Real Stories

 
Real people from around the world share their weird and wonderful stories. This is where you will find the most heartwarming stories of people giving back and living in harmony with the natural world.

Adorable Photos of Shelter Dogs the Moment They Get Adopted

We hope you have your air conditioning because these photos and stories run the risk of melting your heart. We went on an excursion through the vast expanses of the internet and dug up the cutest, most adorable photos of dogs the moment they get adopted by compassionate humans, and the results are soul-warming. Dogs are one of the only species that communicate with us using facial expressions, so when dogs are happy or sad, we can see on their faces. Kiss your favorite doggy and get ready for some touching tales of love and friendship.
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This Mom Had Just $12 To Her Name, and What Her 8-Year-Old Son Spent It on Brought Her To Tears

In this strange and uncertain time, hope is something we all need to remember. But after one mother lost her job and home due to the pandemic, hope was something she struggled to maintain. She had no food for her children to eat, they didn't have a proper roof over their heads, and she had just $12 left in her pocket. But that didn't stop her 8-year-old son from taking that money and spending it on something that would change all of their lives forever.
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This Couple Sold All of Their Possessions To Turn an Old Van Into a Dream Family Home on Wheels

If you don't dream of handing in your resignation, leaving your life behind, and becoming a hermit in the forest at least once in your life, you're obviously doing this whole human thing wrong. And what better way of feeding two birds with one seed than building your very own home on wheels? This couple, along with their young daughter, decided to do just that. They sold their home and their possessions to turn an old van into their dream home on wheels, and the end result is extraordinary.
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The “Pink Princess” Plant on Everyone’s Wish List Is Called Out for Being a Scam

You might have seen the pink princess plant over the last couple of years as it has surged in popularity as a house plant. Also known as the philodendron pink princess, its striking two-tone foliage of forest green and Barbie pink has captured hearts around the world. And it's easy to see why. But it's led to an eye-watering price hike - one pink princess can set you back several hundreds of dollars. And you're unlikely to get a whole plant for that, as people are only really selling small cuttings.
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Celebrity Mugshots That These Stars Probably Don’t Want You Seeing

Everyone makes mistakes right? And celebrities are no exceptions. Often times, they get caught up in the lifestyle of the rich and famous and tend to have some unfortunate run-ins with the law. And even if they clean up their act, no matter the path they choose following their arrest, once a star's mugshot gets cast out to the public, it tends to live on for years on end. And while we are sympathetic, that doesn't mean we aren't going to share these infamous and often surprising celebrity arrest stories.
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The Sustainable School in Bangladesh That Was Hand-Built by the Students

Bangladesh happens to be at the forefront of both sustainable living and progressive education. A school in the rural village of Rudrapur is an example of a sustainable building that's sensitive to its natural environment. Called the METI Handmade School, it's exactly as its name claims; a school built by the hands of the Dinajpur district locals. It's been so successful, that it even received an Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007 for its ecologically friendly methods, aesthetic beauty, and harmonious cooperation between the people involved.
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Adorable Before and After Photos of Dogs Growing Up Alongside Their Favorite Humans

These dogs and their favorite human companions are guaranteed to melt your heart and make you smile. Since they were puppies and little kids (sometimes even babies), these dogs and humans have been besties. Through before and after photos that we promise you will love, these people managed to chronicle themselves growing up with their beloved four-legged friends. No wonder we say dogs and humans are best buds.
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Single Mom Notices Fascinating Similarities Between Her Two Foster Babies and What She Discovers Changes Their Lives

Recently divorced Katie Page decided to take on the selfless decision to become a foster parent. After taking in a newborn baby boy she felt the need to expand her family. Months later she decided to foster a newborn baby girl. After discovering striking similarities between the two, she decided to investigate if her suspicion was a reality.
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After Stray Dogs Kept Flocking to This Woman’s Farm in Costa Rica, She Decided to Turn It Into a Canine Paradise

On the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, lies a life-changing sanctuary for dogs called The Land of the Strays. Also known as Territorio de Zaguates, The Land of the Strays is essentially the dog-heaven your parents always told you about, except these pups have been giving a second chance at life. This privately-funded dog shelter has a strict no-kill policy, meaning that they always choose to preserve a pup's life if they are healthy or treatable. It means that they are prone to acquiring more dogs than they should, but this shelter has found some ways to ensure that every one of their 1300 dogs gets the care and attention they deserve.
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A Female-Owned Farm in North Carolina Is Flourishing During a Global Pandemic

In Charlotte, North Carolina, one business owner is paving the way for both women and people of color in agriculture. A disproportionately male-dominated industry, not only does Samantha Foxx own her own farm, but she's successfully adapting to these unusual times and business has been booming. Now, she and her family are far more self-sufficient and have a better understanding of their bodies, their food, and their health.
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