This must be the intermediate dance class and not the one I took in the basement of the church with 12 other women. (Shall We Dance/Miramax)"Take a salsa class!"
That's a direct quote from everyone who has ever given advice to a single person.
The technology of dating may have advanced in recent years, but the advice still sounds like tips gleaned from a Jennifer Lopez movie. Maybe it's the mixed messages or the complete homogenization of the soul mate tracking process but it's time dating advisers got some advice of their own. Like come up with some new advice that doesn't assume Richard Gere is just waiting for you to stop working so hard at your career so he can love you with the strong arms of a professional dancer.
Here are some more of the least helpful and most overused dating advice that just won't die.
The skull brace and glass eye patch? He's needs it for work!Bad dating advice #1: "Be Open!"
Okay, but can you be a little more specific? How open are we talking here? Obviously if you're looking to connect with another human being it helps to line your face up with theirs, and listen to the words coming out of their mouth. Now what? Does "open" mean giving your number
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Sat, Jul 7, 2012 1:50 AM EDT
This must be the intermediate dance class and not the one I took in the basement of the church with 12 other women. (Shall We Dance/Miramax)"Take a salsa class!"Read More »from Top 10 Worst Dating Advice Cliches (or the Single Girls' Guide to Surviving Single Girls' Guides)
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Jul 6, 2012 2:55 PM EDT
Independence Day took on new meaning for a soldier stationed overseas Wednesday. Ted Freese got the chance to witness the birth of his son in a Minnesota hospital, despite being thousands of miles away.Read More »from Military Dad Helps Deliver Independence Day Baby Over Internet
The naval officer, currently based in the Middle East, coached wife Lizzy through labor with the help of a hospital Internet connection, a laptop, and a Skype account.
"From the time we found out, we were hoping it would be on the Fourth of July," the beaming dad told Minnesota's KARE11 News. Despite his 15-hour shifts halfway around the globe, his commanding officer insisted he be by his wife's side, if only through the Internet.
"[He] made a phone call and said I wasn't allowed to come back into work until I had a little baby boy," says Ted, who won't be able to hold his son until he returns to the states in December.
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For now, the couple's just grateful their son Carson is healthy. It's an added bonus that he shares a
Kate Upton in a flag bikini sucking on a red white and blue ice pop nearly "crashed the Internet" according to GQ magazine's Twitter feed, while it promoted July's cover girl with abandon. Love it or hate it, and people did both, the cover drew national attention.
Upton, blond bombshell of the moment, can take most of the credit. But so can her stars-and-stripes bathing suit.
"The flag bikini is a quintessential men's magazine look," Buzzfeed's Amy O'Dell wrote of the magazine's cover, observing two other past GQ covers -- featuring Jessica Simpson and Rachel Bilson -- in patriotic bikinis.
That's because when they're not gracing the cover of men's magazines, they're gracing theRead More »from Why Do Men Love Flag Bikinis?
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Jul 2, 2012 2:58 PM EDT
Dear China: Leave Kate Middleton alone. That's the message from outraged fans of the duchess after viewing a bizarre Chengdu tourism campaign poking fun at Middleton's royal status.Designed to promote a fleet of 'Panda Cabs' -- London taxis painted with pandas to promote the region's significant population of endangered species -- the spot may have lost drivers some valuable customers.
"I just don't understand why we cannot take the royal limo," complains an actress portraying Kate in a two-minute ad produced by the Chengdu Association for Cultural Exchange with Foreign Countries. "I didn't marry into royalty to schlep around in a taxi."
In the two-minute clip for the Panda Cabs, set to circulate throughout London during the Olympics, actors portraying Kate, Queen Elizabeth, and an uncanny version of Prince William (really, where did they find him?!) wait impatiently for a car to take them to the Queen's Jubilee. The ad goes on to portray Middleton as a royal gold-digger who didRead More »from Kate Middleton Mocked in Chinese Tourism Video. Not Cool, Say Royal Fans
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 29, 2012 5:31 PM EDT
Actress Katie Holmes listens to questions during a press conference to promote an ice skating event in Taiwan last week.Last week, Tom Cruise took daughter Suri and son Connor to an awards ceremony in New York. Meanwhile, Katie Holmes was on the other side of the planet in Taiwan. The official reason was to promote an ice skating event.Read More »from Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Divorce: The Signs Were There
Now that Holmes filed for divorce on Friday, according to People, Holmes' Taiwan trip seems more like a warning sign than anything else.
In recent months, the couple was rarely photographed together, even when the two were in the same city. Back in New York this week, Holmes was photographed all over town with Suri, wearing matching outfits, going to see the movie Brave, eating ice cream, all without Dad.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes before the split
Tom, also in New York, was busy filming his new movie Oblivion and wrapping up his promotion of Rock of Ages. Even though he credited Katie for his interest in doing Rock of Ages (and apparently gave her his bejeweled codpiece), she didn't show up at the movie premiere.
What has been spotlighted, particularly in the Daily
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty – Fri, Jun 29, 2012 1:59 PM EDT
Jeannine Morris now, after her tanning rehab. (Courtesy of Jeannine Morris/ Beauty Sweet Spot) Jeannine Morris believes Cosmopolitan Magazine saved her life. And no, the glossy's patented sex tips had nothing to do with it.Read More »from 'Cosmo Saved My Life,' Says Former Tanorexic Employee
Before 2006, Morris was a self-described tanorexic. Atthe time, orange was in and every superstar on the red carpet was out to prove it (remember the only bad picture Charlize Theron ever took?)
Then she landed her "dream job" as beauty assistant at Cosmo. "When I began working there full time, I began representing the brand," Morris tells Yahoo! Shine. "My director and editor mentioned to me several times that I needed to quit tanning and start living a healthier lifestyle because at Cosmopolitan we practiced safe sun and had to practice what we preached."
That same year, the magazine had launched a "Safe Sun Campaign" aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of too much sun exposure, with an emphasis on the damage caused by tanning beds. The initiative helped turn the TAN act into a law, regulating tanning equipment and the language used to warn
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Jun 28, 2012 7:45 PM EDT
elaborate question-popping and social broadcasting has made the process of getting engaged more crowded than ever. As of 2010, 43 percent of brides said "I do" in public, many of them on YouTube, according to one study. So what compels someone to organize a flash mob or live-tweet pending plans to thousands?It's one of the most widely asked questions on search engines this year. The collision of Read More »from Burning Question: Why Do People Propose in Public?
It's practically in our cultural DNA, according to Slate's Elizabeth Weingarten. She dates the public proposal to 12th Century France, when priests broke the news at church on behalf of each engaged couple. In Colonial America, couples hung proclamations of marriage outside town hall.
It's only natural that as our communities expanded through multi-media, so did our staging of the big question, and perhaps our desire to share the best and worst examples with each other.
But according to wedding planner Siobhan Craven-Robins, the public proposal is a result of a more modern phenomenon: the
- Ann Curry really just apologize for "dropping the ball?" After 15 years on "The Today Show," reporting from war-torn countries, interviewing world leaders, and even dressing up on Halloween, the veteran journalist's farewell seemed more like a mea culpa than a respectable send-off.Did
Why wasn't she "mad as hell"? After weeks of finger-pointing for dropped ratings and a much-anticipated demotion, Curry got only a few minutes and a sympathetic pep talk from her coworkers as a goodbye. In the process she insinuated her own failure as an anchor, despite protestations from fans.
"For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I am sorry I could not carry the ball across the finish line," Curry uttered through tears.
Matt Lauer's lower lip practically jutted out in "sad baby face" as the 54-year-old professional expressed a rare moment of vulnerability. He called her heart big and praised her caring nature. At least, Al Roker and Natalie Morales brought up her excellent tsunami and war Read More »from Ann Curry's Today Show Farewell: Why so Sorry?
Nora Ephron. After the screenwriter's romantic comedy earned almost a $100 million at the box office worldwide nobody ever did again."When Harry Met Sally" was released in theaters, July 14, 1989, the same day as "License to Kill." For those gambling on the romantic comedy, the odds were already against them. How could two people arguing about love compete with James Bond? Never underestimate the power of
Ephron, who died Tuesday at the age of 71, was for a long time Hollywood's stand-alone proof that women writers aren't just funny, they're financially viable.Read More »from How Nora Ephron Changed Movies for Women
Her string of box office hits changed the canvas of entertainment from the inside out. In the '70s, romantic comedies were a man's game. "The Heartbreak Kid," "The Graduate," Phillip Roth's "Goodbye Columbus," and Woody Allen's string of critical hits reflected the anxiety of a generation of commitment-wary men in search of the perfect woman. Even those rare breakthrough female characters, like Diane Keaton's Annie Hall, were
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Mon, Jun 25, 2012 6:40 PM EDT
Read More »from Project McDonald's: Designer 'De-Americanizes' Fast Food Uniform
Wayne Hemingway has gone where no high fashion designer has gone before: McDonald's.
Eighteen months ago, the man behind HemingwayDesign and the award-winning street style label Red or Dead, was tasked with revamping the fast food giant's burger-colored (that's being kind) uniforms.
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The new look still takes its cue from the kitchen: pickle green and mustard yellow polo shirts at the counter. Mustard-colored skinny ties and belts for managers. Lettuce green pants for customer service assistants. But the condiments cues are the only reminder of the old get-ups.
"We've taken some of the Americanism out of the uniforms," the British-born Hemingway told Yahoo! Shine in an interview Monday, just a few weeks before the uniforms are rolled out at four Olympic park restaurants in London.
Fast food saltier in U.S. than overseas
If you've ever been to a drive-thru or even a Starbucks, you'll realized what Hemingway means by American. "Baseball