Fukushima Man Who Returned To Feed Animals Everyone Left Behind

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The untold human suffering and property damage left in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan has been well-documented, but there’s another population that suffered greatly that few have discussed – the animals left behind in the radioactive exclusion zone. One man, however, hasn’t forgotten – 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, a former construction worker who lives in the zone to care for its four-legged survivors.

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22 Animals Who Have Hit The 3pm Slump

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Come 3pm and you’re dog tired and craving a catnap. Need a post-lunch slump pick-me-up? You can treat yourself to a great quality cup of coffee.

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Born Without Eyes, Smiley Inspires Everyone He Meets

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Now at nearly 12-years-old, Smiley has led a happy, healthy life, despite his rough start. Smiley, a golden retriever rescued by Joanne George of Stouffville, Canada, was born with dwarfism and without eyes.  Thanks to George, the gentle pup became a certified therapy dog through the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program. He spends his days comforting and inspiring patients in hospitals and nursing homes and helping kids in schools focus on their reading.

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Dog Cancer Detection 98% Reliable

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Dogs have been found to have 98% reliability rate in sniffing out prostate cancer in men, according to newly-published research.  The Italian study backs up tests carried out by the charity Medical Detection Dogs, which is based in Buckinghamshire.  Its co-founder Dr Claire Guest said its own research had found a 93% reliability rate when detecting bladder and prostate cancer, describing the new findings as “spectacular”.

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Ten Emotional Intelligence Lessons Taught by Pets

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One of the greatest lessons of my life came from a dog. It was Christmas Eve, 1989, and it happened as our house was burning to the ground. As we stood in the snow in our jammies, our Newfoundland, Alfie kept running back toward the house to make sure all the children were out and that everyone was safe. (We were, thankfully). That action was the most powerful lesson in pure, selfless, unconditional love that I’d ever witnessed. 

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Is The Cat Going Up or Down the Stairs?

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It’s been a while since relationships were irreparably damaged by The Dress, and people evidently crave the chaos.  There was a certain comfort in knowing that you, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian are staring at the same picture and having heated debates with anyone who would listen about the color of a dress.

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Video: St. Bernard Dog Takes Child For a Walk

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St. Bernard dogs are lovely, friendly creatures, but they’re a bit hard to manage if you’re a child, as one kid found out out recently in the Czech Republic.  In a video uploaded to Daily Motion by a user called Vidsking, a dog pulls a young person across the road.The whole thing was recorded on a passing car’s dashcam, while Chesney Hawkes’ lost ’90s “classic” “The One And Only” starts up on the radio. Luckily, the driver managed to stop in time.

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