One high school is cracking down on the High school girls in Minnesota have been asked to dress a little more modestly after one principal noted that tight leggings and yoga pants are leaving too little to the imagination.
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Minnetonka High School Principal David Adney emailed parents on Monday, asking them to talk to their daughters about wearing sheer leggings and curve-hugging yoga pants to school. In an interview with Yahoo! Shine, he was quick to say that his email was a request, not an ultimatum.
"This is not a ban on anything," he told Yahoo! Shine. "We're just trying to guide them to make better decisions for themselves."
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"We want them to strive for modesty," he added. "We can't define modesty for every family, but we can ask them to make good decisions that reflect well on their families."
Girls have been wearing yoga pants and leggings to school for years, Adney acknowledges, but in the past they'd pair
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Wed, Nov 14, 2012 11:24 AM EST
One high school is cracking down on the High school girls in Minnesota have been asked to dress a little more modestly after one principal noted that tight leggings and yoga pants are leaving too little to the imagination.Read More »from Minnesota High School Cracks Down on Leggings, Yoga Pants
Seriously, do couples really need to share everything on Facebook? (Photo: Thinkstock)As if it's not enough to post your relationship status on online for the entire internet to see, Facebook is taking things a step further, whether you want them to or not.Read More »from Facebook's New Couples Pages: We Hate This
Their latest privacy-invading feature, rolled out late last week, creates a special "couples" page for you and whomever you've listed as your partner in a relationship -- and Facebook has already set it all up for you, filling it with photos and conversations in which you've both been tagged.
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People aren't pleased.
"Horrible idea! I will never list my relationship status on Facebook for sure now," Andrea Bethard commented on the social media site.
"DISLIKE!" wrote April Geffre Irwin. "If I wanted a couples page, we should have created one together."
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Love + Sex – Tue, Nov 13, 2012 11:36 AM ESTMonica Lewinsky. John Edwards had Rielle Hunter. Anthony Weiner had, well, the internet. Now, with the news that highly respected retired General David Petraeus resigned as CIA director after having an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, women are wondering: What makes these men think they won't get caught? And why do women keep having affairs with these guys to begin with? Related: Military May Prosecute Petraeus for AdulteryBill Clinton had
"Like the 'tall, dark, and handsome' cliche, some women are attracted to men who possess the three qualities of wealth, celebrity, and influence," Dr. Terri Orbuch, director of a 25-year-long study on marriage and divorce funded by the National Institute of Health, told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. "From a purely biological perspective, for females success implies that the male will be a good provider and offer security. Of course, this makes little sense in the case of a married man, but it is nevertheless part of the Read More »from Men in Power: Why Do Women Have Affairs with Men like Petraeus?
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Secrets to Your Success – Mon, Nov 12, 2012 5:49 PM EST"Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal." "While it’s natural to assume that most women support other women and want them to succeed, it’s not always the case. In fact, studies show that many women believe it is their female associates who are most threatened by the prospect of a woman in power."
Not all mean girls are intentionally mean, Crowley, a psychotherapist, points out. "We’ve come up with seven categories of mean girls in our book because we’ve learned that some women are intentionally mean, while others just say and do things that other women find Read More »from Dealing with Mean Girls at Work: It's a Professional Issue, Not a Personal One
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 5:20 PM EST
Sophia's letter to the President, which her dad posted on Facebook. (Photo: Jonathan Bailey/Facebook)Sophia Bailey-Klugh had already written to President Barack Obama once before, to invite him to dinner at her house. He didn't RSVP, so when the 10-year-old with two dads decided to send him a note thanking him for his support of gay marriage, she wasn't expecting a reply.Read More »from 10-year-old Girl Writes to President Obama About Gay Marriage -- and He Writes Back
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"Dear Barack Obama," she wrote. "It's Sophia Bailey Klugh, your friend who invited you to dinner. You don't remember okay that's fine. But I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you agree that two men can love each other, because I have two dads and they love each other, but at school kids think that it's gross and weird."
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"Totally unprompted, our amazing 10 year old decided to write this letter to Barack Obama," her dad, Jonathan Bailey, wrote when he posted her note on Facebook. He and is partner, Triton Klugh (whom Sophia calls Papa)
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Love + Sex – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 3:56 PM EST
Happy couple: The most-popular social media image of all time. (Photo: Scout Tufankjian/Obama for America)It was an intimate snapshot of a sweet celebration: Minutes after the networks called the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama on Tuesday night, the Obama for America campaign posted a picture of him hugging his wife along with a simple message: "Four more years." Within minutes, it became the most popular post in the history of Twitter and the most-liked image in the history of Facebook, shared more than 804,000 times, marked as a favorite by more than 289,500 Twitter users, and "liked" by more than 3.2 million Facebook friends.Read More »from The President and Michelle Obama: The Story Behind the Most-Liked Photo of All Time
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The simple shot of a happy husband and wife was a surprise to people who may have been expecting a grand portrait of a newly re-elected president and his people. But no one was more surprised than the woman who took the photo back in August.
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Scout Tufankjian, a photojournalist who has been focusing her lens on Obama's
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | At Home – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 1:23 PM EST
Residents wait on line to collect free gasoline the day after a Nor'Easter storm in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 8, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. Today was the first day gasoline became available for residents in the neighborhood following Sandy. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)This post was written by David Fagin, a New Jersey-based musician and blogger who writes about pop culture at The Nosh Pit and The Huffington Post.Read More »from After Sandy, Thousands of Seniors Still Without Heat in the Rockaways: First Person
The worst part about a storm like this is the chaos it creates regarding the chain of communication. Nearly two weeks after the ocean breached the shores of Far Rockaway Beach and wreaked havoc throughout the entire New York area, hundreds upon hundreds of the sick and elderly still have no idea when their heat will return. And everyone's blaming everyone else. Meanwhile, the seniors continue to freeze.
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Being part of a crew documenting the aftermath of Sandy, we were asked to visit the JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aged) Senior Housing Projects along the beach in Far Rockaway today. The reason they asked us is because practically every other media outlet has ignored their pleas for help.
Twenty-story high apartment there buildings have 16 units on each floor -- a total
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Team Mom – Fri, Nov 9, 2012 1:04 PM EST
Zoe Everett, seen here with her family in a photo she posted at WishUponAHero.com, is raising her siblings on her own after their parents were killed in Superstorm Sandy.Compassionate strangers banded together this week to raise more than $56,000 to help a 19-year-old college student whose parents were killed in Superstorm Sandy, leaving her to raise her three younger siblings on her own.Read More »from Strangers Raise $56,000 to Help Kids Whose Parents Died in Superstorm Sandy
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Zoe Everett of Randolph, N.J., posted her story at the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation website.
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"I was studying for an exam, waiting out Hurricane Sandy and then I received a phone call," Zoe, a student at Rutgers University, wrote at WishUponAHero.com. "At 11 p.m. on October 29th, I found out both of my parents had been killed. They were driving the pickup truck home with my two little brothers sleeping in the back seat."
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Richard Everett, 54, and his wife, Elizabeth, 46, were driving through Mendham Township when winds from Superstorm Sandy sent a 100-foot-tall tree crashing down onto the cab
Are myths stopping you from getting a flu shot? (Photo: Thinkstock)We're in the thick of cold and flu season, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that seasonal flu shots prevented 5 million cases of influenza last year and helped keep 40,000 people out of the hospital in 2011. Still, more than half of the population of the United States avoids getting an influenza vaccine each year, usually because they're afraid that the flu shot itself will give them the flu.Read More »from Flu Shot Myths, Busted
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It's one of the biggest myths about the flu shot out there. "It's impossible to get the flu, and it's impossible to spread the flu" from the injection, Dr. Dennis Cunningham, an infectious disease specialist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio, told LiveScience.com
The confusion may come from the fact that some of the vaccine's side effects—low-grade fever, body aches, and soreness at the injection site—feel like flu-like symptoms. But, "the soreness is often caused by a person's immune system making protective
Jessica Clark, center, reacts after watching election results in Times Square in New York City on Nov. 6, 2012. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Minutes after polls on the West Coast had closed Tuesday night -- and even before votes in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia had been counted -- news outlets declared President Barack Obama the winner of the 2012 election.Read More »from What Does Obama's Re-Election Mean for Women?
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"Today we congratulate President Obama on his re-election," Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, the executive director and co-founder of MomsRising, said in a statement. "We're ready to move forward with him to ensure that we close the gender wage gap, to see health care reform fully implemented so that all our families get the health care they need, and to secure earned sick days for all workers."
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In Boston, Mitt Romney supporters were subdued as they handed out American flags and waited for their candidate to appear on stage. Once he did, he was sure to thank his supporters, his running mate Paul Ryan, his sons, and his wife, Ann, whom he called "the love of my life."