happy and healthy husband is the key to having an awesome marriage. “We studied older, more conventional couples, but results may apply to younger generations since people tend to become more traditional as they age,” lead author, James Iveniuk, a PhD candidate in the department of sociology, tells Yahoo Shine. Chalk it up to cultural norms: “Even in the most modern marriages, there are gender role expectations,” he says. “Women tend to police the emotional temperature of the home, so if a husband is sick or being difficult, women are often the ones to smooth things over, versus men who are more avoidant.” Here are four more factors that make marriages tick.
An average-looking husband: So, you didn’t marry David Beckham — that’s a good thing. Plain-looking men make better husbands, according to the Journal of Family Psychology. Researchers filmed 82 newlywed
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happy and healthy husband is the key to having an awesome marriage. “We studied older, more conventional couples, but results may apply to younger generations since people tend to become more traditional as they age,” lead author, James Iveniuk, a PhD candidate in the department of sociology, tells Yahoo Shine. Chalk it up to cultural norms: “Even in the most modern marriages, there are gender role expectations,” he says. “Women tend to police the emotional temperature of the home, so if a husband is sick or being difficult, women are often the ones to smooth things over, versus men who are more avoidant.” Here are four more factors that make marriages tick.Turns out the adage, 'Happy wife, happy life," may not be true. New research conducted by the University of Chicago finds that a Read More »from 5 Surprising Secrets To a Happy Marriage
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 13, 2014 4:14 PM EDT
This will restore your faith in friendship: 11 women in South Africa recently put their hair — and their vanity — on the line by shaving their heads in solidarity with friend Gerdi McKenna who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. “I learned one thing this morning and that is that hair is but a small part of you, and your biggest gift is that you are healthy,” said one woman after shaving her head.
Photographer Albert Bredenhann captured the altruistic act in a 4-minute video and photo shoot, set to the Meatloaf song “I Would Do Anything For Love,” along with McKenna’s stunned reaction when she arrived at what she assumed was just another group gathering. “You girls look awesome!” says a teary McKenna.
Watch, cry, then go hug your girlfriends.
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Mar 13, 2014 2:24 PM EDT
suffer from developmental problems. However, one pediatrician famous for his anti-television views has changed his tune — at least, when it comes to the iPad.If you’re the parent of a toddler, you’ve probably heard that kids under the age of two who use multi-media (computers, video games, television) Read More »from iPads May Be OK For Babies, Says Doctor. Seriously?
Dimitri A. Christakis, M.D., a Seattle doctor whose opinion piece was published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, says kids under the age of 2 could actually benefit from using the iPad for up to 60 minutes per day, as long as they’re engaging in mentally stimulating activities such as learning games rather than simply watching videos.
He also notes that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’s 2011 recommendation that kids under the age of two generally avoid using media (which he co-authored) was written one decade before the debut of the iPad, tablets, and devices. “The statement was drafted with no knowledge that such a device would ever exist,” wrote Christakis. “Now, 3
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Mar 12, 2014 4:15 PM EDT
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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
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