In this exclusive interview, Yahoo! News talks to former first lady Laura Bush about life after the White House, how the White House shaped her daughters' careers, and what's next for the Bush family.
We've got the clips.
Laura Bush says her the former president can be counted on help around the house.
Laura Bush shares how the White House charter her daughters' career paths.
The former first lady talks about her next project: The Bush Institute.
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- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Thu, Oct 28, 2010 9:26 PM EDT
In this exclusive interview, Yahoo! News talks to former first lady Laura Bush about life after the White House, how the White House shaped her daughters' careers, and what's next for the Bush family.Read More »from Yahoo! talks with Laura Bush about life after the White House
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Wed, Oct 27, 2010 6:26 PM EDT
"You don't have to fill anyone's shoes but your own." -Maria Shriver
In a day of overwhelming inspiration, more than 85 world opinion leaders, along with a sold-out crowd of more than 14,000 attendees from all over the world gathered this week in Long Beach, Calif., for the annual California Women's Conference. Hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the nation's premiere forum for women featured some of the world's most influential individuals as they engaged in conversations and shared their personal stories in an effort to inspire women to transform themselves and their communities.
"I firmly believe that you don't have to be a first lady or an elected official to change the world" said Shriver in an interview leading up to the event. "The goal of this conference is to make you feel strong, and empowered, and inspired to go out and be an architect of change."
One of the most notable moments from the event came when First LadyRead More »from Maria Shriver's Women's Conference inspires women to make a difference
Earlier this week, The New York Post reported that a grieving Manhattan widow, who won a court order preserving her husband's sperm, named her husband's girlfriend to be the surrogate mother of his child. Read that again. This is what allegedly happened: George Kamau committed suicide by hanging himself in his girlfriend Etaghua Asefa's home. His wife, Victoria Chege submitted a sperm-preservation request immediately after his death. Chege explained in court papers that Kamau wanted a family, and would have approved of the surrogacy. Chege then named her husband's girlfriend Asefa as the "family friend and appointed surrogate" mother who would receive sperm harvested from her late husband's corpse. Huh?
As it turns out Kamau was dead for at least 60 hours before the judge signed the order that allowed the sperm to be taken from Kamau's body. According to experts, sperm must be taken from a dead body within 36 hours to be viable. Thank god. We can't imagine that an off-springRead More »from Widow gives dead husband's sperm to girlfriend
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Wed, Oct 20, 2010 11:41 PM EDT
There comes a time in all elite athletes' lives when they have to "step away" from their respective sports. When they do, not only are they leaving a sport that they know and love, but often they are leaving behind the only life they have ever known.
Swedish professional golfer Annika Sorenstam, 40, one of the world's most recognized golfers and the female golfer with the most wins to her name, knows all about this transition.
Being a premiere athlete, with all of the time and commitment it requires, is a lifestyle. You "wake up, work out, practice, play, and the next day do the same thing" says Sorenstam in an interview with Graham Bensinger. So what happens when these roles change?
Here, Sorenstam sits down with Bensinger and discusses this shift of stepping away from competitive golf and stepping into new roles in her life as a mother and businesswoman.
The "determination and focus" that Annika utilized in becoming a successful golfer have now been applied to theRead More »from Annika Sorenstam on "stepping away" from golf and into new life roles
In the wake of recent scandals from Tiger Woods, Brett Favre, and about a zillion others, it's becoming increasingly difficult to stop associating athletes with infidelity. But a new organization, started by a couple of NFL wives, is out to change that perception.
Tia Robbins, wife of NFL defensive tackle Fred Robbins, founded the company Off the Market, whose mission is to, well, keep athletes faithful.
The ladies seek to "enrich the lives of couples by offering a unique environment, exclusive services, and access to valuable resources for the ultimate benefit and honoring of the relationship between woman and man."
A recent story posted by CNBC's Darrel Rovell quoted Robbins: "This is a company's chance to reach a high-profile demographic in an intimate setting." Robbins also admits that it's getting harder and harder to fight the public perception that all athletes cheat. "I get it all the time," said Robbins. "Everyone's situation is different and there are a lot ofRead More »from Is there a cure for "athlete infidelity?"
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 15, 2010 9:16 PM EDT
Do you have any sex-related questions that you have been dying to ask, but are too embarrassed or aren't quite sure whom to consult? This Monday, October 18 at 8 pm EST, 5 pm PST, a panel of relationship doctors will provide their expert opinions and answer any questions you have ever had on life's most intimate subject: sex. Frequent Shine contributor, genConnect, is hosting a Sex for Life event that includes a live-streamed online panel discussion addressing the "every woman's" questions about love, sex and more.Read More »from Join the conversation: Does sex get better with age?
From your computer, you can watch the event live -- and ask any burning questions you've always wanted to ask to the doctors in real-time.We'll have the live-streaming video in this post to watch during the live panel discussion.
The first Sex for Life Series - Sex After 35 will be hosted by Dr. Janet Taylor: A frequent "Today" show contributor, psychiatrist, public speaker and board chair of the National Black Women's Health Imperative.
I am not going to pretend that I would rather stay at home and vacation than hop on a plane to some exotic spa retreat in Bali for a week or three, but sometimes little things like time and money get in the way. That said, there is no reason you can't have an ultra-enjoyable and luxurious vacation in the comfort of your own hometown.
Most people have heard of a "staycation" by now, but until you have actually tried it, you may not know how to do it just right. So pack up your imaginary suitcase, grab your planner, and follow these simple, yet important guidelines for enjoying a perfect vacation at home.
If you want to get the very most out of your staycation, you need to treat it as you would any other vacation by planning ahead. Set the exact dates and amount of time you will be on your vacation, and plan your activity agenda in advance of your "trip." It is very easy to say that you are going to devote time to doing fun things only to fall right back intoRead More »from How to enjoy a perfect staycation
- Sarah Beston, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 13, 2010 6:08 PM EDT
Photo courtesy of cnngo.comI thought it was bad enough when my mom decided to rent out the local Burger King and invite all seven of my friends to celebrate my 8th birthday at the big, awkward, silver-castle thing. Turned out, the castle was double booked and my party moved to inside the restaurant to the smoking section of BK. That's right...complete with king hats, whoppers, and a pack of smokes. I really thought that it couldn't get any better than that, but it just did: a Hong Kong McDonald's is now offering wedding packages.
I will have a husband with that Happy Meal, please.
And we are having a hard time deciding whether this is awesome or awful.
Here's why we're loving it:
The package includes: a baked apple-pie wedding cake via microwave, a fantastic dress made of party balloons (we can only hope they have Ronald McDonald all over them), and catering courtesy of Mickey D's. (Have you seen what chicken nuggets are made out of lately?)Photo courtesy of cnngo.com
Who wouldn't want a guest list thatRead More »from Fast food wedding: Hong Kong McDonald's offer wedding packages
Cab driver conversations always seem to spark some pretty interesting topics. I recently rode with a cabbie in Indianapolis who revealed that he and his blushing bride were getting married on 10-10-10 at 10:10 p.m. He was also dressing as Elvis for the ceremony (he had lived in Vegas for years and had a slight obsession with The King). He divulged that he secretly hoped to one day get married in the Elvis Wedding Chapel in Vegas, but moved to Indianapolis to be with his grandson and is now marrying the grandmother of his grandson on the opposite side of the family. (I know, it took me a long time to wrap my head around that one too, but not to worry, it's perfectly legal.) It was a sweet little reminder that it is never too late fall in love, dress up, show up, and give love another go.
This got me thinking about the significance of auspicious wedding dates and what it all means. No doubt one of the most important wedding planning details is choosing the perfect date to print onRead More »from What's in a wedding date?
Guilty: I fell victim to "Snuggie Fever" last Christmas. The box of love caught my eye whilst browsing at the local Bed, Bath and Beyond and I just knew that my older brother had to have a leopard print Snuggie. Because who doesn't need a blanket with sleeves? (It was either that or another Chia pet, but I think I exhausted those with the Chia Head, Chia Guy, Chia Turtle, and Chia Hillary Clinton.) The Snuggie, I decided, was my new Chia.
And now, as if Snuggies weren't cool enough, a new item to add to your Christmas list: Snuggie Sutra.
The Snuggie Sutra, a newly published book about Snuggies with a sexy twist, is kind of like Kama Sutra, only with your favorite blanket. The illustrated guide highlights a number of erotic sexual positions all to be performed in the comfort of your own sleeved blanket.
Click on to see some of our favorite Snuggie Sutra positions with descriptions of each position from the book.Read More »from 'Sex and the Snuggie'