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Recently the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published their own wedding day survival guide with the reason that, "planning for a wedding isn't that much different than planning for a disaster." Since the CDC has already prepared us for what to do in case of an actual emergency, at the Shine we're helping you with the other kind of wedding-related emergency....a fashion don't. So consider this our wedding guest attire survival guide to prevent any fashion disasters this wedding season.Read More »from Wedding Guest Attire
From the wacky to the high-fashion, we made a list of our top 100 favorite manicures. How many of them would you try out?
Who says "thin is in?" Back in the day women used to worry about being too skinny and tried to gain weight. Even now celebrities like J. Lo and Kim Kardashian are proof that real women have curves. Check out these celebs who prove that thinner is not always better.
-Erica BoorsteinRead More »from Stars Who Look Better Heavier
During this heatwave it seems that the only way to beat the heat is next to the pool or at the beach in your favorite swimsuit. These celebrities seem to have the right idea of how to look great in a bikini while swimming, tanning, or even at their own concerts (we're looking at you Lady Gaga).
Who says just because you're pregnant doesn't mean that you can't still look sexy? These celebrities prove that it's still possible to look fashionable even in the third trimester.
It seems like there are endless lists of of "The Best 100 Books Ever Written". Everyone from Time Magazine to Amazon to The New York Times seems to have complied a list. We at The Shine have sifted through the lists to come up with what we think are the the top 100. How many have you read already?Read More »from 100 Best Books Ever Written
- Erica Boorstein | Parenting – Fri, Jul 6, 2012 1:45 PM EDT
Fun in the Sun Can be DangerousAs record-shattering temperatures continue across the nation, parents need to be aware that the intense heat is especially difficult on children-so, unfortunately, what seems like ordinary whining might be a signal of something more serious.
Kids are more likely than adults to experience heat-related injuries such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, and prickly skin rash. They don't sweat as effectively as adults and their smaller bodies absorb more heat because they have a high ratio of surface area to body mass.
Heat Wave Especially Dangerous for Kids
"It is important to be aware of signs of dehydration and heat exhaustion," Dr. Jerold Stirling told Yahoo! Shine. Dr. Stirling is chair of the department of pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and pediatrician at Loyola University Health System.
"Ten percent of dehydration has already occurred before you experience thirst," Dr. Stirling said. Some common symptoms are: headaches, nausea,Read More »from Safe Fun in the Sun: Knowing the Signs of Heat-Related Injuries
- Erica Boorstein | Shine Food – Fri, Jul 6, 2012 1:10 PM EDT
Eat Balanced PizzaWho says pizza has to be bad for you? Donnie McLean, the founder of Eat Balanced, doesn't believe this. Like the rest of us, McLean loved pizza but always regretted eating it after because of all the extra salt and calories he knew he was getting from his favorite Italian treat. Combining his love of pizza with his health-conscious attitude, he set out to do the seemingly impossible: create a healthy pizza.Read More »from Has 'Eat Balanced' Achieved the Impossible? "Nutritionally Balanced" Pizza
'Nutritionally Balanced' Pizzas, Eat to Your Heart's Content
Finally, McLean and Mike Lean, professor of human nutrition at the University of Glasgow, may have achieved that goal. Eat Balanced frozen pizzas, claim to offer a complete balanced meal in a single pizza. The pizzas have won the 2012 "Best New Idea" award at the 2012 UK Food and Drink Expo To make a more-nutritious, McLean and Lean realized that they would have to cut the fat, salt content, and calories. Typical personal-sized pizzas could contain an entire day's worth of salt requirements, two thirds of daily