Pets can make us feel better when we are not feeling well. A supportive lick, a cozy cuddle, or a generously shared piece of their tastiest bone can work like a charm and drive the clouds away. It can be so sad for people who are hospitalized to have to stay away not only from their homes and families, but also from their beloved furry friends. But thanks to Zachary Noble this can become a thing of the past.
We at Bright Side are blinking through happy tears while looking at these sincere emotions. And we want you to feel it too.
This all started when Zachary Noble was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Unfortunately, he had an aggressive form of the disease and was resistant to chemotherapy. He spent a lot of time in the hospital and longed to see his favorite dogs. And his medical team made this dream come true.
Zachary enjoyed 2 dog visits and felt significantly better after them. “We watched the change in his stress level, his desire to get well enough to go home, and his overall happiness,” says his aunt Donna Jenkins. Before he died, he created a plan to provide companion pet visits in the hospital he stayed in. And Donna promised to make it work.
Now Zachary’s Paws For Healing is a reality, but it is difficult to imagine how much effort was put into this initiative. Donna closely worked with the medical staff of Juravinski Hospital, as well as infection control and volunteer services, to develop all the procedures and policies that were needed. They wanted to be sure that all patients would be protected from potential infections or bacteria that such a meeting could bring.
But the patient’s safety is not the only thing in focus. The Zachary’s Paws For Healing team evaluates the safety of each animal before the visit. It is important to understand if the environment is going to be too stressful for them. If there are any risks for the animals, they won’t be taken to see their owners.
Thanks to Zachary and Donna, a lot of people have managed to see their favorite friends and some of them did it for the last time. But we are sure that it helped them forget about their isolation, and find a little more support and hope. Here are some more photos of these touching meetings:
Do you think that owners should be able to see their furry friends when staying in hospitals for a long time?
DoorDash finally released more details about its new tipping policy
A month after food delivery app DoorDash said it would change its controversial tipping policy, the company released more details about the planned changes — but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
In a company blog post on Thursday, DoorDash CEO Tony Xu gave a timeline and more details about when and how the company will change its pay model to stop effectively pocketing workers’ tips.
The announcement comes a few days after Recode first reported that the company had continued to pocket drivers’ tips despite promising drivers nearly a month ago that it would share more details on changes “in the coming days.”
In the post Thursday, Xu defended DoorDash’s original tipping policy — saying that in many cases the company boosted drivers’ pay when customers gave little or no tip. But the CEO also acknowledged that DoorDash’s model had “the unintended effect of making some customers feel like their tips didn’t matter.”
Many drivers have voiced outrage over the tipping policy, which is still in place for most workers.
“They’re still stealing tips,” DoorDash delivery person Dawnielle Turner recently told Recode. “I don’t think [the company] understands how many people rely on this as a primary source of income.”
As part of its new pay model, DoorDash said it will increase minimum base pay (from $1 to $2) and will offer more performance-based bonus options to its drivers.
There are still unanswered questions about what DoorDash’s pay policy changes will mean for workers. DoorDash did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Here’s what we don’t know yet:
- How exactly the pay model will change. The company says that its new pay model will result in higher average earnings for drivers, and that it will use a third party to verify that. That’s a good first step toward greater pay transparency, according to Sage Wilson, an organizer for labor advocacy group Working Washington.
But DoorDash still won’t give its drivers a breakdown with a tip amount for how much they will make for each delivery when they first accept an offer. Only once a job is done will drivers see how much they’ve been tipped. That means that drivers have to trust that the company isn’t factoring in a customer’s tip when it quotes them on base pay. To help clear this up, drivers have called for the company to disclose exactly how much it pays workers for distance travelled and time spent making deliveries. Competing delivery apps like Postmates and UberEats do this already, according to Wilson.
- The date when these changes will become effective. The company said it will roll out the pay changes to all drivers next month, and it already starting to test the new model — but there’s still no exact date when it will be official. Considering the company has been slow to make changes at the same time that it has closed major acquisition deals and a new round of funding, workers have expressed frustration over the company’s opaque timelines when it comes to worker pay.
- If it will provide back pay to its drivers. Many drivers have argued that they’re owed for the tips that DoorDash might have directed toward base pay in the past. When Instacart made similar changes to its tipping policy earlier this year, it retroactively compensated workers.
Overall, DoorDash’s announcement represents a win for drivers, labor advocates, and customers who have continued to pressure the company to change its pay practices. But it’s too early to say for sure if these changes will end up universally helping drivers.
Digital Trends Live – 7.10.19 – Nintendo Switch Lite Confirmed + India May Ban Cryptocurrencies
On today’s episode: Nintendo officially announced the much rumored Switch Lite; WarnerMedia makes HBO Max official, launching with Friends in 2020; India to ban cryptocurrencies – could impact Facebook’s Libra; team sets out to topple the land speed record; Overtock.com President joins to talk about their new A.R. feature; The best CPUs and GPUs on the market; Passwords vulnerability discussion with Keeper Security CEO; If you make a ton of PPT decks, you likely need a CMS – Shufflrr has you covered; Gaming Editor Felicia Miranda takes the cover off the Switch Lite and the best Prime Day deals to watch out for.
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25 Users Showed How Different Instagram Is From Reality, and It Can Make You Way More Confident
According to the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), Instagram is the most harmful social media for psychological health. Every day, we are disappointed when we start comparing our lives to the photos online without even thinking about how these perfect pictures were created. Fortunately, there are users who are ready to reveal what their lives look like without photoshop and filters.
Bright Side is happy to show the photos that will not only give you confidence, but will also improve your mood.
Before and after taken about 30 seconds apart
Nobody looks good in the morning.
Everything depends on the angle.
Trash looks bad no matter where it is.
“I love taking photos on the beach.”
It’s not just bodies and faces that get tune-ups on Instagram. The locals would be amazed to see the photo on the left.
Each successful photo actually means there were hundreds of failed attempts.
The photos I share vs The photos I’m tagged in
A black eye given by a unicorn
It appears that the rainbow is fake.
This is what’s behind a perfect life.
It’s always like this.
If people posted their real photos from the gym
10 minutes after cleaning and 10 hours later
Mud baths are attractive.
Behind the stage of perfect photo
Just imagine what the process looked like.
On hot days, you really need water-resistant makeup.
Before the party / after the party
When you are too hungry to arrange the food in a beautiful way:
This is the same girl.
There is something wrong with this photo.
Some people look like aliens in their photos.
It should be prohibited to tag people in photos.
Instagram vs Real-life motherhood
Do you prefer to post real or idealized photos?
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