Ruff day at work

A pets-at-work policy can lead to happier and more productive employees.

Beth Irwin cuddles up with the unofficial office mascot, Annie. The president of Brown Bag Marketing, Doug Brown recently rescued Annie, and everyone in the office loves her! Beth Irwin cuddles up with the unofficial office mascot, Annie. The president of Brown Bag Marketing, Doug Brown recently rescued Annie, and everyone in the office […]

Dogs welcome

Al fresco spots to park it with your pooch.

Dog Friendly Places Buckhead Atlanta

STORY: Karina Timmel Antenucci
PHOTO: Sara Hanna

Unlike so many cities where folks are still huddling indoors with heaters at full blast, Atlanta in the springtime is heaven. Not too hot, not too cold, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with your family and friends—including your fur-buddies. Here’s a roundup of six casual, […]

SIMPLY NOW | TRAVEL NEAR: Greenville, South Carolina

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The gumption of Greenville

This flourishing Southern town leaves little to be desired

By Giannina Smith Bedford

“You’ve got to go to Greenville!” This was the response I got nearly every time I mentioned I hadn’t visited the South Carolina town—not to be confused with the Georgia or North Carolina municipalities by the same name. I finally began to wonder what it was about this particular Greenville that […]

SIMPLY NOW | PETS: 5 Ways to Soothe an Anxious Dog

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Calming signals: Ways to soothe an anxious dog

By Karina Timmel

From separation anxiety to thunderstorms, your dog may deal with various fears and behavioral issues. It certainly can be frustrating and, at times, even scary. First, it’s important to understand that there are two main categories of anxiety: trait (this is the chronic, always-nervous form) and state (this is when something specific triggers it). Some dogs may […]