(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news.
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.
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- 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
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(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
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Jun 1, 2012 4:47 PM EDT
Real babies are adorable. Commercial babies are not. Don't blame their parents, blame computer generated imagery, the founding father of advertising's fail-proof pitchman. Take the template of an adorable baby and add some super-human motor skills or middle-aged features and you can sell almost anything. In recent years, creepy animated babies have revitalized brands, spawned FaceBook hate groups, and made the kinds of ads you wish you'd never seen but can't look away from. —Piper Weiss, Shine StaffRead More »from Cute Babies Get Creepy Makeovers. Conquer Advertising.
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, May 31, 2012 6:03 PM EDT
Every single day for the past 35 years, Mel and Joey Schwanke have worn matching outfits. Call them quirky if you must, but don't undermine them. After over sixty years of wedded bliss, this Nebraska couple obviously knows something the rest of don't. Is matching the key to a happy relationship? Probably not but it's cheaper than couples therapy. Here's a shopping guide to dress-alike love. Hey, it can't hurt to try.
-Piper Weiss, Shine StaffRead More »from Matching Couples Outfits: Shine's Guide to His-and-Hers Fashion
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, May 31, 2012 3:37 PM EDT
Suggestion: Don't swim near anyone looking this relieved. (ThinkStock)If you're taking a refreshing dip in a pool with four other people, odds are one of you is urinating. This is not gross-out myth, but cold, depressing fact from a recent survey conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council, a scientific research group sponsored by the American Chemistry Council.Read More »from Swimming Pools Are Public Toilet Bowls for Many: Survey
The survey, conducted in April, asked nearly 1,000 adults whether they urinate in pools. One in five bravely admitted their mistakes. And those are the ones who admitted it.
Building's amazing balcony pools
We may act like potty-trained adults on land, but something about a body of water, even a small one, opens our natural floodgates and, according to doctors, puts us all at risk.
"No matter how easy it is to pee anonymously in the pool, swimmers should avoid doing so," says public health expert and WQHC chairman, Dr. Chris Wiant.
Video: Safety tips for summer swimming
It is easy isn't it? Maybe that's because many of us were taught as kids that chlorine counteracted any accidents.
(Mark Rolston/AFP/Getty Images)Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news.Read More »from So This Happened: A Whale Caught a Soccer Ball
A great big Beluga whale bent it like Beckham at the Beijing Aquarium yesterday.
Apparently, this guy shares a pool with another giant soccer star, so they knock the ball around together now and then. Really.
Read More »from So This Happened: But Why?
(Tim Whitbey/Getty Images)Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news.
Why did this man and this woman dress like the love-children of Paris Hilton and Vegas Elvis and smooch next to a giant Faberge phallic symbol? That is a question for a high power.
What I can offer is an explanation on their golf clubs. (Bet that was the last thing you noticed in this photo, right?)
Today a London department store's rooftop was transformed into a miniature golf course dotted with edible candy, cakes and jellied obstacles. It was a charity event of Marie Antoinette proportions, although I'm still not clear on who it was benefiting. The event was hosted by The Pearlies, a longstanding charitable organization where members bedazzle their clothing in pearls and hold outlandish events. Yes, that's a thing that exists in England, and no I don't know why they haven't launched a Real Housewives of London, yet. Hello, Andy Cohen, do you need any more convincing?
A post-it note with no explanation? We should be so lucky. (Sex and the City/HBO)"I'm not ready for a relationship." If those six words have ever snapped open your rib cage and scooped out your heart like a gut hook, then you might be a woman.
It's the most popular excuse women hear when they're being dumped, according to a survey released Tuesday.
The results are based on more than 500 male and female users of Wot Went Wrong, a reverse dating site that allows exes to get and give answers about unsuccessful relationships.
In a period of four months, 15 percent of female users got the "not ready" response-- the kind of reason that makes you want to ask more questions. But you might not want to dig too deep.
Break your unlucky dating patterns
Consider the second and third most popular reasons men dumped women on the site:
#2 Low sex drive.
#3 Bad hygiene.Is "I'm not ready" really just a nice way of saying "you have bad breath?"
Not necessarily, says psychologist and member of the male sex, Lee Shapiro, PsyD. "They may be being honest about not being readyRead More »from Top 10 Reasons Why We're Dumped
(Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news.Read More »from So This Happened: Queen Elizabeth, the Hologram
Yesterday, artist Chris Levine unveiled a holographic portrait of the Queen of England to awe-struck London spectators. To set the royal figurehead apart from other recent holograms, a real, tangible crown embedded with Asprey diamonds was fitted on her blue-tinted head. "The Diamond Queen," (dubbed a luxury light-box by The Telegraph) will be auctioned off to the highest bidder for charity. Memo to Coachella's organizers: don't get any funny ideas.