full-blown panic attack on the air back in 2004, in front of 5 million GMA viewers. It sent him into a doctor’s office, and onto a therapist’s couch, and though that quelled his panic attacks, there were lingering issues, from depression to self-doubt, that kept him both self-medicating (hello, cocaine) and searching for answers. Coincidentally, that’s when Peter Jennings assigned him to the religion beat, which included the self-help universe, and suddenly Harris’s professional quest merged with a personal one.
He admits he was a hard sell, particularly being male, mainly because self-help seems “lame,” he says. But eventually Harris, 42, found surprising solace in meditation. He’s written a new book about his odyssey, “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Mar 14, 2014 3:51 PM EDT
full-blown panic attack on the air back in 2004, in front of 5 million GMA viewers. It sent him into a doctor’s office, and onto a therapist’s couch, and though that quelled his panic attacks, there were lingering issues, from depression to self-doubt, that kept him both self-medicating (hello, cocaine) and searching for answers. Coincidentally, that’s when Peter Jennings assigned him to the religion beat, which included the self-help universe, and suddenly Harris’s professional quest merged with a personal one.Dan Harris — the deep-voiced co-anchor of ABC’s “Nightline” and “Good Morning America” weekend edition — is cool, calm and collected in front of the cameras. But he wasn’t always so Zen. In fact, the newsman had aRead More »from News Anchor Dan Harris on the Pursuit of Manly Happiness
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Thu, Mar 13, 2014 3:21 PM EDT
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After enduring a media barrage that's lasted more than a week, Rachel Canning, the New Jersey teen who’s suing her parents for financial support, returned home to her family on Tuesday night. But the very next day Canning's lawyer demonstrated that the case is far from over by returning to court, requesting that the parents pay for a guardian to be appointed for their 18-year-old high school student.
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“Just a few days ago, Rachel Canning indicated she could not go back home with her parents and she required a promise of some financial assistance going forward," attorney Tanya Helfand wrote in her application to the court, highlighting the teen's quick turnaround in deciding to return to her parents' after living at a friend's for several months. “Now, after speaking with her mother yesterday, she said she is waiving her complaint and is receiving no promises or consideration in return.”
She noted that
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Mar 12, 2014 3:53 PM EDT
Fat Babe Designs blog. “I felt glorious and glamorous all at the same time.”When fat-pride blogger Rachele Cateyes posted an online photo of herself in a bright blue two-piece swimsuit last summer, it signified a major moment of empowerment. “Wearing a bikini as a fat woman is an act of rebellion,” she’d written on her Read More »from Blogger Unwittingly Becomes Diet Poster Girl. Now She's Fighting Back
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The feeling was short-lived, though. The Oregon woman later discovered that her photo was popping up in a diet company’s Facebook spam ads — as the dreaded “before” photo. Now she’s embroiled in a frustrating battle with the company and its affiliates to try to get her stolen image removed from the ads. “It made me feel exposed and not in control of my own image,” Cateyes tells Yahoo Shine. “I’m used to negative attention [online], but for somebody to make money off of me? That really infuriated me.”
The 31-year-old caseworker began documenting the situation on her blog on
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, Mar 11, 2014 5:46 PM EDT
Betabrand — a hipster San Francisco–based company that's enlisted women with PhDs to model its new spring line.Just like computers are replacing cashiers and bloggers supplanting, ahem, journalists, it seems as if the trend of actual everyday humans filling in for professional models is a growing one. The latest label to give it a whirl is Read More »from Smart Move: Betabrand Clothing Uses PhDs as Models
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“When you look beyond the ranks of the professionally beautiful, photography becomes a lot more fun,” Betabrand founder Chris Lindland says in a statement. “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really big brains?”
The bookish beauties (and they are, naturally, all beautiful) all either have a PhDs or are working toward one. They include a woman with a doctorate in education from Columbia University Teachers College; a nuclear engineering PhD candidate at University of California, Berkeley; and a
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Mar 11, 2014 2:46 PM EDT
If reference to just one viral video passes your lips this week, it’s bound to be this: “First Kiss,” by Tatia Pilieva, a 3-and-a-half-minute lineup of strangers making out for the first time, which has racked up more than 6 million views since being posted to YouTube on Monday. Oh, and by the way, it's a clothing ad — an interesting little fact that just emerged on Tuesday, thanks to a recent tweet from the Los Angeles–based brand behind it, Wren Studio, a chic women's label:
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But commercial or not, it's really fun to watch (even if it was sneaky to not label it as an ad).
“We asked 20 strangers to kiss for the first time …” is the explanation that flashes across the screen at the start. Then we see all the pairs — two women, two men and the rest men and women — one at a time, standing and facing
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Pets – Mon, Mar 10, 2014 5:35 PM EDT
a dog named LeRoy—a brown, 80-pound bloodhound who has been a godsend to his owner, Rep. Stephen Watt. “Everybody says good morning to LeRoy when they say good morning to me,” Watt, a Republican from Sweetwater, tells Yahoo Shine.One of the most popular members of the Wyoming state legislature just happens to be
The dog, nearly 3 years old, has an important spot on the Wyoming House floor, right at Watt’s feet. He’s a service dog for the legislator, 58, who suffers from chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stemming from a roadside shooting he suffered as a police officer more than 30 years ago. And as far as anyone knows, LeRoy’s the first and only dog to have ever regularly worked the floor of the House. “It’s the first time I’ve seen it in my 10 years, other than the bomb dogs that come through every morning,” House Speaker Tom Lubnau, who granted permission for Watt to have LeRoy at work, tells the Billings Gazette.Read More »from This Bloodhound Dog Is a Member of the Wyoming Legislature
Watt adopted LeRoy nearly a year ago from a local
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Mon, Mar 10, 2014 3:06 PM EDT
Thierry Lasry and Kelly Wearstler, so-named for their “slim” construction. Though they’ve been popular with the A-list for a while now, the $555 shades are catching the squinting eyes of the masses this week — thanks to their controversial name.Depressing celebrity trend alert: the limited edition “Anorexxxy” line of sunglasses by
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National Eating Disorders Association President Lynn Grefe tells Yahoo Shine, “I think it’s appalling and out of line and absolutely ignorant,” adding, “There is nothing funny or sexy about anorexia.”
Jezebel blogger Isha Aran agrees. “We are so past the idea that eating disorders are haute and sexxxy and edgy, that at this point, it's actually out of style,” she wrote, in a scathing call-out of the line on Sunday. “Maybe they should rename those sunglasses AnoreZZZy because the overplayed and harmful glorification of a life-threatening condition is so unimpressive and boring, it will put you to sleep. OrRead More »from Designer Responds to 'Anorexxxy' Sunglasses Controversy
Martha Stewart may be 72 — theoretically old enough to remember the days of party line phone calls — but it’s not slowed down her social-media savvy one little bit. To wit: She’s a wiz on Twitter, where she averages around seven tweets daily to her 2.92 million followers, and has actually been called out for over sharing on matters from food pics to her shattered iPad. On Thursday, she conquered another platform — Reddit, where she spent a couple of hours at the helm of an AMA (Ask Me Anything) chat. The subject matter veered wildly from apples (Gravenstein or Macoun are best for apple pie) to “House of Cards” binge watching (oh yes she did) to sex (not surprisingly, cleanliness is important to her), and her straightforward inspired Redditors to call her “cool as hell,” “badass,” “a total babe” and “one of the classiest, nicest people to ever hold an AMA.” Herewith, some of the highlight topics:
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R: Is it true that you paint over the soles of your Louboutins because you don't
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Mar 7, 2014 2:30 PM EST
she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. “I was shocked,” she tells WRTV. “Very shocked.”When Mandy Batchelor of Indiana was rushed to the hospital with mysterious abdominal pain late last month, she was expecting to have to undergo an emergency appendectomy. Instead, to her amazement, Read More »from Woman Learns She's Pregnant As She Gives Birth. For Reals!
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Batchelor, 33, was already mom to two children ages 5 and 12, with no plans to expand her family. But on February 28, after working an eight-hour shift on the automotive assembly line at the IAC plant in Greencastle, she found herself in severe pain. Her worried partner, Josh Cox, rushed her to the emergency room, where they figured they’d be told she had appendicitis.
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“When we got there, they were kind of taking their time, and then Mandy said she had to use the restroom,” Cox, 34, a forklift operator at the same plant, tells Yahoo Shine. “I said to the nurse, ‘I think
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 6, 2014 5:30 PM EST
International Women’s Day was an empowering, revolutionary event, uniting suffragists, antiwar activists and equality leaders the world over. But now? It’s more of a cool-sounding, well-intentioned holiday that’s begun to lose its way, kind of like Earth Day or Gay Pride—or Christmas.Once upon a time, Read More »from International Women's Day's Most Ridiculous Events (Makeover, Anyone?)
Its roots are upstanding: Begun with a 1909 declaration by the Socialist Party of America, IWD’s reach quickly spread to Copenhagen—and then Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany, sparking rallies that called for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. In 1911, NYC’s tragic “Triangle Fire” brought even more attention to working conditions, and labor legislation in the U.S. became a major focus of subsequent IWD events. Its annual gatherings and actions continued to make a real difference, with efforts soon spreading to more than 27 countries, including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Russia and Zambia. The United Nations began celebrating the day