Feature Stories

Interviews, Reports, Tips from Industry Experts & Staff Favorites

Old Dogs, New Tricks: Susan Rubin’s Recommendations for Your Senior Canine
by Scott Smith
Meet Susan Rubin—a triple-threat in the world of pets. She’s a much sought-after pet trainer with a stellar success rate. She’s certified by the ...
Heartland Alliance: Justice Through Healing
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
In the late 1800s, Chicago was a hotbed of economy, immigration, social change, architecture, and education. Rebuilding from the ashes of the 187...
Essential Kids Guide to Colorado Springs
by Terrence Gordon
Across the whole nation the secret is out, Colorado is where everyone wants to be! Aside from just Denver, though, Colorado Springs is gaining mo...
Chicago's Honor Roll: Heroes for Kids in Need
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Midwest sensibilities paired with Big City living makes Chicago a unique fusion of people, economies, and cultures. The Windy City is home to an ...
Healthy Pet Adoptions - Snap, Upload and Tag
by Scott Smith
Snap, upload and tag are the ABC's of the digital world. They're also three words that will be responsible for shelters and rescues receiving $75...
8 Steps to Writing an Effective Product Comment or Review
by Jim Trumm
Maybe you bought something you love. Maybe you bought something you hate. Maybe you bought something you have mixed feelings about. And for whate...
Matthew Fray: Must Be This Tall To Ride
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Matthew Fray of Must Be This Tall to Ride looks at relationships from a different perspective than previous advisors: that of a divorcee examinin...
Alysha Jeney: Modern Love Counseling
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Money related arguments frequently cause separations and conflict within relationships. Everyone has heard this fact time and time again, yet the...
Dr. Diana Kirschner: Love In 90 Days
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Life insurance is a tough subject to broach no matter how strong the relationship. Dr. Diana Kirschner conversed with ConsumersAdvocate.org offer...
Relationships and Finance: Two Minds Living as One
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Life Insurance is a very tricky issue to discuss with your partner. It doesn’t sit solely within the realm of finance as it combines the subjects...
Cancer Research: Ways to Donate.
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
While a great deal of aid for cancer research stems from federal funding, clinics and research facilities rely heavily (if not primarily) on priv...
Essential Kids Guide to Denver
by Terrence Gordon
From RiNo to Stapleton, Sloans Lake to Hampden, the greater Denver area has an abundance of recreation centers, museums, festivals, and of course...
Money Crashers' Andrew Schrage Navigates Markets for Us
by Scott Smith
In the past few months we've seen major market volatility, bitcoin's parabolic move up, Greenspan's remarks on the bond market and much more. We ...
AAHA - The League of Champions
by Scott Smith
In 1933, the United States was reeling. It was the fourth year of the Great Depression. Unemployment stood at 25%. A new and untested president h...
Money Crashers, Andrew Schrage talks shop with ConsumersAdvocate.org
by Scott Smith
There are no definitive answers when it comes to the future of the market. To attain success in financial futures, one must access contemplative ...
How to Apply for FEMA Assistance After Hurricane Maria
by Jim Trumm
On September 21, President Trump issued a Declaration of Disaster for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. One effect of this declara...
mysimpleshow.com - DIY Video Presentations Made Easy
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Educating one’s audience is becoming more complicated as the speed of our online lives increase. With the influx of multitudes of media, it has b...
Red Table Meat Co. - The Minnesota Marriage of Flavor and Respect.
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Image: Red Table Meat Co. (source) There was a time in all-too-recent history when beige, watery, and flavorless bologna was considered an accept...
I See Me! - If My Dog Could Talk
by Scott Smith
For centuries, people have wondered what their dogs are thinking. Sure, we can all translate when our dogs’ tails are wagging -- it means they're...
Historic Heat Wave Brings Scorching Temperatures to These 25 Cities
by William Slusser
According to NASA, 2017 is on pace to be the second warmest year on record, surpassed only by El Niño-amplified 2016. This summer, in particular,...
Rita Earl Blackwell - A Life Saving Photographer
by Scott Smith
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. That still holds true. In the digital age, pictures also save lives. Renowned photographer, Rita Earl...
Chicago Design State of Mind
by Michael Shannon O’Keefe
Image: Revolution Brewery Tap Room We all move through moods as the day transitions from morning to night. I wake up like a small child, approach...
BlogPaws - The Circle of Giving
by Scott Smith
On January 25th, 2017, I became the Community and Pet Editor for ConsumersAdvocate.org. I had never heard of BlogPaws. It wasn't until around mid...
Red Roof Inn - You Stay Happy, Pets Stay Free
by Scott Smith
Red Roof Inn just gets it, if you provide your customers with a clean, comfortable and modern room at an affordable price, they will come. Founde...
Bayer - Paws: Share the Story
by Scott Smith
I recently attended the BlogPaws pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. When I saw the Bayer company at the conference,...
Kathleen Gage - Practical, Actionable and Compassionate
by Scott Smith
I recently met Kathleen Gage at BlogPaws, a pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She's a motivational and inspiration...
Service Dogs Vs Therapy Dogs
by Scott Smith
Have you ever asked yourself what therapy dogs are all about? Maybe you followed that question with what are service dogs? Today, I hope to shed ...
Calmz Anxiety Relief System - A Better Life
by Scott Smith
I recently attended the BlogPaws pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Between all the bloggers, pets, sponsors and ve...
Newfoundland, Leroy - A BlogPaws Highlight
by Scott Smith
I recently attended the BlogPaws pet and social media conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As many of you know, I'm a human dad to six dog...
Memorial Day - 2017
by Scott Smith
In observance of Memorial Day, we pay our respects to those who have sacrificed their lives defending our freedom. Although many have come to con...
Senior Dogs - Diamonds in the Ruff
by Scott Smith
Today I'd like to share this is a very special feature on the plight of abandoned senior dogs in need of re-homing. As I was researching this iss...
Pit Bulls - Straight from the Heart
by Scott Smith
Pit Bull, Bentley of My Pit Bull Friend. Bentley will be featured later in the story. We have a very special feature today about Pit Bulls, one o...
No Dog Left Behind
by Scott Smith
PAART's plane and a passengers looking out at the City of Pittsburgh. Good morning friends. We have a very special feature today. Say hello to th...
Muffin's Halo - A Bridge Back to Life
by Scott Smith
Muffin and Silvie bordeaux. Muffin was given the ultimate "Second Chance" Raising a vision impaired pet can carry with it a feeling of helplessne...
Brian Davies - A Tireless Animal Welfare Activist
by Scott Smith
Good morning, friends. We have a very special feature today. This is Mr. Brian Davies. Many of you have probably already heard of him—Mr. Davies ...