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.
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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,
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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
- 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.
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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
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, May 14, 2013 3:13 PM EDT
Christine C. Quinn but the speaker of the New York City Council and Democratic candidate for mayor revealed her surprising life-long struggle with both diseases on Tuesday in The New York Times.Binge drinking and bulimia may not be topics that come to mind upon hearing the name Read More »from Politician Christine Quinn Reveals Past Struggles With Bulimia and Alcoholism
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Quinn touches on these experiences in her upcoming memoir “With Patience and Fortitude” and says she contacted the newspaper because she believes that hiding her past isn’t healthy. “I just want people to know you can get through stuff,” she said. “I hope people can see that in what my life has been and where it is going.”
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The 46-year-old described how coping with her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis contributed to her bulimia as a child. Her family kept her mother’s breast cancer and subsequent mastectomy a secret for almost six years, until Quinn discovered
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Mother's Day – Mon, May 13, 2013 2:42 PM EDT
New York Post revealed that the singer, who is currently in the midst of a world tour, is preggers, courtesy of "exclusive sources." Is it true? Let’s discuss.The Internet is currently exploding with Beyonce pregnancy rumors after a report on Monday in the Read More »from Is Beyonce Really Pregnant? Analysis Of A Baby Rumor
Some bloggers point to certain photos from Bey’s current “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” for evidence. According to Vibe.com, while performing in a blue, sequined body suit Beyonce’s lower half looked bigger than usual, which the site chalks up to a possible sign she’s carrying a little sibling for daughter Blue Ivy. And that her recent ban of professional photographers from her tour, a rumored attempt to avoid the release of unflattering photos (remember the Superbowl images?), is actually to prevent people from snapping pregnancy shots.
To fuel the fire even more, during Beyonce’s interview last Monday with Good Morning America, she said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a
- Dorset, Minnesota mayor Robert "Bobby" Tufts.Being a politician is no easy gig—just ask 4-year-old
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Although the story only made national headlines on Friday after a local news team covered a fishing event near Dorset and discovered the pint-size politician, for Bobby, who was elected last August, it's just business as usual. He was named mayor at the town’s “Taste of Dorset” festival after would-be candidates who live in and around Dorset paid the $1 ballot charge to throw their names into a hat. The seasonal town, which boasts only 26 residents and 14 businesses, elects a new mayor every year from a pool of campaigning candidates who in the past have included chickens and cats.
According to Bobby’s mom, 34-year-old Emma Tufts, the toddler ran a two-month campaign starting in late June 2012, visiting local restaurants and handing out pins with his photo imprinted that read, “Vote for Bobby!”Read More »from 4-Year-Old Is Elected Mayor