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Now 41-years-old, the seemingly ageless supermodel is the face of Guess once again. And, judging by the pictures taken by Ellen von Unwerth -- who has been the photographer on all six of Schiffer's previous Guess campaigns -- she doesn't look like time has touched her.
"Guess will always have a soft spot in my heart, and I'm excited that 23 years later we can still work together so successfully," Schiffer told Women's Wear Daily
"[Schiffer] was a turning point of Guess, she was a turning point of Ellen's career, Guess was a turning point of a life for Claudia," Guess CEO Paul Marciano
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Fashion – Thu, Mar 29, 2012 5:54 PM EDTThen 19-year-old Claudia Schiffer in her iconic Guess ad from 1989.In 1989, chic clothing company Guess ran a series of sexy, edgy black-and-white ads featuring an unknown German model who looked like a young Brigitte Bardot. Posing in a lace bustier and gold hoop earrings, her hair swept into a tousled up-do, 19-year-old Claudia Schiffer became an instant icon and the Guess brand became popular around the world.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Politics – Thu, Mar 29, 2012 5:34 PM EDT
Michele Bachmann speaks to a Tea Party crowd protesting at the Supreme Court on Tuesday.Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa supports banning federal funding for Planned Parenthood, is in favor of mandatory ultrasounds before abortion for any reason, and says that states should be able to ban birth control. But on Tuesday he stood in front of the Supreme Court, where justices are debating the constitutionality of parts of the Obama administration's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and told them to "Keep your law off my body!"
"I don't want my body commandeered," he told the crowd, ignoring his own well-documented positions on women's health issues and reproductive rights. "You are the one that must be able to manage that health. Nobody else should be sticking their nose in it."
At the center of the health care debate is the Affordable Care Act's "individual mandate" that fines people who choose not to get health insurance. Conservatives have been vocally against it from the moment Obama first suggested it -- even though it was originally a Conservative Read More »from Irony Alert: Conservative Congressman Steve King Wants the Government to Leave His Body Alone
New data from the CDC shows that 1 in 88 children have autism.The number of U.S. children diagnosed with autism continues to rise, with new data announced today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that about 1 in 88 children have the disorder -- a 23 percent increase in just two years, and a 78 percent increase since 2000.Read More »from CDC: Autism Rate is Now 1 in 88
The rate among boys is alarmingly high: According to CDC, 1 in 54 boys were identified as having an autism spectrum disorder, while just 1 in 252 girls were diagnosed with it.
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"One thing the data tells us with certainty - there are more children and families that need help," CDC Dr. Director Thomas Frieden said in a statement. "We must continue to track autism spectrum disorders because this is the information communities need to guide improvements in services to help children."
Since 2000, the CDC has used surveillance reports from its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network to track the autism rate for kids in the
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Politics – Wed, Mar 28, 2012 6:32 PM EDT
Should race even be an issue when it comes to gay marriage?Earlier this month, the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin sparked a public discussion about race and justice. Earlier this week, movie-goers reacted in ugly ways to the fact that certain characters in "The Hunger Games" were black, even though they were described as "dark-skinned" in the book. Now, confidential memos from the National Organization for Marriage have surfaced, showing that the group intended to make race a major issue in both the upcoming elections and the ongoing debate about gay marriage.Read More »from National Organization for Marriage Memos Reveal Plan to Make Race Part of the Problem
The memos went public as part of an investigation by the state of Maine into the National Organization for Marriage's campaign-finance activities, The Daily Beast reported, and the contents make it clear that undermining President Barack Obama is an important part of their strategy for protecting traditional marriage -- and they plan to do so by driving "a wedge between gays and blacks," their memos say.
In a detailed 2009 document, "The National Strategy for Winning the
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Love + Sex – Tue, Mar 27, 2012 6:34 PM EDT
Her album's just come out, but Madonna's already causing controversy.Madonna's new album, MDNA, just came out and YouTube has already tagged her NSFW bump-and-grind video for "Girl Gone Wild" with an age-restriction warning.
But the former Material Girl doesn't seem too worried about it. "How can you go wild and not grind?" she asked Jimmy Fallon on his talk show the other night.
Actually, the grinding is kind of the mild part in her video, which features pantyhose-clad male models writhing around Madanna, who is in BDSM-Marylin Monroe mode. Like we said, it's not really safe for work:
A YouTube source told The New York Post that the video site "sent Madonna's team a list of shots that should be cut to make it appropriate for everyone." Those included several bare backsides, a shot of a well-endowed man rubbing his crotch, and a scene where a man seems to be masturbating in front of a mirror.
Liz Rosenberg told the New York Post that the censorship is nothing new for the pop icon. "Some things never change," she said. "This is a throwback to  Read More »from Madonna's Super Sexy "Girl Gone Wild" Video Gets YouTube Warning (WATCH)
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Tue, Mar 27, 2012 3:56 PM EDT
A new publication aims to teach kids about conservative values.For parents worrying that their teens are too influenced by liberal ideas like birth control, racism, and "Glee," there's a new glossy magazine in town offering to set them straight. Introducing: "The Conservative Teen."Read More »from The Conservative Teen Magazine: Countering Liberal Bias with Conservative Bias
"Do you have a teenage child or grandchild? Are you concerned about their future and the kind of America they will inherit?" asks publisher William R. Smith on the magazine's website. "The liberal agenda has long dominated our educational institutions, news media, and entertainment industries and so it's imperative we counter by teaching our teen children conservative values."
Not much is known about the publisher, William R. Smith. It's the same name as the man who narrowly won Ohio's 2nd district in the democratic primary earlier this month, backed by the "Victory Ohio Super PAC," which conducted robocalls on his behalf and is not registered with the Federal Elections Committee, but it seems odd that a 61-year-old long-distance trucker in Ohio who ran as a Democrat
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Mon, Mar 26, 2012 6:21 PM EDT
Is Katniss a conservative heroine or a liberal one?In the post-apocalyptic future of "The Hunger Games," the country is ruled by a totalitarian, fascist government that pits its citizens against one another in a constant reminder of the power it has over its people. But in real life, its themes are striking a chord with people on both sides of the political aisle, and liberals and conservatives alike are claiming that it underscores their political values.Read More »from Is "The Hunger Games" a Liberal Movie, a Conservative One, or Both?
Liberals seem drawn to the story's environmentalist warnings, strong female protagonist, and the rebellion against the power-hungry, arrogant elite.
The environmental issues in the book are clear: Panem itself rose from the ashes of North America after global events caused seas to rise and land masses to shift, and citizens living in impoverished districts must turn to nature in order to survive. But the 99 percent is more concerned about oppression than the environment. Actor and Occupy Wall Street movement supporter Penn Badgley, who accompanied his girlfriend Zoe Kravitz, to the
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Love + Sex – Mon, Mar 26, 2012 3:24 PM EDT
Karilyn Bales speaks with NBC The wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who was formally charged on Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder for the deliberate killing of 17 Afghan civilians, told "The Today Show" on Monday that she doesn't believe her husband committed the crime.Read More »from Sgt. Robert Bales' Wife Karilyn Bales: "I Just Don't Think He was Involved" in the Shootings
"I just don't think he was involved," Karilyn Bales told NBC's Matt Lauer.
Bales turned himself in after leaving his base on March 11 and shooting civilians at two separate locations. The victims included nine children and a pregnant woman; Bales is also accused of attempting to burn the bodies of the victims. His lawyers told Reuters that Bales "really doesn't have any memory" of the shooting.
"He loves children, he's like a big kid himself," his wife said. "I have no idea what happened, but he would not ... he loves children, and he would not do that."
At least five top officials have recently resigned from the Susan G. Komen foundation.At least five more top officials have resigned from Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the wake of the breast-cancer charity's public battle with Planned Parenthood earlier this year.Read More »from Top Executives Quit Susan G. Komen Foundation
"Obviously, we know some folks are upset. We've certainly seen that," Komen spokeswoman Leslie Aun told The Associated Press. "We know people have been upset by recent events, but most really do recognize the importance of our work."
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Komen Vice President Karen Handle accepted responsibility for the decision to defund Planned Parenthood and resigned in the immediate wake of the controversy in early February
"I fully acknowledge that I was involved in this. I fully embrace that I was the lead in developing alternatives and working through the process," she said in an interview at the time, during which she also accused Planned Parenthood of "hijacking" the breast-cancer charity.
About a month ago, Chris McDonald,
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:06 PM EDT
How much would Don Draper spend in 2012? (Photo: AMC)Devotees of AMC's hit show "Mad Men" know that session five, which launches with a two-hour-long premiere this weekend, opens with darkly mysterious Don Draper in a new stage of life. But we're betting that some things will stay the same. Steamy affairs. Whiskey and cigarettes. Workplace drama. And plenty of awesome 1960s references.
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What if we adjusted Draper's spending habits for inflation, or tried to buy the same sorts of things using 2012 dollars? The finance experts at Credit Sesame did just that, and it's a bit of an eye opener.
Draper's sleek Cadillac Coup de Ville would have cost about $5,385 in 1962. Looking to buy a Caddy today? It would cost anywhere from #38,715 to $55,030. Filling up the tank would have cost 31 cents per gallon in 1962, which is about $2.33 per gallon in today's dollars -- a bargain compared to the average price we pay now (about $3.81 per gallon).
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