Whether they're scruffy, trendy, or practical, what a man wears on his feet speaks volumes about what's on his mind. To decipher what shoes reveal about a man's personality, we turned to Lloyd Boston, Today show style editor and author of The Style Checklist and fashion bloggers Sean Santiago (This Fruit Blogs), Thomás (My Belonging), and Brian Sacawa (He Spoke Style) Here's the scoop on his sole. —By Elise Solé.Read More »from What His Shoes Say About Him
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A Belgian mother and her diplomat husband were thrown out of a posh country club after she breastfed at the table, according to a story published Sunday in the New York Post.
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Tom Neijens, 36, the first secretary of the Belgium Mission to the U.N., and his wife, Roseline Remans, 34, had stopped by the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains recently to eat lunch. Although they weren’t members, they were seated on the terrace along with other diners.
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Remans reportedly began to inconspicuously breastfeed her daughter Luka at the table when a female supervisor approached and asked her to leave. “She said, ‘Please leave immediately, you are disturbing the members,'" Neijens told the New York Post.
He intervened on his wife’s behalf, telling the supervisor that the feeding would not take long, but Remans was told to finish in the restroom.
- It’s a walk that Emily Moore will never forget.
On Saturday, Moore — a Louisville, Kentucky resident — was taking a leisurely stroll toward the landmark Big Four Bridge when her boyfriend, Brandon Lawrence, appeared with a big sign that read, “Marry me?”
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Moore's friends and family had gathered to watch the proposal take place and held up signs that described her qualities, things such as, "You listen," "Your blue-green eyes," "Your faith," "Your big heart," "Your optimism," "Your creativity," “You make me happy,” and finally, “I don’t have enough posters.”
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Of course, she said yes. You can watch the adorable video below.
Lawrence and Moore could not be reached for comment but Lawrence told Louisville, Kentucky news stationWave3, “I thought about places that Emily and I enjoyed coming to while we were dating and the bridge was definitely one of those places. I wanted to Read More »from Man Uses Love Signs to Propose
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Decorating Guide – Thu, Jun 27, 2013 1:06 PM EDT
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Kate Middleton and Prince William's renovations on their new Kensington Palace home have cost taxpayers around $1.5 million, according to a report published Thursday in BBC News.
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The royal couple and their unborn baby are expected to move into Apartment 1A (which People magazine has called "the size of a small mansion") in the 57-room palace this fall. The couple is paying for additions such as curtains and other light furnishings themselves. But the building work (heating, plastering, and electrical) is covered by government money given to Queen Elizabeth. Of course, she could afford it on her own—the Washington Times reports that the Queen will receive a 5 percent salary increase in 2014, which will boost her paycheck to $58 million.
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According to a story published Thursday in the Daily Mail, the internal renovations have cost $916,560 and improvements made to the
Michelle Obama’s Instagram is here—but no selfies just yet.
On Wednesday, the FLOTUS tweeted, “My first instagram! So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women. -mo #FLOTUSinAfrica http://instagram.com/p/bD8tjjPZPm/”
She currently has almost 11,000 Instagram followers but is following just one account so far, @whitehouse.
You can find her at "michelleobama" and she signed her first photo “—mo.” The first lady is currently in Dakar, Senegal with daughters Sasha, 11, and Malia, 14 and so far has posted two photos of their visit to a middle school with the caption, "You all are role models for my daughters, which is why I brought them here today - so that they could be inspired by you just like I am." -First Lady Michelle Obama at MLK Middle School in Dakar. #FLOTUSinAfrica.
Michelle Obama also posted a video of the students performing a welcome ceremony dance for the first family before they headed to the presidential palace.
You can follow along with the First Family's
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Jun 26, 2013 5:58 PM EDT
Miranda Kerr have that we don't?Killer cheekbones aside, what does Read More »from Miranda Kerr's $686 Breakfast Smoothie. We'll Take a Coffee, Instead
An appetite for ridiculously laborious and expensive breakfast foods, according to a new health and fitness web series Kerr shot for Net-A-Porter entitled "The Body Beautiful."
In the first installment, Kerr gives us a rundown of her morning breakfast smoothie. Sounds simple enough, right? Not if you plan to pay your rent this month. Her alkalizing, nutrient-dense, green power smoothie will set you back $686.92.
Let's explore this. The recipe calls for eight ingredients and since Kerr says she drinks the stuff every day, we're going to assume she buys in bulk. We've calculated the the average cost, below.
1 glass of fresh coconut water: $21.99.
1 glass of cold-pressed coconut milk: $22.48.
1 tbsp of acai berries: 29.95 (one pound bag)
1 tbsp of of the super-trendy chia seeds: $13.29 (one pound),
1 tbsp of maca powder: $13.50 (21 ounces)
1 tbsp spirulina, a freshwater algae: $39.99 (16 oz of powder)
1 tbsp of goji berry
customers to name their unborn baby, according to a story published Wednesday in the New Haven Register.A coffee-loving couple from Connecticut has placed an unusual order at their local Starbucks. They've asked Read More »from Couple Lets Strangers at Starbucks Pick Baby Name
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Like many expecting parents, Jennifer James, 25, and Mark Dixon, 24, of West Haven couldn’t decide on the perfect name for their son, who is due in September. Stuck between their top two choices, Logan and Jackson, they decided to crowdsource the decision.
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Inspired by a program at Starbucks that asks customers to vote on the store’s employee of the month, they hung signs at the New Haven Green Starbucks where they’re regulars, asking people to vote for either name. The couple could not be reached for comment but Dixon told the New Haven Register, "We saw that and thought we might as well see how it works.”
A coffee cup
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 5:05 PM EDT
“Sure you want seconds?” “You’re just big boned,” and “You inherited Grandma's hips” aren’t just annoying things your parents may have said when you were growing up—they can pave the way for teen eating disorders, according to new research.
The study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, included more than 2,000 adolescents of varying weights, many of whom were on the receiving end of such comments. Researchers found that when parents made statements about their kids’ body sizes and weight (couched delicately in “let’s just have a conversation” or mentioning that they should eat differently or exercise to lose weight or prevent weight gain), kids were more likely to engage in unhealthy behavior such as fasting, taking laxatives and diet pills, or binging and purging.
Unsurprisingly when parents talked to their kids about weight in the context of healthy eating and exercise habits, those kids were less likely to develop problems. “Conversations that emphasize health—notRead More »from S*** Our Parents Said: Careful How You Talk to Kids About Weight
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Jun 25, 2013 2:36 PM EDT
Topeka-Capital Journal.A Topeka, Kansas woman was thrilled when the wedding ring she lost at Walmart was returned by a mysterious store employee. She was so grateful that she publicly thanked him in an open letter published in the Sunday edition of the Read More »from Woman's Public Thank-You Note to Mysterious Walmart Employee
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In early June, Kathi Rakestraw, 58, was shopping at Walmart for camping supplies when her wedding ring of 28 years slipped off her finger.
“I first noticed that my ring was missing when I came home from Walmart and was changing out of my office clothes,” Rakestraw, a manager at Hallmark Cards, tells Yahoo! Shine. “My first thought was, ‘It probably slipped off when I was unloading groceries,’ so I started looking everywhere in the kitchen and my purse.”
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The channel-set 12-diamond band no longer fit Rakestraw’s ring finger so she wore it on her pinkie, and it had fallen off
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Jun 24, 2013 4:32 PM EDT
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting dumped and not knowing why. Read More »from That Viral Breakup List—It May Have Been a Joke, But Who Cares?
But there are no mixed messages for one guy whose girlfriend dumped him by way of a list clearly entitled "Why I'm Dumping You." The letter was originally posted to Cup of Zup and is enjoying a second life after recently popping up on Imgur and then Jezebel on Monday.
“You think Predator 2 was better than the original,” “You can name all the dudes in 1 Direction,” “You used air quotes when you talked about the moon landing,” “You wore sweatpants to my grandma’s funeral,” “Vegans don’t eat bacon, dumbass,” “Your favorite actor is Kirk Cameron,” and “You told me ‘Put on something sexy, we’re going to Red Lobster.’”
Reactions vary from disbelief (“This didn’t happen. No one could be like this”) to outrage (“Apparently, the person writing this note is a douchebag”) to a passionate defense of Red Lobster (“What the f*** is wrong with Red Lobster?”).
The letter resurfaces a week after a woman named