Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called off their engagement, according to a story published Monday on People.
The two got engaged in June 2012 and their relationship has been tabloid fodder ever since. But this week, the reports seemed worse than usual. Cyrus unfollowed Hemsworth on Twitter and E! reported that Hemsworth was “embarrassed” by his fiancee's controversial “We Can’t Stop” VMA performance and duet with “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke.
And although the reason for the split is unknown, one thing is clear: Navigating a broken engagement can be the toughest type of heartbreak.
When a couple divorces, however painful, both parties follow a protocol — hire divorce lawyers, divide assets, and if there are children involved, agree on custody terms. Friends respond appropriately with home-cooked meals and housewares, and there are plenty of support groups to attend or divorce parties to throw.
However, broken engagements are a unique brand of
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Sep 16, 2013 5:52 PM EDT
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | The Good News – Mon, Sep 16, 2013 2:43 PM EDT
A breast cancer survivor who participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend proposed on live television. Read More »from Breast Cancer Survivor Receives Adorable On-Camera Marriage Proposal
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For the past five months, Tracie Benjamin, 30, has been battling breast cancer. Her mother is a 10-year breast cancer survivor; however, Benjamin had tested negative for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. So in December, she was surprised to feel a lump in her left breast. At the time, doctors dismissed the lump as “dense tissue,” but in January another one surfaced. “I had a gut feeling that something was wrong, so I went in for more testing,” Benjamin told Yahoo Shine. “I found out on April 15—ironically tax day—that I had stage two breast cancer.”
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Shortly after her diagnosis, Benjamin, the owner of PDX Pedal Promotions, a mobile billboard advertising company, had her eggs frozen
A man who had been desperately searching for a kidney donor for his ailing wife has found a match in a perfect stranger. Read More »from Meet the Kidney Donor Who Saved a Stranger's Life
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When Larry Swilling learned that his wife of nearly 58 years, Jimmie Sue, 76, needed a kidney transplant last year, he went into hero mode: The 78-year-old South Carolina man walked the streets of Anderson in the summer heat carrying a sign asking strangers to donate a kidney to his ailing wife. One day he walked for 15 miles in 97-degree heat, the next a remarkable 54 miles — all with torn cartilage in his knee. “People offered me money, but I said, ‘I don’t want your money; I want your kidney,’” Swilling told Yahoo Shine earlier this month. “I was prepared to walk to Washington if I had to.”
Offers began pouring in, but no one with an O-positive blood type was a match — until a woman named Kelly Weaverling, a 41-year-old retired Navy lieutenant commander from Virginia, picked up the phone.
In an interview
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 13, 2013 2:23 PM EDT
The notion of a message tucked into a bottle conjures up images of lonely sailors at sea desperately trying to reach loved ones or pirates sending secret messages on the whereabouts of buried treasure. But do people actually find them? Read More »from Want to Read a 106-Year-Old Message in a Bottle? Too Bad
They do, and more than you might think. During a recent beach stroll, a Canadian man stumbled on a 106-year-old corked note believed to contain a message from 1906. The catch: He refuses to open it.
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Steve Thurber was walking along Schooner’s Cove, a hiking trail and beach in Tofino, British Columbia when he spotted a rusty bottle lying in the sand, according to an article published this week in Global News. The bottle was sealed with a piece of paper inside.
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Thurber did not want to open or break the bottle for fear of damaging the letter inside, but he was able to make out through the glass that the note was dated Sept. 29,
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For Andrea Sloan, that's a reality. The 45-year-old is suffering from stage 3 ovarian cancer, and she’s launched a social media campaign in the hopes of convincing a pharmaceutical company to give her a drug that’s in the early stages of development.
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Sloan is an attorney and executive director of the Texas Advocacy Project, an Austin-based group that offers free services to victims of domestic violence. At the age of 37, after visiting her doctor for intermittent abdominal pain, she received devastating news. “My doctor told me that I had stage 3 ovarian cancer,” Sloan told Yahoo Shine. “Three years later, I learned I had inherited the BRCA1 gene.” The gene leads to a heightened risk of breast and ovarian cancer (65 percent and 39 percent, respectively).
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 12, 2013 2:43 PM EDT
Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society, London on Thursday.Kate Middleton took a glamorous break from diaper duty to hit the red carpet with Prince William at the inaugural
More on Yahoo Shine: Prince William Talks Fatherhood at First Public AppearanceThe event, which celebrates outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation, was the royal couple’s first official public appearance as new parents and also marks the end of Middleton’s maternity leave after she gave birth to son George on July 22. The new mom stunned in a floor-length glittery gown by Jenny Packham and her hair was in loose curls.
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It's a big day for Prince William, too. Earlier on Thursday, Kensington Palace announced that he is leaving his position as a helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force's Search and Rescue Force, after almost eight years of service, to focus on
Carole Ryan lost her Arizona home and most of her pets after a wildfire demolished her neighborhood earlier this summer, but from the debris, she uncovered her most cherished possession.
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While the 65-year-old Glen Isla native was attending her niece’s wedding in Prague, a wild fire was quickly spreading through her small neighborhood. “I was checking the news on my iPhone the day after the wedding when a story about 19 firefighters dying in a fire caught my eye,” Ryan told Yahoo Shine.
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“When I realized the fire had destroyed my small town, all I could hope was that my daughter, who lives with me, was alright.”After reaching her children, Julia, 34, and Mark, 33, Ryan boarded a plane and crossed her fingers that her home was intact and 13 pets were alive and safe.
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blonde, but that’s not the only thing that’s different about the 32-year-old. In a photo posted Wednesday, the reality star wore an olive-green button-down long-sleeved shirt, black jeans, and flats. While the outfit was decidedly off-brand for Kardashian, it was perfect for disguising breast milk stains and squatting to secure a baby carrier—and if you’re a new mom, you may (gasp) relate to her.Kim Kardashian is a Read More »from Kim Kardashian: How Pregnancy Changes Your Style
Everyone talks about post-baby body anxiety, but the flipside is that a new shape and new priorities forces you to rethink your fashion philosophy. In the case of Kardashian, it’s a bit of a revelation. Her body is her brand and one that certain, ahem, business partners have a vested interest in. Or at least, that seemed to be the case back in those early episodes of "Keeping up With the Kardashians" when her mom called the shots on her public perception. Could it be that motherhood has given Kardashian the freedom to have a little more fun, and do a little less business,
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 1:20 PM EDTLarry Swilling, 78, a South Carolina man who walked the streets with a sign asking strangers to donate a kidney to his ailing wife, has finally found a match.
More on Yahoo Shine: Heart Attack Survivor Meets Mystery Hero Who Saved His LifeLarry's wife, Jimmie Sue Swilling, 76, first learned she was born with only one kidney when they tried to have children. Despite doctor's doubts that she would be able to conceive, Jimmie Sue gave birth to three children. But the possibility of needing a future transplant was never far from her mind.
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Last September, doctors confirmed Jimmie Sue's worst fears: She was going into kidney failure and would need a transplant. She was put on a donor waiting list; however, Larry, a truck driver and former volunteer fireman, worried that his wife of nearly 58 years wouldn’t survive before a donor was found. “Before we went to bed that night, Jimmie Sue said, ‘What are we going to do?’ IRead More »from Man Who Walked Miles With 'Need Kidney 4 Wife' Sign Finds a Donor
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 5, 2013 3:32 PM EDT
While most of the world focuses on President Bashar Assad's alleged chemical weapons attack in August, his wife and Syria’s first lady, Asma Assad, has been making smaller waves of her own. In light of the president's brutal regime, which the U.N. says has killed 100,000 people and sent millions more seeking refuge in neighboring countries, his glamorous wife has been acting like nothing's wrong — Instagramming seemingly inauthentic photos of her on a tour of purported goodwill, shopping for fancy shoes, and even collecting pricey home furnishings.
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For starters, her Instagram account — which her family launched in July as a reported attempt to gain public approval against the backdrop of her country’s two-year civil war — boasts almost 37,000 followers and features smiling images of her greeting children, hugging the elderly, caring for the sick, and working at a soup kitchen (while wearing a Jawbone UP, a popular