What happens when you enter the search term "Mother" in a stock photography website? You get lots of sunshine, hanging laundry and salad bowls. You also get a month's worth of nightmares. Moms made of plastic, moms wielding weapons, and even worse, moms whose emotions we just can't read. In honor of Mother's Day, we bring you the scariest stock images of our nearest and dearest.Read More »from For Mother's Day: The Creepiest Stock Photos of Moms
Blog Posts by Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Wed, May 8, 2013 9:16 PM EDT
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Wed, May 8, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
If you watched Bradley Cooper's new Haagen-Dazs commercial and thought, "What the $#% just happened?" you're in good company. The internet is aflutter with questions about why People's Sexiest Man Alive is eating a tub of ice cream like a Cathy cartoon at a black tie event, why he fell for the old locked-in-a-room-with-only-a-spoon trick (huh?), and why on earth the Oscar-nominated actor thought making this commercial would be a good idea for his career. Some people have attempted to explain the not-so-subliminal imagery. Here are some theories—both from around the web and inside our heads—about what's really going on in the 30-second spot:
It's intentionally bad and we just don't get the joke.
It's actually really emotionally complex—like "Sophie's Choice" but with Bradley Cooper and ice cream.
It's about butts, and people are into that.
It was made 10 years ago and was only supposed to air internationally (or not).
It's the long-awaited sequel to the DiSaronno commercial (really, they areRead More »from Bradley Cooper's Haagen-Dazs Commercial: How to Explain its Awfulness
Nicholas Sparks knows a shocking amount about "ladyfantasies"—the ones where you move to a small Southern town and Josh Duhamel works at the convenience store. Read More »from Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Women
He's something of a female telepathic. "The Notebook," "A Walk to Remember," "The Last Song," "Dear John,""Nights in Rodanthe,"—those all came from his brain. If it weren’t for Sparks,we’d still be reading romance novels with Fabio on the cover, and Ryan Gosling would just be that young guy who briefly dated Sandra Bullock. Miley and Liam wouldn’t have met and R. Kelly would never have broken up with his wife (sure).
In his latest novel-turned-movie, "Safe Haven" (out on DVD Tuesday), a thriller about a woman with a dark past and a bright future sucking face with a hunky convenience store manager, played by, yes, Josh Duhamel. How does he know what feels good in the cushion-y parts of our female minds? "I’ve been blessed to have great women in my life," Sparks told Yahoo Shine. “I had a great mom, I married well.” A little back
The original goal, says Smith, was toThe money was one thing," Smith tells Yahoo Shine. "But emotionally it was devastating...I cared about the women and the subject too much to let it drop."
Enter the fundraising site Kickstarter, whereRead More »from The Look
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, May 2, 2013 5:56 PM EDT
Read More »from Who is Assata Shakur, the FBI's Most Wanted Female Terrorist?
(FBI Handout) 1973: Shakur and two fellow passengers were stopped for a broken tail light on the New Jersey Turnpike. After a heated exchange, they exchanged fire with police officers, and allegedly Shakur shot and killed Foerster. You can read the FBI's account of what happened here. You can also read conflicting accounts from witness reports, collected by
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 26, 2013 5:46 PM EDT
"Every wedding-themed romantic comedy in one movie!" That's the unofficial tag line for the new star-packed film, "The Big Wedding", out Friday. They've really packed it in with this one. They've got your quirky parents (Diane Keaton and Robert Deniro) with romantic baggage and a secret that will totally be exposed, a pretty blonde society bride (Amanda Seyfried), a mother-in-law who everyone's afraid of, a guy who falls in love too fast (Topher Grace), a wacky priest (Robin Williams, at your service), and a pregnant, disgruntled Katherine Heigl. It sounds like they've got it covered. Well, almost.
If you're really following the marriage movie recipe, it's not just about the main characters but the side players too. Behold, the six people you meet in wedding movie heaven.
#1: THE WISE OLD MAN WHO CUTS THE B.S. WITH ONE "LIFE IS TOO SHORT" SPEECH
#2: THE FLAMBOYANTLY FOREIGN WEDDING PLANNER WHO HAS ONLY ONE CLIENT
Read More »from 'The Big Wedding' Suggested Guest List: 6 Characters You Meet in Every Wedding Movie
#3: THE ICE QUEEN WHO MAKES EMOTIONAL, POOR, OR UNDER-DRESSED YOUNG WOMEN
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty on Shine – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 3:12 PM EDT
On Tuesday, the brand announced the retirement of their famous bikini contests, first launched in 1983. That means no more oiled up fitness models in neon string bikinis competing for the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic on beaches across the world.
What you really need to know about sunscreen
The reason? Women. “The bikini contest wasn’t resonating with our target female consumers,” Danielle Duncan, Hawaiian Tropic Brand Manager, tells Yahoo Shine. With women making up 70 percent of the brand's users, that was a problem. The solution, according to Duncan, was to reinvent product offerings "to appeal to today’s Hawaiian Tropic women.”
That means saying goodbye to yesterday's Hawaiian Tropic women. Known as a slightly raunchier version of Miss Universe, the Tropic pageants rose to popularity in the '90s, but faded from a national spotlight in recent years. Since 2008, theRead More »from Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Pageants Are Officially Over, Thankfully
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:49 AM EDTLovers Day. It’s a lot like Valentine’s Day: roses are handed out, marriage proposals spike, and a national awareness of sexy time is promoted courtesy of a 15th Century Saint (in this case St. George) This year, some folks (slash publicists) are trying to import the holiday to the States, proclaiming today National Lovers Day right here in the U.S.Today is for lovers. Every year on April 23, Spain celebrates
One problem: People really, really hate the word ‘lover’. To quote the late Liz Lemon, "that word bums me out unless it's between the words meat and pizza."
It's difficult to pinpoint what makes it sound so perverted-nails-on-a-chalkboard, but I’ll give it a try. First of all, it's a little too specific. If you’re referring to a lover in conversation, you’re daring the person you’re to talking to not to picture you having sex in a champagne glass-shaped bubble bath in the Poconos. There are other words to describe the person you've chosen to bed, so the decision to use feels a bit Read More »from It's National Lovers Day: Why does the word 'Lover' feel so wrong?
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Apr 17, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
Remember this lady? She turned 39 on Wednesday.
Most people know her as Victoria Beckham, the unflinchingly serious high-fashion brand ambassador, designer, power mom, royal party guest, and U.K. national treasure. But we still remember when she was just a girl named Posh. Let's have a memory walk, shall we?
Remember when butterflies were her favorite fashion accessories and those front two bangs were her favorite pieces of hair?
And remember how she used to show her teeth when she smiled?
She used to smile a lot. Sometimes, aggressively.
Remember how much she loved wearing rectangular librarian/raver glasses indoors?
And remember her spray-bleached denim bustiers? And remember how okay she was when David Beckham wore a sleeveless tuxedo shirt and wrapped his head in nylon? Proud even.
And remember this lip ring? Now you do. Happy Birthday Victoria Posh Spice Beckham. We miss you almost every day.Read More »from Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham! We remember when you were just Posh.