- Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! Blogger | Summer Kick-Off | Wed, May 9, 2012 12:25 PM EDT | Comments
homemade dress completely out of the colorful papers and wore it to the prom last Saturday night, May 5. Her date, Luke DeWitt, is one of her best friends from the swim team.Diane McNease, a high school student from the northern Michigan town of Ishpeming, had sweet idea when she saw a friend folding Starburst wrappers. "I was waiting for my event at a swim meet," she tells Shine, "and an exchange student from Ecuador was making them into bracelets." Eighteen thousand candies later, she fashioned the bodice of a
The teen told WLUC-TV it took her a year-and-a-half to collect all the wrappers and five months to create the dress which also features a black satin "ball gown" skirt layered with tulle. "It was kind of a dare," she tells Shine. "Someone said I couldn't do it. That's the last thing you should say to me." She says DeWitt encouraged her through the whole process.
McNease explains to Shine that she did have some help. "My friend...Read More »
- The Editors Of Prevention | Summer Kick-Off | Mon, May 7, 2012 4:02 PM EDT | Comments
These light beef, fish, and chicken recipes are high on health-not a pat of butter to be found-and full of fresh spring flavors!
By Lori Powell
You should be enjoying the nice weather-not stuck inside cooking for hours. Here are three recipes using spring's best ingredients that get on the table and in hungry tummies in 40 minutes or less.
Grilled Steak And Onion Rings On Garlic Bread
20 Minutes or Less
Grilled Steak And Onion Rings On Garlic Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4
How It's Healthy: A cancer-fighting salad pairs with lean steak and low-fat garlic bread.
1 lb trimmed skirt steak
2 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
4 slices (1/2" thick) French bread
1 red onion, cut into rings
1 clove garlic, halved
3 c arugula
4 radishes, cut into matchsticks
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
Prepare lightly oiled grill for medium-high heat.
Brush steak with sauce. Grill steak, bread, and onion, turning, about 4 minutes. Rub warm bread with cut sides of ga...Read More »
- Yahoo! Contributor Network | Team Mom | Fri, May 25, 2012 2:45 PM EDT | Comments
If you aren't traveling for Memorial Day weekend this year, there are still plenty fun ways to celebrate the beginning of summer. Hosting a barbecue at home with a unique theme will get everyone in the mood for the long summer ahead but there are some other ways to honor this special day. Memorial Day 2012 could also be a good excuse to kick off your own countdown to the 2012 Olympics in July. Whether you decide to stay at home or want to do some traveling this Memorial Day, here are 10 different ways to celebrate the national holiday:
#1: Host a Patriotic Barbecue
Host a barbecue or potluck and create a menu that incorporates red, white, and blue in some way. Ask guests to bring something with a flag theme or just a classic American dish.
#2: Make Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream
Memorial Day weekend is a great time to spend a few hours making your own ice cream. A homemade ice cream project is also a great activity for kids and teens. Make your own layered "flag" ice cream...Read More »
- The_stir | Summer Kick-Off | Mon, May 7, 2012 3:00 PM EDT | CommentsShorts are my nemesis. At least I thought they were. Until I started seeing some newer styles and ways to wear them. Shorts aren't just for playing soccer or to wear to bed.
They can be dressy and really fashionable -- like this look (right) from Anthropologie. An over-sized sweater that falls below waist, chunky necklaces, and shorts that fit but aren't skin tight. You could wear this with flip-flops or wedges, even a pair of kitten heels, and it's a very polished way to wear shorts and still look put together.
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Check out some more great ideas on how to wear shorts ....
For a dressy pair of shorts, like these Jennifer Lopez Pleated Crinkle Shorts (on sale $28.60) from Kohl's, you can ....
jennifer lopez shorts
... wear with stockings as seen here from Yes Style. You can try different patterns and colors, too. And wearing something on your legs can get those who are shorts-averse (like me) to open up to the idea. A...Read More »
- The Editors Of Prevention | Summer Kick-Off | Mon, May 7, 2012 3:18 PM EDT | CommentsIf we lived in pristine, temperature-controlled labs, SPF 15 would be adequate--if not optimal--protection against sunburn (caused by UVB rays) and skin aging and cancer (caused by UVA and UVB rays). But we live in the real (sweaty, splashy, windy) world, and we don't use as much sunscreen as we should. In fact, the protection most of us get from SPF 15 is more like SPF 3 to 7. That's why the American Academy of Dermatology recommends using broad-spectrum SPF 30. It's great advice, but it doesn't clear up all the sun-safety confusion. So we asked the experts to solve your toughest quandaries, one by one.
Top dermatologists answer all your burning questions about sun protection
What's the highest SPF that's legit? I heard it's 50, so why do I see products with much higher numbers? --Veronica Walters, 33, Bensalem, PA
If you apply sunscreen correctly (see next question below), SPF 50 offers the maximum protection necessary. You're seeing SPF 80 and even SPF 110 on shelves because of "marketing, marketing, marke...Read More »