"Marilyn had a famously difficult childhood and the period this photograph captures…[is] one of the few times of stability and relative happiness in her early life." Lucy Carr, an expert in Hollywood memorabilia for Bonhams, told the Pacific Coast News. "Her childlike appearance in this photograph is quite different than the platinum blonde bombshell image she would become known for." The auction is scheduled for May 5.Read More »from Rare Photo Captures Marilyn Monroe as High Schooler
Blog Posts by Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Work + Money – Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
Rule #1: If your shorts could be called "hot pants" or evoke the word "booty," save them for the beach. Young celebs like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna step out in super short shorts, but it's not a trend most people can or should get away with. Shorts can be cute on a date and even office appropriate, but should always fully cover the derriere and upper thigh. Choose pretty prints, solids, or stripes in a substantial fabric and relegate your favorite cut offs to the weekend.Read More »from How to Wear Shorts and Stay Classy
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Work + Money – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 2:24 PM EDT
If you've never woken up after a night of partying and realized that your anxiety nightmare about the dangerous/salacious/obnoxious/illegal act you committed was reality, congratulations! The rest of us will now go collect our membership cards to the Reese Witherspoon Sobriety Club.
As has been widely reported, early Friday morning, star of the movie "Legally Blonde" and "Sweet Home Alabama," among other poofs of sugary pink fluff, Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct when she mouthed off to the police officer who was administering a DUI roadside test to husband Jim Toth. In a statement released on Sunday, Witherspoon said she was "deeply embarrassed" by her behavior and that she has "nothing but respect for the police." Lucky for her,Read More »from Reese Witherspoon Arrested: Will America Sour on Its Sweetheart?
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Parenting – Fri, Apr 19, 2013 12:48 PM EDT
As the hunt for the surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the motive behind the horrific act intensifies, law enforcement and the media are zeroing on the alleged bombers' family for clues.
"They never could have done this. Never, ever, ever!" The suspect's father Anzort Tsarnaev told People Magazine when they reached him in Russia by phone on Friday morning. Referring to the death of his son, Tamerlan, he said, "I feel terrible! Why they kill my son? Something wrong! My sons never do bombing. They hated gun-how they do bombs?" He added that he had spoken with the young men the day before about the bombings and that they "hate terrorists."
So far, there has been no word from the suspects' mother who is reported to be Zubeidat K. Tsarnaeva, a 45-year-old sharing the same address a the brothers. Natick Patch reports that she was arrested in June 2012 for shoplifting over $1600 worth of clothing from Lord and Taylor department store. AuthoritiesRead More »from Boston Bombing Suspects' Family: What they're saying
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Work + Money – Thu, Apr 18, 2013 12:43 PM EDT
The organization Bike New York is pulling the signs that had been promoting its popular Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City. Installed on bus shelters and in subways and commuter trains, the ads picture a packed crowd at the starting line flanked by two dramatic pyrotechnic displays shooting flames skyward. The signs use a photograph of last year's event. They are being removed in response to the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. They were deemed too reminiscent of the explosions detonated near the race's finish line.
The cycling event, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 5th, is expected to draw 32,000 participants for the 40-mile tour of Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.
"Our hearts are with the people of Boston," Ken Podziba, the CEO of Bike New York, tells Yahoo! Shine. "Out of respect for the victims and theirRead More »from NYC Bike Tour Pulls Ads Featuring Pyrotechnics at Starting Line in Response to Boston
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – Tue, Apr 16, 2013 2:16 PM EDT
It's a battle worthy of an episode of "Real Housewives." Television personality and diet mogul Bethenny Frankel is claiming that Slim-Fast stole her trademark black and red "Skinnygirl" logo for a print ad.
On Monday, Frankel told her followers on Facebook, "Thank you for all of your concern regarding the confusion with Slim-Fast using my logo without permission. They approached me to do a deal for Skinnygirl Daily nutrition bars, which I declined. I'm shocked to see they used it anyway. I will handle this situation immediately. Thank you for always being so protective of me."
The Slim-Fast ad shows a curvier figure than Skinnygirl's rail thin image, but does use bright red clothing over a black silhouette and a high, bouncy ponytail similar to Frankel's super thin avatar. A Facebook fan named Lindsay posted, "100%Read More »from ‘Skinny Girl’ Bethenny Frankel Accuses Slim-Fast of Swiping Logo
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Fashion – Mon, Apr 15, 2013 1:37 PM EDT
doused with pig's blood like Carrie on prom night? Showing up in the same dress as another girl, apparently. According to the New York Post, teenagers are using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media to make sure they will be wearing a unique outfit to the big dance. Brooklyn Technical High School's Facebook prom page reads, "Welcome to the page where you tell people you will physically hurt them over formal wear."What's worse than getting
While girls used to go shopping with their friends, now they can hit the department store alone and instantly post their chosen garment online for others to see—along with menacing tweets such as "This is my prom dress, if anyone gets/has this dress, I will personally come to your house, steal the dress" and "just ordered this beauty, I swear if anyone steals my prom dress I will kill you…."
Facebook pages devoted to securing dibs on a gown include posts such as "Don't StealRead More »from Prom Dress Wars: Girls Use Social Media to Get Dibs on Gowns
Ever feel that your relationship suffers from a unique brand of frustration, tension, distance, or any number of other troubling feelings? The reality is, there is struggle in every romance. "If you are experiencing disillusionment, well, join the human race," relationship expert Helen LaKelly Hunt tells Yahoo! Shine. LaKelly Hunt and her husband, Harville Hendrix, PhD, are co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy and have been helping couples for more than 30 years.
Hendrix, author of the best selling book, Getting the Love You Want, started examining the question, "why do couples fight" in the late 1970s. After studying and working with thousands of couples, he and LaKelly Hunt have found that there are 10 common bad habits couples engage in that make relationships miserable and can lead to break-up or divorce.
1. Be critical. EvenRead More »from 10 Ways to Ruin Your Relationship
As temperatures rise, our steamy morning cups of joe and afternoon lattes and macchiatos suddenly seem too darn hot. With the coming of spring, we start thinking, "mmm...iced coffee."
Most iced coffee is made from old hot coffee and tends to taste bitter and stale (pass the sugar and half and half, please). Moreover, at a couple of dollars a pop, it's annoying to purchase when, in the back or your mind, you know it would just be chucked at the end of the day anyway.
The best option: make your own sublime cold coffee concentrate. The recipe calls for a minimum of 12 hours to brew so set it up on the weekend. This iced coffee will smoothly take you through the week and costs a fraction of what you would pay at your local Starbucks.
Cold Brewed Coffee
1 cup freshly ground coffee beans (medium-coarse)
4 cups cold tap water
Glass pitcher, carafe, or large jar
Large basket paperRead More »from The Best Iced Coffee: No Boiling Required
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – Thu, Apr 11, 2013 12:13 PM EDT
Should you ditch your bra?
Marilyn Monroe slept in a bra to keep her assets firm and perky, according to Hollywood lore. A new study out of France suggests it might have been more effective for the screen goddess to go "au naturel" instead.
Researchers spent 15 years studying the breasts of over 330 women (only in France, folks), and concluded that wearing a bra does not prevent sagging or ease back pain as commonly thought. "Medically, physiologically, anatomically-breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity, Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besançon, told France Info Radio. "On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra."
Taking measurements with a caliper, the researchers found that by not wearing a bra, muscles around the breast actually strengthened and the "nipple raised 7mm per year toward the shoulder." However, the scientists did notRead More »from Braless is Best? Study Says Bras Make Breasts Saggier