• Illinois Feb 25

    Minnesota Pet Hospice Volunteers Comfort Terminally Ill, Elderly Animals

    An informal but dedicated network of pet hospice volunteers across the Twin Cities is working through local animal rescues to provide comfort to terminally ill and elderly animals. The Pet Project Rescue has been running the Lukas Project hospice program since 2011, Minnesota Public Radio reported . Secondhand Hounds also launched a hospice program called Forever Loved about three years ago.

  • NBC Feb 20

    'We Just Want to Say Thank You': Fund the Shelters Challenge Raises $1.56M for Animals

    Ahead of the fifth annual Clear the Shelters animal adoption initiative, NBC and Telemundo stations teamed with Michelson Found Animals for a month-long fundraising campaign. The Fund the Shelters Challenge raised almost $1.6 million for animal welfare groups across the country. The money will help offset the cost of offering reduced or waived fees during Clear the Shelters, as well...

  • founder Dec 5, 2019

    See How This Dog Photographer Gives Back to Animal Shelters

    Dog Breath Photography, a photography company run by Kaylee Greer, finds a way to give back to the MSPCA. Scroll below to meet three dogs up for adoption at MSPCA’s Nevins Farm, and scroll more for a look at Greer’s work with dogs.

  • CEO Nov 15, 2019

    World's Largest Starbucks Opens in Chicago Friday

    The big day is finally here. The largest Starbucks in the world opened Friday in Chicago. The 35,000-square-foot Reserve Roastery has been under wraps since construction started a few years ago. No one knew what the inside of the “epic” five-floor space would look like in place of the iconic Crate and Barrel building at Michigan Avenue and Erie Street...

  • CEO Nov 14, 2019

    See Inside World's Largest Starbucks, Opening Friday in Chicago

    Are you ready for a peek inside the world’s largest Starbucks, opening Friday in Chicago?

  • Mayor Nov 13, 2019

    Why Did Starbucks Pick Chicago to House its Largest Roastery?

    The world’s largest Starbucks will soon open in Chicago – and the decision to bring the company’s biggest roastery to the Windy City was no accident.

  • PRESIDENT Nov 10, 2019

    NRA Turmoil Creates Rift Among Some Big Donors

    Joe Olson was once such a passionate supporter of the National Rifle Association that he pledged to bequeath several million dollars from his estate to the gun organization upon his death. But the steady drip of investigations and misspending allegations and a shakeup at the top ranks of the NRA compelled him to alter his will. The NRA will no...

  • Eric Hinton Nov 5, 2019

    Spanx Founder Buys Olivia Newton-John's ‘Grease' Pants

    The founder of Spanx was revealed to be the successful bidder for the skintight satin pants that Olivia Newton-John wore in the movie “Grease.”

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Google Claims Breakthrough in Blazingly Fast Computing

    Google announced Wednesday it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing, saying it has developed an experimental processor that took just minutes to complete a calculation that would take the world’s best supercomputer thousands of years. The feat could open the door someday to machines so blazingly fast that they could revolutionize such tasks as finding new medicines, developing vastly...

  • United States Oct 17, 2019

    Alicia Alonso, the Grande Dame of Cuban Ballet, Dies at 98

    Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba’s socialist system, died Thursday at age 98. Miguel Cabrera, an official at the National Ballet of Cuba founded by Alonso, said she died at a hospital in Havana. As founder and director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Alonso personified...

  • director Oct 15, 2019

    MeToo Leader Launches New Hashtag to Mobilize Voters

    The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that issues of sexual violence and harassment have largely been absent...

  • WASHINGTON Oct 14, 2019

    An Architect's Eco-Friendly LA Home Designed With Repurposed Materials

    We’re in the Mount Washington section of Los Angeles for a look at a property that minimizes environmental impact on every level. See how owner Steve Pallrand, founder of the firm Home Front Build, transformed his home using repurposed materials… Proving that chic design can and should be eco-friendly.

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2019

    Trump Escalates Impeachment Fight, Barring Envoy's Testimony

    Escalating his fight against Congress’ impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump flouted Democratic warnings about impeachable conduct Tuesday in blocking a U.S. diplomat from testifying about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. House committee chairmen quickly issued a subpoena to force the envoy to appear before the House next week and produce documents recovered from his personal devices.

  • California Oct 5, 2019

    At TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, Startups Take Aim at Modernizing Old Industries

    The name says it all: TechCrunch Disrupt is a conference for entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive change to an industry, using all the tools of Silicon Valley. In past years, the San Francisco edition of the Disrupt conference has seen a flurry of activity around nascent fields of technology: virtual and augmented reality, robotics, and the smart home. But this...

  • Mayor Sep 9, 2019

    World's Largest Starbucks Gets Opening Date in Chicago

    The world’s largest Starbucks is coming to Chicago – in November.

  • United States Sep 8, 2019

    News4 Your Sunday: Helping Kids With Rare Diseases

    News4’s Pat Lawson Muse discusses helping kids with rare diseases with Patricia A. Redding, CEO and founder of Rare Kids Network and Kara L. Simpson, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor at Children’s National Health System Rare Disease Institute.

  • VMS Aug 28, 2019

    DC Agencies Knew of Illegal Rental Months Before Deadly Fire

    Before the house fire that killed a 9-year-old boy and a man earlier this month, at least three D.C. agencies knew of dangerous conditions inside the row house that was illegally divided into tiny apartments.

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Swerves on Economy, Guns and Migrants

    President Donald Trump can’t seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama. From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements of the former president as fully his own or distorts the truth to undermine the Democrat’s legacy. On problems uniquely his own, Trump deflects. This past week was no different.

  • NEW YORK Aug 18, 2019

    The Often-Hated Open Floor Plan Gets a New Savior: The Office Pod

    The open floor plan has become a minefield of distractions for office workers — the incessant ringing of phones, the chatter of co-workers, typing on keyboards — all of which threaten to undermine a productive workday. Enter the office pod. These sleek, self-contained booths are increasingly being sought by employers and have been embraced by workers. They provide a quiet...

  • founder Aug 7, 2019

    Exercises to Ease Sciatica Pain

    Sciatica pain impacts about 40 percent of people, but there are a range of exercises that can help to ease the discomfort. The pain caused by sciatica is numbing and searing, according to Maggie Downie, the founder of Personal Euphoria. Because it is the thickest nerve in the body, pain can also appear in the butt, thigh and calf, and...

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