cyclist while out for a drive in the city of Norwich, fled the scene, and bragged about it on Twitter on Monday.
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“Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier—I have right of way he doesn’t even pay road tax! #bloodycyclists,” she tweeted.
Her admission was soon retweeted more than 300 times, inspiring angry responses and the nickname “twit and run girl” by fellow Twitter users. They also retweeted her brag to the social-media savvy Norfolk police department, who wrote back, "we have had tweets ref an RTC with a bike. We suggest you report it at a police station ASAP if not done already & then dm us." Though Way deleted her account, the ball kept rolling. The cyclist, Toby Hockley, a chef who had been taking part in an
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, May 22, 2013 2:50 PM EDT
cyclist while out for a drive in the city of Norwich, fled the scene, and bragged about it on Twitter on Monday.The criminal mind can be cunningly brilliant—or stunningly foolish. You can safely put Emma Way of the U.K. into that second category. She’s the aggressive 21-year-old motorist who allegedly hit a Read More »from Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver Brags on Twitter, Joins Other 'Crime-Braggers'
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, May 21, 2013 3:20 PM EDT“Mad Men” madness has already spawned the rebirth of shifts and maxis in bold, mod colors. Now make way for the hair—beehives, to be exact, recently rocked on red carpets by celebs from Marion Cotillard to Joesphine Jobert.
“Hair always follows fashion,” vintage-hair expert Kathie Rothkop, 64, told Yahoo! Shine via phone from her California Salon Glam. “Plus, we’ve been doing the straight, flat thing [with hair] for about 10 years now. To make it different, what can we do? We make it bigger.”
Rothkop started doing hair as a teenager in the mid ’60s, at the peak of popularity for the original beehive. Now she's seeing a noticeable uptick in beehive-seeking customers once again.
That’s no doubt thanks to celebrity influence. Years after Amy Winehouse brought the look back into an edgy kind of vogue, folks like Cotillard—who sported a perfect pouf at the Cannes “Blood Ties” premiere Monday—may really make it stick. Jobert’s locks were similarly styled, contrasting with a modern strapless Read More »from Beehives Are Back: How to Get Hollywood's Favorite Retro Hairstyle
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, May 20, 2013 5:57 PM EDT
Cozy Belly touting its “pregnancy shapewear,” reminding me that it is, in fact, a thing.Ah, to be pregnant and gorging again… I don’t know about other women out there, but personally, I loved using those nine months as a reason to eat two (or three) desserts without guilt and, finally, to unequivocally love every inch of my body. So it made me totally sad this morning when I received a press release from Read More »from Pregnancy Shapewear: The Baby Bump Girdle No One Asked For
But really, why?
I tried to block out word of the depressing trend when Kim Kardashian blogged about her love of belly shapers recently. “For any concern that my clothes are too tight, I have so many pieces custom fit for my growing body! They make pregnancy Spanx which are tight,” she wrote. “So this theory sounds ridiculous! I feel my best when I am in heels and chic clothes!”
But then came the clincher, so to speak, from Cozy Belly:
"For pregnant women who want to gain a little extra control over the shape of their body, we offer pregnancy shapewear. If you want to cover up some of
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, May 20, 2013 2:34 PM EDThiking more than 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine, at a clip of about 20 miles per day since setting off in late March. And, at 723 miles in, they’ve already surpassed their goal of raising one pound of food for every mile completed. About 4,000 pounds have already been donated in Kylie’s honor to food pantries across the country.In an effort to fight hunger, 13-year-old Kylie Trawick and her dad Bob are going the extra mile in a major way—
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The biggest challenge, as it turns out, has been for Bob, a 50-year-old registered nurse, to keep apace with his daughter. “Kylie is a phenomenal hiker, and she’s never quit anything in her life,” he told Yahoo! Shine by phone from Daleville, Virginia, where the two had stopped to rest and refuel for a couple of nights. “So the truth is, she’s wearing me out. She’s just so fit and strong! It’s the Sassafras Express and I’m clearly at the back.”
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Sun, May 19, 2013 10:16 PM EDT
sunblock out there so you don't have to worry about getting burned. Luckily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released its 2013 Guide to Sunscreens, which rates more than 1,400 sunscreens, lip balms, and SPF moisturizers and cosmetics for safety and effectiveness. And some of their findings might surprise you.Want to really enjoy your day in the sun? Start by choosing the best Read More »from Sunscreen Ratings: The Best and Worst for Beach Season 2013
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The EWG report found that only 25 percent of products on the market offer both broad sun protection and low-risk chemical ingredients. "Consumers are understandably confused about sunscreens," Sonya Lunder, lead author of the EWG report, told Yahoo! Shine. "And, unfortunately, they are facing some bad choices."
While sunburns are caused mostly by relatively short but intense ultraviolet B rays, longer UVA rays, which penetrate the body more deeply, inflict more insidious damage and may contribute to or cause cancer. But all
banned a photo of Caitlin Tiller and her infant. And now, a Michigan high school has edited out full-body shots of two pregnant students.Teenage pregnancy is a fact of life. But it seems more and more high schools want to pretend it’s not when it comes to the pages of its yearbooks. First, a North Carolina school Read More »from Pregnant Teens Have Bellies Banned from Yearbook
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“What’s the difference of letting me walk for graduation, letting me walk around the school? It’s the same thing,” Kimberly Haney told a local news station WOOD-TV after explaining that her pregnant belly wouldn’t be allowed to show in any of her White Cloud High School yearbook photos.
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Superintendent Barry Seabrook admitted to the news station that he agreed there wasn’t a difference but wanted to keep parents from complaining. Allowing the photos to remain would also be “contrary to” the Michigan statewide mandate of abstinence-only based
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, May 16, 2013 4:26 PM EDT
romantic. I did it for simplicity,” Tracy Robert, née Stientjes, a 28-year-old newlywed told Yahoo! Shine. “My maiden name is super hard for others to say and spell, and my married name is not.” And, though the process of changing it came with lots of annoying paperwork, she added, “I do feel like we are our own little team now!”“My reason for changing my name is not terribly Read More »from Retro Marriage Trend Makes a Comeback, for Better or Worse
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Robert is not alone. She is, in fact, in a growing majority, according to the most recent available data on the topic.
“For the married female population, keeping your maiden name is so last decade,” wrote Abby Haglage Thursday in her Daily Beast story “Retro Wedding Craze: Taking the Husband’s Name.” She reveals that, according to Facebook data on 14 million married women recently collected jointly by the social media company and the Daily Beast, 65 percent of women in their 20s and 30s changed their name when they married.
Those percentages rose,
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Thu, May 16, 2013 11:50 AM EDT
celebrating Disney for pulling from its website a controversially redesigned, sexier version of “Brave” princess Merida should hold their horses.Moms who are
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On Tuesday, Carolyn Danckaert, the activist behind last week’s wildly popular online petition to “Keep Merida Brave,” announced via Facebook news from supporters that "the new makeover version of Merida is no longer appearing on Disney.com." But the controversially modified version of the princess still appeared on Target's Disney princess website, where new product tie-ins are sold.
“From our standpoint, it’s not a victory,” Danckaert, who has garnered more than 200,000 signatures on her Change.org petition, told Yahoo! Shine Thursday morning.
It may not have been a victory from any standpoint.
According to a Disney spokesperson who contacted Yahoo! Shine late Thursday, the controversial image never appeared on the company's official website toRead More »from Update: Disney's Response To Princess Merida Controversy At Odds With Petitioners
How Will the New Definition of Autism in DSM-5 Affect Children? Parents, Advocates Anxious Over Changes.By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Team Mom – Thu, May 16, 2013 8:42 AM EDT
son Dylan was 6 years old, the Long Island mother of three witnessed a major change in him.When Kim Covell’s Read More »from How Will the New Definition of Autism in DSM-5 Affect Children? Parents, Advocates Anxious Over Changes.
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“Seemingly overnight, my joyful son with the infectious belly laugh was afraid. He was afraid of everything, anxious, nervous and sometimes, I am convinced, did not even recognize me as his mother,” wrote Covell in a 2012 piece for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
“For months he would cry, alternating between the phrases ‘I am nervous’ and ‘I am sad.’ In desperation, we tried medication, which only intensified his distress,” she wrote. “And then he was quiet. The fear was replaced with emptiness.”
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It was the start of a long road that would lead Dylan, now 14, to be first diagnosed with autism, and, later, with childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), a much more rare form of autism, marked by a severe loss of social
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Wed, May 15, 2013 5:49 PM EDT
BoBo Design Ltd, unveiled the latest in a growing line of innovative creations today: tiny baby booties made of hardened breast milk, made to promote World Breast Milk Donation Day, which will be celebrated by 24 countries around the world (not including the US) on Sunday.Are these folks milking their talents or what? British sustainable designers Nick Gant and Tanya Dean, of Read More »from Breast-Milk Baby Booties: The Latest Thing Brought to You by Lactation
“Turning waste material like breast milk, which couldn’t otherwise be used, but which is embedded with meaning and personal history, into something new, gives the products created greater meaning and value,” Gant told the UK’s Daily Mail. “We want to show that they can be used to raise awareness and communicate issues about material culture, ethics and sustainability.”
The one-inch booties, which are not for actual wearing, were made through a process that involves gently heating the donated milk, adding vinegar to form curds, and then pressing those curds into silicon molds and leaving to dry over a four-day