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The black-and-white tomcat, dubbed Frankie by McDonald's staff and customers, was only a kitten when he was abandoned by his owners. So the cat made his home in the parking lot of a local McDonald's where he would beg for chicken nuggets or fries from cars as they exited the drive-through lane.
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But just as the human body can't properly function from a junk food diet, Frankie's couldn't either and the McDonald's staff became concerned for his health.
One day, Jessica Watson, a field officer with the Waikato SPCA and regular McDonald's customer, spotted Frankie. After noting his swollen face, eyelids that wouldn't properly close, and matted coat, she brought him into her care and launched a search
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Stuff.co.nz.A cat addicted to fast food has been rescued by the SPCA and put on a health plan to help him kick his McDonald's addiction, according to New Zealand news website Read More »from Cat Lives Off McDonald's for a Year
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, it can be tough, if not impossible, to see the bright side of life. Here are 12 reasons the world can be good.
Because people who ran the marathon and people who didn't all rushed to help victims.Getty Images
Because kittens think teacups are beds.
Because comfort food exists for a reason.
Because as noisy as social media is, clarity and solace can be found there.
Because most people's Facebook feeds look like this:
Because this baby was recently born at Gladys Porter Zoo, rounding out three generations of Sumatran orangutans.
Because this Mr. Rogers quote went viral: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
Because after running the marathon, runners ran to the hospital to donate blood.
Because somewhere right now, there are kids doing this.
Because no one cares about Internet privacy and personal safety right now.
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Ted Gibson Salon. “There’s no reason why a woman can’t look beautiful with gray hair as long as she knows how to wear it.” Here’s how to rock the gray no matter when they show up.You may need to sit down for this one: Gray hair can creep up on a woman no matter if she’s young or old (Case in point: On Thursday, 37-year-old Angelina Jolie made an appearance in London with gray streaks in her tresses). It’s mostly due to biology; hair follicles contain a pigment called melanin and when your body stops producing it, hair turns gray, silver, or white. How early that happens depends on your genetics (thanks, mom and dad!). “I have gray-haired clients in their early 20s and their 60s,” says Karen Conlon, a colorist at the Read More »from How to Be a Silver Fox
Be confident: “Just like a great outfit, if you wear gray hair with confidence, it’s going to look amazing,” says Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador and owner of Cutler/Redken salons. “And if you’re in your 20s or 30s, when gray hair is more unexpected, you can have
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Apr 12, 2013 5:01 PM EDT
Derya Sert, deemed a "medical miracle" in August 2011 after becoming the first woman in the world to have a successful womb transplant from a deceased donor, is now pregnant, her doctor, Mustafa Unal, confirmed in an email to Yahoo! Shine. Read More »from Womb Transplant Patient Derya Sert is Pregnant, Confirms Doctor
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“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,” said Unal.
Sert, 22, had undergone in vitro fertilization at Akdeniz University Hospital in Turkey's southern province of Antalya.
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“We were happy after the transplant. We want a healthy child. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a boy or a girl,” said Sert's husband, Mustafa Sert, 35, after the initial operation, according to The Times of London. “With God’s help we will have a baby thanks to this process.” He said the child, if a boy, will be
Cutting a newborn's umbilical cord is a routine procedure, but a practice called the "Lotus Birth" teaches that doing so can be bad for babies. It entails leaving the cord attached to a baby and carrying the connected placenta in a container until the cord falls off on its own. Read More »from New Trend: The Lotus Birth
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On Wednesday, Mary Ceallaigh, 47, an Austin, Texas based Lotus Birth advocate and Midwife educator told the New York Post that leaving the baby attached to its umbilical cord is not only a "beautiful thing," it provides crucial nutrients to infants and prevents infection and disease.
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"There’s no wound created at the umbilical site, which lessens the chance of infection," says Ceallaigh. "It allows a complete transfer of placental blood into the baby at a time when the baby needs that nourishment the most. Babies’ immune systems are going through huge changes at a very rapid rate when they’re first
- Ramen-style noodles, a staple in the pantry of broke college students, has been the mainstay of one teenager's diet for the past 13 years, according to an article in the New York Daily News.
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Georgi Readman, 18, of the Isle of Wight, U.K., refuses to eat fruit and vegetables and exists solely on packaged noodle soup, a snack that often contains high amounts of fat, saturated fat, and sodium. One package typically boasts 400 calories and 20 grams of fat.
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Readman, who is 5'3'' and 98 pounds, told the Daily News that she became hooked on the noodles when she was five-years-old and her mother still buys her packages by the dozens. She estimates eating 30 miles of noodles per year and the thought of eating anything else makes her sick.
“I hate the texture of fruit and vegetables," she said. “I can’t go to my friends' for dinner or go out for meals because I don’t want Read More »from Teen's Strange Ramen Addiction
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 4:04 PM EDT
New York Daily News, supermodel Kate Upton and rapper Sean Combs are dating. The paper reports that not long after Upton broke up with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, she's been spotted sucking face with Combs at a Miami club and not long after, sharing an intimate dinner with the rapper at restaurant Gemma in New York City.Rumor alert: According to the Read More »from Kate Upton and Diddy: Why Is No One Talking About Their 23-Year Age Difference?
Whether or not this pair is the real deal, they certainly have enough in common to make out for an evening: Both are ridiculously rich, beautiful, and famous. But let's not forget: There's a whopping 23-year difference between the Michigan-born supermodel and the hip-hop mogul from the Bronx. Let's explore this.
When Upton was in diapers, Bad Boy vs. Death Row was making headlines. Just after Upton had mastered solid foods, Combs's first son Justin was born (he and Upton are only six months apart). When Upton was seven, Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez were hot and heavy. Upton turned 15 when she first became employed at a
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion + Beauty – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 2:28 PM EDTQuick—what do actress Michelle Williams and pop star Justin Bieber have in common? If you guessed beauty routines, you'd be right.
Recently, both stars stepped out with almost identical haircuts: Short, highlighted 'dos with side-swept bangs that flopped to the right. Williams debuted her new look on Tuesday at the New York City launch of Kate Young's Target collection. Bieber showcased his at a U.K. meet and greet with fans on Saturday—a bold move given that he lost 80,000 Twitter followers in 2011 when he chopped his classic shaggy mop into a bowl cut. They're only the latest in a string of celebs to join the cropped club. With the release of her 2009 album "Rated R", Rihanna rocked an orange version. And in August 2012, Miley Cyrus shocked fans by cutting her caramel locks into a platinum blonde modified "faux hawk."
Could the cut, an edgier version of the pixie, be a response to heartbreak? Around the same time they made the cut, three of these stars ended relationships (WilliamsRead More »from Michelle Williams and Justin Bieber Now Have the Same Haircut
"Calm down."Read More »from The Two Words She Never Wants to Hear Him Say
Are there any words in the English language as infuriating? Just ask a woman. On the surface, they seem harmless enough: A gentle reminder to take a deep breath, relax, and gain perspective before a relationship issue snowballs. Problem is, when a woman hears these two words from a man, the effects are anything but conciliatory. "Men are generally conditioned to take control in a heightened situation so when woman is upset, they may reach for the phrase 'calm down' in an effort to pacify her without realizing that they're making a bad situation worse," says Paul Hokemeyer, Ph.D., a New York City based licensed marriage and family therapist. Here's why a guy should never utter those two little words and how to deal if he does.
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It's dismissive: Let's say you're peeved because he invited his buddy (who you can't stand) to dinner when you assumed it was date night or you're having a heated discussion about that
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Beauty – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 11:23 AM EDTNow you see it, now you don't (Photo by Wonderland/Getty Images).
Taylor Swift made her fan's eyes pop on Tuesday when she appeared on the April issue of Wonderland magazine without her signature black eyeliner (gasp!).
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The singer, 23, who channeled Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts in a red Christian Dior dress for the cover, told The Daily Makeover in 2010 that liquid eyeliner is the one beauty tool she can't live without. She confessed that she once resorted to extreme measures to obtain her smokey-eyed look. “I was on a plane to Japan about two years ago and I had no makeup with me, so I went into the bathroom and I used a Sharpie to line my eyes. From that point on I started using liquid liner because I realized it was obviously pretty easy for me to do! I definitely don’t recommend drawing on your eyes with a Sharpie though,” she said.
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