Maria Carter

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This Animal Sanctuary Lets Guests Stay Overnight in Tiny Houses
The 384-square-foot units overlook pastures of friendly sheep, goats, pigs, and more.
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Conditions
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David Cassidy Opens Up About His Struggle With Dementia
'A part of me always knew this was coming.'
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My Son Has a Rare Genetic Disorder, and a Local Hiking Club Gave Him Confidence to Get Stronger
'I felt really anxious — what would people think about a kid with a walker hiking?'
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Here's Why You Should Never Open Your Car Door With Your Left Hand
We all need to get in the habit of doing this ASAP.
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Mom's Now-Viral Post Proclaims: Put on the Bathing Suit and Get in the Photos
'Be in pictures with your kids because when you're gone, the pictures will be all they have left.'
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How Crafting Helped This Mom Bring Her Son With Autism Out of Depression
The pair started out of a studio in their barn. Now they're raising awareness for autism through Etsy.
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This Oregon Farm's 'Goat Yoga' Classes Are Insanely Popular
There's already a wait-list of 1,200 people.
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Body
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Why You Should Never Clean Your Ears With Cotton Swabs
You could be creating a problem where there wasn't one.
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86-Year-Old Man Taught Himself How to Knit So He Could Make Hats for Babies
More than 300 preemies received cozy caps, thanks to him.
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U.S. Surgeon General Says Addiction Is a Chronic Brain Disease and Should Be Treated as One
'For far too long, people have thought about addiction as a character flaw or a moral failing.'
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Family & Pets
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Sweet Baby Girl and Her Dog Share the Same Rare Birth Defect
Shelter workers hope the match will bring understanding for both.
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Mind
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Dementia Patients Feel More at Home Thanks to This Company's Genius Custom Door Decals
The new entryways help assisted living residents remember and recognize their rooms.
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The Weather Channel Will Air 9 Hours of Tranquil Nature Videos on Election Day
This is one way to keep your head in the clouds next Tuesday...
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This Off-Roading Wheelchair Makes Hiking Accessible for Everyone
A Colorado state park now has two available for guest use.
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Doctors Have Tossed Out the Screen Time Ban for Kids Under 2
They've issued new rules for children over 18 months — with a few caveats.
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America's First Total Solar Eclipse in Nearly a Century Will Happen Next August
Campgrounds and observatories are already offering early reservations to meet demand.
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Beauty
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This Brave Cancer Patient Decided to Turn Her Hair Loss Into an Inspiring Event
She chopped off 12 inches for an organization that makes wigs for kids.
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Why Women Wear Engagement Rings
It's not very romantic — but the reason we wear them on our left hands is.
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All Your Lost Luggage Goes to One of the World's Largest Thrift Stores
Your loss is someone else's gain at Alabama's Unclaimed Baggage Center.
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Nutrition
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This Popular Great Depression Recipe Would Be Inedible By Today's Standards
The ingredients in Corned Beef Luncheon Salad might make your stomach turn.
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