Make sure your dog or cat has nothing to worry about but smelling roses (and other … things) as you venture out this season.
Make sure your dog or cat has nothing to worry about but smelling roses (and other … things) as you venture out this season.
“The first thing you should you think about before adopting a dog is your lifestyle,” Nicole Ellis, professional dog trainer with Rover, tells Woman’s Day. King Charles Cavs do well at acclimating to new situations and locations, according to Ellis, which means they’ll easily adapt to your family and feel at home in no time.
(No, that doesn't mean letting the animals run wild!)
If you were to ask any dog person why they prefer canines to felines, they’d probably tell you, “Because dogs are more affectionate than cats.” From the snuggly to the seriously sentimental, we’ve rounded up the sweetest cats out there, and they’ll provide just as many cuddles as any dog. Just as there are dog breeds that tend to be aggressive, not every cat is interested in being your best friend.
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There's nothing I like more than being outside on a sunny day with no coat or jacket on. The spring/summer season is my favorite time of the year, so I love packing away my thick sweaters and trade them in for fun and flirty dresses. If you feel like your wardrobe could use some sprucing up this Spring, we have you covered.
Pharmacist Antoun Houranieh holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Janssen Vaccine at the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA Boston Healthcare System’s Jamaica Plain Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on March 4, 2021. – The mobile vaccination team is in it’s fifth week of at home vaccinations and has vaccinated 183 veterans so far. Today marks the first day the Johnson & Johnson single shot Covid-19 Vaccine will be used. Boston VA received 300 vials of the Johnson & Johnson single shot Covid-19 vaccine so far and expects more on the way. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images) On April 7, the 22-year-old daughter of Jill Grimes, MD, received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. She was one of about seven million Americans to get it. About a week later, on April 13, federal health agencies halted the U.S. rollout of the single-dose shot, as regulators worked to investigate six cases of rare blood-clotting complications that occurred within three weeks of inoculation. One person has died, and another is in critical condition. But Dr. Grimes, a family physician based in Texas, isn’t losing any sleep. “The odds of this happening to her are less than one in a million. The risk of being struck by lighting is higher than that,” Dr. Grimes says. So are the odds of dying from COVID-19, which has killed more than 560,000 people in the U.S. to date. But news of the pause may have caused folks who’ve had the shot — or who love someone who got it — to panic unnecessarily, says Paul Pottinger, MD, a professor specializing in infectious disease at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Not everyone believes the increased concern is completely negative, however. “It was anticipated when this news went out that there would be some calls to doctor’s offices and maybe even some visits to emergency rooms and clinics with patients who have one symptom or another — and that’s a good thing,” says William Schaffner, MD, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While most of these visits will turn out to be nothing, he says that the fact that the J&J news has been so widely publicized will make patients and doctors more likely to catch and properly treat any issues early. people freaking out about the J&J vaccine as if they think they’re 1 in 1.13 million special ✨— DYLAN (@training_d4d) April 13, 2021 Some experts agree with Dr. Schaffner that the CDC’s and FDA’s caution and transparency around side effects and potential risks of the J&J shot are net-positive. That it means our vaccine safety tracking systems are working as they should. But others worry that an extended pause of the J&J shot will only fuel already widespread vaccine hesitancy, and deter some people from getting any COVID-19 vaccine, including the mRNA options. That would be troublesome. “You could argue you have a greater chance of dying driving to get this vaccine,” Paul Offit, MD, director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the division of infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, says of the odds of experiencing the blood-clotting condition post-jab. “But when you say, ‘One in million,’ all people hear is, ‘This could happen to me, and now I’m getting the sense that this is serious enough that I shouldn’t get the vaccine.’” As the CDC goes about being abundantly cautious, if you happened to get the J&J vaccine and are freaking out, please reassure yourself that any possible connection to blot clots is fleetingly rare, and you are going to be fine.— Daniel Summers, MD (@WFKARS) April 13, 2021 On Friday, Johnson & Johnson released a statement emphasizing there’s not enough information to know for sure whether the ultra-rare blood clotting issue (which involves a combination of a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and low platelet counts, known as thrombocytopenia) is directly caused by the vaccine. Dr. Schaffner, on the other hand, says: “Given the data we have now about J&J and the similar data we have from Astrazeneca, because the two vaccines are made in very similar ways, I think there’s not much doubt that the vaccines are causally related to these very, very rare events.” Regardless, for now the pause is ongoing. The CDC advisory committee will meet again on April 23 to review the available data and decide how to move forward. And as we wait for more information to come to light, experts are urging us to stay calm. Everyone should be aware of the symptoms of the blood clotting issue in question, Dr. Schaffner says. If you’ve had the J&J vaccine in the past three weeks and experience pain or swelling in your legs, pain in your abdomen, difficulty breathing, or a severe headache, call your doctor and tell them you’ve had the J&J vaccine recently and are experiencing these issues, he suggests. But it’s essential to understand that this complication is highly unlikely to occur, he adds. If you’re not vaccinated yet and are eligible, schedule an appointment to receive an mRNA vaccine. As Dr. Grimes says, “We don’t want to diminish anyone’s fear, but to encourage them to have perspective.” Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Your COVID Vaccine Side Effect Questions, AnsweredWhat Will Happen To You J&J Vaccine AppointmentHad the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine? Don't Panic
If you've always been a self-professed "dog person," you may want to consider one of these feline companions for adoption: the Maine Coon, the Sphynx, or the Abyssinian, among others. For those who love dogs and their attitude, these cat breeds may be your best match.
Find out what the upcoming seasons have in store for your zodiac sign when it comes to love. First off, the skies are changing drastically, and Mars and Venus (planets of love) will travel so close all summer long, turning the volume way up for passion, fun, adventure, and love. July will be as decadent and glamorous as you can dream up, while Mars and Venus will live it up in Leo.
Leave it to Otherland, purveyor of very cool candles, to make florals for spring feel groundbreaking via its new spring collection that smells much like what we'd imagine a Bridgerton soirée would. Abigail Cook Stone, Otherland's co-founder & CEO, describes the brand's Garden Party lineup as "a fresh spin on classic florals" inspired by "childhood fantasies of secret gardens" meets Alice In Wonderland. The six new artfully designed votives feature such romantically named fragrances as Georgette (a southern magnolia, lily of the valley, and white amber) and Verdant Verve (an oakmoss, neroli blossom, and fresh thyme), each priced at $36. "We were thinking about the escapism of a candle, and how scents inspired by the outdoors can transport you at a time where we were all indoors," Cook Stone explains. Scroll ahead for a full sensory experience of each lovely new scent as we traipse through Otherland's secret garden.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. GeorgetteThe Inspiration: "I imagine this is what somebody’s fabulous grandmother with a big hat smells like or what she burns in her house. It’s a modern twist on white florals, very elegant and chic."Scent Profile: Southern Magnolia, Lily of the Valley, White AmberOtherland Georgette, $, available at OtherlandUltravioletThe Inspiration: "All about purple flowers like violet and lavender. Tea was another source of inspiration for the collection, so there's jasmine tea in the mix." Scent Profile: Jasmine Tea, Purple Violet, Wild LavenderOtherland Ultraviolet, $, available at OtherlandCanaryThe Inspiration: "I can’t pick favorites, but this is a really great one. It’s a bright ray of sunshine. I have memories of daffodils from my grandmother, who had a field of daffodils in upstate New York where she lived." Scent Profile: Golden Daffodil, Narcissus Blooms, Cool CantaloupeOtherland Canary, $, available at OtherlandVerdant VerveThe Inspiration: "This is really representative of the lush greenery in a garden — think climbing moss on a stone wall."Scent Profile: Oakmoss, Neroli Blossom, Fresh ThymeOtherland Verdant Verve, $, available at OtherlandOut Of The BlueThe Inspiration: "We thought about the different color story of each scent. This one is what I’d imagine a Monet "Water Lilies" painting would smell like: Beautiful, aquatic flower notes, with some vanilla sweetness in there as well."Scent Profile: Blue Hydrangea, Sheer Hyacinth, Water LilyOtherland Out Of The Blue, $, available at OtherlandClean BlossomThe Inspiration: "We wanted to lean into the idea of crisp linens that might be at this garden party. The past year, I got really into tablescaping, and this is definitely inspired partially by that: An idea of clean, fresh-laundry comfort."Scent Profile: Crisp Linen, Mimosa Flower, Creamy GardeniaOtherland Clean Blossom, $, available at OtherlandLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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After forgoing in-salon manicure and pedicure appointments for a year, it's fair to say that as far as spring 2021 is concerned, nail art, nail color, and nail living is back in full force. During the past year, some of us have embraced and mastered the art of the full-blown at-home manicure, whether it's with good old fashioned lacquer, or slightly more intricate gel nail kits. Others among us have ventured back into the salon—with our vaccination records proudly in our back pocket—ready to see what our favorite nail artists cooked up during quarantine.
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There is no doubt that our pets are a part of our family. They deserve special treatment just as our little ones do. There is one product that every dog owner needs, a quality bed for your pooch to enjoy that nice afternoon nap. With so many different pet beds on the market, finding the […]
It goes without saying, but the last 12 months have had an undeniable impact on the wedding world. The big, bold designer gowns meant for lavish celebrations remained on their hangers as women selected casual, streamlined pieces for their backyard or virtual events. A Bridal Fashion Week—which debuted designers' Spring/Summer 2022 collections—unlike any other.