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This week's top Lifestyle headlines include pet tales, family dramas, wild nature tales, delicious food stories, American innovations and more. Lean back and soak up the latest headlines you won't want to miss. (@huesolstice; Tracey Rendina; Janeiry Jay Rivas)

Pets are family

A viral trend has pet owners encouraging their dogs and cats to complete a challenge involving hands and paws. The videos are racking up millions of views on social media. Click here to get the story.

A dog owner is thanking the community after his pet escaped from home and became stranded on a highway median for 18 hours. Click here to get the story.

Dog owner and dog on median

A one-year-old German shepherd named Yoda escaped from home and became stuck on a highway median (see the red circle above). (SWNS)

Family, friends & good news

Tracey and Mike Rendina of Florida are the proud parents of four valedictorians now that all of their daughters have been awarded the sought-after high school academic achievement in various years. Click here to get the story.

A kindergarten student from Florida celebrated his graduation mid-flight after missing the ceremony at school. Click here to get the story.

An Arizona family honored a husband and father by hosting a fun-filled funeral. Instead of having a somber affair, over 500 guests attended the event with bounce houses, painting, music and more. Click here to get the story.

Louisville, Ohio, kindergarteners "transformed" into graduating seniors in a viral video that captured the attention of millions of people. Click here to get the story.

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The emotional footage went viral as the school in Louisville, Ohio, reminded viewers how fast kids grow up. (Louisville City Schools (Louisville, OH))

Delicious food

This hamburger casserole is hearty, tasty, cheesy and can be made in less than an hour for family and friends. The recipe makes 12 servings and takes just 15 minutes of prep time. Click here to get the story.

WHITE CHOCOLATE BANANA CREAM PIE IS INFUSED WITH A SHOT OF BANANA LIQUEUR — AND NOSTALGIA!

Healthy salads are all the rage — but too often, calorie-laden culprits are sneaking into salads today, making them heftier than you thought. Here are seven sinful culprits — and healthier ways to go. Click here to get the story.

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You may have prepared an amazingly healthy and delicious salad — but the wrong dressing or a poor choice of add-ins could shift your meal to one with unexpected calories. Here's what to know about the best choices. (iStock)

Odd & viral

A prankster reportedly ordered eight cheese and eight pepperoni pizzas from an Ohio pizza shop and never showed up to pay. What happened next was an act of kindness. Click here to get the story. 

A pet owner reportedly found out that her dog, which she thought was "put down" in Maryland, is alive and up for adoption at the same place where she adopted him in 2022. Click here to get the story. 

Alex Lundberg, a scuba diver and fossil hunter, found an ancient mastodon tusk in Manasota Key, which is located 90 miles south of Tampa. The tusk is unusually well-preserved. Click here to get the story. 

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Alex Lundberg, who studied marine biology at the University of South Florida, found the tusk while diving in the ocean. (Alex Lundberg)

Wild nature

Fox News Digital spoke with three spider experts who said that while the invasive "venomous flying spiders" that recently made headlines may seem scary, there's more to know than you think. Click here to get the story. 

In a now-viral post garnering more than 54 million views, a man revealed the elusive and odd-looking longnosed stargazer. Some viewers called the fish "petrifying." Click here to get the story. 

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The elusive stargazer was seen by Dennis Chan and The Untamed Paths team — and the video has left viewers in awe of the interesting creature. (The Untamed Paths)

Celebrating our dads

Check out 15 unique Father's Day gift ideas for the dad who "has everything." Click here to get the story. 

An American hero

Robert "Bob" Persichitti, a World War II Navy veteran from New York, died at age 102 while he was traveling to Normandy, France, for D-Day's 80th anniversary. Click here to get the story. 

Robert 'Al' Persichitti and Iwo Jima flag raising split

Bob Persichitti witnessed the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima. (Honor Flight Rochester; Joe Rosenthal/Photo 12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Meet the American who …

Andrew Jackson Higgins, a native of Nebraska, designed and built in New Orleans the famous amphibious landing craft used by the U.S. and Allies to fight and win WWII. Click here to get the story.

Andrew Higgins D-Day soldier

Andrew Higgins, right, designed and built the iconic landing craft of World War II that led the assault on D-Day, among many other battles. An American GI — Technician Fifth Grade Joseph Markovich, left — sits aboard a Higgins Boat on his way to Normandy in 1944. (Getty Images/National World War II Museum)

Viral videos

A curious cat hilariously wandered on stage while a chamber orchestra performed. The music continued as the feline strutted off-stage. Click here to see the video.

A Houston woman received a notice from her security camera her that someone was in the living room, only to find out it was her dog, Nanook, howling and crying because she missed her owners. Click here to see the video.

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Revealing interview

Dana Perino, in her latest "Short questions" piece, shines the spotlight on Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat — who shares how she got started in medicine, the traits most essential for health care leadership, and what she wished she knew when she was younger. Click here to get the story. 

Dana Perino and Dr. Janette Nesheiwat

Dr. Janette Nesheiwat tells Dana Perino of Fox News, "My mom early on saw my compassion for people and inspired me to go into medicine, like her." (Fox News Digital)

Travel talk

A recently published report revealed the most popular spots in the U.S. to move to in 2024. Is your city on this list? Click here to get the story.

Churches in Normandy, France, honor the American paratroopers who landed on D-Day as biblical heroes with dramatic images in stained-glass windows — fascinating points of interest for any traveler. Click here to get the story.

D-Day paratroopers stained glass

The people of Normandy, France still pay tribute to their D-Day liberators 80 years after the epic Allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944. Among the tributes are images of paratroopers in church stained-glass windows. (Matt Cardy; Philippe Clement/Arterra/Universal Images Group; Sean Gallup, all via Getty Images)

Nicole Pelletiere is a senior editor on the lifestyle team at Fox News Digital.

Authored by Nicole Pelletiere via FoxNews June 7th 2024