It's an unlikely move for Middleton who has been dubbed a modern-day princess by the media. She wears blue jeans, shops at the Gap, and is a rumored yoga junkie. And like many women, Middleton has an evolved take on love, not only having shacked up with Prince William before they were married but dating him for a whopping 8 years (a move that earn her the nickname "Waity Katie" for waiting so long for a proposal). At 31, she's also an older newlywed, a far cry from Princess Di who was just 20-years-old when she wed Prince Charles and who later referred to her entrance into the royal family as a "lamb being led to the slaughter." And much like any trendy public figure, Middleton has even endured a nude photo scandal.
But for all the ways that Middleton reflects a modern day gal—royalty! They're just like us!—is a princess who's celebrated for
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US Weekly.Kate Middleton is in nesting mode, taking cooking class so she can prepare new meals for Prince William, according to a story Monday in Read More »from Kate Middleton: A Throwback Princess?
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, May 20, 2013 1:31 PM EDT
An Army husband received the surprise of his life on Wednesday when he stepped off the plane after a yearlong stint in Afghanistan and saw his wife who had dropped 100 pounds in his absence. Read More »from Wife Surprises Army Husband With 100-Pound Weight Loss
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When Specialist Larry Shaffer’s plane landed in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina he was greeted by almost 50 cheering friends and family who had gathered for his arrival, holding up welcome signs and yelling “Surprise!” When the crowd parted, his wife Misty Shaffer, who had shed 100 pounds from her 250-pound frame, rushed into his arms.
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“I was speechless. There was so much to take in,” Larry, 27, told Yahoo! Shine. “I was expecting only immediate family and was so surprised to see the crowd. Then Misty appeared and she was half the person she used to be. I couldn’t believe it.”
Misty, 24, had kept her weight
E! Online, Beyoncé is preggers!And...drumroll please...According to
E! says that "multiple sources" have confirmed that Blue Ivy is going to have a little brother or sister. The Internet has been abuzz since only a few days ago, when the New York Post asserted that Bey was expecting, courtesy of their own "exclusive sources." Baby-watchers have been pointing to a blue, sequined jumpsuit she recently wore on stage during her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" that emphasized her lower half.
Fanning the flames was an interview Beyonce gave last Monday to Good Morning America, during which she said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister...” adding, “at some point, when it’s supposed to happen.”
Suspicions were further deepened later that night when Beyonce wore a high-waisted black, strapless Givenchy gown that concealed her tummy to the Met Gala. Beyonce's reps could not be reached for comment.
Congrats, Bey and Jay!
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, May 17, 2013 2:38 PM EDT
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries recently issued a global mea culpa addressing controversial statements he made in 2006 regarding his company's policy toward plus-size shoppers.It's the apology heard 'round the world: Read More »from In Defense of Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries
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Jeffries posted on A&F's Facebook page: "I want to address some of my comments that have been circulating from a 2006 interview. While I believe this 7-year-old, resurrected quote has been taken out of context, I sincerely regret that my choice of words was interpreted in a manner that has caused offense. A&F is an aspirational brand that, like most specialty apparel brands, targets its marketing at a particular segment of customers. However, we care about the broader communities in which we operate and are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We hire good people who share these values. We are completely opposed to any discrimination, bullying,
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, May 17, 2013 12:32 PM EDT
Imagine being able to glimpse your parents' relationship before you were born. Read More »from Wartime Love Letters Reveal Passionate Affair Between Soulmates (Get your hankies out)
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Author Loraine Fergusson, 61, of Didcot, Oxfordshire has unearthed 300 love letters between her late parents during the throes of their courtship at the end of World War II, many of which she's published on her blog With Love from Graz.
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Fergusson had been recording her mother’s recollections of the war for about a decade as research for a historical novel she planned to write, when she finally asked to read the letters her mother had long kept private. “She said they were soppy and might embarrass me, but finally decided I could have them with the promise that I wouldn't read them or publish them until after she was gone," Fergusson told Yahoo! Shine.
In April, four years after her mother died, Fergusson decided to open the letters. “I was at the point where I could read them without
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, May 17, 2013 9:32 AM EDT
Hailing a taxi in New York City is practically a competitive sport but one cabbie is making the grind a little bit sweeter. Read More »from The Candy Cab Gives New York City Passengers a Sweet Ride
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Mansoor Khalid, 37, an electrical engineer graduate from Pakistan who's driven a cab since 1996, has turned his taxi into a Willy Wonka factory on wheels by filling his car with boatloads of candy.
The sign in his cab reads, “No eating or drinking inside this car. Except candies.” And the back dashboard of his car is brimming with candy and chocolate. "Snickers, Milky Way, Starburst, Skittles, you name it, I have it," Khalid told Yahoo! Shine. To get the party started, passengers can plug their music devices into his $400 subwoofer and blast their tunes while enjoying the cab's elaborate lighting system which flashes blue, purple, and pink rays. To further sweeten the experience, Khalid strikes a deal with his passengers: If they can finish all the candy in the car by the time they arrive at their destination,
So, your husband cheated on you? Eh, just get over it. Read More »from Relationship Advice From Pat Robertson
That’s the advice that former Southern Baptist minister and televangelist Pat Robertson offered during Wednesday’s episode of “The 700 Club” when a female viewer wrote in to ask how she could regain trust for her philandering husband.
"Here's the secret. Stop talking about the cheating. He cheated on you, well, he's a man….Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat? Does he provide clothes for you to wear? Is he nice to the children... Is he handsome?
“You’re praying, 'Oh God, keep me from hating for what he did when he was with that stripper in that hotel room ten years ago and I’ll never forgive him’ kind of thing, please help me…start focusing on the good stuff.
“Give him honor instead of trying to worry about it. But recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit and what you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander.”
He goes on to
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Wed, May 15, 2013 3:04 PM EDT
Plus-size fashion model Jennie Runk isn't just sitting pretty—she's using her fame to promote positive body image in an essay she penned Wednesday for the BBC News. In the editorial, she urges women to stop worrying about their thighs and feel comfortable in their skin no matter what type of body they have, touching on her own awkward teenage years.More on Yahoo! Shine: Abercrombie & Fitch Attack Video Aims to Dress Homeless Everywhere In "Cool Kid" Brand
Runk rose to prominence in early May when she was selected by clothing retailer H&M to model their new swimsuit line on the company homepage. For the campaign, the 24-year-old 5'10 beauty, who wears a dress size 14-16, traipsed on a beach wearing bikinis and one-piece swimsuits. The seemingly innocent photo series sent shockwaves around the Internet. First, H&M has a history of featuring toned models (Gisele is the company’s latest cover girl, replacing a bikini-clad Beyonce) so selecting Runk, of normal, healthy proportions, to Read More »from H&M Plus Size Model Jennie Runk Puts Unexpected Fame to Good Use
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, May 15, 2013 11:10 AM EDT
Abercrombie & Fitch is getting a new image, whether they like it or not.Fashion retailer
Los Angeles-based filmmaker Greg Karber has launched a viral video campaign in an attempt to crack open the company's exclusivity mission.
More on Yahoo! Shine: New Petition Urges Abercrombie & Fitch to Change Its Anti-Plus-Size Stance
The film follows a Change.org petition calling for a boycott of the clothing company over the the lack of plus size offerings. It also comes on the heels of a recently resurfaced quote from CEO Mike Jeffries. "Candidly, we go after the cool kids," Jeffries said in an interview with Salon in 2006. "A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
More on Yahoo! Kirstie Alley Slams Abercrombie and FitchThat message didn't sit well with Karber, who took a camera to the streets of Los Angeles in an attempt to “change their brand." He films himself scouring the racks of a local GoodWill for armfuls of used A&F Read More »from Abercrombie & Fitch Attack Video Aims to Dress Homeless Everywhere In "Cool Kid" Brand
The Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon.Derya Sert, 22, the first woman in the world to have a successful womb transplant from a deceased donor and then become pregnant from the process, has lost her baby at eight weeks, according to a report from Read More »from Womb Transplant Patient Derya Sert Loses Baby
In an email to Yahoo! Shine, Mustafa Unal, the Turkish woman's doctor wrote: "Unfortunately her pregnancy was terminated because the baby's heartbeat had stopped."
In April he confirmed her pregnancy to Yahoo! Shine, writing in an email: "We are glad to inform that she is indeed pregnant. But she is now just at the beginning of the pregnancy period. We hope everything goes well until the end of the pregnancy."
Sert was born without a uterus, a condition that occurs in 1 in every 5,000 women, according to the American Free Press. In August 2011, Sert was called a "medical miracle" after her womb transplant was successful. She was impregnated when doctors implanted an embryo into her uterus using one of her own eggs at Akdeniz University