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- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Pets – Fri, May 31, 2013 11:42 AM EDTIf you thought the sisters Kardashian were catty, check out this Youtube video uploaded on Thursday. 'Keeping Up With The Katdashians' features a season eight trailer with Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and klan, as what else? Kitties. The video teaser reads, "Kourtney gets a new scratch pole, Khloe faces a laser pointer addiction, and Kim makes a sex tape with Garfield." In the opening, kit-kat Kim bears her tummy and meows, "How the f--- did I get like this?" Oh honey, just wait till you drop that litter.
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Love + Sex – Thu, May 30, 2013 1:39 PM EDT
Conceived by Louisiana photographer Quinn Miller for his friend James Lowder's wedding to Katie Young at the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana on Sunday, the image shows the terrified bridal party being chased by a massive T. Rex.
Miller tells Yahoo! Shine very few people at the wedding knew of his plan, but the bride and groom were both completely game. "After we took our formal pictures, we set up the shot. They [the wedding party] really sold it. They are what made it work."
He acknowledges that he has seen similar Jurassic-inspired pictures before, but he told io9.com that he thought he could could do a better job with the retouching: "I'm really picky about Photoshop."
Miller retouched and postedRead More »from T. Rex Terrorizes Bridal Party: Best Wedding Photograph Ever?
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Parenting – Wed, May 29, 2013 2:10 PM EDT
Six weeks after sustaining a serious shrapnel wound and fearing that she had lost her mother in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts teen Sydney Corcoran was crowned queen of her high school prom on Tuesday night.
"When I was in the hospital, I didn't think this was going to be possible," she told Boston's WCVB News. "Then I got to rehab and I was up and doing things. I felt like I could do it. So it was a goal. This and graduation, definitely goals."
Still using crutches, the raven-haired 18-year-old looked stunning in a full-length, strapless white gown. "I'm so happy to be back," she said when she arrived at the prom venue, Lowell Auditorium, with her date. "It's just really good to see everyone."
Friends and supporters tweeted their congratulations after she was crowned. "I can't think of a more deserving queen than you, sweetheart,"Read More »from Boston Marathon Survivor Crowned Prom Queen: Fairytale Ending for Brave Teen
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Work + Money – Tue, May 28, 2013 1:32 PM EDT
Miss Universe Canada out of 57 contestants. The next morning, they admitted that they had made a mistake in tabulating the scores and stripped her of her crown. The real winner was Riza Santos, 26, of Calgary.Well, that's awkward. On Saturday night, judges crowned Ontario's Denise Garrido, 26, the new
"It was quite a surprise," Santos told Yahoo! Shine of her delayed victory in a phone interview. "It's only starting to sink in now." Santos says that she and Garrido haven't communicated yet, but that the two have know each other since 2008 and Garrido crowned her Miss Canada World in 2011. "I think it's unfortunate and hard to handle but she's been very gracious and handling it very well."
Speaking with Breakfast Television on Tuesday, queen-for-a-day Garrido said she suspected something was amiss when she was called into an unscheduled meeting Sunday. "My heart was starting to sink and when the error was announced, I was in aRead More »from Miss Universe Canada Crowns Wrong Winner. It's Not Awesome
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Fashion – Fri, May 24, 2013 2:08 PM EDT
By our count, she's worn the dress (which cost about $720 retail) at least seven times since she debuted it on January 21, 2009, the day after President Barack Obama's inauguration, at a non-denominational prayer service held at the Washington National Cathedral followed by a luncheon. On Wednesday, she donned it again to visit the historic Decatur House.
While we mortals might shop our own closets every day, many figures in the public eye shun recycling their own clothing. Joanna Douglas, Yahoo! Shine's senior Fashion and Beauty editor has a theory, "FLOTUS is very practical when it comes to dressing. She packs light for vacation and rewears the sameRead More »from Michelle Obama's Favorite Dress: How to Choose Your Own Go-To Frock
The Internet has gone bonkers for cat beards this week. Maybe it's spring fever or the week before summer's first holiday or a nod to allergy season, but the hairy devils are the selfie meme-du-jour. We picked our ten faves, but really, once you start looking at cat beards, you'll see they are all winners. --Sarah B. Weir, Shine Writer
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – Thu, May 23, 2013 2:17 PM EDT
"If my feet weren't sore, I'd totally bowl," tweeted Alex Hrebin, 29, a few days ago, when he was about 250 miles and three weeks into a year-long trek across the country. Hrebin set out on April 21st from Sea Bright, Jersey to walk more than 3000 miles coast to coast in memory of his best friend, Dustin Merunka, who died in a car crash nine years ago.
The two men attended high school together and then went to a local community college. "During our first year in college, around Thanksgiving, we spent 24 hours in a diner in northwest New Jersey," Hrebin told Yahoo! Shine by phone from Altoona, Pennsylvania where he was resting in a Motel 6. The two friends talked all night, hatching crazy plans. "Dustin suggested we walk across the country. I joked that maybe we should trying walking across New Jersey first." A year later, Merunka was gone.
HrebinRead More »from Veteran's Cross-Country Journey Fulfills Promise to Lost Friend
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Love + Sex – Wed, May 22, 2013 11:12 AM EDT
Brad Pitt in
Oh Brad, last week you had our hearts puffed up with your moving tribute to partner Angelina Jolie after she revealed she underwent a double mastectomy to lower her risk of cancer. This week, we feel like a flaccid, old balloon: the air just leaked out of our regard, "pssssst."
Speaking with Esquire, the actor did perform a backhanded Aniston diss that has become something of a trademark interview technique: "I spent years f***ing off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change. This was about a decade ago. It was an epiphany…" i.e. his marriage to Aniston was a waste. Yes, yes, we know, you hung around the Malibu house smoking pot, drinking Margaritas, and eating lots of guac. Actually sounds fun.
But the really annoying thing about the interview is that Pitt reveals what a narcissist he is and then brushes it off with an imagined medical condition. "So many people hate me because they think I'm disrespecting them," saidRead More »from Brad Pitt's Most Annoying Revelation: It's Not About Jen
Purists won't want to call this a recipe for "cheesecake" since it doesn't contain any cream cheese at all. Instead, the main ingredient is healthy Greek yogurt, which is higher in protein and significantly lower in calories and fat. A slice of Junior's classic cheesecake is about 540 calories and 37 grams of fat, for instance. Our version is less than half the calories and contains only 10 grams of fat per serving.
It's also super easy to whip up. You don't need to mess with a water bath in the oven, and if you have a food processor, you can make both the crust and the filling in less than 20 minutes total (you can also use a blender and hand mixer).
Best of all, it tastes exactly like regular cheesecake–just a light, elegant, and zesty version that won't leave you in a food coma or with a tummy ache after dessert.Read More »from Lemony Greek Yogurt Cheesecake