Blog Posts by Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 3:12 PM EDT
On Tuesday, the brand announced the retirement of their famous bikini contests, first launched in 1983. That means no more oiled up fitness models in neon string bikinis competing for the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic on beaches across the world.
What you really need to know about sunscreen
The reason? Women. “The bikini contest wasn’t resonating with our target female consumers,” Danielle Duncan, Hawaiian Tropic Brand Manager, tells Yahoo Shine. With women making up 70 percent of the brand's users, according to a report in the The New York Times, that was a problem. The solution for Tropic's marketing team was to reinvent product offerings "to appeal to today’s Hawaiian Tropic women.”
That means saying goodbye to yesterday's Hawaiian Tropic women. Known as a slightly raunchier version of Miss Universe, the Tropic pageants rose to popularity in the '90s, but faded from aRead More »from Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Pageants Are Officially Over, Thankfully
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:49 AM EDTLovers Day. It’s a lot like Valentine’s Day: roses are handed out, marriage proposals spike, and a national awareness of sexy time is promoted courtesy of a 15th Century Saint (in this case St. George) This year, some folks (slash publicists) are trying to import the holiday to the States, proclaiming today National Lovers Day right here in the U.S.Today is for lovers. Every year on April 23, Spain celebrates
One problem: People really, really hate the word ‘lover’. To quote the late Liz Lemon, "that word bums me out unless it's between the words meat and pizza."
It's difficult to pinpoint what makes it sound so perverted-nails-on-a-chalkboard, but I’ll give it a try. First of all, it's a little too specific. If you’re referring to a lover in conversation, you’re daring the person you’re to talking to not to picture you having sex in a champagne glass-shaped bubble bath in the Poconos. There are other words to describe the person you've chosen to bed, so the decision to use feels a bit Read More »from It's National Lovers Day: Why does the word 'Lover' feel so wrong?
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty – Wed, Apr 17, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
Remember this lady? She turned 39 on Wednesday.
Most people know her as Victoria Beckham, the unflinchingly serious high-fashion brand ambassador, designer, power mom, royal party guest, and U.K. national treasure. But we still remember when she was just a girl named Posh. Let's have a memory walk, shall we?
Remember when butterflies were her favorite fashion accessories and those front two bangs were her favorite pieces of hair?
And remember how she used to show her teeth when she smiled?
She used to smile a lot. Sometimes, aggressively.
Remember how much she loved wearing rectangular librarian/raver glasses indoors?
And remember her spray-bleached denim bustiers? And remember how okay she was when David Beckham wore a sleeveless tuxedo shirt and wrapped his head in nylon? Proud even.
And remember this lip ring? Now you do. Happy Birthday Victoria Posh Spice Beckham. We miss you almost every day.Read More »from Happy Birthday Victoria Beckham! We remember when you were just Posh.
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Apr 16, 2013 3:04 PM EDT
Some celebrities really stepped up in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, using their names and their expansive social networks to raise awareness and aid for a city in crisis. Ben Affleck, Mark Walhberg, Sophia Bush, and even Justin Bieber have taken a break from promoting their latest projects on Facebook and Twitter, in order to meditate on the tragedy. But for some stars, the break was short-lived. Here's a collection of celebrity tweets posted soon after after they tweeted prayers for victims of the Boston bombing.
Two hours after Kylie Jenner tweeted #pray4boston, she posted this:
Last night, Candace Cameron Bure tweeted, "Im shocked to to hear about a bomb at the Boston Marathon and deaths confirmed. Praying..." An hour later, she took a moment away from praying to post this.
Was having a moment & needed 2 hear kind words... And literally moments later, someone
Here is why you shouldn't get your news from Twitter hashtags:
And this happens:
And pretty soon:
Enter Ricky Gervais, Cher's unofficial spokesperson, to set the record straight.
And that is how Twitter rumors start. No word from Cher this morning. Her most recent tweet came last night from Chaz's birthday party, so she's probably just sleeping in. Nobody panic.
Read More »from Hey Twitter, Cher is not dead. So that's good.
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Apr 5, 2013 12:16 AM EDT
Vice co-founder Shane Smith says his controversial new HBO documentary series is "not traditional journalism." Let's get real: three white guys reporting on international politics is about as traditional as you can get.
In the eight episodes of "Vice," premiering Friday on HBO, there will be blood, graphic violence, bullet-proof vests, and several pairs of sunglasses. There will not, however, be a single female correspondent, a source close to production confirmed to Yahoo! Shine. That's a pretty old-school decision for a show looking to smash the barriers of traditional journalism.
Executive produced by Bill Maher with the help of consulting producer Fareed Zakaria (a "real-deal newsman's man" according to a Vice blogger), each episode sends "Vice guys" overseas for a glimpse at the characters behind countries in conflict. Smith interviews Afghanistan's child suicide bombers and literally toes the line of the Pakistani-Indian border. Duffy visits a make-shift arms manufacturerRead More »from Vice's TV news show has no women reporters. How edgy is that?
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 2, 2013 5:16 PM EDT
They both sometimes wear black. (Getty Images) She's 23. He's 37. She's 5 foot 1. He's 6 foot 6. The first time they met at a party she said "You're huge." And he said "You're tiny." And so began the greatest love story of our time. No joke. Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville" star and Lifetime movie regular is very possibly engaged to Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukrainian professional heavyweight champion whose bloody head was once silk-screened onto an opponent's t-shirt. I probably wouldn't have set the two up on a blind date, but what do I know.Read More »from Hayden Panettiere and Her Giant, Maybe Fiancé Wladimir Klitschko Are Perfect Together
"We've been friends for five years - we've never not been close," Hayden says in latest issue of Glamour. These two crazy kids have been off-and-on for a couple of years, and now they're maybe going to marry and have kids and take more beach vacations like the one they've been tweeting about this week. So it works. Maybe it's because opposites attract (according a famous cat) or maybe it's because they really have more in common than we realize. For example: They both were human kids once.
You said it! (Getty Images)If you took a little nap last Friday and your alarm just went off now, you've got a lot of catching up to do.
This past week, two women were appointed to top governmental security positions, guilt trips got a bad rap, and cats were all up in our faces. Also we learned little from the Supreme Court, and a lot about hard boiling eggs. (We've been totally doing it wrong!)
It was a week where we really needed a good laugh and guess who brought it?Commenters.
Forget the headlines, here are the top four funniest reactions this past week's news, courtesy of the Yahoo! Shine peanut gallery.
"Fantastic. But can she catch Jason Bourne?"
"Serial Husband. Send a gift of antibiotics."
"Guilt trips wereRead More »from The Very Best Comments of the Week!