For Veterans Day: How an Air Force unit looked out for their own, even after she left the service. And, We salute the Marine who got promoted at a fried chicken restaurant on base.

+ In the midterms, the future of American democracy loomed large in voters’ minds. And in an unexpected twist, they were for it.

+ This video called The Mountain Dogs follows two beloved golden retrievers, Sampson and Baylor, as they climb to the summit of the Pinnacle Trail in Stowe, Vermont each day without their owners. (My beagles take a similar daily journey to the pantry where we keep the treats.)

+ “When I first heard that one of our customers wanted to cancel a large pizza order after only one friend turned up to her daughter’s birthday party, I knew I wanted to do something to cheer her up.” Domino’s Pizza employee makes dessert for girl whose birthday party guests didn’t show.

+ In a first, a fatal enzyme deficiency is treated in the womb.

+ A Time feature on the best inventions of 2022.

+ The Wholesome Whimsy of Reddit’s Bread Stapling Enthusiasts.