- Babble.com | Parenting | Wed, Sep 12, 2012 4:59 PM EDT | CommentsYesterday my 7th grader told me her assignment was to watch President Obama's speech and write two paragraphs. I was so jazzed! "I wrote 15 paragraphs about Bill Clinton's speech yesterday!" I squee-ed.
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You might like my enthusiasm and I might like my enthusiasm. But to my kids? It's a turn-off.
We watched the convention together and talked about it and she got her paragraphs written. I LOVE this kind of thing; participating in and thinking about civil discourse. But my daughter was nervous. And she should be.
Four years ago, she was pushed and kicked by kids at school when she said her parents were voting for Barack Obama.
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What year is it? And what country do I live in?
She's hesitant because she thinks, and she might be right, that she'll be the only one in her class who liked President Obama's speech. I think it's great for children to be informed and have discussions a...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Sep 11, 2012 6:01 PM EDT | Comments
Ali and John talk about Michelle and Barack Obama's strict parenting style. The parents reportedly make both Sasha and Malia write a report on all of the trips they go on (even when the school doesn't require it!) and make them play at least 2 sports (one chosen by Michelle, and one they can pick themselves).
Do you think they're too strict? Tell us in the comments below!
Also in this episode: Ali talks people smuggling lorises (endangered monkeys) in their underwear, family videotaping their kid being chased by bison, and Al Pacino playing Joe Paterno in upcoming biopic.
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- The Chicks At Totalbeauty.com | Shine-Beauty | Wed, Sep 5, 2012 5:48 PM EDT | Comments
There were tears, applause, and a major debate brewing following Ann Romney and Michelle Obama's convention speeches. And it wasn't a question of who was more moving or persuasive -- on a much more shallow level, people have been buzzing about who looked better.
Sure we care about family values, jobs, and taxes but political squabbles aside, how about them nails?
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As Michelle Obama emphatically gestured with her well-manicured hands, Twitter was blowing up with tweets about her blue/gray polish. Ann Romney's cherry red nails (which matched her dress perfectly) also drew a ton of buzz....Read More »
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Regardless of how things go at the polls in November, one thing's certain, we'll be sure to have a fashionable FLOTUS for the next four years. While we'll have to wait to see which husband wins the vote, you can cast your beauty ballot now; party affiliations aside, which wife
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Healthy Living | Thu, Sep 6, 2012 10:50 PM EDT | CommentsThis year, Planned Parenthood has faced plenty of controversy. The Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision in February to defund -- and then refund -- a grant to fund breast cancer screenings at the womens' health clinics led Planned Parenthood to launch its own breast health initiative in August.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile RIchards speaks at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 5, 2012. (Photo: Getty …
"Breast health has long been a core part of the care we do," Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. "This new initiative is really trying to tackle the biggest barriers to women getting breast exams and breast care. One is cost, the other is fear. I think there are too many women who are afraid of what they might find and don't get screenings early enough."
The Republican push to defund Planned Parenthood puts their preventative health programs at risk, Richards says.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Helping Kids Succeed | Fri, Sep 7, 2012 3:21 PM EDT | CommentsThe public rarely catches a glimpse of President Barack Obama's daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11. Even an appearance on stage at the end of the Democratic National Convention wasn't reason enough to break the "you must go to school" rule; as the president promised in his speech, the girls were at their desks at Sidwell Friends School first thing in the morning. But when you're parenting in the White House, you have to be even more strict than your average mom or dad.
Malia (far right) and Sasha Obama stand with their parents on stage at the end of the Democratic National Convention …
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How strict? The New York Times' Jodi Kantor listed a few rules that First Lady Michelle Obama has mentioned over the years:
- The girls must write reports about what they've seen on their trips, even if it's not required by their school.
- Malia may use her cellphone only on the weekends, and she and her sister cannot watch television or use a computer for anything but homework during the week.
- Malia and Sasha have to play two sports: one they choose and one selected by their mother.