I found out the best news today. My favorite chubby baby, Fiona the hippo, will be getting her own book--which means you should be adding it on all your gift lists.
If you haven't fallen in love…with Fiona yet, you should now. She was born at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden prematurely--and since, all of her videos have gone viral (which can be found searching the hashtag #TeamFiona). Her survival is one of inspiration, especially in a year that has been tumultuous at best for many. Zoo director Thane Maynard, as a… >> Read More
It's like a horror film, except it's real life. Apparently, in a family-friendly NYC neighborhood, the rats are getting really smart (they're actually extremely intelligent creatures, and evolve to…their environment quickly)--and they're jumping into baby strollers. Ahh, yes, New York's Upper West Side—once known for its synagogues, museums, bagel shops, and being Nora Ephron's favorite haunt. This week, however, it's known for its stroller rats, who are adapting to the ever-changing landscape, occupying critical water resources, "boldly jumping" into strollers, and ruling the… >> Read More
If you don't know who Fiona is, you will now.Fiona is one of the most adorable creatures on this earth--and she's a baby hippo who currently lives as the Cincinnati zoo. Videos and photos of her have…gone viral, with the hashtag #TeamFiona--and you're about to see why. I chose some of my favorite photos and videos of her on Twitter. Why? because it's been a particularly rough day today with two prominent, violent deaths of women of color among other distressing news items. Check Fiona out below to get a little break from your… >> Read More
Because this has been the lonnnnngest week ever, and it's rainy and gross outside for many of us today. So, you know, we all need a little pick me up. From Jewish gifs (Drake's bar mitzvah, anyone?)…to cute animals, bookmark these to use in texts, tweets or just when you need a smile. >> Read More
It's no secret that many of the photos we use (and websites in general) are stock photography. Throughout the years, we've found some real gems--and when we say gems, we really mean…awkward--especially when it comes to photos illustrating Jewish life. Recently, we found a photo of an orangutan eating matzah on iStock, and we were a little bit mystified, to say the least. So, we began a search of bizarre Jewish animals, and found a few we wanted to share. If you need some absurd humor in your… >> Read More