- Sun, Jan 26, 2014 7:22 PM EST | CommentsThe 56th Grammy Awards take place on Sunday and as a tribute to the hottest date night in town, it seems only fitting to revisit some of the best Grammy couplings in history, from Britney and Justin to Pamela and Tommy. Their relationships may be long over but their love lives on in Hollywood history. By Elise Sole
- Thu, Jan 23, 2014 8:21 AM EST | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
This time of year, TVs on offer tend toward the humongous: big screens with big price tags for the big game. A high-definition projector can splash the Super Bowl across an entire wall. Consumers who aren't inclined to spend thousands of dollars on such a setup can also find good deals on HDTVs this month. An LCD TV under $500 may not elicit gasps from Super Bowl party guests, but the top picks from Cheapism.com promise to shine all year round. They display high-quality, 1080p images (a.k.a. "full HD") and earn positive reviews from consumers and experts alike. Some are even so-called smart TVs that can stream content over the Internet via apps such as Netflix.
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The screens on these LCD TVs are backlit with LED lights, which use less energy than the fluorescents that used to light most LCD screens. All four recommended TVs have Energy Star certification from the government. Based on the program's estimates, they won't add more than $15 per year to a utility bill with normal usage.
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One thing to keep in mind, especially if you watch a lot of sports: A high refresh rate (the number of images shown on the screen per second) helps reduce motion blur when a TV processes fast-moving content. As CNET reports, many models that claim to have 120 Hz refresh rates, including those featured here, use "creative" ways to reach that number. Some do help reduce motion blur, but others don't. In Cheapism's analysis, the Vizio M401i-A3 received the best feedback from experts who put it to the test.
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- Mon, Jan 13, 2014 1:20 PM EST | CommentsFolate is the naturally occurring form of folic acid and one of the best ways to keep mom and baby healthy from pre-conception to birth. Are you getting enough of this B vitamin in your daily diet? Check out these four surprising sources of folate in foods you may already eat or want to try! - By Jacqueline Tourville
- Tue, Jan 21, 2014 3:50 PM EST | CommentsThere's no question about it: pregnancy is a transformative time in a woman's life. I can remember feeling so overwhelmed, excited, anxious, busy, scared, completely in over my head... and the list only goes on from there! One thing that helped me a bit with both pregnancies was practicing prenatal yoga. Now, I'm not a big yoga person in my every day life, I have to admit. But I did find it very helpful during pregnancy (the stretching felt great and the calming atmosphere of the yoga studio helped calm my growing nerves).
Diana Zotos, a physical therapist and certified yoga instructor at Hospital for Special Surgery, says, "Practicing yoga during pregnancy can aid women in maintaining both physical and mental balance." Additionally, yoga can help you to:
Breathe to soothe and energize both you and your baby
Strengthen the abdominal wall, back and leg muscles. This is important to protect your stretching ligaments, strained back and to prepare for delivery
Stretch the lower back, side waist and legs which get tight as the body changes shape
Click through for six of Zotos' favorite poses, and check out her blog post for accompanying videos to make sure you're doing everything correctly. As always, please check with your doctor first before trying these at home or attending a class. Namaste!
- By Ellen Schmidt
- Wed, Jan 22, 2014 1:59 PM EST | CommentsAn ocean of powerful lyrics and enchanting melodies for babies exists beyond the traditional "Rockabye Baby," many hidden in love songs or perhaps buried in that old mixed tape from college days. Create a new playlist with these meaningful songs and favorite lyrics to memorize, sing in the car, dance to in the kitchen and sway your baby to sleep at night.
-By Kelle Hampton
- Fri, Jan 24, 2014 5:20 PM EST | CommentsChaz Rorick of Rochester, NY, definitively proved to his teachers that he was paying attention in history class. The high school student was inspired to impersonate all 44 United States Presidents (even the ones that are usually skimmed over in textbooks) on Instagram after he spotted President Truman in a documentary wearing a similar outfit. Rorick, being of the Snapchat generation, instantly took a selfie to capture the resemblance for posterity and posed exactly like the past prez. Support on social media encouraged him to continue with the other 43 heads of state. The experience was "outrageous, but awful fun to do," Rorick tells Yahoo Shine. The teenager comically captures the Commanders in Chief's (sometimes) authoritative looks so well it's possible we'll see a run for office in 2036. Hey, you never know. Check out 10 of the most on-the-money mimic shots here. — Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff
- Fri, Jan 24, 2014 4:52 PM EST | CommentsAre your home's interiors looking a little drab? Shake things up with one of these unexpected -- but oh-so-chic -- color palettes.
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- Fri, Jan 24, 2014 4:28 PM EST | CommentsA lady never divulges her age, but let's just say that I remember almost all of these cultural moments that happened twenty, yes TWENTY, years ago. Here's the thing, if something happened 17 years, 18 years or 19 years ago, then it really doesn't seem that long ago. But once it hits that 20-year mark and you remember it, that is when it hits you … you are OLD. Let's flashback to 1994, the year that had a whole bunch of big, huge and monumental moments. From bizarre marriages to favorite movies being released to shocking celebrity deaths, check out these 20 things that happened 20 years ago. Which ones do you remember most? -By: Sunny Chanel
- Tue, Jan 14, 2014 12:10 PM EST | CommentsParenting is like having PTSD. I look at my daughter and son and have flashbacks to my past and all those maxims and sayings that I thought I had forgotten have come flooding back. I find myself frequently telling my 2-year-old things my parents told me.: "If you pick it, it won't heal," "If you're bored, you can clean the house," and "Your face will stick like that." Parents have a knack for combining wisdom into pithy statements. Here are some parent catchphrases from my friends and family that you can use with your own kids. -By Lyz Lenz
- Fri, Jan 24, 2014 3:03 PM EST | CommentsNick Remsen
Another weekend, another red carpet: The Grammy Awards arrive on Sunday, January 26, and by all accounts, the ceremony promises to be a memorable one (Jay Z and Beyoncé performing together is going to make the Twittersphere explode). Here, in advance of the program, we look back on some of the best, brightest, and most buzz-worthy outfits the Grammys have provided over the years (and yes, Jennifer Lopez's jaw-dropping Versace caftan is absolutely included).
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