allposters.com, was officially lame. I could do better than an XXL Bob Marley poster draped over my bed," Peyton wrote this week on the website Medium.com.
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Peyton, who was inspired to blog about her experience after reading a story about art and technology published in a recent issue of The New York Times, recalled how she had been browsing a British website when she found a cool print of a girl hugging a bomb. Impulsively, she purchased it for around $100, the most she had ever spent on a wall decoration. When the print arrived in a poster tube, it was signed and hand-numbered by an artist named Banksy.
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At the time, Peyton didn't know that Banksy is a world
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Fri, Apr 26, 2013 2:57 PM EDT
allposters.com, was officially lame. I could do better than an XXL Bob Marley poster draped over my bed," Peyton wrote this week on the website Medium.com.Northwestern college sophomore Amanda Peyton wanted to decorate her dorm room wall in 2003. "As a result of having outgrown my freshman year style, I decided that the go-to room decor option, Read More »from Woman Bought a Print in 2003 for Around $100 That Turned Out To Be a Banksy
jewelry line, fashion knock-offs, even a celebrity lookalike. Now Kate Middeton is influencing our nail art in the form of polish called "Pitter Patter" named in anticipation of the royal baby.She's inspired a Read More »from Royal Baby Nail Polish is Born
The polish, which comes in deep purple (the color of royalty), was created by nail company Butter London and is available for only a limited time for a whopping $15.
It's not the first time Butter London has honored the royal family with nail polish. To celebrate the Duchess' wedding to Prince William in 2011, they released a glittery blue called "No More Waity Katie" (in reference to Middleton waiting eight years for a marriage proposal). And when Queen Elizabeth launched her Diamond Jubilee tour they brought us "Lillibet's Jubilee" in metallic silver. Long live the manicure!
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, Apr 25, 2013 2:26 PM EDT
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, recently named "Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine, walked the red carpet at the "Iron Man 3" premier on Wednesday night wearing a dress that was business in the front but a raging all-night party on the side. The Antonio Beradi gown had sheer paneling that exposed Paltrow's hips, quads, and butt (which, as we know, resembles the "butt of a 22-year-old stripper").
It's no longer enough to be short, tight, or low-cut, celebrity dresses are becoming more sheer, slitted, and totally unwelcoming to underwear. The subtext: "I don't need Spanx." What are the rules for pulling off such a look? In Paltrow's case, rule number one: Be prepared to own a wardrobe malfunction.
Rule rule number 2: Spanx are not an option (but perhaps that's your point).
Rule number 3: Make sure your bits and pieces are strategically covered up (and frame your bellybutton with a doily design).
Rule number 4: If no one notices your thighs, expose your stomach for extra measure.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William Celebrate Second Wedding Anniversary: What Their Body Language RevealsBy Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Apr 24, 2013 3:12 PM EDT
Happy 2nd anniversary, Kate and William! On April 29th, the royal couple will have been married for two years. They've come a long day since their wedding in 2011 (a.k.a, the day the world pulled an all-nighter to watch their televised nuptials) and the couple has been through a lot-photo scandals, numerous fashion statements, a controversial royal painting, and of course, Kate's pregnancy. How did they fare in year two? We asked two body language experts to weigh in.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, Apr 24, 2013 2:02 PM EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow is the world's most beautiful woman, according to the latest issue of People Magazine. Read More »from Is Gwyneth Paltrow The Most Perfect Celebrity Ever?
The accolade, announced Wednesday, comes a mere two weeks after the actress topped Star magazine’s list of “Most Hated Celebrities.” Love her or hate her, Paltrow is clearly doing something right.
A rep for People told The Today Show that celebrities have to be more than physically beautiful to make the list and that Paltrow was chosen for the following hefty criteria: She’s stunning, her cookbook “It’s All Good” debuted number one on The New York Times bestseller list, she’s 40, she’s a mom, and oh yeah, she has a new movie out, “Iron Man 3” (which, ahem, hits theaters on May 3rd, a week after People hits newsstands) The rep also added that Paltrow has a good heart, a self-deprecating sense of humor, and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Oh, totally. Paltrow told the magazine that when her husband Chris Martin (of Coldplay) sees her dressed up, he has a giant revelation about whom
Photography student Jen Davis was hanging out on the beach with her friends on a sunny day in 2002 when she decided to snap a photo of herself. When the now 34-year-old developed the roll of film, she was stunned at the image which showed her looking uncomfortable in a one-piece swimsuit while her friends lounged in bikinis. From then on, Davis began documenting her life in a series of photos called "Self Portraits" snapping her most uncomfortable moments. "I had never really photographed myself but that beach shot made me realize that I had to step in front of the camera," she says. "I needed to look at myself." The result is an 11-year documentation of Davis' life, including her body transformation with weight-loss surgery, and an upcoming photography book (currently untitled, 2014). Here are some of Davis' more revealing photos.
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Ever wonder what it would be like to see The Beatles perform live? Rub elbows with Andy Warhol? Hang on set with Woody Allen? So did photographer Flora Borsi. Inspired by a Charlie Chaplin film, she created a series called "Time Travel Project" in which the Budapest native subtly inserted her image into photographs of Old Hollywood icons. We see her hidden among screaming groupies, a member of the paparazzi, and spending private time with some of the most famous faces in history. And like any other modern-day fan girl, she's always wielding her digital camera. -By Elise Sole.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 3:35 PM EDTThis will show her (Photo by Twitter/Ahow)
Well, this is awkward. A man was having a spat with his girlfriend at an Olive Garden in Charlotte, NC on Sunday night when he decided to resolve the matter in the utmost mature manner: defiantly building a fort of menus to shield his face from his girlfriend.
Fellow diner Adam Howell caught the incident on his camera phone, tweeting it out to his 650 followers, and the photo soon went viral. "A grown ass man is mad at his girlfriend at Olive Garden & has made a menu fort," he wrote, later updating his Twitter audience that the waitress eventually gave the man a time out by dismantling the his fort and taking his menu away. His date, on her cell phone, apparently was unfazed.
Building a menu fort is an obvious sign of relationship strife but what are some other clues you are that miserable couple at table five?
You physically turn your body 180 degrees from your guy who smirks behind your back.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Team Mom – Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:13 PM EDTstudy published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.The infamous “Cinnamon Challenge”, a YouTube fad in which teens compete to swallow one tablespoon of cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking water, is under fire for its serious health risks, according to the results of a
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Study author Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., Director of the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute at the University of Miami, and his team found that the stunt has led to an increase in calls to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. According to the university press release, in the first half of 2012, the center received 178 challenge-related calls—that’s more than triple the 51 calls it received the entire previous year. Of those 178 calls, 122 (69 percent) were classified as intentional misuse or abuse consistent with the “Cinnamon Challenge” and about 30 (17 percent) required medical attention.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Fri, Apr 19, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
Here is the most insignificant news you will read all day: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have reached a divorce settlement.
On Friday, the same day as a terrorist manhunt has parts of the country on lockdown, Kardashian continues to conquer headlines with her personal relationships. Some things never change.Humphries and his now ex-wife settled their divorce, only about a million years after the pair wed for reality TV cameras. The agreement was signed by both parties and handed into L.A. court, according to E! News. Humphries was not present, choosing to remain in New Jersey.
Before he granted the divorce, Judge Hank Goldberg asked Kardashian, "Is there any way your marriage could be saved?"
"No your Honor," she responded, also confirming that she had entered into the agreement freely.
An eyewitness told E! News that Kardashian appeared to be “in a good mood” as she was escorted through the court.An official judgment still has to be entered into the court and the marriage willRead More »from Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Reach Divorce Settlement (We Can All Breathe Now)