Just because you love a color, that doesn't mean it loves you back. The fact is some hues complement your features better than others. A refined makeup palette can enliven your eye color, refine bone structure and reinvent your all-around beauty. Pair your made-up face with a complementary dress and
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, Dec 21, 2010 8:17 PM EST
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Tue, Dec 21, 2010 12:32 AM EST
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Some trends expire almost as quickly as a carton of milk. Others are like Twinkies. They may not spoil, but at some point you just have to throw them out. As the decade comes to a close, it's a good time to look at the fashions, foods, celebrities and sayings that are rotting in our pop culture fridge. Some came onto the scene recently, while others have been hobbling along under-the-radar for far too long. Either way, come January-it's out with the old. No really, this time we mean it.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Sat, Dec 18, 2010 2:38 AM EST
There's a reason everything seems like a really big deal to teenagers: they are. A rash of recent studies on teenage brain development suggests that minor traumas for adolescents can have major impact on their adult development, possibly even re-wiring their genetic code. Newsweek's Russ Juskalian rounded up recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, that point to hazards of the young mind.Read More »from Teens say: "my life is ruined." Studies say: they may have a point.
Part of the problem is that their front lobe, which controls impulse and judgement, are still developing. As a result, teens are more likely to have impaired judgement when it comes to binge-drinking, drugs, and even sensitivity to bullying. The new research suggests all those factors can have lasting effects. Stress caused by bullying, suggests one Florida State University researcher, could tip the balance towards psychological disorders like depression and other psychopathology.
Juskalian adds: "Other research supports the hypothesis that these kinds of prolonged impacts of environmental exposure-not
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Sat, Dec 18, 2010 1:33 AM EST
Read More »from Do you live near a sex offender? New email alerts will tell you
It's not the kind of subject line you want to see in your inbox, but it may be crucial information for your family. A dozen states across the country are now alerting residents via email when a sex offender moves into their neighborhood. Already several states sponsor search engines that allow residents to pull up names, addresses and photos of level 2 and 3 sex offenders (at higher risk of violence or repeat crimes). But the new email alert system notifies residents when a new offender moves into their designated home, school or day care area.
It's a technological breakthrough that's particularly relevant on the heals on a new study stating more sex offenders are infiltrating schools. The study by the General Accountability Office found that almost 75 percent of school abuse cases involve an employee with a prior history of sex offenses. The researchers point fingers at school officials covering up for fellow colleagues and poorly executed background checks.
That puts more of an
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Dec 17, 2010 11:17 PM EST
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele of 'Glee' (Photo: Fox) Teen girls are having more sex on TV. That means teen boys are too, but the Parents Television Council isn't worried about them. Their latest research found that underage female characters have more sexually driven plot-lines than adult female characters. Focusing on the top 25 shows on broadcast TV for viewers age 12-17, their research indicates that hit shows like "Vampire Diaries" and "Glee" are big on teen sex. "Out of all the sexualized scenes depicting underage or young adult female characters, 86 percent of those female characters were presented as only being of high school age," according to a statement made by study researchers. In other words teen girls are acting (literally) like sluts! Teen boys, however, will be boys, since the study doesn't measure their activity.Read More »from The great debate: female characters, sex and the Parents TV Council
Every year, the Parents Television Council stirs up publicity with an outraged, imbalanced survey that points fingers at popular television shows on major networks. Despite seemingly feminist agendas, their
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Fri, Dec 17, 2010 1:55 AM EST
Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa cake already had too much on it. Dinner table candles? Pumpkin seeds? Corn nuts? But a secret ingredient was revealed today that brought new meaning to the worst cake in the world: the recipe writer. Denise Vivaldo came clean on a HuffPo blogpost that she conceived of the Kwanza cake for Sandra Lee.
"I guess I imagined something more refined. And I know the Corn Nuts were disgusting, but [Lee] didn't. As a matter of fact, the more tasteless the recipes got the more she liked them, the faster she approved them, and I could get home and drink some medium-priced wine after our meetings. She's not a good role model for abstinence. "
Vivaldo detailed her job as a kind of ghost food writer. She's paid to write recipes for Lee and several other celebrity chefs with no time, or in her words, "talent" to take on the task themselves. But it's unlikely Lee will be hiring her again. Vivaldi's post skewers the first lady of the Food Network, blaming her "incrediblyRead More »from The woman behind the infamous Kwanzaa Cake (it's not Sandra Lee)
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Fri, Dec 17, 2010 12:43 AM EST
A model at a recent Diddy-sponsored event was just soaking in a bath surrounded by candles and about 300 other people (wtf?) when all of a sudden she smelled something burning. The back of her hair had kissed a candle flame and immediately caught fire. Lucky for her she was in a pool of water and put out the fire without too much damage. Unlucky for her, the whole thing was caught on tape and is making the rounds across the internet.(warning: it's not totally safe for work)
While it's hard to relate to her particular public bathing scenario, the flammable hair situation is one I know intimately. The mixture of styling products, frizz and a match has not once, but twice, turned my hair into a momentary inferno. And the tale of another friend, whose curly locks got caught in the crossfire of her Bat Mitzvah candles has haunted me for years. (She was fine, but she did have to cut all her hair off which is not so fun at 13). And we all know about Michael Jackson's brush with flame while
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, Dec 16, 2010 9:11 PM EST
Read More »from As seen on TV: Can these wacky anti-aging products possibly work?
Instant facelifts! Slimmer necklines! If you're up late, and in the market for the fountain of youth, infomercials about anti-aging 'miracles' can be downright hypnotizing. While the words 'paid spokesperson' should snap you out of the spell, those before and after photos are pretty convincing. They're cheaper than Botox, yes, but do as-seen-on-TV products work as well? Here's a look at some of small-screen anti-aging stars and their off-screen reputations.
Product: Neckline Slimmer
How it works: It's basically a pogo stick for your neck muscles, the jaw workout comes with three different taut springs and an "accelerator" cream.
The good: ConsumerSearch writer Sage McHugh points to at least one happy customer, who used the product for 30 days and noticed a definite difference.
The bad: A running list of online complaints about results, hidden charges and the occasional jaw pain hover around the product. And according to Consumer Reports' ShopSmart research,
Whoops. Designer Jonathan Adler said something in needlepoint he should probably take back. His granny-inspired pillow for Kirna Zabete is under fire for embroidering a pro-anorexic saying. While diet jokes are a dime a dozen on cheeky throw pillows, his went too far for some critics.He's in good co
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Dec 15, 2010 7:24 PM EST
Annie Lobert will tell you how much she could make in one night as a Las Vegas escort: $10,000. How long she survived in the industry: 16 years. How she escaped: in a trunk. And how she kept coming back. But she won't talk about certain requests from clients, especially the ones she agreed to. Several years ago, after what she calls a religious epiphany, she gave up the practice and formed an organization called Hookers 4 Jesus. It's the kind of name that gets attention, which is the point. Lobert began infiltrating casinos, strip clubs, and detention centers trying to convince prostitutes to get out of the business. With the help of a local church, she founded Destiny House, a six-month boarding home and rehabilitation center for women escaping the business. Now Lobert and her organization are the subject of a new Investigation Discovery series, "Hookers: Saved on the Strip". (Watch a Shine exclusive preview of tonight's episode above.) She talked to Shine about her newRead More »from Shine Exclusive: Q&A with the hooker interventionist