By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
An Expert's Take on Models Eating Cotton Balls to Stay Skinny It's no surprise when a new diet plan takes over the modeling world, considering we've heard of everything from the Master Cleanse to the Tapeworm diet, but the latest diet fad (or breaking news, rather) among models is just downright disturbing. When we read that Bria Murphy, Eddie Murphy's daughter and aspiring model, revealed that some models have turned to eating cotton balls dipped in orange juice to feel full on virtually zero calories, we were beyond shocked. There's incredible pressure on models to be thin, especially during busy times like fashion week, but eating non-food items found in your medicine cabinet and dipping them in juice takes things to an entirely new low. After picking our jaws up from the floor, we turned to Marissa Lippert, dietician and nutritionist at Nourish NYC, to get her take on the latest weight loss trend. Read on to learn about the scary ramifications of this diet.
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- Beauty High | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 13, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
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- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 13, 2013 10:16 AM EDTpregnant with her first child 29 years ago, she suddenly found herself in an unenviable position: A student at Dallas Baptist University, she was all alone in Forth Worth, Texas, after her husband became stuck in their native Nigeria during a coup d’état. After developing visa problems, she was kicked out by the friend she'd been staying with, and had nowhere to go.When Patience Menakaya was seven months
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Enter Lolamay Daugherty, wife of the pastor where Menakaya attended church, who offered a generous solution. “We told her to just come and live with us,” she recalled, speaking with Yahoo! Shine this week. “We were happy to have her.”
It was a precious gift that Menakaya, now 53, said affected the entire course of her life. And last week, after three decades of ups and downs that included moving around the country, raising six children (all now college grads), splitting from her husband and eventually
- Gretchen Rubin | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 13, 2013 10:14 AM EDT
These categories describe how people tend to respond to expectations: outer expectations (a deadline, a "request" from a sweetheart) and inner expectations (write a novel in your free time, train for a marathon).
Upholders respond readily to both inner and outer expectations
Questioners question all expectations, but will follow expectations if they think the expectations are sensible (effectively making all expectations into inner expectations)
Rebels resist all expectations
Obligers meet outer expectations but struggle to meet expectations they impose on themselves
I'm still working on refining these types, and I'd love to hear what you have to say about the following questions. Obviously no one would answer all these questions,Read More »from Consider These Questions Posed to You Upholders, Questioners, Rebels, and Obligers
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 13, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
Years ago there was an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show where they had hidden cameras in the ladies room, pointed directly at the sinks. The cameras focused on hand washing after using the restroom. Let's just say that it was not a pretty sight. The overwhelming majority of people did not wash their hands for long enough, use enough soap, dry their hands properly or cover their full hands with soap and water. And yes, there were a few who did not wash at all.
According to a study out of Michigan State University, only a small percentage of people wash their hands properly. Oprah could have told you that a while ago, but this news makes it somewhat more official.
Researchers watched public restrooms, determining that a mere 5% of people washed their hands long enough and thoroughly enough to kill potentially infection-causing germs and bacteria.
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Is monotony really the answer?
You already know that eating a varied diet, rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, is the key to optimal health, but when it comes to weight loss, science has proven a case for monotony.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo and the University of Vermont found that when offered the same meal every day for a week (aka a "mono-lunch"), people consumed about 125 fewer calories on the fifth day than they did on day one. Interestingly, study subjects who switched up their meals consumed 45 calories more at the end of the week. "While it's absolutely true that eating a variety of foods is the best way to meet all your nutritional needs, the mono-diet may be logical for people who get overwhelmed by food options and fall back on familiar, unhealthy choices," says Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D., author of "Read It Before You Eat It." "As long as the mono-meal is balanced and healthy, and you like routine and structure, eating the same mealRead More »from Why You Should Eat the Same Meal Every Day
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Fresh new ways to enjoy the best summer produceWhile the first official day of summer isn't until June 21, we're more than ready to start devouring the delicious summertime fruits and veggies that hit their prime this time of year. Try these 12 healthy recipes for mouthwatering ways to enjoy this month's most flavorful produce.
This peppery, leafy green tastes best when picked in warm summer months. Chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants, arugula is slightly more tangy tasting than its milder peers such as spinach or romaine, so it holds up well in heartier recipes in addition to being tossed in salads. Stir the leaves into pastas, add them to scrambled eggs, or scatter them on top of pizzas.
Garlicky Tomatoes with Ricotta and Arugula on Multigrain Toast
Gruyere, Wild Mushroom, and Arugula Pizza
Yellow squash and zucchini are some of summer's most bountiful crops-a good thing, considering they're one of the most versatile veggies to use in your cooking. Low in calories and
Papa Joe Aviance before his weight lossWith all the crazy diets out there, who in the world would ever conceive of one involving a 99-cent store? Allow us to introduce you to Papa Joe Aviance, the man who lost 250 pounds shopping at a dollar store.Read More »from Man Loses 250 Pounds Eating at 99-Cent Store
Aviance, described on his website as a successful clothing designer, musician and CEO of LA-based production company, Papa Joe Networks, had his aha moment - or oh-no moment, as the case may be - upon seeing his 450-pound self in a 2009 music video.
"I said, you know what? You have to end this right now. I had a nervous breakdown. I threw everything in the trash can. Got rid of everything; cookies, candy, cakes, everything sugary. Everything," he told ABC News.
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Next up, he started walking five miles every morning, and combined that with shopping healthfully at a 99-cent store. (As opposed to many of the 99-cent stores across the country, the ones in Los Angeles offer fresh produce and seafood along with the cheap kitchen wares and
- Anna Davies, Shine contributor | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 13, 2013 9:33 AM EDT
Kate Middleton made what's believed to be her last official solo appearance before the birth of her child. Parting the crowds in a festive Dalmatian print coat dress, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Southampton, England to christen Princess Cruises’ latest ocean liner, the Royal Princess.On Thursday,
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The event has been billed, according to the Associated Press, as her last official appearance before she embarks on maternity leave, though the Palace has not officially provided a confirmation.
The ceremony, broadcast live at 6:15 a.m, EST, included performances by the Royal Marines Band, the pipers of the Irish Guard, pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, and West End star Kerry Ellis, and is available to watch on demand on the Princess Cruise website, Princess.com.
The event was a celebration of the ship, but also very much a celebration of Middleton and her iconic position in both the U.K. and the world. By accepting the honor ofRead More »from Kate Middleton Christens Royal Princess Ship. Next Up, Maternity Leave?
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, Jun 13, 2013 9:32 AM EDTOn Thursday, Kate Middleton made an official solo appearance in Southampton, England to christen Princess Cruises’ latest latest ocean liner, the Royal Princess for which she was named godmother.
The event, rumored to be her last before she embarks on maternity leave, was more than just a royal ribbon cutting. The ceremony, broadcast live at 6:15 a.m, EST, included performances by the Royal Marines Band, the pipers of the Irish Guard, pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, and West End star Kerry Ellis is available to watch on demand on the Princess Cruise website, Princess.com.
The event was a celebration of the ship, but also very much a celebration of Middleton and her iconic position in both the UK and the world. By accepting the honor of naming the ship, Middleton also accepted the role and title of its’ “godmother.” Other iconic women who’ve filled this role for Princess Cruise vessels have included Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Lauren, Audrey Hepburn, and of course, Princess Diana.
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by Cristina Goyanes for SHAPE.comRead More »from New Facebook Policy to Allow Mastectomy Pics
Facebook revises policy regarding mastectomy picsWhen internationally-known professional photographer David Jay posted stark, bold portraits of young women revealing their mastectomy scars on Facebook as part of "The Scar Project" in late May, the social networking website immediately took them down and banned him from the site for 30 days for violating their strict policy on nudity. Jay, who created the special series after losing a dear friend to breast cancer at age 32, told the NY Daily News that the images were meant to be very supportive to women--in other words, nothing pornographic or disrespectful at all.
Soon after being kicked off Facebook, Jay tweeted about what happened and got the attention of 53-year-old Susan "Scorchy" (her screen name) Barrington, a New York City-based woman with stage IV breast cancer and founder of the blog The Sarcastic Boob. The next day, Barrington put together a petition asking Facebook to reconsider their policy and, with the help of Change.org, secured more
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