Heather Adams

Heather Adams is a freelance reporter based in Los Angeles. She often reports on religion, foster care and disability rights. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more on these topics, plus photos of her two dogs.

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Should You Pay Up For That Expensive Pet Surgery?

Getting the news your dog or cat is sick or injured is a nightmare for pet parents — one […]

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Wedding Planning Before the Proposal? For Many, It’s the Norm.

Allana and Brock Johnson found the perfect outdoor wedding venue in early February 2015, interviewed wedding DJs the […]

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Sibling Relationships Change as You Get Older — and That’s Good

When Rachael Gaskell, 23, was about 6 years old, her parents died, and she and her brother were […]

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The Case for Having a Hobby Without the Side Hustle

There are hundreds of articles out there on how to turn your hobby into a money-making side hustle. […]

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How Have Apps Changed Tipping Culture?

When you last ordered at your local coffee shop, you were likely prompted to tip 15, 20 or […]

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Why Welcoming Pets Makes Transitional Housing More Accessible

Imagine needing desperately to escape, but being held back because someone you love couldn’t come with you. That […]

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Telehealth is Growing, and Yes, It’s Legit

Shannon Sterling, 25, walked into a mental health clinic near Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was told it would […]

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Pit Bull Group Outings Are Changing the Breed’s Reputation

When Rudy walks into a room, people sometimes get nervous—he’s an almost 80-pound pit bull. But Rudy and […]

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Banning Straws Protects the Ocean but Limits Accessibility

Heather Kerstetter, 29, doesn’t drive, she doesn’t use plastic bags at grocery stores and she uses reusable water […]