Freelance Writer

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10 Tiny Actions You Didn’t Realize Your Dog Actually Loves (and Needs)

Are you looking for ways to increase the bond you have with your dog? Good news! Bonding with your dog doesn’t have to involve any grand gesture. As you’ve likely heard before, the little things often mean the most. There are many small ways you can bond with your dog every single day. These include: […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

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New Mom Takes Her Own Life: This is Her Friends Plea

Many women silently battle with postpartum depression, and this story should remind us that not every mother’s journey is joyful, happy and bright. Sometimes it gets dark, lonely, scary, miserable and uncertain.  In Montgomery, Alabama, lived Allison and Julie – neighbours, and lifelong friends. Allison and Julie were both Army wives, and when Julie moved in […]

Jade Small

Jade Small

Freelance Writer