iPad to communicate had heartbreak quickly turn to happiness last week thanks to the generous good deed of a fellow Portland, Oregon resident.
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The boy, Corbin Murr, who sometimes uses a wheelchair to get around, had his custom-app–packed iPad stolen off his chair last week while he was up and about, playing with his older cousin and caregiver, James Freeman, at a local playground.
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“I felt really bad, you know, because that is his world,” Freeman explained in a local KGW TV news story about the theft. “That’s his toy he communicates [with], it’s always glued to his hand, he doesn’t like sharing it with other people, and it just keeps him in his own calmness.”
Luckily, Portlander Charles Turner was watching the news that night. The real estate agent and father of one was so moved by the report that, after
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 4:57 PM EDT
iPad to communicate had heartbreak quickly turn to happiness last week thanks to the generous good deed of a fellow Portland, Oregon resident.A 10-year-old autistic boy who relies on an Read More »from How an iPad and a Generous Stranger Changed a Boy's Life
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Mon, Jul 1, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
Sexy flight attendants might have been a given during the golden age of travel, but most U.S. and European companies have grounded the aesthetic in order to comply with modern social (and legal) standards. Elsewhere around the world, though, airline sexism still flies. This week, India's budget GoAir announced it would hire only female flight attendants from this point on as a fuel-saving measure, noting that women are usually lighter than men. The discrimination is indeed two-fold--against men who want flight-attendant jobs, and against women who will only reign supreme in the cabin, as the female-only rule does not, naturally, apply to pilots. Here, a quick journey through this and other recent flight-attendant controversies of a sexist nature.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Fri, Jun 28, 2013 4:38 PM EDT
Wendy Davis has become a hero to many—and, apparently, a fashion trend-setter. Fans wanting to follow in the lawmaker’s footsteps have been going gaga for the now-famous Mizuno Wave Rider 16 sneakers she wore during her 12-hour political marathon, making it the top selling shoe on Amazon as of Friday.Since her abortion-bill filibuster Tuesday, Texas Democrat Read More »from Wendy Davis's Shoes: Everybody Is Going Nuts for Them
“Mizuno was surprised by the sudden spotlight focused on our flagship running shoe, the Wave Rider, earlier this week when Wendy Davis wore a pair during her filibuster in Texas,” read a decidedly non-partisan statement Friday on the website for Mizuno, whose “Never settle” tagline seemed downright apropos.
“We are proud of the running shoes we develop for our customers and know the Wave Rider’s design is able to provide the comfort and cushioning needed for any ‘endurance’ event, whether it’s a 5K, a marathon or 10+ hour filibuster. We love seeing our running shoes on all consumers regardless of their political affiliation or
stressed, according to a new study.If you’re someone who frequently declares, “I’m so stressed!” then you might want to pay attention to this: Your risk of heart attack could be double that of folks who don't think they're Read More »from Why You Should Take Stress More Seriously
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The findings, by French researchers and published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal, showed that people who believe that they are stressed—and that the stress is affecting their health—have more than twice the risk of heart attack as those who don’t feel that way.
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“This indicates that individuals' perception and reality seem to be connected pretty well,” lead author Herman Nabi, of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, told Yahoo! Shine in an email. “In other words, people seem to be aware when stress is affecting their health.”
The researchers analyzed the data of 7,268 men and women from a previous study, the British Whitehall II
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Jun 28, 2013 11:03 AM EDT
Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are perpetually proper, right? Not exactly. And that's a good thing, as they are consistently looking like fun-loving, down-to-earth and, dare we say, normal people we'd really love to hang out with. We've rounded up some of the funniest moments captured on film of the royal couple--though, with a little one on the way, we're certain there will be plenty more to come.--Beth Greenfield, Yahoo! Shine Staff
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 27, 2013 2:53 PM EDT
Thelma and Louise. Oprah and Gayle. Misty May and Kerri Walsh.Read More »from Kerri Walsh Jennings's New Beach Volleyball Partner: Meet April Ross
The beach volleyball team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings stands firmly among the greatest female power duos of all time. So when the two parted ways last year following a spectacular victory in London and May-Treanor’s retirement, it was a sad day for fans.
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Things looked up this week, though. The three-time Olympic gold medalist (and mother of three) Walsh Jennings, 34, announced she’d be teaming up with yet another superstar of the sand: former foe April Ross, 31, who nabbed a silver medal in 2012 with then partner Jennifer Kessy.
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Neither player’s agent immediately returned calls for comment from Yahoo! Shine Thursday. But Walsh Jennings told People about her new partner, "She's a stud and has been working her butt
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Jun 26, 2013 4:10 PM EDT
"Windsor v. the United States" is the name of the Supreme Court case that wound up striking down the Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday. But who is Windsor? She's Edie Windsor, 83, who had the gumption to challenge a hefty bill she received for federal estate taxes after the 2009 death of her soul mate, Thea Spyer. Shortly before Spyer's death, the couple married in Toronto--a long-awaited journey, as they had already been together for 41 years. But the U.S. government didn't recognize the union because of the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. She fought it. And the rest, as they say, is history.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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Wendy Davis before, you certainly know her now. She's the fierce Fort Worth, Texas, Democrat who made it her mission on Tuesday night to filibuster away the restrictive state Senate abortion bill. It would have banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy and placed severely crippling restrictions on the Texas's many abortion clinics, effectively closing almost every one.If you didn't know Read More »from Wendy Davis of Texas: Why She's Our New Hero
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In her opening remarks, she said she was "rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans," and called out Republicans for trying to pass the bill, calling their efforts a "raw abuse of power." And that's not the only reason we love her:
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She stood for 11 hours—and didn’t even take a bathroom break. This is actually enough to make her our hero. Did she dehydrate herself for an entire day before beginning the filibuster, we
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 5:56 PM EDT
auctioned off this week along with several other items that once belonged to Monica Lewinsky.First there was the infamous blue dress. Now, 15 years later, there’s the black negligee, being Read More »from Monica Lewinsky: Still Slut-Shamed After All These Years
The hodgepodge collection—also including a dated blue velour DKNY hoodie and a yellow Ann Taylor linen blazer, along with notes, letters, Presidential-seal chocolates, official White House matches and auto-pen-signed photos of President Clinton—comes from the former wife of Andy Bleiler.
Bleiler, for those who can no longer recall the scandal details, was the high school drama teacher Lewinsky had an affair with before meeting Clinton. He originally submitted the items now being auctioned to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr during his investigation into the affair in 1998.
Bleiler reportedly got the collection back after the investigation closed, and, rather bizarrely, his ex-wife wound up with the stash. Now she wants to get something out of them, presumably, as the items have found their way into
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 2:48 PM EDT
bride at a gravesite that perfectly captures the dichotomy of grief and joy has triggered an outpouring of online emotion, touching a soft spot with hundreds of thousands of viewers and stunning the Michigan–based photographer behind the image.A photo of a Read More »from Bride's Moving Tribute at Father's Grave Will Break Your Heart
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“It’s been a little bit shocking,” Kari Wieringa of Zander & Breck Photography, based in Grand Rapids, told Yahoo! Shine. “The number of online hits has been mind-blowing. I didn’t even know it was possible.”
Since Wieringa snapped the image in early June and posted it on her company’s Facebook page on June 13th it has gone viral, receiving more than 700,000 likes, 35,000 shares and thousands of comments.
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In the photo, bride Paige Eding of Zeeland, Michigan is seen pressing her forehead against her father’s tombstone and clutching a bouquet of flowers, her white gown billowing behind her.
“I just wanted to take that moment