free dental work to a cyclist who was injured in a vicious prank by a group of teens — but his gesture comes with a catch.
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Andy Sweeney, 20, was recently bicycling home from a grocery store in Portland, Oregon, when he was approached by three teenagers who tossed a traffic cone at him, knocking him off his bike. Sweeney hit the ground, sustaining a concussion, and breaking two of his front teeth.
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On Monday night, a local news team from Portland's KATU covered the incident and showed a photo of Sweeney smiling (and putting those broken teeth on display). Fortunately, a generous dentist happened to be watching.
Tracy Robinson – a dentist from the town of Veneta, a two-hour drive from Portland, sympathized with Sweeney. He said Sweeney would need expensive dental work that could cost a few thousand dollars.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 29, 2013 4:11 PM EDT
free dental work to a cyclist who was injured in a vicious prank by a group of teens — but his gesture comes with a catch.A kindhearted dentist is offeringRead More »from Dentist Makes Generous Offer to Injured Bicyclist ... on One Condition
study of 5,692 people that was published this week in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry shows that men actually suffer from depression nearly as often as women do. So how have doctors and therapists been missing the signs?Fact: Women are diagnosed with depression at twice the rate that men are. But a surprising Read More »from The Surprising Truth About Men and Depression
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“The term ‘depression,’ conjures images of a sad, teary person who stays in bed all day, unable to eat or otherwise function — these traditional symptoms are what we’ve used to diagnose depression,” Lisa Martin, PhD, an assistant professor of women's and gender studies and health policy studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, told Yahoo Shine. “However, since men are socialized to toughen up and be stoic during hard times, when a man becomes depressed, we wouldn't necessarily know it.”
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Past research has identified
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Aug 28, 2013 4:27 PM EDTa story published Wednesday by People.After several years of battling divorce rumors, Michael Douglas, 68, and his wife, 43-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones are "taking a break" from their 13-year marriage, according to
The marriage hasn’t exactly been blissful lately. There’s been Zeta-Jones's battle with bi-polar disorder (the actress revealed her illness in 2011), Douglas's bout with throat cancer in 2010, and his 34-year-old son Cameron Douglas’s nearly 10-year imprisonment for selling methamphetamine and cocaine. Throw in the showbiz couple’s absence at red carpet events and their separate vacations, and news of a split doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
However, neither Douglas nor Zeta-Jones has filed for divorce or even made motions toward a legal separation, according to People. "Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage. There will be no further comment," Zeta-Jones's publicist told multiple media outlets via a statement on Read More »from Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones: Should Couples Take a Marriage Break?
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Wed, Aug 28, 2013 1:41 PM EDT
saved her siblings from their burning home after she had a gut feeling that danger was imminent.A California girl Read More »from 11-Year-Old Girl Saves Family From Fire — Did She Predict The Future?
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Many people claim to have experienced premonitions — those eerie, foreboding feelings that something unpleasant is about to happen. They can run from the mundane (knowing who's calling before answering the phone) to the disastrous (dreaming that a loved one will pass away). And sometimes they’re simply uneasy feelings that bad luck is on the horizon.
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That’s exactly what 11-year-old Maria Elias of McFarland, California, experienced when she went to bed on Saturday night. "I couldn't go to sleep because I knew something was going to happen," Maria told KGET TV 17.
Sure enough, at 1:30 a.m., a fire broke out in her family's three-bedroom home, causing an estimated $85,000 worth of damage. Maria fought back tears as she told
A mystery man who left three tips totaling $7,000 in Utah is not billionaire Sir Richard Branson (as news outlets have speculated), Jared Allen, the owner of Alleged, a bar in Ogden Utah, where one of the gratuities was left, tells Yahoo! Shine. Read More »from The Utah Mystery Tipper Is Not Who You Think
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The young man, who Allen says prefers to remain anonymous, left his first extremely generous tip on Saturday, Aug. 17th. According to ABC News, a man left a $5,000 tip on a $214.75 bar tab at Brewskis in Ogden, Utah (receipt, left). Later that night, a second tip for $1,000 was left on a $49 tab at Alleged. And finally, that same weekend (it's unclear which day) a $1,000 tip was given to a girl who works at Wolf Creek Utah Golf Course in Eden.
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Rumors have been circulating that the tipper might be Branson since he had been in town that week. However, Allen, tells Yahoo! Shine, “Richard Branson
One summer day in 2005, writer Molly Haskell’s 60-year-old brother, John Cheves (who went by Chevey), dropped by her New York City apartment and revealed an earth-shattering secret. He had a disorder called "gender dysphoria," and was going to become a woman. Read More »from When a Brother Becomes a Sister
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Haskell writes about the experience in an upcoming memoir titled My Brother, My Sister (Viking/Penguin Books, September 5. 2013), in which she documents "losing" her brother and gaining a sister, and how her relationship with her sibling evolved, along with his body, as he became a female named Ellen Clark Hampton.
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“What’s shocking is that there were no clues, even in hindsight, that Chevey wanted to be a woman,” Haskell told Yahoo! Shine. “But as I went through this journey, I learned that it’s often the most unsuspecting people—stereotypically masculine men—who are privately battling gender identity
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Aug 26, 2013 3:05 PM EDT
Bridget Christie won the annual Foster's Edinburgh comedy award—a 33-year-old stand-up showcase in which performers compete for most prestigious prize in British comedy. Considering the fact that comics are a major U.K. export (Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen, Russell Brand) and the fact that so few of those comics are women, Christie's win is a pretty big deal.On Saturday, feminist and British comedian Read More »from Bridget Christie Is Named UK's Funniest Person. Here's Why
The 38-year-old, who’s been known to perform dressed as a donkey or from the perspective of an ant, took home $1,500 for her show “A Bic For Her.” The show gets its name from a set of pastel-colored “female-friendly” writing utensils, released by pen company Bic in 2012, to much backlash. Christie’s humor draws from her perspective as a human rights activist and she often pokes fun at women’s magazines, male chauvinism, and politics.
“A Bic For Her” was described by Nica Burns, a rep for the contest as, "beautifully written, delightfully delivered. Whilst high on the laughter count,
Former President Bill Clinton follows a vegan diet and is a devout jogger, but the road to his healthy lifestyle was paved with culinary trickery, reveals a former chef at Camp David. Read More »from How a White House Chef Tricked Bill Clinton
Clinton was known for his love of McDonald's (a habit that was spoofed in a Saturday Night Live skit in 2007) and foods such as hot dogs, Mexican, and desserts.
So in 1993, when Marti Mongiello landed a gig as a White House chef at Camp David he wasn't surprised that he was expected to whip up the first family's favorite foods. Steaks, hamburgers, fried chicken, and the Arkansas classic "bologna tralala"— which consisted of huge slabs of the processed meat with holes in the center, filled with egg and fried on both sides with mustard—were common menu items. “And of course, we had to make tons of sweet tea with white sugar cane every day,” Mongiello told Yahoo! Shine.
However, shortly after the Clintons attended a 1993 presentation given by Dean Ornish, a physician and founder of the nonprofit Preventive
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Aug 23, 2013 12:59 PM EDTFraternal twin girls separated at birth reunited this week after their adoptive parents began to believe that the pair were related.
Chinese sisters Ella and Anna were separated and abandoned as babies in China—one was left on a doorstep of a hospital, the other at a park. Shortly after, two different families adopted the girls: Karen Kandl and Joe Pechmann of North Carolina adopted Anna, while Michigan couple Teresa and Randy Cuares adopted Ella.
Through the adoption process, the couples met and stayed in touch through Facebook. However, the mothers' intuitions soon kicked in after they noticed the girls had one important thing in common. Explained Teresa Cuares, "As soon as we realized that the girls shared birthdays, Karen had emailed me and said, 'Do you think it’s a possibility that they’re twins?'" So they arranged for the girls to undergo DNA testing. The results? Twin sisters!Read More »from Twins Separated at Birth Meet for the First Time. Get Out Your Hankies.
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Aug 16, 2013 4:54 PM EDT
The Wrap.It has the making of a Hollywood rom-com—literally. A couple who launched an experiment to find out if they could fall in love in 40 days has inked a deal with talent agency CAA, according to a report published Friday by
Friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh are the creators of a website called 40 Days of Dating which chronicles their 40-day "trial period" as lovers. The site launched on July 10 and quickly went viral, attracting attention from the blogosphere and Hollywood producers interested in using their story as the premise for potential films.
The New York City based pair are platonic friends wrestling with their individual relationship problems—on their website "Forty Days Of Dating," Goodman describes himself as a commitment-phobe who typically dates multiple women at once, while Walsh is a self-professed "hopeless romantic" who jumps into relationships too quickly. In order to combat these issues and ultimately find true love, the two agreed to date each otherRead More »from What We Learned From the '40 Days of Dating' Experiment