Are you a cat person or a dog person? It’s a question that reveals far more than just what furry friend is snuggled up on your couch right now. When a new friend (or first date) self-identifies as a cat- or dog-person, you might think you’ve caught a glimpse at their personality—and as it turns out, you are probably right. […]
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Sure, your dog can get up on his hind legs when he wants attention, but does he know how to boogey? According to Radiolab, there are only two animal species who really “know” how to dance—as in, respond to a beat and matching motion to a music, as opposed to just moving rhythmically. Think you can name them? The answer […]
Welcome to Day 2 of Get Real on the Internet Week! New to the campaign? Get the details here. Sure, cute pictures of your angelic kids and pets are always crowd-pleasers on social media. But today, we dared readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram this twist on the typical posts: Day 2: Does your kid (or your pet) do anything that drives you up […]
Does your group have a spot for these well-read felines? They all belong to Real Simple staffers, and just happen to be big fans of our most popular No-Obligation Book Club reads. Tulip “She put what in the pie?!” Chloe The travesties of the prison-industrial complex gave Chloe a hairball. Dylan “In the Garden of Beasts and I wasn’t invited? Wait. […]
Have a compassionate friend on your Christmas list who loves animals? Consider giving them the gift of sponsoring a creature in need. Various organizations allow people to sponsor animals year round—it’s similar to a traditional donation to an organization, only your friend will also receive information about the furry (or feathery!) friend whose gift was in their support. A few […]
Dogs may race to their owners when called, but cats… well, choose not to, as it may turn out. According to a recent study reported on by Discover magazine, cats can actually tell that their owner’s voices is more “special” than strangers’ voices. The study involved playing three different stranger’s voices serially, followed by the owner’s voice, to each of […]
As if travelling for the holidays isn’t stressful enough, being separated from your pets can be difficult. To give yourself (and your furry friends) a peace of mind before choosing a sitter, schedule a meet-and-greet before you go away. Find a day and a time that works for you and your potential sitter, making sure your pet is present—this could […]
The holidays should be a merry time for all–including the four-legged member of your family. Unfortunately, certain foods–like bones, alcohol, baked goods, and chocolate–can spoil the fun for all if your pet gets ahold of them.
Last month, we learned that cats (especially the black variety) couldn’t get enough of the October 2013 issue of Real Simple. In November, two readers caught my eye on Instagram—and something tells me they preferred the feline-free cover! Have furry friends of your own? Make sure you know everything about keeping them safe during the holidays.
In the spirit of positivity, we asked Real Simple Facebook fans to share their very favorite moments in the day. The answers ranged from spiritual to sweet to side-splitting—it’s hard not to read them without smiling. Take a look at the highlights: • In what was close to 500 total responses, the biggest reoccurring theme was waking up, going into […]