In a world where baby style blogs rule and toddlers pop their collars on Instagram, the blog What My Daughter Wore by Jennifer Williams is a refreshing departure. Williams, 45, a stay-at-home mom of three, has spent the past few years snapping photos of her 11-year-old daughter Clementine's eclectic street style, then drawing whimsical illustrations. "Many fashion blogs for kids seem smug and I wanted to create a site that's artistic and documentary-like," Williams told Yahoo Shine. "Clementine and I both love fashion so it's something we can share together — but I need to ask her permission before taking her photo." Here are Clementine's fiercest moments. —By Elise SoleRead More »from Mom Illustrates 11-Year-Old Daughter's Funky Street Style
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 5:17 PM EDT
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 18, 2013 2:27 PM EDT
Most people dread awkward pauses at dinner, but one New York restaurant is encouraging such moments with “silent meals.”Read More »from Brooklyn Restaurant Bans Conversation — Say, What?
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On Sunday, Eat, a Greenpoint, Brooklyn, bistro that serves local, organic fare, hosted its first-ever silent dinner, serving a $40 four-course meal to 17 patrons. The only rule: No talking.
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“This was an idea that had been brewing for a long time,” Eat manager Nick Nauman told Yahoo Shine. “In my early 20s, I visited a monastery that served a silent breakfast each morning. The purpose was to teach people to focus on the taste, texture, and nutritional value of the food. When you do so, the entire eating experience improves.”
The event was an experiment for the restaurant, which opened in 2003 as a record store that served coffee, and Nauman hopes to make silent dinners a regular event. It’s a novel idea at a time when restaurants seem to be louder
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 4:42 PM EDTAre you a lazy person who loves to lie in bed all day? Then you might be a perfect candidate for a certain job at NASA.
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NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, is looking to pay volunteers $10,000 to lie in bed for 70 days in order to study the effects of “microgravity” on the human body, according to a story published Monday in the Daily Mail. Simply put, microgravity is a very small force of gravity that makes astronauts bounce around seemingly weightlessly in space. It's also the state of the body when it’s in freefall. Since astronauts spend months at a time in space, scientists are continually studying how microgravity affects the human body.
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The experiment is twofold: After participants are screened for health (they must be between the ages of 24 and 55 and can’t smoke, take medications, use
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Sep 16, 2013 5:52 PM EDT
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called off their engagement, according to a story published Monday on People.It's for real this time: Read More »from Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth: The Price of a Broken Engagement
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
- 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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