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    Piper Weiss, Shine Staff

    Piper Weiss, Shine Staff

  • Breaking Bad Toys: For Big Kids Only

    The world is suddenly divided into three categories: people who watch "Breaking Bad," people who don't and people who spend $250 on a Lego-inspired meth lab to mourn the show's final episodes.

  • How Teacher Hannah Upp Was Lost and Found Twice

    On Thursday, Hannah Upp, a Washington DC-area teacher was found unharmed after family and friends reported her missing two days before.

  • Molly: An Old Drug With Terrifying New Tricks

    Molly — the innocuous street name for a drug linked to at least three fatal overdoses in the past month — sounds more like someone’s great-aunt than an illegal substance. A better name for the designer drug, according both drug enforcement and medical experts, would be “Russian Roulette.”

  • New 'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Has a Kid. Should She Have to Go on This Journey Too?

    On Monday, Juan Pablo Galavis was named the newest star of ABC's long-running "Bachelor" franchise. If Bachelorette Desiree Harstock didn't see a future with the 32-year-old former soccer player, producers did, citing reasons like, "his Spanish accent, good looks, salsa moves and undying devotion for his daughter."

  • Edward Snowden Says He Misses His Girlfriend. Classic Guy Move.

    Debate all you want about whether NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor. One thing is indisputable: he's a crappy ex-boyfriend.

  • Roman Polanski Took This Photo of His 13-Year-Old Victim. She Took It Back.

    This is a photo of Samantha Geimer at 13, staring at the man who would drug, rape, sodomize and eventually swallow her identity in the following weeks.

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton Settle Into Parenthood With Prince George

    The work may be over for those journalists camped outside of the Lindo Wing, but for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge it’s only just begun.

  • Royal Baby Celebrations Around the World

    After months of anticipation leading up to the Duchess of Cambridge's safe and healthy delivery of a son, the celebrations have begun. From monuments alight in honor of the royal birth to monumental, cork-popping shenanigans in pubs around the globe, one thing can be said about the day old Prince of Cambridge: he knows how to get a party started.<i>-Piper Weiss, Shine Senior Features Editor</i> <br>

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William Welcome Royal Baby ... It's a Boy!

    The birth marks a new era for not only the first-time parents, but also the palace.

  • Jenny McCarthy Joins 'The View' and Instantly Sparks Internet Outrage

    On Monday morning, Jenny McCarthy was officially named the new co-host of "The View." By Monday afternoon she could unofficially be called the series's most controversial addition yet.

  • Couple Reunited With Wedding Album After 50-Plus Years

    In June of 1952, the month Rose Scott and Patrick Roach were married, Harry Truman was president, Queen Elizabeth II had just inherited the monarchy, and photo albums were exclusively items you could hold in your hands. When the Roaches lost their leather-bound wedding album, they thought they’d never see it again. But with the help of a thoughtful stranger and a local newspaper, they were reunited with their irreplaceable photos.

  • George Clooney and the Sex Appeal of Men who Won't Commit

    Let’s not repeat the same mistakes we’ve made in past and act surprised by Clooney’s split with Stacy Kiebler.

  • 15 Reasons Paris Fashion Week is Crazy

    Paris Fashion Week began like any other. Socialites, celebrities and editors converged for the Spring/Summer 2014 menswear, read-to-wear and Haute Couture collections, to catch a glimpse at next season's designer trends. It was business as usual for event which runs through Friday, until an invasion guards in leather skirts and snap on diapers turned the runway into a dystopian dream-scape. As swamp-like creatures emerged from the mist, aristocrats hid in giant red drapes, shielding themselves from warriors carrying human heads like shiny new purses. Also, Naomi Campbell was there. <br>

  • On Princess Diana's Birthday, Everything She Touched is Still Gold

    Princess Diana would have turned 52 today. In her short life, she left behind a legacy of aspiration, taste and philanthropy. But in tangible terms, she left behind a wealth of possessions. In the years since her tragic death in 1997, everything she touched became a relic of her reign as the People's Princess. From the blue sapphire ring Prince William passed from his mother to his bride, to the iconic dresses that serve as artifacts on display around the world, Diana's belongings hold tremendous value for her family, friends and for collectors. To this day, her possessions are still coveted as important pieces of history, selling for record prices to the highest bidder. Here's a look at Lady Di's recent items up for auction, or on display. They serve as testament to the undying interest in a life cut short. <br>

  • Wedding Gift Sparks Epic Text Battle: Is Marriage Etiquette Dead?

    This is the story of how a jar of marshmallow fluff ruined a friendship, clouded a joyful wedding day, and divided the internet.

  • Meet the Dad Who Only Makes Things Worse. He's The Best.

    In honor of Father's Day—a time when dads' finest moments are caramelized into baseball-tossing, bike-coaching, bride-escorting Hallmark sentiments—I bring you a celebration of those not-so-fine moments in the big guy's career.

  • Here's that Abercrombie and Fitch Apology You've Been Waiting For

    A few weeks ago one of the most popular mass market retailers became one of the most hated.

  • Kristen Stewart's Mood Blamed for Split With Robert Pattinson, Everything Else

    Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's break-up isn't exactly a shocker.

  • Nicholas Sparks: What I've Learned About Women

    Nicholas Sparks knows a shocking amount about "lady fantasies"—the ones where you move to a small Southern town and Josh Duhamel works at the convenience store.

  • The Look

    <span style="border-collapse:separate;border-spacing:0px;">We've heard a lot about the work-life balancing act lately, but seeing it is a different story. Twelve years ago, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.alismith.com" target="_blank" title="">photographer Ali Smith</a>, decided to capture real moms in their daily lives. Not the power-suited mom of '80s movies or the happy homemaker of '50s advertising, but real women with real parenting challenges.</span> <span style="border-collapse:separate;border-spacing:0px;">One botched book deal, forty moms, and $35,000 in donations later, Smith has self-published, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://MommaLoveTheBook.com" target="_blank" title="">Momma Love</a>, a pictorial homage to the tightrope walk of motherhood.</span> <span style="border-collapse:separate;border-spacing:0px;"><br> <br> The original goal, says Smith, was to <span style="border-collapse:separate;border-spacing:0px;">"present an honest portrayal of it to counter the copious amounts of slanted B.S." She recruited both friends and total strangers to serve as muses. Then, half-way through her project, she saw her savings drained when the company planning to publish her book was shuttered. "</span>The 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." <br> <br> Enter the fundraising site Kickstarter, where Smith found a groundswell of support for her project (and was able to meet her $35,000 goal to <a rel="nofollow" href="http://MommaLoveTheBook.com" target="_blank" title="">self-publish</a> in time for <a rel="nofollow" href="http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/27-genius-gift-ideas-mother-8217-day-170000091.html" target="_blank" title="">Mother's Day</a>.) In the process, Smith gained a new perspective on the pressures of work-life balance, when she became a mom herself. <br></span> <span style="border-collapse:separate;border-spacing:0px;"><br> "It's easy to make yourself feel guilty about not being with your child when you have to work, or neglecting your life's passions when you're with your child. I struggle with all of that," says Smith, who lives in her mother's old New York apartment with her husband and three-year-old son, Harper. "From making this book, I learned I'll probably be okay as a parent, and that my kid will likely be okay too." Here's a look at Smith's photos, and the moms who inspired her.</span> <span style="border-collapse:separate;font-family:Calibri;border-spacing:0px;font-size:medium;"><br></span>