Covington Police Department in a special ceremony created just for him. The event came about in part because of a picture posted on Facebook by Morgan’s aunt, Alicia Steward. The image showed Morgan with a written note that read, "My name is Morgan Steward. I am SMA Type 2. My wish is to be a Police Officer."
“Morgan is very curious about what police officers do, and he likes sirens,” Morgan’s dad, Barron Steward tells Yahoo Shine, adding that Morgan was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type II, a genetic disorder that leads to progressive muscle weakness, when he was just 15 months old and he is unable to walk, or even cough, on his own. Thankfully, his dad notes, Morgan can still talk, which some kids with his condition aren't able to do.
Morgan first met members of the
- Jennifer Carofano, Shine Staff | The Good News – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:59 PM EST
Covington Police Department in a special ceremony created just for him. The event came about in part because of a picture posted on Facebook by Morgan’s aunt, Alicia Steward. The image showed Morgan with a written note that read, "My name is Morgan Steward. I am SMA Type 2. My wish is to be a Police Officer."Morgan Steward realized his dream of becoming a police officer this week, a few years earlier than he ever expected. The 5-year-old from Covington, Georgia was sworn in as an honorary police officer for the Read More »from 5-Year-Old's Dream of Becoming a Police Officer Comes True
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:52 PM EST
GivingTuesday. The second annual event was kicked off last year by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a national day of charitable giving to counteract all the getting of the holidays.The best salve for the psychic damage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (besides holing up with a jar of Nutella and a spoon, of course) is Read More »from GivingTuesday: 4 Great Ways to Support Women and Girls
The movement has taken off in a big way this year, with a frenzy of #GivingTuesday tweets, Google+ Hangout-a-thon speakers, crowd-sourcing campaigns, and nonprofit blogs asking for much-needed donations. So how to cut through the onslaught of appeals? Skim through and give where your heart is, basically. You can go big — Save the Children, Human Rights Watch, American Cancer Society— or small, though the little guys can be harder to pick out. So allow us to note a few lesser-known, women-focused charities that caught our eye to check out on GivingTuesday and beyond:
This San Francisco-based organization equips women and girls with
- Daily Makeover | Beauty – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:52 PM EST
By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover
modelQ: Now that it's winter and my skin is dry, I thought I could expect a break from acne - but the blemishes are still coming. How can my skin be dry and have acne? And what's the best way to treat it?
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A: "The problem with super dry skin is that the sebum [our skin's natural oils] can't get out," says Lori Terwilliger, a spa and wellness professional. When the sebum can't reach the surface of skin, the pores get clogged, causing blemishes. Terwilliger recommends exfoliation to remove the dry skin. "Use an exfoliator, like Skin PHD AHA 7 Fruit Amidroxy Exfoliator, once a week. This allows the sebum to be released, avoiding blocked pores." This gentle exfoliator is also a serum, no rinsing required.
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- BRIDES | Love + Sex – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:43 PM EST
by Sarah Jio
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One can't help but notice the slew of celebrity couples who break up as a result of infidelity. (Kristen Stewart, Heidi Klum and Ashton Kutcher, we're looking at you!) While scandals such as these are easy to get caught up in-are you Team Jen or Team Angie, btw-they can cause a bride-to-be more than a little concern with regards to her own impending nuptials.
But what if there was a way to stop infidelity, a wonder drug, of sorts, that kept you and your husband happy and committed and madly in love for the long haul? Of course you'd be interested, right? Well, researchers say they may have found such a magic pill, of sorts.
In a recent study by researchers at Bonn University Medical Center, men who were given the "love hormone" oxytocin (which is a naturally occurring compound in the body that we make when we hug, touch, kiss or share physicalRead More »from Could This Surprising Thing Be the Secret to Monogamy?
- The Vivant | Shine Food – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:43 PM EST
By Leah Bourne, The Vivant
Well, we are feeling seriously duped right now. According to two new studies by researchers at UC Davis, an estimated 69 percent of all store-bought extra virgin olive oil in the U.S. is fake.
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Researchers analyzed 186 extra virgin olive oil samples against standards established by the International Olive Council (IOC), as well as methods used in Germany and Australia.
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Here's what they found: Of the top-selling "extra virgin" olive oil brands, 73 percent of the samples failed the IOC sensory standards. Failing can mean the samples are oxidized, of poor quality, and/or adulterated with cheaper reﬁned oils.
The brands that failed to meet the extra virgin olive oil standards include: Bertolli, Carapelli, Colavita, Star, and Pompeian. In other words, major brands.
According to Consumer Reports: "In Europe, the 'extra virgin' labelRead More »from Wait, What? According to New Study Most Extra Virgin Olive Oils Are Fake
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:31 PM EST
by Alison Syrett Cleary
Sometime in the last decade-exactly when, I'm not sure-the "no white after Labor Day" rule died. These days, cool girls thread the shade formerly exclusive to summer parties through their winter ensembles in variety of ways. White coats, white denim, white boots, white everything-it all goes.
The secret to their winter white success (and yours!) can be found in the slideshow above, which outlines five failsafe rules for wearing the non-color during cold weather months. Click through to nail the look all season long.Read More »from Winter White Master Class: Five Ways to Get the Look Right
When it comes to holiday attire, there's a fine line between cute and creepy. No matter where you stand on the ugly holiday sweater debate (totally awesome or painfully bad), there are many other garments and accessories that simply should not be worn in public. Go big or go home with reindeer antlers at a party. Fantastic! But don't dress up like a Christmas tree for a day at the office. Here are 14 reasons why you should leave the holiday décor for your home and not your body. (Hint: Your hair should not look like Rudolph.) By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty EditorRead More »from Ugly, Tacky Holiday Fashion to Avoid at All Costs
- The Ellen Show | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 5:11 PM EST
Britney on Kissing Ryan Gosling in the Mickey Mouse Club
There were a lot of talented kids in that group! Britney Spears told Ellen about a round of Spin the Bottle she played with some of her castmates.
- Ellen's Good News | The Good News – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 4:57 PM EST
When a South African scuba diving team made their way to search for dead bodies in a sunken Nigerian tugboat, they discovered something they weren't expecting at all - a man was alive.
Trapped in the boat for nearly three days without food, water or light, Nigerian cook Harrison Okene had miraculously survived the sinking, and he stuck his hand out to alert them of his presence.
Okene's astounding recovery, which took place in May, was documented by the rescue team and released on YouTube Monday. The tugboat, known as the Jascon 4, was owned by an oil company, and sank to a depth of about 100 feet after capsizing. Okene, 29, was the only survivor in a crew of 12.
Watch video here!
Reuters reports that Okene made it through the first day in a 4'-square toilet, holding on to the overturned washbasin to keep his head out of the water. The next day, he opened a door and swam into a bedroom, where he pulled off the wall paneling to create a tiny raft to lift himself out of the freezingRead More »from Man Incredibly Survives Three Days Underwater in a Sunken Ship
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 4:56 PM EST
Angela Palmer has spent most of her life believing that her own mother abandoned her as a baby. Now, at 44, she's learned the truth and has spoken with her mom for the first time in decades. And while Palmer is thrilled, her quest isn't over yet. Now she has to raise funds to bring the mother she never knew from Croatia to the United States.
Palmer, a medical health project services coordinator, is seeking the money through the website Fundly, where, as of Tuesday, she had raised more than $1,200 of the $4,000 she needs for two round-trip plane tickets for her mother and her husband.
The new beginning was triggered by, of all things, a Facebook friend request. "I was at work the week before Thanksgiving, when I received a friend request from a woman named Helga Simeckie in Croatia," Palmer, from Oceanside, California, tells Yahoo Shine. "I didn't think much of it because I get random requests all the time, until she sent me a message written in German asking when I was born." Palmer,Read More »from Kidnapped Daughter and Her Mother Reunite Through Facebook After 44 Years
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