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Apparently a lot of people have dogs that can speak English and not only that, they can also express their emotions in words to their owners. I had a hard enough time teaching my dog to sit. Watch as these 5 dogs tell their best buds how they really feel.
Mishka the Husky
Bella the small white dog
Odie the Pug as introduced by Montel
Casey the German Shepard/Husky
Taj the French Bull Dog
-Sarah Beston, Shine Staff
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This video about coffee starts out pretty dork-tastic, teaching you everything you ever wanted to know about how, where, and why coffee is grown. But soon enough, you might recognize the wild-eyed enthusiasm for the world's most-beloved psychotropic drug as your own. Coffee is awesome! Coffee makes you happy! Coffee is the best part about everything before noon!
Propaganda aside, this member of our caffeine-driven editorial staff, for one, is very glad to hear the news: "For normal, healthy humans, coffee and the caffeine within it may have medical benefits, including protection from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Parkinson's." Boo-yah! We'll take it.
So, if you love your lattes, cortados, cold press, French press, and double shots as much as we do, hit play to learn why we have coffee to thank for the Enlightenment, happiness, electricity, and really, all that is holy in this sweet world.
P.S. As someone who used to spend her Saturday nights in middle school feeling smugly Read More »from Coffee: The world's greatest addiction (video)
by Jessica Ashley, Shine staff
Our dads can convince us to do some pretty kooky stuff -- from participating in a fitness spoof to acting as his human dumbbells. These videos remind us that our fathers may not be fitness icons, but they sure do make the whole workout thing funnier.
These first two videos capture the kind of dad moments that make fathers stronger, children squeal, and mothers stress about Superman move-induced head injuries.
Papa #3 doesn't need anything but a groove thing to get his heart rate pumping. Awesome for fitness and dominating the dance floor at his daughter's sweet sixteen.
This dad gets sweaty by shaking it along to "Toxic" on "Just Dance 2". He's not only pretty into the Britney avatar, but he really gets down with a low-impact version of the running man that's worth seeing at about 1:19.
This dad's pretty serious about two things -- working out with his baby weight and being safe. I watched it and felt serious about two more things -- that he should Read More »from When dad's a crazy exerciser
- Shine video | Fashion – Fri, Jun 24, 2011 5:35 PM EDT
By Joanna Douglas, Shine staffRead More »from Japanâ€™s latest pop star is computer generated (video)
The girl in this video is 100% computer generated. Seriously.
Remember that 2002 movie called "S1m0ne" with Al Pacino where he created a computer generated actress and fooled people into thinking she was real? The plot seemed very far fetched at the time, but now a similar thing has actually happened! Japans famous 61-member pop group AKB48 (they hold the Guinness World Record for being the "Pop group with the greatest number of members) recently introduced a new member, a 16-year-old girl named Aimi Eguchi, who starred in a new Japanese candy commercial. Only it turns out she wasn't real. PC Mag is reporting that she was created by using the "best" features of her band mates-the eyes of one girl, nose of another, and so on-and digitally constructing her on a computer.
Girls loved Aimi Eguchi and guys even developed crushes on her. But some folks in Japan got suspicious when they realized Eguchi's name was derived from the candy brand's name, Ezaki
- Shine video | Work + Money – Tue, Jun 21, 2011 9:26 PM EDT
By Lylah M. Alphonse, Shine Staff
Sure, cats are clever. But trying to get the dog in trouble for barking at the neighbor? And then reverting to more kitten-like noises when it sees its owner nearby? Can cats even do that?
Apparently, this one can.
It really makes us wonder what our pets are up to when we're not home.
Also on Shine:
- Video: Best mommy hug ever (between cats)
- Does your cat hate your spouse?
- Rare kittens born via in-vitro fertilization. Yay, science!
By Joanna Douglas, Shine staffRead More »from The scariest detergent commercial ever (video)
Commercials for laundry detergent are boring and predictable. Laundry baskets piled up. Mom tries to remove stubborn grass stains. Perhaps there's even a side-by-side comparison of two brands, before and after. Snooze. Woolite is looking to change up their image and grab your attention, so they hired Rob Zombie-the metal musician and director of horror movies like "House of 1,000 Corpses" and the 2007 remake of "Halloween"-to make a new TV commercial for the brand.
The new ad, called "Torture" was inspired by focus groups who compared washing machines to torture chambers for their garments. Zombie was given $15,000 to illustrate such torture, and the result is so creepy! It reminds us of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
"We've repositioned Woolite as more of a daily-use detergent for all the fabrics that require special care, and we've been trying to communicate this to consumers over time," Jiri Kulik, general manager for United States household marketing
- Shine video | Healthy Living – Wed, Jun 15, 2011 11:14 PM EDT
by Jessica Ashley, Shine Staff
No matter how good our intentions to take care of our bodies, relax our brains, even make time for lunch away from the computer, it's so easy to get caught up in deadlines, schedules, and things that really, truly matter very little.
Add to that news about recalls, studies about chemicals that cause cancer, articles on whether you are debilitating yourself or your children with not enough sleep or too much sugar, and we can spin and stress and spiral out of control.
If that is the place where you are right now, here's a video I love that can help turn around all that madness. It features Deepak Chopra and is a simple, beautiful one-minute reminder about the mix of wonder and science that makes up our bodies.
Watch it. And if it makes you pause for a moment and possibly even consider all of the intricate loveliness enveloped in you being exactly where you are right now, this meditation has done its job.
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While it may not be all that common to catch a public wooing in the form of a song at your local bar or under your bedroom window, movies can't seem to get enough of the romantic serenade. Guy meets girl, guy falls in love with girl, and in an effort to win her heart breaks into song. Here are our favorites-what are yours?
Top Gun: She's Lost That Loving Feeling
The Wedding Singer: Grow Old With You
10 Things I Hate About You: You're Just Too Good To Be True
Walk the Line : Jackson
The Sound of Music: You Are 16 Going On 17
Say Anything: In Your Eyes
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- Shine video | Fashion – Mon, Jun 13, 2011 9:45 PM EDT
By Joanna Douglas, Shine staffRead More »from Florida women steal 75 sticks of deodorant (video)
We know it's hot in Florida, but who needs 75 sticks of deodorant? According to UPI.com, two women were caught shoplifting on a Winn Dixie security camera in Fort Pierce as they filled their handbags with Gillette men's deodorant and Secret women's deodorant. At around $5 a pop, that's a $375 theft, and police suspect the women will be reselling the deodorant to small convenience stores to make a profit. Sorry ladies, but stealing is wrong, even if you have stinky armpits.
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