A Heroic Pup and a Lesson in Friendship

March 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm , by

This week, we’re taking a break from our regular  Can This Marriage Be Saved? posts to bring you a little something about relationships of the animal kind. I have been somewhat-obsessively watching video after video of the events in Japan, but this show of loyalty and tenderness between two animals got to me more than any other clip. (Maybe that’s weird.) I’ll let the video speak for itself, but a word of caution: When the brown dog puts his paw lovingly on the injured dog’s head around 2:03, prepare to sob. Maybe we could all learn a lesson from this little brown guy about devotion in the face of horrible tragedy.

I’m sure you’re wondering, as I did, about the fate of these pups: They’re okay! If you’re moved to help the animal victims of the crisis in Japan, or any other, you can donate to the American Humane Association. (See a list of other ways to help from editor Amanda here.)

Tell us about your love for your pets! How have they helped you when you were down on your luck? Does this video surprise you? On a related but much less serious note, check out our Can This Marriage Be Saved? video, “She Loves the Dog More Than Me.”

Do Good Stories: One Sweater’s Amazing Journey

January 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm , by

In this video clip (which you really must watch!), Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of the Acumen Fund, tells the amazing story that sparked her do good efforts and inspired her memoir, The Blue Sweater. The book traces her journey from young idealist to a CEO whose organization brings affordable and sustainable healthcare, water, energy and housing to people in serious need. She’s even donating the proceeds from the paperback copies to her organization and other charities that tackle poverty. The paperback will be available on February 16, but you can pre-order a copy now. You can also order a cool “book club in a box” which comes with books, bookmarks, and discussion guides—perfect to bring a little do good flavor to your next book club meeting.

What Makes You a Lady? Be an LHJ Spokeswoman!

October 1, 2009 at 4:12 pm , by

We asked 10 women to share all the things that make them strong, fabulous, modern ladies. We love what they had to say (watch above) but we also want to hear your take! That’s right, we’re looking for LHJ spokeswomen to feature on our site, because we’re all about celebrating this amazing community of ladies.

Want to be one of our spokeswomen? Here’s how:

1. Break out your digital camera, camcorder, or web cam and record a short video to share what makes you a lady. (Make sure to say “what makes me a lady” in your shout-out.) We’re looking for everything from the funny to the heartfelt.

2. Upload your clip to any video-sharing site. We’re fond of YouTube and Vimeo, but any site that lets you upload videos and share the link is great. Need some help? Here’s a how-to for YouTube, and one for Vimeo. (No editing or special effects required, just your lovely self.)

3. Send us the link to your video clip. You can either post it in the comments below, or email it to us at Make sure to include your name and contact info.

4. If we decide to feature you, we’ll email you to let you know, and get the original clip.

And that’s it. (This is all easy, we swear! If you’re not so tech-savvy, grab your kids or a techie friend to help you. Or email us and we’ll help.) We’re really looking forward to hearing from you!