People magazine by saying, “No. No, no, no,” when asked whether divorce papers had been drawn.
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:
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- 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
- 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
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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
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 8, 2013 2:54 PM EDT
waited in line to get her student ID during the first week of classes last month. When she reached the front of the line, the receptionist asked her to step aside. “She said I couldn't get my photo taken because I was wearing my head scarf,” Clarke told Yahoo Shine.One Hampton University student says she was surprised when an ordinary school task turned into an "embarrassing" nightmare. Melonna Clarke, 26, a senior dressed in a hijab, a headscarf that many Muslim women wear, Read More »from Muslim Student Asked to 'Prove' Her Religion Before Taking School Photo
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In fact, the only way Clarke could be photographed was if she removed the scarf or provided proof that she was a Muslim. “My reaction was, ‘Are you serious?’” said Clarke. “It was ridiculous, especially because Hampton is a multicultural university. It’s hard enough to walk out of my house every day to face prejudice.”
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Forget fillers and lotions — the newest anti-aging weapon for your face is a bra. Read More »from A Bra for Your Face: The New Anti-Aging Miracle?
A store in Tokyo called Japan Trend Shop is selling the Hourei Lift Bra, a.k.a., the "face bra,” a $40 apparatus that, per the website, fights the smile lines that “sadly” grow more prominent with age. The concept is simple: Slide the adjustable silicone band over the back of the head (the frame should fit neatly on your nose) and the “wire” design places gentle pressure on your cheeks. Then, go about your daily business, casually grabbing a latte, hitting spin class, or strolling through the farmer’s market — no judgments — and for extra measure, execute the suggested mouth exercises.
If the face bra doesn't seem like quite the right fit for you, try the “Facewaver Exercise Mask,” a $60 voluminous pink ski mask-like contraption that stretches and tightens the face, eliminating sag and lines, resulting in a more "youthful and energetic appearance." Since the mask is meant to be worn only five minutes per
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Oct 4, 2013 2:37 PM EDT
Don’t want to date an overweight person? If you use the dating service OkCupid, you don’t have to. The website became the focus of controversy this week after unveiling a "filtering" system that allows premium users to specify (or ignore) people with particular body types.Read More »from OkCupid Lets Users Choose a Thin or Overweight Mate. Is That a Bad Thing?
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Here’s how it works: The dating site, which offers its basic service free of charge, gives users the option to pay a monthly “filtering fee” of $4.95 to $10 to help them find dates who best match their desired body type. It also allows users to “hide” members with body types they’re not interested in. Descriptors (entered by members themselves into their profiles) include thin, overweight, skinny, average, fit, athletic, jacked, a little extra, curvy, full-figured, and the tongue-and-cheek “used up” (that one's open to interpretation).
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The feature has stirred debate on social media with reactions ranging from
- How’s this for a terrifying thought? Receiving an email from a friend that reads, “You’re Internet famous!” when you weren't intending to be.
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For writer Caitlin Seida, 24, it was the wake-up call that forced her to rethink her social media habits. In an essay called “My Embarrassing Picture Went Viral” posted on Salon on Wednesday, Seida recounted how she confronted the online bullies who mocked her when her Facebook photo inadvertently spread online.
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Seida learned the photo went viral in January, racking up thousands of comments and shares, but is just speaking out publicly about it now. The picture the friend alerted her to was taken back in 2011, the year Seida wore a Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Halloween costume. "I couldn't recall whether I had set my image to private, but now it was circulating the Internet, and someoneRead More »from Awesome Woman Fights Back Against Online Bullies
Britney Spears's PR team is doing damage control over remarks the singer made Thursday about her new music video for the song, "Work Bitch," a sparkly techno-beat explosion of fishnets, fierceness, and F-me heels.Read More »from Is Britney Spears Too Sexy for Her Kids?
On Thursday, Spears called into Boston radio station AMP 103.3 and revealed reservations about her sexy performance in the video. "Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there," she said. "Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it's just hard to play sexy mom while you're being a pop star as well." And when asked whether her team was pushing her to be more sexual, Spears laughed and said, "Yes."
Her manager Larry Rudolph and father Jamie Spears were quick to issue a correction, telling E! News in a statement, "Britney is never pressured into anything. She reviews all creative and for her 'Work Bitch' video she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of
Today in awesome parenting news: A father, who learned that his daughter disowned his grandson because he was gay, responded in the most amazing way. Read More »from Father Disowns Homophobic Daughter in Epic Letter
I’m disappointed in you as a daughter. You’re correct that we have a “shame in the family”, but mistaken about what it is. Kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real “abomination” here. A parent disowning her child is what goes “against nature.” The only intelligent thing I heard you saying in all this was that “you didn’t raise your son to be gay." Of course you didn’t. He was born this way and didn’t choose it any more than he being left-handed. You however, have made a choice of being hurtful, narrow-minded and backward. So, while we are in the business of disowning our children, I think I’ll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gays put it) grandson to raise, and I don’t have time for heart-less B-word of a daughter. If you find your heart, give us
Having tackled the obesity crisis and sugar drink consumption, Mayor Bloomberg has imposed a new ban during his final days in the New York City mayor’s office: on low self-esteem. Read More »from Does NYC's Self-Esteem Project Miss the Mark?
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The NYC Girls Project is a $330,000 initiative that aims to boost the confidence of girls ages 7 through 12. The four-week campaign launched Monday and features girls of various races and body types (none are professional models) touting their personality traits (“I’m clever, adventurous, outgoing, unique, smart, and strong”) and bears the tagline, “I’m a Girl.” The images will be shown on buses, subway stations, and phone kiosks, along with a 30-second video ad in taxis. The campaign also includes 75 eight-week after-school programs throughout New York City that focus on anti-bullying, nutrition, and media literacy, plus the Twitter hashtag #ImAGirl.
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The project was a