NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bay-Li, Car-Li and Hay-Li have had a rough day. After a workout on the treadmill, a dip in the pool and some personal grooming, they finish off the day with a gourmet dish of chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, Red Delicious apples and blueberries.
They are Shih Tzus, a dog breed whose name comes from the Chinese word for “lion dog.”
NEW YORK, August 12 (Reuters) – When couples split, custody is one of the hardest issues they have to resolve. And that goes for dogs and other furry family members as much as for children.
Formosa Hsu and her ex-partner Joseph, who did not have kids, spent years in mediation to decide how to split the time of their little beagle mix Pupineya, whom they had adopted when he was 3 months old.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – It takes a special kind of person to be a morning-show host.
Not just the kind of person who can get up at 3 or 4 a.m. every day, but someone with a personality that the rest of America doesn’t mind seeing when they are tired, grumpy and have not yet had a first cup of coffee.
NEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) – When Stan Calow was growing
up, frugality was a way of life: “You spend as little as you
need to, and then save everything else.” So, the 58-year-old
engineer and U.S. Army veteran from Kansas City, Missouri always
hated spending money.
It took his financial planner, Cindy Richey, to drill the
point into him that it was actually okay to enjoy his savings
once in a while.
NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) – When choosing retirement
locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities,
proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare.
Chris Cooper had something else to consider – marijuana
The investment adviser from Toledo had long struggled with
back pain due to a fractured vertebra and crushed disc from a
fall. He hated powerful prescription drugs like Vicodin, but one
thing did help ease the pain and spasms: marijuana.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jason Jepson’s love affair with Amazon Prime lasted quite a while. But about a year ago, when some deliveries started going through the U.S. postal service rather than a private delivery service like United Parcel Service Inc, Jepson noticed the service getting spotty.
The 40-year-old communications consultant from Austin, Texas said first it was one package that was delayed, then a second. Then seven. Then 13.
NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – With four kids between the ages
of 1 and 12, Loralee Leavitt is a cost-savings ninja when she
hits the road.
Leavitt, who hails from Kirkland, Washington, estimates that
she has gone on more than 30 road trips with her growing family,
logging over 60,000 miles, to places like Utah, Colorado,
Arizona and California.
NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – Not long ago, Americans
megastars only came from places like network television shows or
These days, they also come from somewhere else entirely:
While old-media outlets like newspapers have been losing
subscribers, YouTube celebrities have been gaining
them by the busload.
NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – When Kristi Sullivan quizzed
her husband about how much money she made last year, the Denver
financial planner was shocked to discover he was off by a wide
Although they have been married for 18 years, with two kids,
her hubby missed the mark by $8,000.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)
When Stephen Lovell used to visit his grandparents as a kid, it was like entering the world of Cole Porter or “The Great Gatsby.”