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Can pets make you healthier? Health professionals and pet lovers discuss the benefits of a life with our animal friends.

After a stressful day, sometimes all I want to do is go home and zone out with my cat Ivy sitting on my lap for a while,” said Michele Vaughn, a middle school teacher in Tyler, Texas, who, along with her husband, Jim, rescued the white female with tabby spots nearly seven years ago. “Ivy

Mena’s Chopping Block still hoppin’ and choppin’

  When I started working at the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, I visited Rich Mountain Electric in Mena and was treated to lunch at the Chopping Block Steakhouse by Leon Philpot, the cooperative’s CEO. I loved it. During a recent Let’s Eat visit, I learned that although many years have passed, the restaurant’s fare is

Furry therapists full of heart – therapy dog volunteers offer comfort and joy

It’s Saturday afternoon at the Sid McMath Library branch in Little Rock, and a quiet ring of middle school girls sits on chairs and beanbags reading children’s books aloud to two dogs wearing bandanas. Audi, a scruffy Schnauzer mix, and Phydeaux, an oatmeal-colored, Standard Poodle, are there for a monthly reading program called “Tailwaggin’ Tutors,”