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  • When I was a kid, I always tried to persuade my mom to buy me the sugary cereal, but it was not just because it usually tasted delicious. It was because it came with a bonus: a prize at the bottom. Today's story is a bit like that, but in an adult version and way more exciting.

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    A man in Florida opened a new bag of mulch and, to his surprise, he found a baby squirrel inside. On Reddit, he is known only by his handle, "Nadtacular," but now the world is starting to know him because of his compassion. The baby squirrel was alive when he found it, and he decided to care for it and document its development.

    Nadtacular posted images of the baby squirrel, which he named "Zip," on Reddit. The first image was from when he discovered Zip; the subsequent images follow Zip's growth from hairless baby to a fun-loving 5-week-old. So far, Zip's pictures have been viewed more than 215,000 times on Reddit.

    People on Reddit are asking Nadtacular to continue

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  • There is no perfect way to be a parent, and everyone's rules are not the same for fostering a child. That being said, when a parent does something that seems wrong to the vast majority of people, that parent's possible error in judgment takes the spotlight -- and the primary concern is the safety and well-being of the child.

    A photograph taken in New Zealand is causing quite an uproar around the world. The photo at the center of the controversy is of an infant asleep in a car seat locked alone inside a car. A note, seemingly written from the baby's perspective, is attached to the chest and reads, "my mums in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything." There is a phone number written at the end.

    A couple who saw the baby in the car talked to the New Zealand Herald. "We waited there for a little bit, wondering if the mum was just going to be two seconds and come back," the man said. "And my wife said, 'I'm not going in without someone being here with the baby.'" The couple also

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  • You cannot get online these days without coming across a cute cat video, but the latest video on track to go viral gives you not one, but two furry companions. If you have ever seen the original "Ghostbusters" movie, you may remember Bill Murray's character, Dr. Peter Venkman, saying that a sign of mass hysteria would be dogs and cats living together, and this video clearly supports that statement.

    Over the weekend, Israeli YouTube user Dafna Kopelis uploaded the video "Cat Taking the Dog Home." In the clip, a cat and dog are on an afternoon stroll, and as things start to wrap up and they head back home, the cat takes the leash in its mouth and leads the dog around. The dog does not seem to mind at all, and just follows the cat as it tugs at the leash and leads the way.

    The video has popped up on several blogs and it is poised to go viral, having already collected more than 45,000 views. Several YouTube commenters have offered advice to Dafna such as, "if you haven't already, put a

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  • Designer Vera Wang has become a household name nearly worldwide, known mostly for her luxurious wedding gown collection. Celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian, and even Chelsea Clinton have worn her dresses to exchange their vows, but Wang also sells to the general public -- those with deep pockets or just big budgets.

    Her lavish boutiques are located all over the world, but her newest store in Shanghai is stirring up controversy over its new practice.

    Casual shoppers hoping to try on a Vera Wang gown in Shanghai better get ready to shell out some cash, because the new boutique charges 3,000 yuan (almost $500) just for the privilege. Not only do women looking for a wedding dress have to pay just to see how the dresses fit, but they also can spend no more than 90 minutes trying them on. In addition, photographs are not allowed. If a customer does decide to buy a dress from the designer, the 3,000 yuan is deducted from the total price. If the bride-to-be doesn't buy anything,

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  • Capybara Adopts Dachshund Puppies

    There's nothing quite as heartwarming as a story about two animals who form an unlikely friendship. While there have been many examples of this phenomenon -- Koko, the gorilla who cared for kittens, is probably the most well-known one -- a recent one might be the most touching yet.

    Earlier this month, eight abandoned dachshund puppies were discovered behind a church in Arkansas. Four of them were quickly adopted. The other four were taken to the Rocky Ridge Refuge in Gassville, Arkansas, for rehabilitation, so they’d be ready for future adoption.

    For more than 20 years, Rocky Ridge Refuge has been a sanctuary for all kinds of animals -- from dogs and cats to emus and even a record-breaking Watusi steer named Lurch. Under the guidance of Janice Wolf, the refuge focuses especially on those that have faced injury, abuse, or neglect.

    Wolf introduced the four puppies to Rocky Ridge's resident female capybara, named Cheesecake. A South American rodent much like a rather large guinea pig, the

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