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Sarah Jessica Parker gave an interview to Vogue on Wednesday that was equal parts fascinating and breathless. The fashion magazine sent a reporter to SJP’s townhouse in Manhattan's West Village to ask her 73 rapid-fire questions over the course of five-and-a-half minutes, while she took him (and us) through the various rooms in her humongous home. It was a lot of information we never needed, but suddenly really wanted, all at once. Here's what we learned from touring Parker's home and brain in under six minutes.
1) She’s a fantastic host. As quickly as she answers questions, SJP offers to take her interviewer's coat, offers him a sunny place to sit and a glass of water.
2) She's been a New Yorker for 13 years.
3) Her favorite color is peacock blue but you’d never know it from the monochromatic-theme she has in her apartment. Everything from her couch, chairs, rugs, and walls are emerald-green.
4) She still uses a Blackberry.
5) Coke is her favorite drink; sausage, peppers, and onions
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You drop a delicious snack on the floor and quickly pick it up in a matter of seconds. Is too dirty to eat, or is it just fine? Duh-duh-duh!
“The 5-second rule” has gotten the reputation for being a myth — conveniently employed to salvage dropped treats. But wait, it's not a joke.
Recently, British scientists tested this theory and found that the amount of time a piece of food spends on the floor (and what type is surface it is) really does affect whether or not it’s safe to eat.Read More »from The 5-Second Rule Is For Real, People!
Researchers at Aston University in Birmingham, England tested the safety of various foods (pasta, ham, dried fruit, sticky dessert, toast, biscuits) after being tainted by the common bacteria Escherichia coli (E.coli) and Staphylococcus aureus from carpet, tiled, and laminate surfaces. They allowed the food to remain on the floor from anywhere between three and 30 seconds.
The study found some surprising results. First of all, you're better off dropping (and eating) food on a carpet, because bacteria is
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Mar 11, 2014 2:33 PM EDT
slimmed-down model sporting a bikini on the teen section of its website.Overly airbrushed photos of models are nothing new, but retailer Target shocked the Internet recently by running a shot of an super Read More »from Dear Target, Your Airbrushing Is Out of Control (Again)
The photo was first spotted on Monday by blogger Blogilates and quickly circulated online. On Tuesday, after the ad was mocked for being “disastrously wrong” and “freakish,” Target emailed Buzzfeed the following statement: “This was an unfortunate error on our part and we apologize. We have removed the image from our website.” You can still view the photo but it's been cropped to reveal only the top, the only part of the bikini now being sold.
Where to begin? At first, the ad for Xhilaration Junior’s Midkini 2-piece Swimsuit in Leopard Print looks normal enough. But upon closer inspection, there’s a big chunk missing from the model’s crotch area, resembling “thigh gap,” whereby a woman’s thighs are so thin, that they don’t touch when she stands. The model’s left leg was also slimmed
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Mar 7, 2014 5:30 PM EST
Girl Scouts troop was born. Fast-forward to 2014 and the Girl Scouts of the USA boasts 3.2 million members and the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama as its Honorary National President. To celebrate the group's 102nd birthday on March 12, we're taking a side-by-side comparison of the Girl Scouts and its male counterpart, the Boy Scouts of America. Here are five lessons the boys can learn from the girls.Way back in 1912, a 45-year-old widow named Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Law got together with 18 young girls from her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, to talk about making friends, job hunting, playing sports, and participating in community service — and in doing so, the first Read More »from Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! Here Are 5 Lessons You Could Teach the Boy Scouts
Lesson 1: Your gender and sexuality are no one else’s business: Gay or straight, girls of any sexual orientation can join the Girl Scouts and the group upholds a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Ditto for gender differences: In 2011, a Colorado troop granted membership to a 7-year-old transgender girl named
The Dating Ring is offering to fly New York City women to San Francisco and Bay Area men to the Big Apple for a big singles weekend, in order to bridge a gender imbalance in both cities. To fund these cross-country trips, the company has launched a Crowdtilt campaign, which, so far has raised $3,180 of its $10,000 goal.Would you trek across the country for a first date? Matchmaking startup Read More »from Long Distance Blind Dates Are About to Exist
According to CEO Lauren Kay, in New York, single women outnumber single men by 150,000; in the Bay Area, there are 50,000 more single men than women. Her theory is that people don’t invest enough time and effort in relationships these days. “Meanwhile —if you have to film a video, crowdfund a campaign, wait two months and fly across the country for a date, you might take that date a little more seriously,” she says.
It sounds so whimsical and romantic but Kay’s research is dubious. Her source is a web developer named Jonathan Soma who created an interactive map in 2013, revealing the disproportion
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Mar 5, 2014 12:03 PM EST
Florida couple stumbled upon a mysterious memorial bracelet that had washed ashore, they managed to track down its rightful owner and reunite him with the item he had lost years earlier.When you lose something in the ocean, you can pretty much count on it being gone forever, but when aRead More »from Lost (and Found) at Sea: Man Reunited With Late Brother's Army Bracelet
On Saturday afternoon, Yasmine Todhunter, 53, and her husband, Bill, 54, were walking their dogs on the beach in Fort Lauderdale when Bill noticed something shiny in the sand. “It was a silver bracelet with four names and a date written on it,” Yasmine tells Yahoo Shine. Once home, the couple researched the names online: CW3 Phil Windorski, CW2 Matt Kelley, CW2 Josh Tillery, and CW2 Ben Todd. They discovered that these were the names of four U.S. Army soldiers killed in a helicopter crash during a nighttime mission in Iraq in January 2009.
“We said to ourselves, ‘This bracelet must mean something to somebody,’ so that day we posted a photo on Facebook, hoping it would reach the owner,” says Yasmine. It
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 5:15 PM EST
In theory, a breakup means once a relationship is over, it's over — right? Not so much for these famous former couples, who can't seem to move on, as evidenced by their post-breakup behavior. From sharing online photos of a former flame to blasting him or her in public, here are eight ways Hollywood exes have shown they're still heartbroken.
He posts your photos on social media: On Monday, Justin Bieber Instagrammed a photo of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez at the Vanity Fair Oscar party (above). "Most elegant princess in the world," Bieber captioned the photo, tweeting it out to his nearly 15 million followers. Doing it once would be creepy enough, but Bieber actually has a history of trolling Gomez online. In January, amid rumors that the pair were reconciling, he posted an old photo of the pair snuggling with the caption, "Love the way you look at me."Read More »from 8 Signs Your Ex Isn't Over You (Hear That, Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom?)
He orchestrates a “accidental” run-in: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom (who announced last fall that they were separating after more than
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, Mar 3, 2014 11:57 AM EST
Oscars was Constance "Connie" Leto, Jared's mother.In his now famous acceptance speech, the actor paid homage to his mom, 58, putting her squarely on our radar. Here are 8 things we've learned about Connie in the past 24 hours.Although Jared Leto won an Academy Award on Sunday for "Best Supporting Actor" in the film Dallas Buyer's Club, the real star of the Read More »from All Hail Jared Leto's Mom: 8 Facts About the Gorgeous Constance Leto
She struggled to make life better for her two kids: In Jared Leto’s Oscar acceptance speech, he expressed gratitude for his mother who helped paved the way for his success. “In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream."
She encouraged creativity in her
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Feb 28, 2014 3:54 PM EST
"Today" show hosts mistook a photo of their own co-anchor Tamron Hall for Michelle Obama. Anyone need more coffee?Well, this is awkward. On Friday morning, Read More »from The 'Today' Show Thinks Anchor Tamron Hall and Michelle Obama Are the Same Person
Hall, a black woman, presented an Instagram photo of a young woman dancing in a leotard and asked co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, Carson Daly, and Al Roker to guess her identity.
“That’s you!” one co-host squealed. Hall replied, “That’s who?” Her co-worker repeated, “That’s you!” Hmm, not quite. It was a photo (clearly depicting) Michelle Obama — you know, the first lady of the United States — taken when she was younger. The photo also bore Obama’s “FLOTUS” Twitter handle on the upper right-hand corner (and the pic was shown immediately after a segment involving the first lady). Hall gracefully laughed off the remarks, but Roker didn't look so amused. Watch the uncomfortable exchange here (which starts at 1:10).
Clearly not an intentional offense, but also not the warmest welcome for Hall, a longtime MSNBC anchor and
ambush weddings. They’re “gotcha” nuptials thrown for unsuspecting guests who believe they’ve been invited to say, birthday drinks or a dinner party. Once they arrive — surprise! — they find out they're about to attend a wedding thrown by the sneaky hosts, otherwise known as the bride and groom.Ready or not, the newest wedding trend is here: Read More »from When Did People Stop Having Regular Old Weddings?
According to a story published this week in the New York Post, the hassle of planning a proper wedding (mailing save-the-dates, booking a location, compiling a registry) can be overwhelming, and spontaneous nuptials can lighten stress for the couple. And in some rare cases, the bride is the only one kept in the dark. Back in October, a Miami man made headlines after pulling together an impromptu proposal and wedding for his girlfriend on the same day, by culling ideas from her “Dream Wedding Pinterest Board” (She said yes). Ambush weddings have even infiltrated Hollywood: Celeb couples LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian and Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady