Who says you have to be a size 2 to wear a bikini? This summer's wildly popular swimsuit is made specifically for fuller figures. One in particular is such a hot commodity that it's selling out even before the official start of swimsuit season. The highly anticipated launch of the collaboration between plus-size blogger Gabi Gregg and retailer Swimsuits For All went off with a bang last week but sputtered as the company failed to keep up with the unexpected demand for Gregg's galaxy-print bikini, a style dubbed the "fatkini."
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"I didn't come up with the term 'fatkini' it's been a buzzword in the body-positive community for a while," Gregg told Yahoo! Shine. "There's definitely a momentum building for body acceptance and lots of online support for women of all body types these days."
Gregg, a renowned blogger in the plus-size world, rose to fame after she posted photos of
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – 10 hours ago
Who says you have to be a size 2 to wear a bikini? This summer's wildly popular swimsuit is made specifically for fuller figures. One in particular is such a hot commodity that it's selling out even before the official start of swimsuit season. The highly anticipated launch of the collaboration between plus-size blogger Gabi Gregg and retailer Swimsuits For All went off with a bang last week but sputtered as the company failed to keep up with the unexpected demand for Gregg's galaxy-print bikini, a style dubbed the "fatkini."Read More »from 'Fatkini' Sells Out! Why the Plus-Size Swimsuit Is Summer's Hottest Look
You won't find them on the cover of Us Weekly but engaged couple and extreme bodybuilders Don Akim and Rosanna Beckett are the "it" couple of the muscle world. Read More »from Here's the Strongest Couple You'll Ever Meet
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The couple, who live in Lowestoft, in the English county of Suffolk, have been dating for almost nine years since they met at a nightclub, but they say they have only been seriously body building for four months. In that time, they've won a total of three trophies at the Miami Pro World Championships held in April in Hertfordshire, England, beating out more than 200 other contestants. They're the first couple to win world championship honors at the same bodybuilding event—Akim won two awards for male Muscle Model and male Fitness Model, and Beckett won for Ms. Bikini.
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"Although we've always been into fitness, we didn't look like this when we met," Akim told Yahoo! Shine. "We only started really
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But according to a report published Wednesday on the website Modern Farmer, the production of Greek yogurt, now a $2 billion-per-year industry, involves straining a byproduct called acid whey—described as watery, cloudy slop—from the yogurt. There's nothing intrinsically toxic about acid whey. However, in large quantities it can be harmful to the environment and no one quite knows what to do with it.
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"Greek yogurt companies strain whey for two reasons," Christopher P. Schlottmann, Ph.D., associate director of environmental studies at New York University. "When it's removed, it leaves yogurt with a very creamy texture and it also allows the Read More »from The Dark Side of Greek Yogurt
You shun junk food, eat balanced meals, and never miss a spin class. So why are you gaining weight? Read More »from Why That Healthy Meal Is Making You Fat
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Look to your food portions, says a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity.
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Study authors showed 186 people various foods such as cereal, beverages, and coleslaw, labeling them "healthier" or "standard" (although both versions were of equal calories), then asked them to serve themselves an appropriate portion. They found that not only did people assume that "healthy" equaled "less caloric", they served themselves heftier servings of the "healthy" foods, and felt less guilty about how much they ate.
"People tend to overeat foods labeled 'healthy,' or 'organic' because they assume that those foods won't cause weight gain," says David Grotto, RDN, author of The Best Things You Can Eat. "We call that the 'Health Halo', meaning, there are certain
Temper tantrums, clothing meltdowns, and gift demands. Sound like a bratty child? Nope, it's the profile of a modern man, according to the results of a new British study.
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The study was conducted by the money-saving site Quidco.com and included 2,000 people. Researchers found that 20 percent of women consider their significant other a full-fledged diva— these guys are in need of constant reassurance and affection, hog the bathroom to primp, and have champagne tastes. Their poor female partners report spending almost $169 on gifts, extravagant dates, and luxe holidays for their men. More than a third rack up over $2,000 in debt trying to keep their partners happy, and 30 percent worry that they'll crack under the pressure. Unsurprisingly, 80 percent of these couples argue over such issues with more than half splitting up because of them. So what are the signs that a man is high maintenance?
- Throwing a fit when things
Blue Ivy is ready for her close up! Mama Beyonce recently posted a photo of the tiny tot to her Tumblr I Am Beyonce. In the photo, Blue is perched on her customized director's chair with her initials "BIC" printed on the back, rocking a tutu and a new braided hairdo. Squee!
The photo was snapped backstage at Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" which has also reportedly accommodated Blue Ivy with a million dollar nursery suite when she's at the Barclay's Center. A source told US Weekly, "Jay rents a luxurious basement suite for $1 million a year. It has an area for Blue filled with toys." The nursery also doubles as an adult rec room with a champagne bar and TV screen.
So cute. More candids please!
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, May 21, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
School bullying is a national crisis, but one woman thinks she found the solution—give the bully a taste of her own medicine. Read More »from Bully Punished With Bad Clothing. Unusual Yes, But Cruel?
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On Wednesday, a Murry, Utah-based woman named Ally Olsen, 41, discovered that her fiancé’s 10-year-old daughter, Kaylee, was bullying a classmate. Kaylee’s teacher had emailed Olsen, explaining that the girl had been teasing a student for the past three weeks because of how she dressed. As a result, the victim no longer wanted to come to school.
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“When I received the email, I was confused because just a few weeks ago, Kaylee had received an award from her principal for stopping a bullying incident at school,” Olsen told Yahoo! Shine. “I confronted Kaylee who explained that she had called another girl ‘sleazy’ for wearing Daisy Duke shorts and a tank top. We’ve taught Kaylee to dress conservatively but never expected her to
US Weekly.Kate Middleton is in nesting mode, taking cooking class so she can prepare new meals for Prince William, according to a story Monday in Read More »from Kate Middleton: A Throwback Princess?
It's an unlikely move for Middleton who has been dubbed a modern-day princess by the media. She wears blue jeans, shops at the Gap, and is a rumored yoga junkie. And like many women, Middleton has an evolved take on love, not only having shacked up with Prince William before they were married but dating him for a whopping 8 years (a move that earn her the nickname "Waity Katie" for waiting so long for a proposal). At 31, she's also an older newlywed, a far cry from Princess Di who was just 20-years-old when she wed Prince Charles and who later referred to her entrance into the royal family as a "lamb being led to the slaughter." And much like any trendy public figure, Middleton has even endured a nude photo scandal.
But for all the ways that Middleton reflects a modern day gal—royalty! They're just like us!—is a princess who's celebrated for
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, May 20, 2013 1:31 PM EDT
An Army husband received the surprise of his life on Wednesday when he stepped off the plane after a yearlong stint in Afghanistan and saw his wife who had dropped 100 pounds in his absence. Read More »from Wife Surprises Army Husband With 100-Pound Weight Loss
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When Specialist Larry Shaffer’s plane landed in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina he was greeted by almost 50 cheering friends and family who had gathered for his arrival, holding up welcome signs and yelling “Surprise!” When the crowd parted, his wife Misty Shaffer, who had shed 100 pounds from her 250-pound frame, rushed into his arms.
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“I was speechless. There was so much to take in,” Larry, 27, told Yahoo! Shine. “I was expecting only immediate family and was so surprised to see the crowd. Then Misty appeared and she was half the person she used to be. I couldn’t believe it.”
Misty, 24, had kept her weight
E! Online, Beyoncé is preggers!And...drumroll please...According to
E! says that "multiple sources" have confirmed that Blue Ivy is going to have a little brother or sister. The Internet has been abuzz since only a few days ago, when the New York Post asserted that Bey was expecting, courtesy of their own "exclusive sources." Baby-watchers have been pointing to a blue, sequined jumpsuit she recently wore on stage during her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" that emphasized her lower half.
Fanning the flames was an interview Beyonce gave last Monday to Good Morning America, during which she said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister...” adding, “at some point, when it’s supposed to happen.”
Suspicions were further deepened later that night when Beyonce wore a high-waisted black, strapless Givenchy gown that concealed her tummy to the Met Gala. Beyonce's reps could not be reached for comment.
Congrats, Bey and Jay!
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