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A baby Asian elephant, born two days ago at the Tierpark Berlin zoo in Germany, was photographed learning to walk on his wobbly three-toed legs. In this moment, he'd lost his balance and his mommy, Nova, used her trunk to help him back up.
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(ThinkStock Photos)[Every Wednesday, Shine finds an answer to one of life's little mysteries. If you've got a burning question you want answered, tweet it to @yahooshine #burningquestions or share it in the comments section.]Read More »from Burning Question: What Do Babies Dream About?
If you've ever looked at a sleeping baby and wondered what the heck is going on in her brain, you're not alone. It's a question comes up a lot on internet searches, and only a little in scientific research, since babies don't make the most communicative subjects. To find out what the average baby might be dreaming of, we went to the source: Dr. Edward Kulich, a pediatrician specializing in children's sleeping habits and author of the The Best Baby Sleep Book.
"Since we know that babies experience REM sleep, the stage of sleep most commonly associated with dreams, we can assume that infants assimilate their daily experiences," Kulich tells Shine. So what parts of their day might come up in their dreams? "Feeding, smelling, eliminating, feeling warm and cozy, hungry, or bored, or the
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty on Shine – Wed, May 9, 2012 2:28 PM EDT
Brad Pitt has more in common with Marilyn Monroe than just blonde highlights. They're both brand ambassadors for Chanel No. 5 perfume. Pitt has been selected to be the new face of the famed women's perfume. Chanel made the official announcement via Twitter Wednesday morning, adding Pitt to its roster of famous spokespeople. As the first male face of the fragrance, he joins an exclusive club of big-screen beauties doling out Chanel to the masses. -Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
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(Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)Read More »from So This Happened...Tyra Banks Had Crazy Eyes
[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]
Last night Tyra Banks went where no smokey eye has gone before. At a gala event for the The Moth storytelling series, the model mogul looked like she applied her eyeshadow with a paint-roller. Either that or someone needs to call a Ghostbuster.
(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]Read More »from So This Happened...Marilyn Monroe Rises Again
Last night while you were sleeping, Marilyn Monroe's giant torso was hoisted up the side of a Chicago high-rise. The 26-foot-tall sculpture of the American icon has spent the past year hovering over the crowded Magnificent Mile district of the Windy City. She's now set to travel west to Palm Springs, California where she'll serve as public art in a new state for another 12 months.
Because of her enormous size (she weighs 40,000 pounds) she had to be split in two pieces and hauled out of the city by a crane. Not pictured: Marilyn's legs, waiting patiently for a lift.
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, May 7, 2012 8:31 PM EDT
While every single competitor headed to London has superhero chops, a few take a really awesome picture. NBC's official Olympics site has portraits of every 2012 athlete headed for the games. Most are just as you'd expect: face forward, dressed in a team uniform, looking serious. But a handful of official bio portraits don't follow the pack. If they gave out gold medals for most attitude in a single snapshot, these guys would make a clean sweep.
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Mon, May 7, 2012 4:24 PM EDT
Out: Carla. In: Valerie.Move over Carla, there's a new first lady in France. Valerie Trierweiler is next at bat as Premiere Dame now that that Francoise Hollande has beaten Nicolas Sarkozy in the country's presidential election. Like Carla, Valerie is taller, better looking and perhaps more well-known in certain circles, than her partner. But the similarities between the two women end there. Let's compare:Read More »from France's New First Lady Valerie Trierweiler Vs. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. No Comparison.
Carla: Singer-songwriter, actress, ex-supermodel.
Valerie: Journalist. She originally wrote about politics for Paris Match, but has switched to arts and culture due to, ahem, a major conflict of interest.
NUMBER OF KIDS
Carla: 2. Her youngest, Guila, was born last year, while Sarkozy was in office.
Carla: Marie-Antoinette. As wife of the "bling bling president" Bruni-Sarkozy has developed a reputation for living big. When she's not photographed cavorting on exotic beaches with her husband, she's busy dressing in Chanel and trying to adapt the
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Mon, May 7, 2012 1:20 PM EDT
(Getty Images)[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]Read More »from So This Happened...It's Dress as Your Favorite Chimney Sweep Day!
Happy National Chimney Sweep Day! (Don't tell me you forgot again, Dick Van Dyke.) If you live anywhere near Rochester, England, May 7 is all kinds of special. For 400 years, town has played host to a festival honoring those hard-working soot cleaners so fondly stereotyped in technicolor in the 1960s. It's a chance to show sweeper pride, haul out a big bristle brush, rub charcoal on your face and say the word 'guvnah!' like it means something. It's also a chance to remind people that chimney sweeps wore awesome hats. (See festival participant and lovechild of Mary Poppins and Bert, above). Take note, hipsters and Ashlee Simpson. The top hat is the new fedora.
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Fri, May 4, 2012 5:17 PM EDT
Young Diana is a badass (AP)Bob Dylan has glared at many a lonely teen from the cover his 1976 Hard Rain album. Lady Di was one of them.Read More »from Princess Diana's Childhood Albums for Sale (she was a Dylan Fan)
An auction site has just listed a collection of albums belonging to Princess Di in her younger years. Among those on the sale altogether, are the 1976 Dylan album, Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, The Eagles Greatest Hits, John Denver's Rocky Mountain High and a personal favorite: the soundtrack to Romeo and Juliet, the sexy 60's Zeffirelli version.
Before the blue sapphire ringand the couture gowns, these were Diana's prized possessions, as proven by her "Property of" signature scrawled on the front and back sides of the album covers. "It was custom for the Spencer children to put first names on records to make it clear which record belonged to which child," according to DJ Paul Gambaccini, Diana's official record collection archivist.
It's been a long road from Di's childhood home to the online auction where the records are posted now. Shortly after her death,
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, May 4, 2012 12:05 PM EDT
[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]Read More »from So This Happened...Kids Are All 'Remind Me Why We're Here Again?'
Nine kids, two adults and 30 discarded Bachelor roses recreated a scene from "Beauty and the Beast" at a London hotel.
I don't know why it happened, alls I know is that it happened. Discuss.