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In Puerto Rico, organizations work to give animals battered by hurricane a second chance

In Puerto Rico, organizations work to give animals battered by hurricane a second chance

Politics
This is part of a series of originally reported stories from Daily Kos on the impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, communities, children and more. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, most of our attention goes to the safety and well-being of human beings. Emergency medical and rescue services, food, water, shelter—all of these things are of immediate concern. But what may fail to come to mind for many is the safety of animals. In Puerto Rico, the disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria have failed people in a major way—Refugee International describes the poor coordination between FEMA and the local government as "prolonging the humanitarian emergency on the ground." Surprisingly, though, this has not been the case when it comes to animals impacted by the
You have one more chance to see West African folklore brought to life through puppetry

You have one more chance to see West African folklore brought to life through puppetry

Breaking News
With the closing of PuppetART Theatre's downtown location last year, and the moving of the troupe's performance space and museum to a temporary spot in Southfield, it seemed as though the magic of puppetry would no longer have a place in downtown Detroit. [content-1] Fortunately, some other local institutions have stepped in to lend the group stages in and around downtown. For instance, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit hosted the troupe for a few performances of The Snow Queen after Christmas.…
Ryan Reynolds Baked a Sweet Valentine's Day Cake for Blake Lively—But There's a Chance It's Toxic

Ryan Reynolds Baked a Sweet Valentine's Day Cake for Blake Lively—But There's a Chance It's Toxic

Entertainment
Ryan Reynolds just confirmed the notion that “It’s the thought that counts.” Valentine’s Day is all about doing something special for your loved ones, so on Wednesday, the actor got busy in the kitchen making a freshly-baked creation for his wife Blake Lively. The Deadpool star took to Instagram to show off the strawberry-covered cake—but Lively may want to hold off on digging in. “I baked this cake for my wife. The icing is glue, ‘cause I’m not a scientist,” Reynolds captioned the photo holding up the dessert, while looking a bit unsure of the sweet treat himself. RELATED: 10 Decadent Dessert Recipes Starring Chocolate Though the cake actually looks super delicious—and he’s most likely only playing about the glue—this is not the actor’s first baking fail. Back in December, the star attem

One Last Chance

Sports
Note: This is a post by our new writer Yazdan Basir. You can congratulate [or argue with] him on Twitter at @yazdan_basir. He blogs as ThoughtBox. Check out his previous work here. Growing up a Barcelona fan and witnessing Leo Messi’s arrival into the first-team and his eventual dominance of the world, I could never have predicted that there’d be a time where he would struggle to make it to the World Cup with his national side. A trophy that was inches away from his hands three years back is now one that looks like a fleeting fantasy. The weight of a whole nation seems to fall on the 5’7″ frame of the little man. While you could argue that Argentina have, arguably, the best options available going forward, the fact is that those players are polar opposites to what they are for their respe