royal baby was born on Monday (a prince!) and while Buckingham Palace confirmed the basics—Kate Middleton gave birth at St. Mary’s Hospital at 4:24 p.m. BST to a boy weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces — cosmically speaking, there’s plenty more to learn about the future king.
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For starters, the royal baby’s astrological sign is Cancer, according to astrologer Susan Miller, who analyzed the baby’s chart based on the time and date of his birth.
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As a Cancer, the royal baby will be a homebody, said Miller. “And unlike some people who can only spend so much time with their parents, the royal baby will genuinely enjoy the company of Mom and Dad.” He won’t have a ton of friends, but mischievous Uncle Harry will be able to nudge him out of his shell. “They will get along wonderfully because Harry is a Virgo which is compatible with Cancer,” said Miller. But
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royal baby was born on Monday (a prince!) and while Buckingham Palace confirmed the basics—Kate Middleton gave birth at St. Mary’s Hospital at 4:24 p.m. BST to a boy weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces — cosmically speaking, there’s plenty more to learn about the future king.The Read More »from The Royal Baby: What the Stars Say
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Royal Baby Buzz – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 8:44 AM EDT
Kate Middleton and Prince William are back home at Kensington Palace after introducing the world to England's future king outside of St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday. Shortly after they arrived, they were greeted by Aunt Pippa and her boyfriend Nico Jackson. It was an exciting day for the couple, but that first night on their own with a newborn baby can also be an emotional time for parents, said Karen Ruskin, PsyD, a licensed marriage and family therapist.
"A new mother usually feels euphoric connecting with her infant but also weepy because the experience is new and overwhelming," Ruskin explained. "She may also feel anxious and vulnerable, especially if she's a first-time mother. And if the baby is crying a lot, sleep is hard to come by."Read More »from Kate Middleton and Prince William’s First Day as New Parents
Earlier today, crowds had gathered outside the hospital, waiting for the royal baby to make his appearance. Finally, just after 7:00 p.m. local time, the couple exited the building. Middleton wore a Jenny Packham light blue dress with white polka
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It was two independent photographers stationed outside St. Mary’s Hospital, according to a story published Monday in the London Evening Standard.
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For almost one month, numerous national news outlets had been camped outside the Lindo Wing where Middleton was scheduled to give birth, yet somehow, many paparazzi failed to notice a car pull up and a security team quietly usher Kate Middleton and Prince William inside the hospital.
Photographer Jesal Parshotam, 24, from Harrow and his colleague Darren Sacks, 30, were among the crowd when Parshotam spotted a car pulling up to the Lindo Wing’s back entrance. He began tweeting:
A Mississippi man was recently reunited with his lost “Class of ‘68” ring when a woman returned it to him 45 years later.
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Steve Earl Cantrell, 63, who graduated from Biloxi High in Mississippi, was excited when his parents bought him a 10-carat gold ring. One hot summer day in 1968, while swimming in the Biloxi River, the ring slipped out of his pocket and disappeared in the water. “I only owned the ring for a few months and didn’t want to lose it, so before I jumped off the cliff and into the river, I put it in the pocket of my cut-off shorts,” Cantrell told Yahoo! Shine. “It was a heavy ring so when it slipped out, I knew immediately.”
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Cantrell and his friends searched for the $40 ring in the 14-foot-deep water but came up empty-handed. “My parents understood but I was really bummed and all summer when we went to the river, we Read More »from Woman Returns Man's Class Ring Lost in River
Have you ever wondered why you gain weight so easily, while your best friend never seems to put on a pound? Preliminary research suggests you may be able to chalk it up to genetics. Read More »from The Truth About Metabolism
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Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University have identified a specific gene in the brain called MRAP2 that may control how quickly the body burns calories and in which the mutations increase the likelihood that a person will become obese, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science.
“We’ve known for the past 15 years that a gene called MC4R helps speed metabolism and depress appetite,” Joseph Majzoub, chief of endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, told Yahoo! Shine. “What we’ve discovered is that when gene Mrap2 is mutated—at least in mice—it prevents MC4R from working effectively.”
When MRAP2 is working normally, it sends signals of
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Jul 19, 2013 9:05 AM EDTThe Rain Room, an art installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, has been dubbed the “Engagement Room" after four men proposed to their girlfriends inside the exhibit, according to a story published this week in the New York Times.
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The best way to describe the temporary exhibit (May 12-July 28), located in a lot next to the MoMA, is as an indoor rainstorm. Visitors enter a room with water pouring down from the ceiling, motion sensors detect their presence, and the water stops wherever a person is standing. “The effect is that people feel that they can control the rain,” a rep for MoMA told Yahoo! Shine. “The exhibit is about ecology, sustainability, the environment, and mystery.” Check out some haunting Rain Room images here.
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For Scott Milam, 27, a photographer from Phoenix, Arizona, it was also the perfect place to propose to Molly Caldwell, his Read More »from Rain Room Art Installation Becomes 'Engagement Room'
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Jul 18, 2013 2:27 PM EDT
A woman in Fort Wayne, Indiana, fended off would-be robbers with an unusual weapon: A Guitar Hero video game controller.
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On Sunday morning, Melinda Walker woke up to find three young men in her home. They wore sweatshirts with the hoods drawn tightly around their faces, claimed they were carrying a gun, and demanded money and her television, according to a story published this week on Wane.com.
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Walker’s front door was unlocked because she had been expecting her son home, so the men had simply entered her home and walked right past her husband.
According to the police report, which was read to Yahoo! Shine over the telephone, the men told Walker that her son owed them money. "I looked them up and down. I didn't see a gun. The whole time one of the kids kept saying, 'She doesn't think we have a gun. She doesn't think we have a gun. Take it out and clean it on her,’”Read More »from Indiana Woman Uses Toy Guitar to Fend Off Intruders
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Parenting – Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:40 PM EDT
A breastfeeding mother at a pizza restaurant got the surprise of her life when she received a free pizza and a kind note on her receipt from a waitress. Read More »from Breastfeeding Note From Pizza Waitress Pays It Forward
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Jackie Johnson-Smith, 33, a stay-at-home mother from Ankeny, Iowa was celebrating her 33rd birthday on Sunday at Fong’s Pizza in Des Moines with her husband and their three kids, ages 4, 3, and 12 months, when her youngest started fussing. “I usually don’t go downtown for dinner because lots of places aren’t family-friendly but I had heard good things about Fong’s,” Johnson-Smith told Yahoo! Shine. “It was chaotic—I had one kid licking the honey container on the table, another standing on his chair, and my baby was fussing.”
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So Johnson-Smith threw on a nursing cover and began discreetly breastfeeding her 12-month-old. “I usually don’t like to breastfeed in public because people can be judgmental,” she says. “The
Barbie may be in financial trouble, according to a story published Wednesday in Forbes.Blonde, pretty, pin-thin Read More »from Goth Barbie: The Answer to Our Barbie Problems?
The website reports that global sales of Barbie have decreased 12% in the second quarter (one of the largest quarterly declines during the last ten years) and in 2012, revenue for Barbie dropped by more than 40% to $460 million. Overall, her sales have decreased by 14% to $1.29 million.
Enter Monster High Dolls, a Mattel brand launched in 2009 that's in increasingly high demand—sales of Mattel's Other Girl's business, which Forbes reports is mostly the Monster High brand, got a 23% boost in their most recent quarter. Dubbed “Goth Barbies”, the doll line is geared toward ages 6-12 and feature bony, pale, girls with scars and fangs who wear black lipstick, fishnet tights, and club boots. The dolls attend a fictional “Monster High” where every student is related to a famous horror character. There’s Draculaura, aged 1,599, the daughter of Count Dracula and one of the “coolest
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Destini Free, 23, an employee at the Family Dollar Store in Sweeny, Texas, was stepping out of the bathtub on Friday early morning when her water broke. “I had taken a warm bath because I thought I caught a stomach virus that was going around,” Free told Yahoo! Shine. “While I was drying off, my water suddenly broke. I was totally in shock but I knew what that meant.”
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Her family was still asleep so Free took matters into her own hands, grabbing her keys and driving herself to the Sweeny Community Hospital, a short drive away from her home. “Once I arrived, I was happy to see my best friend’s sister working the front desk. I told her, ‘I know this is crazy, but I think I’m in labor.’"
Already mother to 5-year-old Adrienne,