Did doctors cross a line to help Asha?

Did doctors cross a line to help Asha?
A rent-a-crowd of greenies, refugees and bleeding hearts railed against the heartless and held up photographs of refugee babies outside the hospital. But it also gave parents, usually not engaged with the refugee debate, pause to reflect, asking
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Junge: “Root out them liberals”
Recently, in a big box store parking lot in the Capital City, I ran into an acquaintance I had met in my travels around this Republic of ours. It was Clem Foghorn. The newspaper said he had been elected to the Legislature. Since it was what I would
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Gaur in the backyard

Gaur are the largest of all cattle species, but in some parts of India, they are as common in backyards as white-tailed deer are here.

These animals are sometimes called “Indian bison,” but they are actually more closely related to domestic cattle.

Living with large wild bovines can be a hazard. I think that’s why the aurochs was made extinct in Europe, and the European bison was reduced to just a few relict populations. It’s also why American bison don’t roam like they once did.




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Feb 8, Breed Specific Dog Food | Best Dog Food Guide

Breed specific dog food a marketing gimmick or do dog food companies have solid reasons to manufacture these canine menus?
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Dog becomes a social media star after owner captures moment she was denied burger
Dogs may not be able to tell their owners how they are feeling, but one Siberian husky relied on her facial expressions to reveal the shock and betrayal she felt after her owner finished his burger – without giving her the last bite. Julio Savala Lopez
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Julie Bishop: Paris climate treaty must balance environment and economy
A historic global climate accord forged in Paris has been received with widespread relief in Australia. But questions have already been raised by Labor, the Greens and environmental groups about whether Australia can reach what Foreign Minister Julie …
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Oh Hey, Classic Hollywood

1. Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, 28th annual Academy Awards (by Allan Grant)  //  2. Elizabeth Taylor (by Hulton Archive)  //  3. Brigitte Bardot in London (by Express)  //  4. Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner (by Michael Ochs Archives) //  5. Fred Astaire (by Sasha) //  6. Katharine Hepburn (by Hulton Archive)  //  7. Hedy Lamar (by Alfred Eisenstaedt) //  8. Marilyn Monroe (by Michael Ochs Archives) //  9. Fred Astaire (by Sasha)  //  10. Audrey Hepburn (by Allan Grant) //  11. Clark Gable (by Hulton Archive)  //  12. Grace Kelly (by Hulton Archive)  //  13. Ginger Rogers (by Hulton Archive) // 14. Claudette Colbert (by Hulton Archive) 

It’s Oscars week you guys! It’s Oscars week! Since I was a little girl, I’ve looked forward to the Academy Awards, which air this Sunday evening. I wanted to be an actress throughout my childhood, and into early adulthood as well – I even have a bachelors degree in acting. Most of my training was in stage theatre, but I had full on stars in my eyes for movies, and that was my ultimate dream. While I eventually turned my career aspirations toward design (it was actually a required costume design course for my degree that flipped the switch to clothing design for me), my love affair with film never died. There is little I love doing more than watching movies, and Oscar night is hands down my favorite night of the year to turn on the television.

When it comes to movies, I love everything from tiny indie films to action blockbusters. And although I am by no means a classic film buff (truth be told I’ve really only seen a handful of old movies, mostly the very famous ones), I have a fascination with classic hollywood that stems from my childhood dreams of one day becoming a glamorous movie star. I’m infinitely intrigued by learning more about the stories of the actors’ lives (which so often seemed to be filled with drama and heartache), and I absolutely love looking at photographs of them at their most dolled up. So in honor of Oscars week, I thought I’d share some of my all-time favorite shots of these iconic celebrities. Each of them can be found (and purchased!) on photos.com.

Who else is excited about the Oscars this weekend? Who is your favorite classic Hollywood star? (Forever an Audrey girl over here!)

This post is in collaboration with photos.com. Thank you for supporting the brands who help make Bubby and Bean possible. 


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A West Coast Winter Bridal Shoot

A West Coast Winter Bridal Shoot (via Bubby and Bean)

It has now been four and a half years since I got married, and since that time, there have admittedly been very few wedding themed posts around here. That said, this is actually the second bridal shoot we’ve featured in the last month, but it is so absolutely gorgeous that when photographer Rebecca Carroll submitted it, I could’t resist publishing. I love mysterious, whimsical forest-themed photo shoots (as you can probably tell by looking through the ones I’ve showcased here on the blog over the years), and with the dark lighting and deep green colored moss contrasted against the bright white of the dress, this one had an especially magical quality to it. I’m excited to share some of my favorite shots with you guys today. (Can I also mention my envy over the fact that this is the photographer’s back yard?)

I asked Rebecca to tell me a little more about the inspiration and details behind the shoot. “Our theme was west coast winter,” she explained. “The giant trees and lush green. Of course we were hoping it would be cold enough for at least some frost but, in typical southern Vancouver island style it wasn’t quite cold enough. We shot this in my back yard which is in the works of becoming a ceremony venue – eventually it will be reception location too. Franziska (decor) and I planned this shoot out very quickly, and were instantly on the same page. She really pulled it off well with her style. We incorporated some local style and some of her Swiss touch with the faux fur and antlers. The bouquets and other flowers were immaculate – white and red roses nestled with dusty miller and local greenery. It really screamed winter wedding. The whole shoot felt like a mixture of Snow White (with her pale fairytale look) meets Viking queen (with the fur and silver goblets). The jewelry was made by a local designer in the style of twigs, which was a perfect fit for our aesthetic. And that dress! It featured a half lace half satin fit and flare style with a classic sheer top and sweetheart neckline.  So elegant.”

Photography: Rivkah Photography by Rebecca Carroll  //  Model: Aisling Goodman  //  Hair and Makeup: Beauty and Style by Erin Bradley  //  Design and Decor, Floral: Franziska Castioni at Charming Decor Event Design  //  Dress: Lis Simon at Tres Chic Boutique  // Venue: Cedar Haven Weddings

You can view more of Rebecca’s stunning work on her website, Facebook, and Instagram.


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286_Dogster_LogoHalo, Purely for Pets is so proud to be the founding sponsor of the PBS inspiring series Shelter Me.

In the “Hearts and Paws,” episode where filmmaker Steven Latham profiles an icon in the dog world, at least to those who enjoy the Sunday funnies: animal advocate Patrick McDonnell, creator of the MUTTS comic strip.

“I realized that Mooch and Earl have such great homes and loving guardians, and I thought about all the dog and cats who don’t and are just sitting in shelters waiting,” McDonnell said in the Shelter Me episode, debuting in May.

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Country Day routs Newman in District 12-2A finale

Country Day routs Newman in District 12-2A finale
By halftime the Greenies had seven turnovers. To make matters worse for Newman, the Cajuns went 6-of-6 from the free-throw line off the forced turnovers. Country Day waltzed into the second quarter holding a 22-4 lead, thanks to a bunch of 3-pointers
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Prep soccer roundup: Newman boys and girls, Country Day girls collect wins
Country Day sophomore Price Petagna scored in the 50th minute in the second half. “I thought the boys took their foot off the gas a little,” Jacques said about the Greenies' scoreless second half. “We were sloppy with the pass, but we hung in there and
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Newman cruises by Westminster to advance to semi-finals
The Isidore Newman School boys' soccer team dominated Westminster Christian Academy with a 4-1 final score on Tuesday, ending the Crusaders' seven-game win streak and advancing to the next round of the Division IV playoffs. The Greenies looked solid …
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After the party

The parade is over, confetti and streamers litter the ground – and just a touch of sun remains on this lovely Brittany Spaniel on his way home from the Lemon Festival in Menton. 

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Did you know raccoons can bark?

The first time I heard this sound in the dark, I had no idea what it was.

For those of you who don’t live where there are raccoons, I can tell you they are much more dog-like than you’d expect from animal that isn’t actually canid species. When you look into the eyes of a raccoon, it’s like looking into the eyes of a dog. This is a creature with a mind.

Probably the best way I can describe them to those who have never seen one in the flesh is they are kind of like a dog mixed with a primate and a bit of bear thrown in for good measure.

And when they are scared, they make lots of strange noises, including this alarm bark that sounds a bit extraterrestrial.





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