ANIMAL-FRIENDLY OFFICES ARE HAPPIER
A 2012 study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in the US found that staff members who brought their dogs to work felt less stress throughout the day compared with those without in-office pets. ‘Interacting with a dog at work, even if it’s not yours, helps reduce anxiety,’ says Jennifer Fearing, coauthor of Dogs At Work: A Practical Guide To Creating Dog-Friendly Workplaces (Humane Society Press).
PETS PROMOTE HARD WORK
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Chrissy's Vision Plan
Meet Chrissy Metz. You might know her from This Is Us. She’s a soon-to-be music sensation too, thanks to her vision plan that will also help you get exactly what you want in life.
5 Reasons To Visit Victoria Falls
This thundering natural wonder is just a short flight away, making it the perfect destination for a memorable – and fun-filled – long weekend.
Food, Fashion, Fun! With Lorna Maseko
Celebrity chef and TV star Lorna Maseko has a zest for life that is inspiring. She shares three of her passions with us: showing off this season’s top trends, dishing up some African-inspired dishes and giving us a peek into her glam (but comfy!) world
How To Get Pregnant
Type these four words into Google and you’ll be confronted with more than 600-million results on topics ranging from soya to stress and toxins to tracking. One thing is certain: having a baby is an information minefield, so Cyan Turan spoke to doctors, therapists and dietitians to sort the facts from the fiction. If you’re trying, or want to start, here’s what the experts say...
How To Make Friendships Last
Careers, relationships and family can be all-consuming. But, says Arielle Tchiprout, there is always a place for friendships.Here’s how you can sustain them
5 Ways To Help Your Pelvic Floor Bounce Back!
If you’re fed up with having to rush to the loo, here’s what to do...
Why Work Is Better With Pets
Companies that allow four-legged companions could see a boost in productivity and job satisfaction
How To Save A Relationship In Eight Dates
The secret to lasting love? Have conversations that count, relationship experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman tell ARIELLE TCHIPROUT
TUNE INTO YOUR HORMONES
Tired, hungry, emotional. Have you ever felt at the mercy of your hormones? Time for some straight-talking answers to help you feel more in control of your mind and body...
Rachel Kolisi a champion in her own right
Rachel Kolisi is bold, authentic – and extremely likable. At 30, she is a mother of four, has her own business and is committed to making South Africa a better place. GH editor SALLY EMERY sat down with her to find out more about the real Rachel – the woman who often finds herself at the centre of social-media storms for being outspoken, and the wife of one of SA’s most-loved sportsmen, Siya Kolisi
Born to Move
As the saying goes, a tired dog is a happy and well-behaved dog. Here's how to find the right exercise for your pup and why it's important for them to get active.
Give a Dog a Bone?
The pros and cons of feeding your furry friend these ‘treats’
"Do you have a puppy?"
"An expert translates the jargon on your furry friend's food packaging so you know just which bag to put in your cart."
Eye-catching houseplants that won't harm curious dogs or cats.
Meet the winners of our first America’s Best Pet Pals contest. Warm fuzzies guaranteed!
TIPS TO HELP Pets WITH Separation Anxiety
After more than a year of quarantining and bonding with their pet parents during the pandemic, many pets are now experiencing separation anxiety as Americans spend less time at home. Whether pet parents are planning to return to the office or go on a summer vacation, Crista Coppola, Ph.D., PetSmart’s consulting Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), says that identifying and managing separation anxiety in pets can go a long way to easing the transition back to regular activities for pets and pet parents alike.
Camping With Your Dog
Bringing your dog on your next outdoor overnight excursion? Oh, yes! With a little planning, your canine companion will enjoy camping just as much as you. These Northern Michigan spots are perfectly pet-friendly.
Notes for new breeders
Experienced breeders will tell you that there are a number of things they wish someone had told them before they had their first litter. This article will share a few of those items with you in the hope that it will encourage you to read more and ask more questions.
My Special Cat
Most of us have had that special cat—a heart cat with whom we had a deep connection. It may have been the cat we had as a child, or the one that saw us through a troubled time, or one with whom we bonded as we exhibited at cat shows. Whether the cat found us or we sought it out, those connections cannot be denied. These are the stories of some of those special cats and what they mean or meant to us.