The Internet has gone bonkers for cat beards this week. Maybe it's spring fever or the week before summer's first holiday or a nod to allergy season, but the hairy devils are the selfie meme-du-jour. We picked our ten faves, but really, once you start looking at cat beards, you'll see they are all winners. --Sarah B. Weir, Shine Writer
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- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger | Healthy Living – 12 hours ago
"If my feet weren't sore, I'd totally bowl," tweeted Alex Hrebin, 29, a few days ago, when he was about 250 miles and three weeks into a year-long trek across the country. Hrebin set out on April 21 from Sea Bright, New Jersey, to walk more than 3,000 miles coast to coast in memory of his best friend, Dustin Merunka, who died in a car crash eight years ago.
The two men attended high school together and then went to a local community college. "During our first year in college, around Thanksgiving, we spent 24 hours in a diner in northwest New Jersey," Hrebin told Yahoo! Shine by phone from Altoona, Pennsylvania where he was resting in a Motel 6. The two friends talked all night, hatching crazy plans. "Dustin suggested we walk across the country. I joked that maybe we should trying walking across New Jersey first." A year later, Merunka was gone.
HrebinRead More »from Veteran's Cross-Country Journey Fulfills Promise to Lost Friend
- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger | Love + Sex – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
tribute to partner Angelina Jolie after she revealed she underwent a double mastectomy to lower her risk of cancer. This week, we feel like a flaccid, old balloon: the air just leaked out of our new found admiration, "pssssst."Oh Brad, last week you had our hearts all puffed up with your moving
Speaking with Esquire, the actor did perform a backhanded Aniston diss that has become something of a trademark interview technique: "I spent years f***ing off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany…" i.e. his marriage to Aniston was a waste. Yes, yes, we know, you hung around the Malibu house smoking pot, drinking Margaritas, listening to the waves, and eating lots of guac. Actually, sounds kind of fun.
But the really annoying thing about the interview is that Pitt reveals what a narcissist he is and then brushes it off with an imagined medical condition. "So many people hate me becauseRead More »from Brad Pitt's Most Annoying Revelation: It's Not About Jen
Purists won't want to call this a recipe for "cheesecake" since it doesn't contain any cream cheese at all. Instead, the main ingredient is healthy Greek yogurt, which is higher in protein and significantly lower in calories and fat. A slice of Junior's classic cheesecake is about 540 calories and 37 grams of fat, for instance. Our version is less than half the calories and contains only 10 grams of fat per serving.
It's also super easy to whip up. You don't need to mess with a water bath in the oven, and if you have a food processor, you can make both the crust and the filling in less than 20 minutes total (you can also use a blender and hand mixer).
Best of all, it tastes exactly like regular cheesecake–just a light, elegant, and zesty version that won't leave you in a food coma or with a tummy ache after dessert.Read More »from Lemony Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger | Shine Food – Wed, May 15, 2013 2:37 PM EDT
Why do people always look so happy riding bicycles? Is it because of the wind in their hair? The fact that biking cuts down on air pollution? Maybe it's just because riding a bike makes anyone feel like a kid again. Cities across the country are installing bike lanes and finding that not only does bicycling positively impact public health, it also spurs economic growth along the routes. If you haven't been on a bike for a while, now is the time hop on. May 13-17 is National Bike Week. Still feeling wobbly? Here's some inspiration.Read More »from Happy National Bike Week!
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- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger | Parenting – Thu, May 9, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
While the Internet provides a wealth of information just one click away, sometimes it's better to dial good old "911."
On Wednesday, at 1:47 AM, police in Santa Fe, Texas received a call from the Mainland Center Hospital that a 14-year-old boy had been admitted with a gunshot injury to his thigh. A surveillance video in the boy's home revealed he had received the wound more than seven hours earlier, according to a statement provided to Yahoo! Shine by Captain Wayne Kessler, of the Santa Fe Police Department. Why the delay? His mother (who has not been identified) was searching WebMD.
The video also revealed the identity of the shooter. Police have arrested 24-year-old Pete Jesse Rodriguez and charged him with Injury to a Child with Intent to Commit Serious Bodily Injury. The video shows Rodriguez, who lives at the same residence, pointing a gun at the teenRead More »from Mom Web Searches Gunshot Wound, Delays Bringing Son to Hospital
"Mullet" gowns are trendy, platform stilettoes are in, but the real breakout item for prom 2013 is the corsage. Once a slightly dowdy accessory, now clever DIY'ers (and some florists) are using rhinestones, feathers, LED lights, and found objects to make one-of-kind pieces that are modern and sassy-and cheap. Prom costs are soaring and shoppers can expect to spend a bare minimum of $25 on a store-bought corsage. If you want to make your own, the always-hip Rookie Mag has an easy tutorial. Here are our favorites from Instagram.Read More »from The Corsage: Prom’s Hottest Accessory