A Minnesota marketing company is offering employees with pets “fur-ternity leave.” The benefit being offered by the Nina Hale Marketing Company in Minneapolis gives employees the ability to work from home for a week when they have a new dog or cat. The vice president of the company called it a no-brainer. Nina Hale is not the only company offering paid pet leave – a data company in New York is offering “paw-ternity leave” to employees who adopt a rescue dog.
Marion, NC has a population of just over 7,800, but the small town has made big news by declaring the legendary creature known as Bigfoot as its official animal. Bigfoot will be honored as the town’s official animal on Sept. 8, coincidentally the same day that it is hosting a Bigfoot festival to “prove” the creature’s existence, including eyewitness accounts, video sightings and recordings. Marion is also the home of the Facebook research group known as BIGFOOT 911, run by John Bruner, who claims to have seen the legendary creature in the area.
And Oprah Winfrey announced Wednesday that she is partnering with Kraft Foods on a new extension of her “O, That’s Good” brand with frozen pizzas. Oprah said she’s always looking to add a nutritious twist to her foods, so part of the crust in the new pizzas are made with cauliflower. But it should be noted that even though it sounds healthy, the new pizza crusts contain less than a half cup of vegetables per serving. The frozen pizza line will initially offer four varieties: Pepperoni, Five Cheese, Supreme and Fire Roasted Veggie. Ten percent of all profits will be donated to charities that work to reduce hunger, Kraft Heinz said.