Sometimes you really can find what you didn’t know was missing. It happened to Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular blog and book “Humans of New York,” when he adopted a funny little 11-year-old dog named Susie. Now a new Facebook page bearing Susie’s name aims to connect people with older dogs up for adoption all over the country.
Remember Theron Humphrey, the photographer who attained Internet fame with images of his dog Maddie standing on things? His latest photography project, “Why We Rescue,” packs a similarly blissful wallop. “When you’re in someone’s home with their rescued dog,” Humphrey said, “there’s a real tangible example of a person making the world a better place.”
As part of TODAY’s “Love Your Selfie” week, a special series examining body image, first lady Michelle Obama spoke with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager about raising self-confident girls. “We don’t talk about weight,” Obama said of her relationship with her daughters. “We talk about health. We talk about what’s on the inside.”
The TODAY family is growing with a familiar, friendly face: Tamron Hall has been named a co-host of TODAY’s Take, the show’s 9 a.m. hour. She’ll be joining fellow hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist.
Launched with the goal of “lending a hand to paws that serve,” a new charity called Mission K9 Rescue aims to find comfortable, happy homes for all sorts of working dogs when they age out of their vocations. At one recent reunion between a retired military dog and his former handler, all the humans involved cried — but the dog couldn’t stop smiling.
Duchess Kate dazzled onlookers Tuesday night with a longer hairstyle, a stunning Jenny Packham gown and something else: Serious royal bling, borrowed from her granny-in-law. Queen Elizabeth II loaned Kate the diamond necklace she received as a wedding gift for her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh in November 1947.
Gustavo Alonso, 27, served in the Marines for eight years before becoming a fashion designer. On Tuesday night, he showed his eveningwear collection at New York Fashion Week — the same day he wed his partner of five years.
As Michelle Obama eases into her 50s and her husband’s second term as president, she’s speaking out about the value of college for all students — and revealing some awkward moments in her own experience.
As the SeattleSeahawks and Denver Broncos brace for battle in Sunday’s Super Bowl, food lovers everywhere deserve to know: Which city dominates when it comes to game-day munchies? Oh, it is ON. In what just might be the food fight to end all food fights, TODAY.com writers Laura T. Coffey, who hails from the Pacific Northwest, and Amy Eley, a Denver native, are serving up Super Bowl party menu ideas. Let the games begin!
It’s pretty common for parents to field requests for pet puppies, kittens, hamsters, turtles and even the occasional snake or ferret. But what’s a mom and dad to do when their little girl wants a pet dragon? That’s easy. Contact some scientists.
President Barack Obama moved millions of listeners around the world when he gave his eulogy for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday — and on Wednesday, the White House released behind-the-scenes photos from Obama’s trip to South Africa.
Prince William and Duchess Kate enjoyed a high-profile date night on Wednesday, during which they donned 3-D glasses and watched the London premiere of Sir David Attenborough’s new film, “Natural History Museum Alive 3-D.”
It’s that most wonderful time of the year: The moment when the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lights up in spectacular glory in the heart of New York City. Millions across the globe were watching as the tree began to sparkle and shine on Wednesday night.
Rover.com has unveiled the most popular dog names across the United States for 2013 — and they don’t overlap with the most popular human baby names at all. “Frankly, I like the dog names better,” the company’s founder said.
A Massachusetts man is preparing a full turkey dinner for a whole bunch of people he’s never met. His 70 or so guests — elderly people, cancer patients, AA members, low-income people, at-risk teens, recently divorced people, widowed people and others — have one detail in common: Without him, they’d be alone on Thanksgiving.
Life did not begin well for a dog named Xena and a cat named Koshka — but now, it’s just about perfect. Once neglected and abused, the resilient canine and feline have been rescued by humans who absolutely adore them. Xena and Koshka also are celebrities in the animal world: The ASPCA named them Dog and Cat of the Year for 2013.
First there was Band Aid with “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Then came USA for Africa with “We Are the World.” And now, the dogs are having their day. In a public-service ad aimed at fighting pet cancer, canines of different shapes and sizes perform a music video in the charity-supergroup tradition.
A pivotal piece of American history went on sale Friday morning — but did not sell. The item — a Polaroid photo snapped in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, the day of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination — did not meet its reserve, according to the auction house, Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati. It was expected to fetch between $50,000 to $75,000.
Things have been looking up for Rupee the rescue dog. Waaaaaaaay up. Just three months ago, Rupee was a malnourished pup trying to survive at a dump site in India. Then he found a loving home, got fully rehabilitated and went on a trek to the top of the world.
A few months back, Lululemon Athletica’s too-sheer yoga pants transformed some women’s workouts into unintentional peep shows. This week a company co-founder spoke out about the fabric flap, calling it a “mistake” on Lululemon’s part and also attributing some of the problems to certain women’s body types.
A son in Los Angeles was heartsick about not being able to spend every day with his dad in Nebraska when his dad was dying of cancer. But thanks to the power of social media and the kindness of strangers, his dad’s room was soon covered from floor to ceiling with thousands of photos and drawings from all over the world.
The astoundingly uneven final score of a Texas high school football game was a tough loss for the team defeated 91-0, but it was just that — a loss — and not a case of bullying, an official at the school said Wednesday. “I consider this matter closed,” the official wrote.
The woman who had a child with former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has re-released an annotated version of her June 2012 memoir “What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me.” “I behaved badly,” Rielle Hunter writes.
Courtney Tharp’s fellow high school students aren’t at all surprised that she was named homecoming queen this week. They love her smile, her enthusiasm, her upbeat attitude about everything. Who cares if she struggles with fine motor skills or has some speech difficulties?
Oh, Granddad. If your gills could talk. The Australian lungfish has been cheering people up through the Great Depression, World War II, the race riots of the 1960s, the Vietnam War and beyond — and he’s been recognized as the oldest fish in any zoo or aquarium on the planet. He even got to enjoy a special cake!
This LEGO minifigure isn’t wearing pink, and she isn’t showing any skin. The “Scientist” just hit stores, and she’s already being hailed as a stereotype-busting hero of the toy aisle — and the first of her kind.
Lady and the Tramp realized they were in love over a bowl of pasta. For Rodd and Venice, romance bloomed at a training course for seeing-eye dogs. Mere months after Rodd and Venice fell prey to puppy love, so did their human owners, Claire Johnson and Mark Gaffey.
Employees who stare at computers for a living must avoid the hypnotic power of live penguin cams, shark cams, kitten cams and even koala cams. But this? Even Ben Bernanke himself might acknowledge that this is just too much.
In the children’s classic “Go, Dog. Go!”, the canines were able to drive their own little cars to the dog party. Oh, how David Rosenfelt and Debbie Myers wished their 25 dogs could do the same. But alas, they needed rides when the couple moved all the way from California to Maine.
You know how it is when you get to hobnob with the commander-in-chief. You put on your best outfit. You make sure you don’t have any food in your teeth. You … give him bunny ears when his head is turned??? Yep. That happened.
The future King of England tipped his hand on Tuesday about some of his greatest passions and dislikes. During his ever-so-brief appearance outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, he revealed these telling details.
Hear ye, hear ye! Nothing brings Londoners together quite like the birth of a royal baby. For real. These photos from 1948, 1982 and 2013 document the fact that people’s wild elation over the arrival of a royal firstborn hasn’t waned.
Alarmed by how many senior dogs languish in shelters because no one wants them, Los Angeles photographer Lori Fusaro is doing everything she can to show how much older dogs have to offer. “My hope is to inspire people to not overlook the old ones,” she said.