mommy wars” just became the “daddy wars”—or a spirited battle, at least, led, perhaps unwittingly, by a Kentucky father of 5-month-old twins. Matt Walsh, a blogger and WLAP radio personality and defender of stay-at-home moms everywhere, has blogged on the topic this week, inspired by what he calls the “subversively condescending” questions he frequently gets from working moms about his wife’s child-rearing status. And the piece has been causing a major dust-up on social media, much to his surprise.
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“I thought (hoped) the post would resonate with my readers, but I never expected the response to be anything quite like this,” Walsh tells Yahoo Shine through a Facebook message exchange. “Naive as I am, I also didn't anticipate the vitriolic negative reactions. This has turned out to be the most divisive thing I've ever written, and I never intended for that to be the case. I wrote it because I wanted to defend the beauty of
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Team Mom – Fri, Oct 11, 2013 2:27 PM EDT
mommy wars” just became the “daddy wars”—or a spirited battle, at least, led, perhaps unwittingly, by a Kentucky father of 5-month-old twins. Matt Walsh, a blogger and WLAP radio personality and defender of stay-at-home moms everywhere, has blogged on the topic this week, inspired by what he calls the “subversively condescending” questions he frequently gets from working moms about his wife’s child-rearing status. And the piece has been causing a major dust-up on social media, much to his surprise.The “Read More »from Daddy Blogger Defends Stay-at-Home Moms, Gets Blindsided by Critics
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Oct 10, 2013 3:20 PM EDT
donate kidneys to strangers through the National Kidney Donation Registry. And, say the high school sweethearts, their inspiration came from years of being on the receiving end of charitable donations that helped with their own children’s medical needs.A San Diego couple has become the first husband-and-wife team in the country to
“I hate surgery and I hate medical stuff, so I knew this was going to be challenging, but now I feel more empowered,” Alexis Wesley, 31, tells Yahoo Shine, speaking from her home just three days after having her kidney removed. “And now I know anyone can do this.” Her husband Charles, also 31, donated his kidney last year.
The National Kidney Registry, based in Babylon, New York, was founded in 2007 to match recipients to donors around the country, creating chains of successful donation exchanges. In Alexis's case, her kidney was overnighted to a recipient in New York whose previouslyRead More »from Husband and Wife Both Donate Kidneys to Strangers, Make History
Angelina Jolie sharing news of her preventative mastectomy in May has led, without a doubt, to raised awareness of genetic testing and breast-cancer risks. But experts worry that its storm of media coverage has had an unintended effect, too.Read More »from Should You Get Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?
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“I think, oftentimes, those stories oversimplify the matter,” Rebecca Nagy, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, told Yahoo Shine. For example, she said, women who learn of Jolie’s story might rush in for genetic testing even though they are not at risk—while others, fearing that a mastectomy would be the only option if they should test positive for genetic mutations, might become frightened, and avoid it at all costs.
Nagy spoke with Yahoo Shine about who should and who should not get tested for the gene mutations in question, and why. She also took us through the various decisions that a woman will face throughout the process.
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- fired this week after parking illegally in a handicapped spot and cursing at the fed-up civilian who filmed him in action.He was supposed to dole out tickets and make sure drivers were sticking to parking rules. But instead, one Houston parking enforcement agent broke the rules he was meant to enforce, getting
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“Like with any organization, there are some hires that work out and some that don’t,” Christopher Newport, deputy director of city parking management for Houston tells Yahoo Shine, confirming on Wednesday that the agent in question had been let go “as of yesterday morning.” And it was not his choice of parking spots that was the worst offense, Newport adds, but “his response,” which included the use of an expletive, despite knowing he was being filmed at the time. “If that’s how you make decisions, I don’t think we want you working for us,” says Newport.
Brian Moya, head of an online real estate company, filmed the Read More »from Parking Agent Hogs Handicapped Spot, Gets Sacked
There’s a newfangled gambling-venue in this country—the video-gaming café—and, depending on whom you ask, it’s either a safe and cozy hangout or a wolf in sheep’s clothing that preys on lonely ladies. Either way, it’s a phenomenon that’s growing. Read More »from Do Video-Gaming Cafés Prey on Women?
In the Chicago area alone, up to 80 of these places—quiet, alcohol-free dens with cute names like Dotty’s or Bella’s Bistro, serving coffee and pastries to folks who pay to play games like “Kitty Glitter” and “Texas Cash”—are slated to open in the near future, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.
“These are labeled as country kitchens or upscale Starbucks, and that's why they're getting approved,” Anita Bedell, executive director of anti-gambling group Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems, told the Tribune. “They're coming into neighborhoods, by shopping malls and schools, and it's making gambling too accessible in communities.”
Studies have shown that women do indeed gamble differently than men: by seeking out social isolation
plus size.” Got it? That was the top response among women size 14 and over, when asked about their preferred marketing term in a recent survey by retailer Sonsi. Other questions delved into body image, fashion influences and wardrobe essentials, with the results, released on Monday, providing great insight into the ways that curvy women perceive themselves.It’s “curvy,” not “Read More »from What Plus-Size Women Really Want to Be Called
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“We really felt like, though the plus-size movement has made great strides over the past few years, there was still something holding women back from finding their inner fashionista,” Sonsi e-commerce director Kristin Mongello told Yahoo Shine. She added that a just-launched follow-up, the online Curvy Quotient Test, aims to help women determine the style they’re most comfortable with.
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For the survey, Sonsi questioned 1,000 women. Among the most interesting findings: While the vast majority of
Lamborghini with “Top Gear” star Richard Hammond at the wheel.A seriously ill British girl had her wish granted over the weekend when she rode shotgun in a hot-pink Read More »from Sick Girl's Pink-Lamborghini Dreams Come True
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Emilia Palmer, 8, suffers from an unspecified, very rare lung condition that makes her reliant on constant oxygen. She made her amazingly cool request—“I wish I could ride in a pink Lamborghini driven by Richard Hammond”—through Rays of Sunshine, a charitable organization in England that’s similar to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
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"This wasn’t just any old wish," Emilia's father Julian told Yahoo Shine in an email. "This was a wish of a dying girl and I am obliged to all those involved, particularly Rays of Sunshine, in making her wish come true and for us, as a family, to have a very bright day in what have been a dark few months."
Transportation Security Administration officials handled her son’s medically necessary formula that the two missed their flight.A woman traveling with her 3-year-old was so delayed by the way Read More »from TSA Harasses Sick Kid, Family Misses Flight
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“It’s made flying with him miserable,” Renee Bergeron, a Washington photographer and mother of 14 children, told Yahoo Shine about her youngest child, Apollo, who suffers from a rare heart defect.
Bergeron described the late-September TSA incident on her blog, on which she writes about her large family, including topics of adoption (five of her kids have been adopted), homeschooling, and Apollo’s condition. She then contacted Yahoo Shine with her story.
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“Part of me gets it. There are terrorists. We need to keep people safe,” she wrote. “The other part is irate.”
The TSA looked into Bergeron’s complaint for Yahoo Shine on Friday before issuing the
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Oct 4, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
superwealthy this week, albeit briefly, when a system error made it look like they had trillions of dollars.Some customers at a Tupelo, Mississippi, bank got to feel Read More »from Bank Error Makes Customers Look Like Trillionaires
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“It feels awesome. I mean, it’s something that doesn’t happen every day,” said one customer, Brandon Frazier, while speaking to local news station WTVA. “It’s a good feeling — until it goes away.” When he checked his BancorpSouth account on his mobile phone Wednesday morning, it appeared as if Frazier had a balance of over $4 trillion. Some other customers, meanwhile, had what appeared to be balances of over $40 trillion.
“For one second, when I didn’t realize it was $40 trillion, I thought maybe, for one second…” WTVA reporter Allie Ware, also a BancorpSouth customer, told the station about her brief hope that she could be loaded. “Then I saw all the zeros and just laughed, because I knew that was not true.”
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YouTube resignation, set to Kanye West’s “Gone,” made her a working-woman’s hero, Shifrin appeared as a guest on the Queen Latifah Show, saying she had no regrets. “Sometimes I think that you need to forcefully close one door in order for another one to open a little easier,” the former video producer for Next Media Animation told Latifah.Viral “I Quit” video star Marina Shifrin is already being recruited. On Thursday, just five days after her interpretive-dance Read More »from 'I Quit' Girl Lands Job Offer
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The talk show host then shocked her guest by offering her a job. “With your experience, maybe I could create a position. What if I created something called ‘digital content producer,’” she said on her show on Wednesday, grinning a bit like the Cheshire cat. “You think that might be something you’d be interested in?
Shifrin, who is also a writer and photographer, looked stunned. “Are you doing a standup joke right now? I mean…”
“I’m a humorous person