pregnant woman be healthy on a raw vegan diet? It’s a question being beaten to a pulp following a recent interview with Australian designer Loni Jane Anthony, 25, an expectant mother, who discusses her adherence to such a diet — including her tendency to consume 10 bananas for breakfast and 6 mangoes for lunch. The strict eating regimen has made Anthony, also a photographer with more than 103,000 Instagram fans, the subject of public scorn, with some deriding her for endangering both herself and her baby.
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“You kind of realize who your friends are,” she tells News.com.au in the Tuesday interview, referring to the frequent eye rolls she gets over the fact that she follows the “80/10/10,” a raw fruit and veggie diet providing 80 percent carbs, 10 percent fat and 10 percent protein. “I've had a lot of judgment from people thinking I'm nuts and saying ‘Why is Loni eating 10 bananas for breakfast? Is she crazy?’ People tend to shut
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 13, 2013 2:49 PM EST
pregnant woman be healthy on a raw vegan diet? It’s a question being beaten to a pulp following a recent interview with Australian designer Loni Jane Anthony, 25, an expectant mother, who discusses her adherence to such a diet — including her tendency to consume 10 bananas for breakfast and 6 mangoes for lunch. The strict eating regimen has made Anthony, also a photographer with more than 103,000 Instagram fans, the subject of public scorn, with some deriding her for endangering both herself and her baby.Can a Read More »from Pregnant Woman on Raw-Food Diet Causes Controversy: Is She Bananas?
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 4:52 PM EST
Money talks. But is it persuasive enough when it’s used to convince moms to breastfeed their infants? A newly launched study in Britain aims to find out. Read More »from British Moms Get Bribed to Breastfeed in Controversial New Study
“Despite the Department of Health saying all babies should be breastfed exclusively for up to six months, in the UK, breastfeeding rates are much, much lower than that overall,” Dr. Clare Relton, researcher with the University of Sheffield, tells the Independent, noting that just 34 percent of Brits breastfeed for six months, with just 1 percent of babies getting nursed exclusively. (In the U.S. those numbers are higher, at 49 percent and 16 percent, respectively.)
“We know that breastfeeding is good for moms, for babies and for society as well. We know that breastfed babies cost the NHS [National Health Service] less than babies fed infant formula," Relton continues. She adds that what they're testing is "whether it’s possible to offer financial incentives.”
The already-controversial, partly government-funded study will offer
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Nov 12, 2013 3:06 PM EST
swimmer with the University of Texas reached a new level of camaraderie with his teammates this week when he told them through a group email that he’s gay — and to his relief, received nothing but support in return.A Read More »from Gay College Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates in Email
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“I've been totally blessed by this whole situation because it's gone so well," Matt Korman tells Outsports. "I've gotten zero negative feedback. There were a couple guys who always throw around the word 'faggot' and try to make every situation as masculine as possible. We have guys from the middle of nowhere conservative Texas. But they've been like, 'We're totally fine, you're still my friend and my teammate and good for you.'"
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Outsports, which covers gay sports news, reported Korman’s story after one of his teammates forwarded, with Korman’s blessing, the coming-out email. In it, the swimmer describes how he’d lately been “soul searching and
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 11, 2013 2:56 PM EST
Army women that’s located on an Army post, unveiled just in time for Veterans Day.There’s a new G.I. Jane in town, and she’s wearing serious combat gear and armed with a loaded M4 rifle. She’s also made of bronze. She is "Lt. FAWMA," the first statue commissioned to recognize the service of Read More »from Finally! U.S. Army Unveils First Female Soldier Statue
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“She doesn’t just represent the contemporary military women — she represents all of them throughout history,” sculptor Alex Tisch of Kodiak Studios in Brooklyn tells Yahoo Shine. Tisch created the bronze-coated fiberglass combat soldier through a cold-cast process after being commissioned by the Army Women’s Museum Association, located at Fort Lee in Virginia. The association, which raised an undisclosed amount of private contributions to make the project happen, presented the statue on its grounds in a Nov. 7 ceremony.
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“A great amount of
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Nov 8, 2013 4:51 PM EST
Movember, for the uninitiated, has a simple premise: Grow a mustache from scratch, throughout November, raising funds and awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer. Since its start in Melbourne, Australia, a decade ago—when three men launched the event and inspired 30 others to participate—it’s grown into a global event that’s raised more than $446 million so far. This year, 21 countries will host official Movember events, from New Zealand and the Czech Republic to Canada and our very own US of A. In honor of the effort, Shine has rounded up some facts and photos to help you embrace the hairy situation. See our Movember slideshow here.Read More »from Movember, a Primer: Every Weird, Hairy Fact You Ever Wanted to Know
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Nov 8, 2013 11:56 AM EST
McDonald's? Yep, a 4-year-old New York City boy, but his dad David Schorr said nope. Now Schorr, embroiled in a child custody case, is suing a court-appointed psychiatrist for defamation for deeming him "wholly incapable of taking care of his son" after he refused to let his kid eat dinner at McDonald’s.Did somebody say Read More »from How Saying No to McDonald's Might Lead to Dad Losing Custody
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"You’d think it was sexual molestation," Schorr, an attorney-turned-consultant, tells the New York Post. "I am just floored by it."
The trouble began last week, the Post explained Thursday, when Schorr was scheduled to take his son to their usual neighborhood restaurant for their weekly Tuesday-night visit. But that night the child dug in his heels about wanting to go to McDonald's instead. Schorr, who felt the boy had been eating too much junk food lately, refused, saying he could eat anywhere else but the fast-food joint — or have no dinner at all.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 5:17 PM EST
Malls Across America,” is nostalgia that's not to be missed. For folks too young to remember the glory days of malls, the 144-page collection, released in October from Steidl, is a big-haired, educational time capsule. Galinsky, now a 44-year-old Brooklyn filmmaker, was just 20 when he drove cross country with his friend and a Nikon FG-20 to shoot the oddly fascinating mall culture for his color-film project as a student at New York University. “I saw malls as art,” he tells Yahoo Shine. And now, it seems, the world will, too. See the Shine slide show here.For anyone who can still recall the scent of Orange Julius hot dogs and the surreal sight of indoor trees through a haze of cigarette smoke, Michael Galinsky’s 1980s photo book, “Read More »from Big Hair, Smoking and Record Stores: A Photo Journey of Malls in the ’80s
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:27 AM ESTrequests for women to bend over in said pants before an in-store return was permitted. Finally, there was an admission by the athletic wear company that plus-size apparel was not part of its formula. Well, now company founder Chip Wilson has landed himself in boiling hot water by wading into full-on fat-shaming territory.It seems Lululemon didn't have its fill of bad press earlier this year. First was its see-through pants scandal. Then came subsequent
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Asked Tuesday on Bloomberg TV's “Street Smart” show about recent complaints that Lululemon’s yoga pants are prone to pilling, Wilson said, “Frankly some women’s bodies just actually don't work for it.”
Just in case anyone thought they heard it wrong, he elaborated. “They don't work for some women's bodies,” he continued. “It's really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time, how much they use it."
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Nov 6, 2013 5:39 PM EST
is having her moment. Ever since twirling onto the pop-culture stage as a scantily clad contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2011, the New Jersey native, born a boy named Christopher, has been enjoying a fast ascension as a model. Carmen CarreraRead More »from Meet the Beauty Who Could Become Victoria's Secret's First Transgender Model
After publicly transitioning to female after her stint on the reality show, Carrera has signed with Elite Model Management, walked the runway for designer Marco Marco during last month’s LA Fashion Week, and been featured twice in W magazine, most recently in a 13-page spread shot by Steven Meisel for the September issue.
Now she’s the subject of a Change.org petition created by fans to request that Victoria’s Secret sign Carerra as the brand’s first transgender model. The effort has already garnered more than 20,000 signatures — and a slew of supportive comments — since its creation by Marco Regalado of California on Monday.
“I'm amazed!” Carrera wrote on Facebook on Tuesday in response to the fast-growing support. “And just to make it clear,
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 6, 2013 3:22 PM ESTratings can clue you in about a film’s sex-violence-profanity level before you settle in with your popcorn. But what about the sexist factor? That’s remained a mystery — until now, perhaps, thanks to some Swedish cinemas that have begun implementing a feminist rating system called the Bechdel test.It’s always nice when
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The litmus test has actually been around for a while—since 1985, when American cartoonist Alison Bechdel (author of “Fun Home”) created it for her long-running “Dykes to Watch Out For” comic strip. It eventually became common film parlance, at least among movie buffs and reviewers. To receive Bechdel's new “A” rating (for "Approved"), a film has to meet three seemingly simple requirements: It must contain at least two female characters, those two characters must converse, and they must talk about something other than a man. Sounds simple, right?
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