Person of the Year.
The highly eclectic lineup was announced Monday morning by managing editor Nancy Gibbs, providing both hope and fodder to folks on social media. “The fact that Miley is being considered for Time's Person of the Year makes me want to give up my status as a person,” noted one clearly annoyed Twitter user. But, wrote another: “Guess who made it? The always fabulous Edie Windsor! Fingers crossed she makes this cover.”
Below, please find a bit about each finalist, complete with each individual’s projected chances at winning (mathematical realities aside, natch):
Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria
A claim to fame: being accused by the U.S. of being the mastermind of a horrific chemical attack on his own people during a bloody civil war (just for
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 5:53 PM EST
Person of the Year.Miley Cyrus, Edward Snowden, and the Pope walk into a bar … Funny already, right? Except that it’s actually not a joke that the trio, along with seven other hugely disparate candidates, have landed on Time magazine’s shortlist for Read More »from What the Pope, Edward Snowden, and Miley Cyrus Have in Common
- StyleCaster News | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 5:18 PM EST
By Perrie Samotin, StyleCaster
cocktailsIt's that time of year when holiday cheer abounds, and more often than not it's in the form of food and drink. While we know indulging in sweets can pack on the pounds, empty-calorie cocktails can also be sneaky diet busters-thanks to hidden ingredients like simple syrup, added sugars, juice, and various sweet liqueurs.
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Luckily, not all cocktails are waistline saboteurs, so in the spirit of the season, we've rounded up 20 healthy alcoholic drinks that won't totally ruin your diet. And while we know the word "healthy" is relative when it comes to booze, there are several ways to make occasional imbibing decidedly guilt-free. But remember: Everything in moderation, ladies. A few glasses of brut Champgne is OK, a few bottles is not.
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1. Red wine.Read More »from Go Ahead, Indulge: 20 Healthy Cocktails to Sip This Season
The antioxidants found in red wine, such as flavonoids and a
Ten years ago, a vegan diet may have been considered bizarre. But these days, there are more and more people embracing the no-animal-product diet, most notably celebrities. Stars of all sorts, from rock stars to movie stars to big-name politicians, are going vegan, and the newest members of the club -- albeit temporarily -- are Jay-Z and Beyonce. "On December 3, one day before my 44th birthday, I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!" Jay-Z wrote on his Life + Times website. "This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a 'plant-based breakfast' every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought." His "good friend" is Marc Borges, who developed the 22 Days nutrition program, which aims for "optimum wellness through conscious nutrition." So what else did Jay-Z have to say about their vegan challenge, and what other stars refrain from animal products? Check out these 7 veganRead More »from 7 Celebrities Who Have Gone Vegan
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 3:49 PM EST
A Twitter photo of a sign many have called racist has landed the fast-food restaurant chain Sonic in hot water and prompted the company to issue a public apology.
The controversy began after a Sonic location in Belton, Missouri, put up a sign on Sunday that encouraged the Kansas City Chiefs pro football team to "scalp" the Washington Redskins and send them "2 [the] reservation." Soon after, passerby Delores Schilling snapped a pic of the sign and posted the following tweet:
Yahoo Shine could not reach a Sonic representative for comment. However, on Sunday, Patrick Lenow, vice president of public relations at Sonic, told NBC News, "The remarks posted on this message board were wrong, offensive and unacceptable ... In a misguided effort to support his football team an independent franchise owner allowed passion to overrideRead More »from Sonic Apologizes for Offensive Chiefs-Redskins Sign
- By Nicole Catanese, Refinery29
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First, know that not having that same get-up-and-go sensation in the winter that you usually have in the summer is actually totally normal. In fact, it's legitimate chemistry. "Mild changes in brain chemistry or the circadian rhythm - your body's internal clock - related to the seasons can make you feel down," says Dr. Melina Jampolis, M.D., a physician nutrition specialist in Los Angeles. "Winter blues, or feeling a bit less energetic on occasion during these months, is relatively common and may be related to a number of lifestyle factors - including decreased light exposure, decreased exercise due to colder temperatures, and decreased socialization during theRead More »from How to STAY Happy in the Winter
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:46 PM ESTAs a born-and-raised Kansas girl, I didn't get into sushi until slightly later in life. It took me a few tries to acquire a taste for it, and a few more tries to be able to eat sashimi, but now it's one of those special meals I truly enjoy. Plus, sushi seems healthy. It's one more way to get some fish in my diet, it tastes fresh and light and it's oh-so-filling. But, as is true with everything fishy, you have to watch out for mercury, and a recent study in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that regularly eating sushi can post a significant risk to people from increased mercury exposure. It's disheartening that any benefit you may get from eating a "healthy protein" like fish might be negated by the negative effects of mercury. So do you need to put down the chopsticks? Not necessarily. But there are a few ways to make sure your sushi is good for you. Because besides mercury, sushi can go bad in a hurry; when you start frying the fish or adding cream cheese, its "healthy" Read More »from Something Fishy? 7 Health and Safety Stats Sushi Eaters Should Know
- Woman s Day | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:16 PM EST7 Holiday Foods that Actually Help You Lose WeightBy Marissa Lippert, RD
It's the same struggle every year. You walk into a holiday party and you're greeted by the hostess, who encourages you to dig into the huge spread of tasty hors d'oeuvres. But how can you enjoy the evening without going overboard? It is possible! By focusing on popular party snacks that have health-boosting benefits, you can savor the season and drop pounds. Photo by iStock.
Cheese Full-fat cheese is packed with protein, so a small amount will satisfy you quickly, which means eating some of the real deal (versus lowfat or fat-free) may actually help you lose weight. Choose hard, full-flavor cheeses like Parmesan or aged Gouda, because their sharp taste helps you conquer cravings fast. These cheeses are slightly higher in calories than soft ones like Brie, but they have more protein. Stick with 1 oz-or four to five small cubes-per day.
Champagne At 100 calories per 5-oz serving, champagne is one of the few naturally low-calorie beverages you can
- Make sure you get enough sleep this time of year
Late-night gift shopping, seasonal cocktails, and party after party can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule this time of year. But it's especially important to stick as closely as you can to a regular snooze schedule in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Here's why you need enough pillow time:
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1. Your waistline
People with inconsistent to-bed and wake-up times (as well as those who sleep too much or too little) are more likely to be overweight, reports a new Brigham Young University study. A previous study, from McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., found that sleepy people have less activity in the parts of the brain that regulate willpower, making it tougher to resist the cookies, cakes, and booze that's everywhere you turn this month.
2. Your immunityRead More »from 3 Reasons to Get More Sleep During the Holidays
Want to avoid that cold floating around your office? Get to bed on time. Skimping on shut-eye weakens your immune system. In fact, a Carnegie Mellon University study
- By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D., Runner's World
'Tis the season to be constantly reminded we're all at risk of gaining 5, 10, even 15 (!) pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Seriously? Where do these numbers even come from, and do they apply to runners?
When looking at the pounds gained across the country in the weeks leading up to the new year, there's a bit of wiggle room in the evidence. Some articles report that Americans will gain an average of five to 10 pounds, other articles report four to six, some report only a modest increase of one pound (but once gained, this pound will never come off), and then there's a report suggesting that one needn't worry about any changes in weight or body composition (whew!).
Still another study suggests that even if you are active, you may not be protected against the battle of the bulge. Apparently participants who were very active prior to the holiday season were not immune to weight gain during the six weeks fromRead More »from 9 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
- Vanity Fair | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:50 AM EST
Vanity Fair writer-at-large Marie Brenner investigates the birth-control device NuvaRing, which has allegedly caused blood clots in thousands of its users. As NuvaRing's manufacturer, Merck, which made $623 million in NuvaRing sales in 2012, is facing roughly 3,500 lawsuits against it, Brenner asks why, despite evidence of serious risk, this potentially lethal contraceptive remains on the market. Would a young woman use NuvaRing, Brenner asks, if she knew that the F.D.A. had determined that there was a 56 percent increased risk of blood clots when it was compared with birth-control pills using earlier forms of progestin? Karen Langhart, the mother of Erika Langhart, a 24-year-old who died of a pulmonary embolism on Thanksgiving Day 2011 after using NuvaRing for approximately four years, tells Brenner, "I want to warn every mother and every daughter: do not use the product that killed my child."
Brenner tells the story of Erika Langhart, whose boyfriend came home the MondayRead More »from Why is Potentially Lethal Contraceptive NuvaRing Still on the Market?
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