What happens when you enter the search term "Mother" in a stock photography website? You get lots of sunshine, hanging laundry and salad bowls. You also get a month's worth of nightmares. Moms made of plastic, moms wielding weapons, and even worse, moms whose emotions we just can't read. In honor of Mother's Day, we bring you the scariest stock images of our nearest and dearest.Read More »from For Mother's Day: The Creepiest Stock Photos of Moms
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Wed, 8 May, 2013 9:16 PM EDT
The original goal, says Smith, was toThe money was one thing," Smith tells Yahoo Shine. "But emotionally it was devastating...I cared about the women and the subject too much to let it drop."
Enter the fundraising site Kickstarter, where SmithRead More »from The Look
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Thu, 2 May, 2013 5:56 PM EDT
Read More »from Who is Assata Shakur, the FBI's Most Wanted Female Terrorist?
(FBI Handout) 1973: Shakur and two fellow passengers were stopped for a broken tail light on the New Jersey Turnpike. After a heated exchange, they exchanged fire with police officers, and allegedly Shakur shot Foerster in the head. You can read the FBI's account of what happened here.
1977: Shakur was found guilty of first degree murder, assault and battery of a
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty – Tue, 23 Apr, 2013 3:12 PM EDT
On Tuesday, the brand announced the retirement of their famous bikini contests, first launched in 1983. That means no more oiled up fitness models in neon string bikinis competing for the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic on beaches across the world.
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The reason? Women. “The bikini contest wasn’t resonating with our target female consumers,” Danielle Duncan, Hawaiian Tropic Brand Manager, tells Yahoo Shine. With women making up 70 percent of the brand's users, that was a problem. The solution, according to Duncan, was to reinvent product offerings "to appeal to today’s Hawaiian Tropic women.”
That means saying goodbye to yesterday's Hawaiian Tropic women. Known as a slightly raunchier version of Miss Universe, the Tropic pageants rose to popularity in the '90s, but faded from a national spotlight in recent years. Since 2008, the contestsRead More »from Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Pageants Are Officially Over, Thankfully
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 5:16 PM EDT
They both sometimes wear black. (Getty Images) She's 23. He's 37. She's 5 foot 1. He's 6 foot 6. The first time they met at a party she said "You're huge." And he said "You're tiny." And so began the greatest love story of our time. No joke. Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville" star and Lifetime movie regular is very possibly engaged to Wladimir Klitschko, the Ukrainian professional heavyweight champion whose bloody head was once silk-screened onto an opponent's t-shirt. I probably wouldn't have set the two up on a blind date, but what do I know.Read More »from Hayden Panettiere and Her Giant, Maybe Fiancé Wladimir Klitschko Are Perfect Together
"We've been friends for five years - we've never not been close," Hayden says in latest issue of Glamour. These two crazy kids have been off-and-on for a couple of years, and now they're maybe going to marry and have kids and take more beach vacations like the one they've been tweeting about this week. So it works. Maybe it's because opposites attract (according a famous cat) or maybe it's because they really have more in common than we realize. For example: They both were human kids once.
You said it! (Getty Images)If you took a little nap last Friday and your alarm just went off now, you've got a lot of catching up to do. For starters, two women were appointed to top governmental security positions, guilt trips got a bad rap, and cats were all up in our faces. Also we learned little from the Supreme Court, and a lot about hard boiling eggs. (We've been totally doing it wrong!) It was a week where we really needed a good laugh and guess who brought it? Commenters. Forget the headlines, here are all the best reactions, courtesy of the Yahoo! Shine peanut gallery. On the female undercover CIA boss who's been secretly protecting our country, Clint wrote: "Fantastic. But can she catch Jason Bourne?" "Serial Husband. Send a gift of antibiotics." On the news that guilt trips could have damaging effects on kids, Nobuddy said: "Guilt trips were the only holidays my parents could afford." OnRead More »from The Very Best Comments of the Week!
So you want to make a playlist for your Valentine. Make sure you do your research: some songs with the sweetest titles are truth bombs on closer listening. From the controversial to the just plain wrong, here are 10 romantic hits that will totally kill the mood. --Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
Sean needs more sunblock. St. Croix has great shopping. The show's resident "crazy" got the boot. And now hometown dates are so close you can almost taste them. Big things happened on Monday night's episode. In the meantime, here are some of the little things you might have missed.
Read More »from The Bachelor Week Six: 12 Things You Didn't See
[YOUR CAPTION HERE] (Michael Nagle/Getty Images)Welcome to Caption This, a new feature where we provide the ridiculous news photo and you provide the caption. Think of it as a drain for your excess creative juices, or a way to kill five minutes during your commute.Read More »from Caption This. Thanks
Every Monday we'll post an image. You can leave your suggested caption in the comments section, on our Facebook page or via tweet @yahooshine #captionthis. We'll select our favorite entry and announce the winner ever Friday. What do you win, you ask? Props. Not the kind that you store in a costume closet, but the kind your store on your ego shelf.
Consider this photo your first challenge. The original caption for this photo: "Participants in the New York Pet Fashion Show line up backstage at Hotel Pennsylvania." We know you can do better than that.