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We’re used to seeing businesswoman Ivanka Trump looking poised and polished, but on Tuesday the new mother showed the world her softer side with a hospital selfie that was decidedly un-Hollywood.
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In the photo posted Tuesday to her Tumblr page, a smiling Trump held her swaddled newborn son while lying in bed. “We welcome with love, Joseph Frederick Kushner,” read the caption accompanying the photo. Although Trump looked beautiful, she had matted hair, seemingly no makeup and was clad in a hospital gown and maternity wristband. “Ivanka looked like any other exhausted new mother posing for a photo with her baby, and in our weight obsessed culture, that’s a good thing for women to see,” body image expert Leslie Goldman, MPH, told Yahoo Shine.
It’s no secret that in Hollywood, the desire to bounce back to one’s pre-baby body is intense and celebrity birth announcements are often accompanied by airbrushed photo spreads or
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Oct 16, 2013 4:32 PM EDT
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chocolate is a good thing if you’re trying to lose weight, according to a new British study commissioned by the research firm YouGov.Diet news that’s actually sweet: Eating Read More »from Want to Lose Weight? Try These 5 Foods
Despite the common belief that weight loss requires cutting out dessert, the study found that 91 percent of dieters who dropped 10 percent of their body weight did so while continuing to eat chocolate. The reason: By not denying their favorite foods, people were likelier to stick to their diets. “Many people associate weight loss with deprivation, which is dangerous because resisting certain groups of food can cause people to binge later,” Patricia Bannan, MS, RD, author of "Eat Right When Time Is Tight," tells Yahoo Shine. “However, enjoying a little treat each day can keep your diet goals on track.” Here are four other foods you should eat to stay slim.
Apples: Good thing it’s apple season because pommes keep you slim. Research conducted by Penn State University found that people who ate an apple before consuming
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 15, 2013 1:54 PM EDT
Public marriage proposals aren't always the best idea, but a man recently staged a near perfect one — while his girlfriend was wearing a wedding dress. Read More »from Woman's Get-Engaged Secret: Try On a Wedding Dress
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On Sunday, store clerk Stacy Phipps, 20, volunteered as a model in the Oregon Wedding Showcase, an exhibit for photography, catering, and bridal wear vendors, at the Salem Convention Center. Phipps, who was modeling wedding gowns onstage, had no idea that her boyfriend of six months, Josh Phillips, 22, was plotting a secret proposal.
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“Stacy has always dreamed of her wedding day, so the showcase was the best place to propose,” Phillips tells Yahoo Shine. The Salem-based couple, who met through work two years ago, had discussed marriage in the past; however, Phipps had no idea that three weeks earlier, Phillips had purchased an engagement ring and made arrangements with the showcase.
“I was sitting in the
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Oct 14, 2013 5:39 PM EDT
This wedding season, rose petals are out, rotting flesh is in.
On Friday, Arizona resident Nick Showman proposed to his girlfriend, Steph Knolland, inside the 13th Floor Haunted House in Phoenix, surrounded by bloodthirsty zombies. Despite concerns that she would see “clowns or too many clowns,” she allowed Showman to lead her through the zombie pit. As the couple passed over a bridge, Showman stopped running. “I was like, 'What are you doing? There are zombies, let’s go!'" Knolland later told CNN.Read More »from A Zombie Marriage Proposal: The Best or Worst Idea Ever?
A zombie suddenly swung by and dropped a foam hand, which contained the ring. “Will you take my hand in marriage?” Showman asked Knolland, dropping to one knee. She looked terrified, but said yes.
Showman and Knolland didn't respond to Yahoo Shine's emails for comment and not much else is known about the zombie-loving pair. However, they're not the only couple that mixes romance with horror. In September, Canadian couple Harlon Gunthrie and Holly Young staged a zombie-themed engagement
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Shine Food – Mon, Oct 14, 2013 2:22 PM EDT
Hands down, the best part about eating at McDonald’s as a kid was the end of the meal, when it was time for the deep-fried, flaky apple pie. And although the fast-food chain swapped the fried treat in 1992 for a healthier baked version, in honor of apple season, we’re bringing back the original, courtesy of Australian YouTube chef David Chilcott, a.k.a., the One Pot Chef.
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Chilcott launched his career in 2007 after a workplace injury left him with lots of free time. His passion was cooking, so he decided to start a YouTube channel sharing favorite recipes, such as Nutella brownie cupcakes, pizza-filled Hot Pockets, and Asian-style chicken noodle soup, made quick and simple. Today, he shares his recipes three times a week on his wildly popular YouTube channel, where fast-food lovers can also learn how to re-create McDonald's Sausage McMuffin, oven-baked Chicken McNuggets, and Snack Wraps.
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Pop quiz: When was the last time you kissed — really kissed — your partner? If you just met, come up for air. If you’ve been together a while, you probably can’t remember. That’s because kissing evolved as a courtship tool to suss out a long-term mate, according to the results of a new study conducted by Oxford University. Read More »from The Science of Kissing
“When two people kiss for the first time, they transmit signals about each other’s health and DNA through taste and smell, helping them best select a compatible partner,” study author Rafael Wlodarski, a DPhil student in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, tells Yahoo Shine. “Once a couple has decided to stay together, kissing tends to die down because they no longer need that genetic information.”
Here’s how it works: When you’re super attracted to someone, his natural, unique scent smells intoxicating and you may find yourself deeply inhaling while you kiss. Digging each other’s scent means your bodies are subconsciously responding to
On a bride’s to-do list, finding the perfect wedding dress is a close second to finding the perfect guy. So if you’re planning your nuptials (or just dreaming about it), you’ll be happy to know that the perfect dress exists, according to the results of a new poll conducted by Brides magazine in the U.K.Read More »from Is This the Perfect Wedding Dress?
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The magazine polled 3,000 brides on what makes the ideal gown, and then asked British bridal designer Stephanie Allin to whip up the gorgeous results in just ten days.
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The gown will be unveiled on Friday at “Brides: The Show” in Battersea Park, South London and at $24,000, it’s not cheap. Here's a list of its coveted components.
Plain Chantilly lace: Thanks to Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding gown made from French Chantilly and English Cluny lace, the holey material has revived its image and is no longer seen as Grandma’s fabric. “There are many different
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 10, 2013 5:47 PM EDT
People magazine by saying, “No. No, no, no,” when asked whether divorce papers had been drawn.They may be separated, but Kris and Bruce Jenner say they aren’t divorcing any time soon. On Thursday, Kris made that very clear to Read More »from Happily Ever Separated: When Couples Won't Divorce
A couple’s decision to live separate lives, rather than hit divorce court, may sound odd in a world where people seem less excited about getting married than ever — a recent report published by Pew Research shows barely half of U.S. adults are married and the median age for first marriages is at an all-time high. Still, the decision to remain in marital limbo is a popular one.
“I see plenty of clients who choose to be apart rather than jump through the hoops of divorce,” Linda Gross, a Santa Monica, California-based family lawyer tells Yahoo Shine. “Although this arrangement works for some, it’s an individual lifestyle choice that’s dependent on the dynamics of the relationship.” According to Gross, there are two types of couples that separate for the long-term:
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Oct 9, 2013 6:52 PM EDT
reality show couple $125 million dollars, according to a report published Tuesday on RadarOnline.If you’re still reeling from the shock of Kris and Bruce Jenner’s separation, you may want to sit for this little nugget: A divorce could cost the Read More »from Kris and Bruce Jenner: The Cost of a Hollywood Divorce
After years of being plagued by cheating and divorce rumors, Kris, 57, and Bruce, 63, announced their separation to E! News on Tuesday. "We are living separately and we are much happier this way," the pair said in a joint statement. "But we will always have much love and respect for each other. Even though we are separated, we will always remain best friends and, as always, our family will remain our number one priority." Kris also confirmed to Us magazine that the couple had kept their split a secret for the past year. "We ended a marriage, but that's not the end of our friendship," she told the magazine.
But if the couple heads to divorce court, they may not stay so chummy. According to RadarOnline, Kris and Bruce never bothered to sign a
Read More »from Rescued Pit Bull Saves 4-Year-Old's Life
Pit bulls often get an unfair rap for being aggressive, attack dogs. But that's not what Christi Smith, a stay-at-home mother from Minnesota, sees when she looks at her 10-month-old pit bull Tatortot. Smith rescued the dog from euthanasia last week, and soon after, he returned the favor by rescuing her son Peyton, 4, from near-death when the boy's blood sugar dropped to dangerous levels.
“I wouldn’t have known Peyton was in danger, had it not been for Tatortot,” Smith tells Yahoo! Shine. “He absolutely saved my son’s life.”
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When Smith, 28, met the dog in late September, she had no idea that he would turn into her family's hero. At the time, Ruff Start Rescue, a non-profit organization that specializes in neglected and abused dogs, had contacted Smith, who had previously fostered eight other pit bulls, and told her that Tatortot (then named Gator) was looking for a home. The group had first taken in the pup back in May, days before