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Overgrown sheep caught in a bush is sheared back to safety

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In Australia, an animal humane society brought in a champion sheep-shearer to trim a badly overgrown sheep that was found wandering in the woods near the capital. Read the rest

Germany Lacks Proper Conditions to Host Large Number of Refugees - Activist

Germany has not managed to create the proper conditions for hosting big number of refugees, but it has a potential for it, the chairman of the German Society for the Protection of Civil Rights and Human Dignity (GBM) said.

Humans Have Eliminated Half the World's Trees

Human beings are having an overwhelming impact on Earth’s ecosystems, whether we’re pouring plastic into the ocean or filling the skies with carbon. But it’s not just modern society that’s to blame — our environmental legacy stretches way back into history. Since dawn of civilization, we’ve caused nearly half of the world’s trees to disappear. Read more...

Markets and Morality

Economics is dubbed the dismal science because it studies scarcity. A question that predates human society is how should scarcity be distributed. Nature rewards the strong, the quick, and the cunning. Societies mitigate this...

At This Restaurant, Eat Quinoa With No Human Interaction

Would you eat in a restaurant where you don’t interact with the employees at all? There’s a new restaurant that’s either the next frontier in segregating our society by wealth, or an efficient way to grab a quick bowl of quinoa. Diners order and pay for their meals using tablet computers, then pick them up from glass cubbies, like a … [More]

Watch a Humane Society Parody Car Salesmen on TV

3 days agoNews : NewsFeed

"We've got cats in all makes, models, and colors..."

A Group of Historians Debates How the World Ended, But Their Evidence Is...Funny

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The short anime comedy Bureau of Proto Society takes us to a post-apocalyptic bunker, when the last remnants of humanity live isolated from the world. The bunker’s historians gather each day to try to debate how the world ended—and once you see their historical sources, you’ll understand their confusion. Read more...

Modafinil: The ‘smart drug’ leading the charge towards a future of neuroenhancement

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Extension of our “natural” capacities through science and technology is not a new phenomenon – it has been a key driver of many evolutions of human society throughout history: movement with the wheel; navigation with the compass; communication with the wire. The field of “neuroenhancement” – using...

Horses With 3-Foot-Long Hooves Freed From 15-Year-Long Hell

Early last Friday, three horses were found on a private farm by field service officers with the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC), a nonprofit organization that contracts with Washington County, Maryland to provide animal control services. Show More Summary

Racism and greed have warped our political discourse and turned us into ‘human capital’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Words matter. Language evolves as societies values change. Today our language tells us that we are human capital, that policies must be market-based, that welfare is an expletive, that no one is entitled to anything and that liberal means profligate and intolerant....

Easygoing Dog Brings His Teddy Bear Along for a Peaceful Drift Around the Pool in an Inflatable Raft

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In 2014, a very easygoing yellow lab brought his favorite teddy bear along with him as he climbed into an inflatable raft and drifted peacefully around his human’s pool. via Ramona Humane Society

Ticket Alternative Employees Donate to Atlanta Humane Society

It’s no secret that the employees of Ticket Alternative love animals (ICYMI: TA Petting Zoo), so we were more than happy to collect items on Atlanta Humane Society’s Wish List to donate! We are proud to announce that we raised $105 in money donations in addition to the towels, cleaning supplies, food, treats, and toys we […]

Meet the Genghis Khans of the Plant Kingdom

Sonchus oleraceus (Photo: Sten Porse/Wikimedia) In human history, certain societies have made it their business to try to take over the world. In plant history, there are species with the same instinct. Faced with a field of green, most...Show More Summary

Puppy With Unusual Appearance Finds Home With Family Who 'Saw Her For Who She Was'

This pooch is living the life she always deserved, thanks to one family who noticed her true beauty. Lisa the puppy arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, earlier this month after spending some time at a previous shelter. Show More Summary

Calgary Humane Society Advertises ‘Pre-Owned’ Cats in an Amusing ‘Used Car’ Style Adoption Campaign

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Calgary Humane Society has created an amusing campaign for their Cat-Tastic Summer Pawty adoption day on August 22nd in which older, adoptable cats are advertised as “pre-owned” in the very distinct style of a used car commercial. We’ve got bouncy castles, cotton candy treats, frozen drinks, crafts, face paint, balloons AND adorable adoptables – […]

Felines! Felines! Felines! Felines! This enthusiastic salesman...

Felines! Felines! Felines! Felines! This enthusiastic salesman has taken a break from his used car lot to spread the word about all the fine pre-owned cats that are currently available for adoption at the Calgary Humane Society. “He’s...Show More Summary

Why collaboration may encourage corporate corruption

While the benefits of cooperation in human society are clear, new research suggests it also has a dark side -- one that encourages corrupt behavior.

The Shocking Facts About America’s Human Trafficking Sex Trade

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

Human trafficking is a blight on our society. We have seen enough as investigators to fill your nightmares with images […] The post The Shocking Facts About America’s Human Trafficking Sex Trade appeared first on Crime Feed.

10 proven ways to boost employee job satisfaction

What matters most to your employees? That was the question we posed last year in this blog post based on The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2012 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report. We were shocked to learn thatShow More Summary

Strange Looking Puppy With Facial Scars Finds Her Forever Home

When 10-week-old Lisa arrived at the Silicon Valley Humane Society she didn’t fit in with the other dogs. Because of facial scarring her appearance was unusual. Lisa had scars all over her face and a serious case of “cherry eye,” which is severely inflamed eyelids that required surgery, reports the Daily Mail. Show More Summary

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