Dogs are welcome to ride the New York City subway, with one caveat—they must be put in some sort of bag or carrier. While this is an easy feat for smaller pups, bigger canines have an obvious size disadvantage. The rules, however, do not stipulate weight restrictions, and large-breed owners have found a clever loophole to make it work for them: put the big dogs in big bags.

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Life is never boring at the Boggs household in Missouri. Kasey and her husband, Blake, have been rescuing animals for over a decade. Their current family consists of four dogs, a cat, and two ducklings—all of whom are practically inseparable from one another. They go on hikes and camping adventures every weekend, and love to have their family photos taken (you can follow them on …

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Who says you need a fancy printing press and machinery to create your own t-shirt designs? The Berlin collective called Raubdruckerin ("Pirate Printers") have taken to their own city streets with only a paint roller, ink, and a keen eye for geometric patterns. The group finds street fixtures—like manhole covers and vents—applies ink…

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Did you know that most traditional conditioners are composed of up to 90 percent water? Add that to the fact that 80% of recyclable shampoo and conditioner plastic bottles get thrown into landfills and the ocean each year, and we have a serious problem. Biochemist Brianne West took matters into her own hands and decided she was going to save the world from plastic waste—one soap bar at a…

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The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly was once suffering a fate that so many creatures face—the loss of its habitat in San Francisco was causing their population to decline. But thanks to one man’s DIY efforts, the iridescent blue-winged insect is flourishing again. California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist…

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At the heart of the Fagaras Mountains in Romania, you'll find The Valley of the Fairies. This could not be a more perfect place for Romania's newest eco-friendly castle, which fits right in with its whimsical design and fantastical charm. The castle is the brainchild of Razran and Gabriela Vasile, singers by profession, who moved from their urban home in Bucharest to make their dream…

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Artist Michelle Dickson has transcended the boundaries of what a self-portrait can be. In her current surrealist sculpture series, Neither Mine Nor Yours, Dickson merges a plaster cast of her own face with driftwood she's collected on hikes in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. The mix of plaster, oil paint,…

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