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1. Must Watch: This Baby Goat in a Wheelchair Will Make Your Week
Frostie the Snow Goat suffers from a debilitating condition that’s left him unable to use his hind legs. So Frostie’s caretakers at Edgar’s Mission, an Australian nonprofit for rescue animals, set him up with a Frostie-sized wheelchair to help him walk. His handlers hope that by keeping the little goat mobile, Frostie can flush the toxins out of his system and beat the infection. Watch him take his first steps with a new set of wheels. You’ll want to turn up the volume for this one.
2. Jackie Kennedy Letters Withdrawn From Auction
A collection of letters between former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and an Irish priest has been pulled from an auction in Ireland. In the letters, Kennedy disclosed intimate thoughts about her marriage, the assassination of JFK and life in the White House. The Vincentian Fathers and All Hallows College, where the letters were being held, announced Wednesday that the auction had been canceled, and that the college was working with the Kennedy family to determine the letters’ future. Controversy over the sale had been brewing since the announcement of the auction earlier this month.
3. How Much Salary Do You Need to Buy a Home?
Ever wonder if you make enough to stop renting and buy your own home? Mortgage tracker HSH Associates published a list of the median home prices in 27 major U.S. cities and the salary needed to purchase a home with a 30-year fixed mortgage. San Francisco requires the largest salary, followed by San Digeo, New York City and Los Angeles. But all this assumes you can find a buyer willing to accept financing. Although home sales rose in April for the first time this year, many sellers are choosing buyers who pay in cash.
4. Reasons to Dust Off Your Gym Shoes
How often do you exercise? Chances are, it’s not enough. The CDC says only 20 percent of American adults meet the government’s recommended guidelines when it comes to physical activity. You need at least two and a half hours of exercise per week; here’s a detailed chart explaining the benefits of exercise. C’mon, get it together. Summer is just a month away.
5. Dog Walker Drone Raises Eyebrows
A New York City-based videographer came up with an odd way to take your pet for a stroll and save a little time. He walks his golden retriever with a drone. The drone attaches to the dog’s leash and appears to transmit the dog’s location via GPS. Unfortunately, it can’t stop the dog from wandering in the middle of the street -- or anywhere else it may want to go. Looks like this idea is still a work in progress.