I've got two cats that go nuts over catnip. One of them has even mastered the art of begging for it. The problem is they have become catnip snobs over the years. Certain blends are too this or too that, and I end up with piles of the dried green leaf all over my house. After spending top dollar on a small tin that put both kitties into a catnip coma of contentedness, I decided to give a few brands serious evaluations. From sprays to sheets of catnip paper to the basic herb, here's what happened when we put four catnips to the test at our house.
Gone are the days when Fido topped the popular dog name list. Vetstreet recently released its top 10 trendiest male and female dog names that are being yelled out by pup owners around the land. But does the meaning of your dog's name match with your pup's personality? Click through to see if your pooch's name made the list, and learn a bit more about the meaning of each name.
If you haven't already fallen in love with Lil Bub, a sweet kitten that was born without teeth and a few extra digits, be prepared. The following collection of pictures of this adorable cat is sure to cause heart palpitations of the super-cute kind. And Lil Bub is on the verge of mega-stardom, with her first feature-length movie set to debut at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival this April. Click through to learn more about Lil Bub and some seriously adorable pics.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
From your favorite food and drink to an all-star day on the field, spills and splats can put a serious damper on the most magical of moments. Even worse is putting an unsightly stain through the washer and dryer only to discover it survived — next stop: wardrobe oblivion.
Thankfully, Clorox 2 Stain Fighter & Color Booster offers a way to save your precious garments so you can savor life down to the merriest yet messiest of times. Fighting tough stains like berry juice, grass, ink, and more is easy when you use the power of Clorox 2 as a pre-treater or through the wash. Not only does the TripleSolve™ Technology attack stains three times in every wash to remove tough stains the first time around, it also brightens and whitens so clothes come out looking better than ever. Click here to take a closer look at how it works now.
So go ahead, get dirty — and live fearlessly! But first, take our poll and tell us which kind of stains you need the most help with. You’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a new washer and dryer courtesy of Clorox 2!
Sometimes the only thing wrong with the perfect pump is an imperfect price. Fret not: just let POPSUGAR Shopping's sale-alert notifications be your sartorial savior. All you have to do to start saving is hover over your favorite product and click "sale alert" — it's that easy. Once your item is marked down, you'll receive an email letting you know that it's time to shop. In addition to individual product notifications, you can also sign up to receive emails when your favorite brands discount their goods. Just narrow down the list of designers — which includes labels like BCBG and Marc Jacobs — and items that you're swooning over, and a message will arrive in your inbox when a sale is happening. Click here to get started online, or go here to download our iPhone and iPad apps. Shopping Spring sales has never been easier or more wallet-friendly. What are you waiting for?
Our cats can be a little judgmental sometimes — or all the time. While your pooch may jump all over you when you come home from work, it's more likely your cat will be waiting for you by her food bowl with a "what took you so long?" look on her face. If you ever ask your cat to sit, lie down, or roll over, she probably looks you up and down as if to ask, "Are you serious?" And it's this "I can't be bothered" attitude that we love so much about our feline companions. Even if they look at us like we're just idiot humans, we know that they're just lookin' out. Hey, sometimes we need to be put in our places. Click through to see 13 cats judging you.
We are excited to announce our next One of a Kind series starring designer and Milly founder Michelle Smith! Michelle has dressed everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Victoria Beckham to Beyoncé in the iconic brand known for its exquisite colors and prints, and now she wants to style you! We are giving away a trip to NYC, where you'll get one-on-one fashion advice from the designer and come away with a one-of-a-kind look courtesy of Michelle herself. Entering is simple; click here and describe your favorite outfit and why it showcases your one-of-a-kind style. Good luck!
There's nothing better than a warm breeze and the scent of fresh buds on trees after a long, cold Winter, and our favorite pooches have picked up the scent. Dogs are jumping for joy that Spring is right around the corner, and we can't wait for the upcoming weeks of perfect weather — and these pups know how to jump! From gleefully running dogs caught midair to ones soaring through the sky, click through for a collection of dogs that can't wait to spring into Spring.
We're happy to present this article from our partner site Yahoo! Shine:
Yes, that's a cat on a toilet. And yes, he does look pretty pissed about it. The whole Internet has just discovered the Litter Kwitter, a potty training system for cats that was—up until this point—known only to a rare breed of ambitious cat owners.
Created by a woman who toilet-trained her own cat, the Litter Kwitter works like this: You put a color-coded litter-filled ring with a very small hole on your toilet bowl. As your cat learns to jump on the porcelain throne every time he needs to relieve himself, you switch to a ring with a larger hole. This goes on until your animal suddenly realizes he's standing on a toilet bowl, praying he doesn't fall in.
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It's great idea, but according to the people who write reviews on Amazon about cat toilet training, it's not that easy.