Children were treated thursday after a mysterious incident at a public pool. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star)In Thursday's 90 degree heat-wave, Indianapolis' Garfield Park Pool seemed like the best place for locals to cool down. Then, in a moment, it became the worst.
"Mayhem," is how the Indianapolis Star's reporters described the scene as hoards of young swimmers began vomiting. Lifeguards rushed to evacuate the pool, as the reported odor of sharp chemicals flooded the area.
One mom on the scene described "an explosion of acid" rising from a once serene pool, though it's unclear what officially happened around 2 p.m. yesterday to sicken as many as 80 people, according to the Star's estimate.
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"We haven't reached a final determination on the cause of yesterday's incident," John T. Althardt, spokesman for the Marion County Health Department, told Yahoo! Shine Friday. The pool employee on the scene that day might have more answers, but is still recovering in the hospital along with six other patients being treated for respiratory distress.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Jun 22, 2012 5:23 PM EDT
Children were treated thursday after a mysterious incident at a public pool. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star)In Thursday's 90 degree heat-wave, Indianapolis' Garfield Park Pool seemed like the best place for locals to cool down. Then, in a moment, it became the worst.Read More »from Toxic Public Pool Sends Kids to Hospital. Parents Want Answers
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Jun 22, 2012 2:17 PM EDT
A Canadian dad who's identity is being protected claims he lost custody of his kids because of his size. (CTV)Does a weight problem make you an unfit parent? That's what one dad who lost custody of kids fears. The 360-pound father of two claims his size affected the court's decision to turn his kids over to the state.Read More »from Court Rules Obese Dad 'Unfit' to Parent, Kids Placed Up for Adoption
The 38-year-old Ottawa man, whose identity is protected by Canada's Child and Family Services Act, plans to appeal a decision to place his two young sons, ages five and six, up for adoption.
Mom wins back custody of overweight child
In an exclusive interview with Canada's CTV he claimed family court medical advisers were concerned he was "too fat, and couldn't keep up with my children."
For the past year, the boys have been in foster care, taken from their mother's home after her suspected overdose and mental breakdown. Because of their father's history of legal problems stemming from accounts of public fights and threats, they were placed in the care of the Children's Aid Society.
But over the course of a year, the father has been trying to rectify his past and earn the
(Getty Images)Palace officials have described Prince William's 30th birthday on Thursday as a "low-key" affair. A better way to describe it may be to compare it to the American haircut staple, the mullet. Business in front, party in the back.Read More »from How Prince William Spent His 30th Birthday
Despite assurances of a "quiet" "private" affair, the ingredients for a throwdown, albeit an intimate one, were there.
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A house party, make that mansion party, at Prince Charles' countryside residence was the place to be Thursday night for William's inner circle. Highgrove House, rather than Will and Kate's Anglesey home, became the last-minute destination after the prince's Royal Air Force training required him to be in Gloucester. Not to worry: Charles' 37-acre, three-story estate was free in a pinch and roomy enough for a 400-person wedding, with four reception rooms to choose from and nine bedrooms for late-night crashers.
Kate planned the dinner party for around 30 of their closest friends, according to
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Jun 20, 2012 8:21 PM EDT
There's famous and they there's your-face-is-permanently-inked-into-some-guy's-arm famous. Julia Roberts is that kind of famous. So is Marilyn Monroe. And now so is Miley Cyrus. Earlier this week Twitter photos of a grown-up Miley superfan covered in tribute ink went viral. The fan quickly disabled his account, but not before the world got wind of his upper arm and its portrait of Cyrus, looking rather confused. Don't be alarmed, human limbs are now home to some of the most famous faces in the world...at least at one time. Unlike fame, ink is forever.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty on Shine – Thu, Jun 7, 2012 8:07 PM EDT
You spend your entire childhood jerry-rigged with metal braces and rubber bands because grown-ups insist nobody likes crooked teeth. Then you find out they lied. All of them! Liars! Case in point: our gallery of famous people with the best worst teeth on the planet. (Jewel you leave that snaggle be, you hear?)
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This romantic proposal wasn't supposed to make news. A Louisville area man's intimate proposal on a hot air balloon became a horror story moments after she said yes. Read More »from Hot Air Balloon Proposal Goes Horribly Wrong
Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday night, as pilot Dallas Beall attempted the land and pop open a bottle of champagne for the couple, the balloon hit a power line, according to CNN. Beall, jolted with electricity fell on the bride-to-be, seriously shocking her as well.
Video: Marriage proposals that went awry
Her future husband jumped into action administering CPR on the pilot, until medics arrived to rescue the stranded passengers. They were transferred to an area hospital and treated for burns. The identities of the couple have not yet been released.
All three are reported to be stable, and no injuries were life-threatening but the accident undoubtedly changed the mood.
According to the Clark County Sheriff's report, the pilot had first tried to land the balloon on an overgrown patch of land only to relaunch in search of
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Thu, Jun 7, 2012 11:55 AM EDT
Dad meets daughter for the first time.Last month we asked Shine's community to share their first photos as a mother. As our scrapbook of the first minutes of motherhood took shape, so did a recurring theme. Dads.Read More »from Best Father's Day Gift: Share His First Photos as a Dad with Shine
There alongside photos of moms holding babies were the men who helped make it happen. Some in shower caps in the delivery room, edging their faces into the frame as best they could, others holding a toddler beaming with confidence. One mom who shared her own first moments with her child, also posted this photo titled "Mandy and Daddy." Below it she wrote: "Finally after a 54 hour labor, daddy gets to hold his baby girl for the first time."
The experience of becoming a dad is different than it is for moms, and you can see it even in the very first photos. Between Mandy and Daddy, there appears a mutual awe shared only between them. There's a grown man humbled by a tiny person they've been waiting to meet and a tiny person struck by the magnitude of the first man they've ever known. Together, they remind me, even
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, Jun 5, 2012 8:10 PM EDT
(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news.Read More »from So This Happened: Grace Jones Went Through Hoops for Queen Elizabeth
It was the Queen's big day but Grace Jones stole the show. The 64-year-old disco goddess performed live at London's Diamond Jubilee concert dressed in a red latex bustier and, is that a Pinata on her head? It works.
Did I mention she was hula-hooping through her entire set? Did I also mention she's 64? According to onlookers, she kept that hoop going round song after song without breaking a sweat. If hips don't lie, and I've heard that they don't, Grace Jones is not of this planet.
Read More »from Diet Glasses: The Future of Weight Loss?
(Youtube ScreenGrab)"Reality is in your mind."
That could one day be your new diet mantra. It's also how Michitaka Hirose explains his radical new experiment.
The University of Tokyo professor and his team of technology researchers may have inadvertently invented a revolutionary weight loss product. No suspicious pills or brutal workout regiments required, just an easily fooled mind.
Hirose's "diet glasses" are virtual reality head pieces with built-in cameras that manipulate the way food appears. Wearing the glasses, a standard-size Oreo can be made to look twice as large, while the rest of your field of vision maintains its proportions.
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When put to the test by volunteers, the optical illusion of the larger cookie tricked volunteers' brains into eating ten percent less than they normally would.
In a reverse experiment, the goggles shrunk the cookie's appearance, promoting subjects to eat 15 percent more.
Video: Drinks ban sparks portion control debate
The eyes, it
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Mon, Jun 4, 2012 12:55 PM EDT
(TMZ)Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news.Read More »from So This Happened: Lindsay Lohan channels Liz Taylor
In case you momentarily forgot, Lindsay Lohan is still preparing to portray the late great Elizabeth Taylor in the TV biopic "Dick and Liz." The movie hasn't even started shooting, but behind-the-scenes progress reports have been making news for weeks. People really want to know if a rehabbed Lindsay can pull of the made-for-TV role of Lifetime (the network not the term by which a person's entirety is defined.)
Based on this image, leaked to TMZ today, she's got the look down. Photographed in full wardrobe and make-up, Lindsay cuts a pretty convincing 1960s-era Liz. Later this week, when filming starts, Lindsay's ability to channel Liz's voice, body language and White Diamonds essence will also be put to the test. Lohan's people want it known she got rid of her bleach blond locks for this role, which is supposed to suggest a Deniro-worthy, method-type level of commitment to the project. If nothing else, she got