breastfeeding fanatic: I loved the process, let my now-4-year-old nurse until she was just past two (only stopping then because my milk ran out), and even once sneaked a quick nip of the stuff from a bottle when no one was looking (it was surprisingly watery).
Here’s something I never wanted to do: preserve a heart-shaped drop of my “plasticized” milk in a pendant so I could wear it around my neck and gaze at it from time to time and show it to my daughter when she was all grown up.
But hey, what do I know? Breast-milk jewelry—and even, um, soap—is all over Etsy. And it’s selling.
“I’m a perfectionist and I strive to create the most perfect keepsake that I can,” writes Allicia Mogavero on her Mommy Milk Creations Etsy site, where she’s sold more than 250 pieces. “I make your breast milk bead pendants and other keepsakes like I would want my own. I take my time doing the absolute best that I can to make your special keepsake as perfect as it can be.”
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Thu, Apr 4, 2013 3:55 PM EDT
breastfeeding fanatic: I loved the process, let my now-4-year-old nurse until she was just past two (only stopping then because my milk ran out), and even once sneaked a quick nip of the stuff from a bottle when no one was looking (it was surprisingly watery).I admit I was sort of a Read More »from Got Breast-milk Jewelry? Memento Trend Goes Beyond Baby Footprints or Locks of Hair
“The Vogue Factor,” has folks buzzing about her decision to blow the lid off all kinds of backstage fashion-mag drama—particularly the kind relating to anorexic models. But Clements insists she was simply telling the truth.When former Vogue Australia editor-in-chief Kirstie Clements got unexpectedly, unceremoniously fired last year, she was offered a book deal to tell her story the very next day. Now the new memoir, Read More »from Former Vogue Editor Exposes Fashion's Dark Side
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“I’m not spilling,” she told Yahoo! Shine in an email exchange. “They are honest observations. Anyone in the industry would have heard the same things.” Things like models being barely strong enough to stand for shoots, spending more time on drips than ingesting food and eating tissues to stave off hunger.
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"Apparently they swelled in your stomach," she explained about the tissue trick to Entertainment Tonight.
Clements also wrote about editors
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Apr 3, 2013 5:54 PM EDT
Blame the '70s. That's when David O. Russell's new film is set, and it stars Bradley Cooper as a federal agent with a crazily curly head of (permed) hair. Is it the most distracting hairstyle on a male lead, though? Hardly. We combed through an archive of scary locks, and plucked some choice ones for your amusement.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
Breastfeeding for Six Months Can Significantly Cut Risk of Cancer Death—As Can Less Alcohol and Staying in Shape, Study FindsBy Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Apr 3, 2013 1:26 PM EDT
debate may want to listen up, as a new study has found exclusively breastfeeding your baby for at least six months could cut your chances of dying from cancer and all other diseases by 17 percent—and death by heart disease alone by 8 percent.Women still confused by the breast milk vs. formula Read More »from Breastfeeding for Six Months Can Significantly Cut Risk of Cancer Death—As Can Less Alcohol and Staying in Shape, Study Finds
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The mass study, published online Wednesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined breastfeeding and other lifestyle recommendations from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and its umbrella World Cancer Research Fund International and their effects on nearly 380,000 people in several European countries over 13 years.
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It found that both women and men could cut their risk of death on average by a third, simply by adhering to one or several healthy lifestyle choices: keeping lean but not underweight, eating a plant-based diet, being
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Tue, Apr 2, 2013 5:15 PM EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest, much-anticipated cookbook hit shelves Tuesday, bringing with it all the healthy, high-quality recipes one might expect from such a svelte, wholesome-looking thespian-foodie.Read More »from Gwyneth Paltrow’s $300-a-Day "It’s All Good" (No, It’s Not) Meal Plan
The tome has been the object of ridicule for many months now because of its premise of shunning all things good: No coffee, dairy, alcohol, sugar, shellfish, potatoes, tomatoes, bell pepper, eggplant, corn, wheat, meat, soy or anything processed at all were to pass Paltrow’s lips following a health scare, including a migraine and panic attack, that led her doctor to prescribe an “elimination diet” to get herself back on track.
The New York Post says “It’s All Good” reads like “the manifesto to some sort of creepy healthy-girl sorority with members who use beet juice rather than permanent marker to circle the ‘problem areas’ on each other’s bodies.” The Atlantic Wire calls it “the bible of laughable Hollywood Neuroticism.” And, according to Eater.com, the book is “drenched in a chatty
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 2, 2013 12:34 PM EDT
couple whose teen romance dissolved under the weight of parental disapproval has reunited and married—six decades after splitting up.A lovesick British Read More »from Teenage Sweethearts Prove it's Never Too Late as They Reunite and Marry in Their 70s
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“We have simply picked up where we left off. It’s like being teenage sweethearts all over again,” Eileen Billington, 78, told SWNS.com about her newfound relationship with Warner, 79. “It’s as though we have never been apart. As well as loving each other, we are good companions, just as we were when we first met. In fact, we are just like an old married couple.”
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Eileen Lockley met Warner Billington back she was 16 and he was 17, living as neighbors in the West Midlands area of central England, when Warner noticed her walking by with her sister Margaret.
“I saw her and I was smitten,” Warner
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Fashion – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 4:34 PM EDT
Named partly for Charles Manson and known for his edgy, theatrical stunts both on and off stage, Marilyn Manson, née Brian Hugh Warner, now has a damn classy gig to add to his resume: shilling for high fashion as the new face of Saint Laurent. It's a strange pick to be sure. But is it the strangest celebrity-product marriage ever? Probably not. But you be the judge.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 2:17 PM EDT
New York Times report.A 6-year-old Afghan girl sold by her father into an impending marriage to pay off a family medical debt got a reprieve Monday: She will now get to stay with her parents, thanks to an anonymous donor who is paying off the debt of $2,500 through an American lawyer, according to a still-developing Read More »from Afghan Girl, 6, Rescued from Child Bride Fate; Countless Others not so Lucky
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The girl, Naghma, wound up being bartered by father Taj Mohammad after he borrowed the $2,500 from a fellow refugee-camp resident over the course of a year. The money was to pay for a hospital treatment for his wife and medical care for some of his nine children, including a three-year-old who later froze to death. If he couldn’t pay it off in another year, Naghma would be forced to wed the lender’s 17-year-old son.
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“They said, ‘Pay back our money,’ and I didn’t have any money, so I had to give my girl,” Mohammad told the
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Fri, Mar 29, 2013 4:24 PM EDT
“Women, Money and Power and Study” by Allianz Life, released this week, which found that 49 percent of those surveyed had a deep-down fear of becoming a “bag lady,” with more than a quarter of those women making $200,000 or more a year.Even earning a six-figure income is apparently not enough to ease the fear, among a whole lot of women, of winding up destitute and alone. That’s according to the 2013 Read More »from Even Financially Successful Women Fear Becoming "Bag Ladies," New Study Finds
“For women, money is often seen as a finite thing,” Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, told Yahoo! Shine. Even though it’s no longer true that women must figure out how to survive on the money that men dole out to them, she said, there could be a bit of that residual anxiety in our cultural DNA. “Men are cultured a little bit differently around that,” she noted. “They have more of a sense of, well, when it runs out, you go out and make more.”
For the research, Allianz surveyed 2,200 nationally representative women aged 25 to 75 with
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Mar 29, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
pot dealer Terry Bennett, 32, was just sentenced to the grown-up version of writing “I will not chew gum in class” on the chalkboard 100 times. He must pen a 5,000-word essay about the dangers of cannabis by April 4—or spend a year in jail.Convicted UK Read More »from Pot Dealer in UK Gets Sentenced to Write 10-Page Essay
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“It was a shock to be given such an unusual punishment. It’s been ages since I last wrote an essay,” Bennett, who was caught with just over two pounds of marijuana and admitted his intent to sell it, told the UK newspaper the Mirror.
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“I think it’s good in a way because it gives me a chance to express my opinion about the crime that I’ve committed,” he added in a video interview with SWNS. “And it also gives me more of an understanding of why the crime’s illegal, because I’m having to actually do the research.”
Bennett’s original sentence from Bristol Judge Julian Lambert, given in