Affordable Care Act. The provision is one of the least controversial of the health care overhaul. But "Fox & Friends" still couldn't resist debating the issue Tuesday in a gender-baiting exchange (see video below) that's caused a controversy of its own.
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“We only have the prostate,” noted Fox News medical contributor Dr. David Samadi, who fanned the flames by arguing that women actually should pay more than men. "Women have the breasts, they have the ovaries, they have the uterus, they get checked in every part."
It was just one of several surreal points raised by Samadi, who is a professor at Hofstra University and chairman of the Urology Department at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital.
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Aug 28, 2013 1:29 PM EDT
Affordable Care Act. The provision is one of the least controversial of the health care overhaul. But "Fox & Friends" still couldn't resist debating the issue Tuesday in a gender-baiting exchange (see video below) that's caused a controversy of its own.Read More »from Fox News Contributor's 'Sexist' Comments on Women's Health Care Spark Outrage
Kate Middleton’s body to its prepregnant glory is just about as intriguing as the arrival of her royal infant.Judging by the tabloids, it would seem that the return of Read More »from Is the Post-Baby Body Obsession Hurting Women?
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“What baby weight?!” began a story in Us Weekly Tuesday, celebrating the duchess’s “stunningly slim post-baby body” and “completely flat stomach!” with an unnamed source noting, “The small weight she gained while pregnant has just melted off.”
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The same story, more or less, ran in countless other publications, with USA Today’s declaring, “In the thin-after-baby celebrity Olympics, there's a new title holder. The mummy tummy tweeted 'round the world is gone.”
Middleton, of course, is just the latest in a long line of celebrity moms glorified for shedding baby weight at lightning speed. Shakira, Gisele Bündchen, Megan Fox, Beyoncé, Nicole "Snooki"
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, Aug 26, 2013 3:05 PM EDTallergies are returning to class with their medical issues stamped on their skin for their own protection.Temporary tattoos are not traditionally considered must-have back-to-school shopping items — but that could change. This year, some students with severe
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“Right now there's a huge awareness, whether because of going back to school or because of the recent incident in California,” SafetyTat founder and mother of three Michele Welsh told Yahoo! Shine. Welsh was referring to the recent tragic death of a 13-year-old girl with a peanut allergy at a Sacramento summer camp. “Unfortunately it sometimes takes something like that for people to say, 'Wow, it really can happen.'"
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Welsh created her 5-year-old company—offering products that include temporary tattoos and long-lasting, write-on skin stickers—after using a ballpoint pen to nervously scrawl her cell phone number on her Read More »from Allergy Tattoos: Should Kids Wear Warning Labels to School?
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Aug 23, 2013 3:55 PM EDT
Disney World dream vacation turned into a financial nightmare for a group of 120 dance students from Tennessee.A Read More »from Alleged Disney Vacation Scam Cheats Kids Out of More Than $60,000
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Blue Sky Journeys, a travel agency which claims to be Disney-authorized, has been accused of scamming the group out of more than $60,000 by accepting payments and then failing to make the agreed-upon travel arrangements, according to a Fox 17 WZTV report. Earlier this month, agency owner Melanie Swoap and her husband John Swoap were indicted on the charge—of stealing between $60,000 and $250,000, according to Nashville Scene—by a Williamson County grand jury. If convicted, they face eight to 12 years in prison.
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“I very rarely hear of an incident like this,” Ricky Brigante of Inside the Magic, a website reporting exclusively on Disney company and theme parks news, told Yahoo! Shine. “In fact, I don't remember ever hearing
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Aug 23, 2013 3:50 PM EDT
California teen Tamara Wilson may be a special-needs student, but that didn't squash her goal of wanting to be a cheerleader at Valencia High School. It was a desire she confided to her friend and neighbor, cheerleader Julia Competelli-Pizza, who sprang into action on her behalf. "That's something that I thought she could do, so we hooked it up together and we got with the school and made our own cheer team," Competelli-Pizza told KABC-TV. Last year, she helped organize the Valencia Star Cheer Team, for all special-needs students The squad – which now performs at many of the school's athletic games – is still going strong.Read More »from California School Cheering for Special-Needs Cheerleading Squad
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Special-education teacher Lydia Bauer praised the generous organizer for making dreams come true for so many students. "She has a huge heart. She has character," Bauer said of Competelli-Pizza. “You can't do something like that and blur the lines that society makes, separating
transgender people most likely flinched for Chelsea Manning Thursday morning. That’s when the convicted and sentenced WikiLeaks whistleblower, née Bradley Manning, made her by-now-famous announcement through a letter she provided to the Today show.Anyone with even the slightest empathy regarding the inner conflicts faced by Read More »from Can Bradley Manning Ever Be Chelsea Manning?
"As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” the statement read. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.”
It was a hell of a time to make the announcement, considering she had been sentenced, just the day before, to 35 years in prison for leaking classified government information. And prisons, traditionally, are not friends to trans folk.
Although that’s why such a statement made sense, actually: It was perhaps her last chance to make such a public plea for help and protection, to ensure that the world would be
new mom at 45. She gave birth to son Liam James nine months ago, but it’s not her age, these days, that’s the amazing part. What’s noteworthy here is that her baby was the result of a donated embryo—the second oldest cryopreserved human embryo in history, her doctors believe.Kelly Burke of Virginia is grateful to be a Read More »from Baby Born After 19 Years as an Embryo
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“He’s my little miracle,” Burke, a single mom and research scientist with NASA, told Yahoo! Shine.
Even doctors at the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area, which oversaw the transfer of the donated embryos, were a bit amazed at the viability of the 19-year-old embryos.
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“We trust the technology of embryo freezing, but we still wondered, after 19 years, how they would do,” Deborah Wachs, the reproductive endocrinologist who did Burke’s procedure, told Yahoo! Shine. “It was very exciting for us.” She added that women reading about Burke’s success should
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, Aug 20, 2013 4:41 PM EDTWork-life balance, schmalance. What about when your two worlds collide? It’s an occasionally unavoidable—and apparently universal—reality, as this amusing clip from Morocco’s Médi 1 TV illustrates. It may be just 13 seconds long, but oh, it packs a maternal punch!
In it, news anchor Lena Alwash is in the midst of a live broadcast (about what we can’t say, as it’s in Arabic), when suddenly her young daughter skips into the studio, coming up behind mom before placing a cell phone on the news desk. She catches hell swiftly and silently from total-pro Alwash, who shoots her a look of daggers, then flies outta there, certain to really get it later.
My daughter has interrupted phone interviews that I’ve conducted at home, prevented them from happening in the first place, and unwittingly scribbled on story notes that I was certain she’d never go near. It’s all turned out fine, just as it seems to have for Alwash (because really, don’t we love her even more now?). But if anyone still believes Read More »from News Anchor's Daughter Reminds World Why Moms Are So Tired
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Aug 20, 2013 3:21 PM EDT
Carré Otis was one of the radiant, raven-haired beauties that young women everywhere aspired to be. She graced the covers of magazines from Elle to Vogue, was the face of Guess and Calvin Klein and became a full-on sex symbol after making her acting debut in “Wild Orchid” in 1989.As a top American model for years that spanned the 1980s, ’90s and much of the ’00s, Read More »from The Scary Truth About a Supermodel's 'Beauty Secrets'
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But it was all an illusion — the envy-inspiring parts, at least. That’s the heavy truth that Otis lays out in the September issue of Vogue Australia.
“There was one type of letter that consistently left me uneasy: the type that made up about 80 percent of my fan mail,” she wrote in the essay, reprinted on Tuesday in Australia’s Herald Sun. “It was the one from the young girl in the age range of 10 to 15, seeking my advice about how to become what I was only pretending to be. They wanted my tips and my beauty ‘secrets.’ But I wasn't willing to
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This week, Prince William revealed how fatherhood has already changed his life.Read More »from Proof That Fatherhood Can Change a Man
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“The last few weeks for me have been a very different emotional experience, something I never thought I would feel myself,” he said in a candid interview with CNN. “And I find, again it's only been a short period, but a lot of things affect me differently now.”
It was a notable moment. A father—and a royal one at that—had shared his feelings about the intensity of being a nurturer and gone far beyond the chest-thumping, bread-winning trope that dads are so often associated with. Prince William made it manly to be reduced to a pile of mush for your baby. And that was surprisingly refreshing.
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“Most men are taught to win, and to achieve, not to become involved dads,” Dana Glazer, the documentary filmmaker behind “The Evolution of Dad,” which explores the changing role of fatherhood, explained to Yahoo!