Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine

    Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine

  • Couple Pretended to Be Married as Kids, Celebrate 70th Anniversary for Real

    Sometimes, you meet your soul mate early on and don't even know it. But Ron and Eileen Everest, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary recently, have proof: A photograph of them dressed up together as bride and groom, taken in 1926 when they were just 4 years old.

  • As "Bling Ring" Hits Theaters, Prison Coach Talks Transformation

    They targeted the young, rich, and famous -- people like Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Partridge, and Paris Hilton -- breaking into their homes, some of them several times, and stealing millions of dollars worth of cash and jewelry. Now their crimes are being played out on the big screen. Directed by Sofia Coppolla, "The Bling Ring" hit theaters on Friday. Of the seven youths involved in the burglary ring, only one -- Rachel Lee, who has been labeled as the ring leader -- has so far refused to talk about the film. But her prison coach is speaking out.

  • Royal Baby Memorabilia: What's Out There Already?

    There's plenty of <a rel="nofollow" title="" target="_blank" href="http://shine.yahoo.com/royal-baby-buzz/">Royal Baby Buzz</a> right now, and some retailers are already rushing to commemorate the royal birth, which isn't slated to take place until the end of July. "We do have some things in the pipeline," British Designer Jan Constantine <a rel="nofollow" href="http://uk.news.yahoo.com/kate-middleton-pregnant--baby-mugs-produced-in-potteries-by-emma-bridgewater--111831349.html#oi6236E">told Yahoo! News in England</a>. "We are thinking along the lines of mugs, baby blankets and small cushions to mark this momentous occasion. Similar designs we did for the Royal Wedding and the Queen's Jubilee sold amazingly well, so we are hoping these will, too." We're sure that once there's the paparazzi manage to snap a shot of the real royal baby, production will really ramp up -- that's what happened when Prince William was born, after all. -- By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine

  • Sushi Restaurant Bans Kids: Fair or Fishy?

    A new sushi restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, has caused a stir in the local community by insisting that it's for adults only. In fact, it's gone so far as to ban kids completely.

  • Mother, Son Reunite Thanks to Facebook and the Kindness of Strangers

    Clark Alldridge always knew he was adopted. Still, it was a surprise when a stranger reached out to him and suggested that he check out Cherie Alvis' Facebook page. He didn't know Alvis at all. But there, on her wall, were his own baby pictures. At 22 years old, he had found his birth mother living just a few towns away -- and he hadn't even been looking for her.

  • Top 10 Internet Dads of 2013

    Dads do big things for their kids all the time, but only a few get to see their good deeds <a rel="nofollow" title="" target="_blank" href="http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/2-year-old-beatles-fan-s-amazing-duet-with-dad-won-t-let-you-down-211904347.html">go viral</a>. Here are 10 who stole our hearts with their <a rel="nofollow" title="" target="_blank" href="http://shine.yahoo.com/photos/derek-bensons-awesome-lunch-bag-slideshow/-photo-2573895-215500134.html">great displays</a> of loving commitment to their kids. Happy Father's Day! -- By <a rel="nofollow" href="http://shine.yahoo.com/blogs/author/lylah-m-alphonse-senior-editor-yahoo-shine-ycn-1137221/">Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine</a>

  • Woman Finds Her Dad's Killer After Cops Hit Dead End 

    Joselyn Martinez was just 9 years old when her dad was gunned down in front of his Bronx restaurant in November 1986. The police immediately identified the shooter as 16-year-old Justo Santos, but Santos managed to slip out of New York and flee to the Dominican Republic. Twenty-six years later, long after the New York police had lost track of the shooter, Martinez found her father's killer.

  • Corset-Wearing German Woman's Scary 16-inch Waist: What Are the Risks?

    Taking the idea of hourglass figures to the extreme, a 24-year-old German woman has squeezed herself into a corset 24/7 -- she even wears it while sleeping! -- for the past three years, whittling her waist down from a healthy 25 inches to a dangerous 16-inches in circumference.

  • Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Sandwich. Yes, It's Real

    It sounds too gut-busting to be true, but it is: A glazed Krispy Kreme donut, split open and stuffed with savory sloppy joe, doused in a tomato-based sauce and sprinkled with cheese. It's not a response to Dunkin' Donut's new bacon-and-egg-on-a-donut breakfast sandwich, though. The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe is the brainchild of Charlie Boghosian, owner of Chicken Charlie's, which has been providing food to county fairs in Southern California for 17 years.

  • New York Exhibit Lets People Explore Black Hair. Enlightening or Offensive?

    People often as Antonia Opiah, the founder of un'ruly, if they can touch her hair. Sometimes she says yes. But an encounter in Paris, during which she had to ask a stranger to step away, made her wonder what other people got out of the experience.

  • Mom Punishes Kids for Stealing By Shaming Them in Public. Does it Work?

    An Indianapolis woman, angry that her son and stepson had taken a $50 gift card she'd earned at work, has punished them by forcing them to let the public know that they're "a thief" and an "accomplice to a thief" who can't be trusted.

  • Vineyard Vines Burgee Club Pants: Fashion That Makes Us Sad

    Preppy style evokes images of classic pearls, Lilly Pulitzer prints, polo shirts, and expensive sweaters draped casually around the shoulders. But Preppy has a darker side: Tiny whales, lobsters, or ducks embroidered in the unlikeliest of places, for example. And these pants.

  • Teen Shamed Over Cleavage at Prom. Have School Dress Codes Gone Too Far?

    A high school senior is asking for an apology from her school after she was told to cover up her cleavage on prom night.

  • Tongue Patch Surgery: Risky Weight Loss Procedure Draws Criticism

    The latest weight loss craze has landed in Beverly Hills, and it's not pretty. In order to lose as much as 30 pounds in a single month, patients are having postage-stamp size pieces of rough plastic sewn onto their tongues, making it impossible for them to eat.

  • Swiffer's Rosie the Riveter Ad Called Sexist. Why Are Cleaning Ads So Outdated?

    Swiffer swept its latest ad campaign under the rug just a day after much of the internet took offense at how World War II feminist icon Rosie the Riveter had been pressed into service steam-mopping floors.

  • Daily Sunscreen Use Can Slow Skin Aging (And It's Not Too Late To Start Now)

    A new study has found that applying sunscreen every day can do more than lower your risk of skin cancer -- it can also drastically reduce the effects of photoaging, or the way frequent sun exposure can make your skin look older. And there's more good news: Even if you slacked off on sunscreen in your youth, middle age isn't too late to benefit from slathering it on.

  • Gay Teens Voted Cutest Couple in High School Yearbook: Win!

    After all of the recent stories about yearbook bullying, this stands out like a ray of light: Two gay teens have been voted the cutest couple at a New YOrk high school.

  • Landlord Ordered to Pay Tenant $800K Over Bedbug Infestation

    Faika Shaaban started itching the same day she moved into her new apartment in Annapolis, Maryland, in September 2011. Later that day, she noticed the rash. Soon, her body was covered with hundreds of painful bites, scabs, and welts. It turned out that her apartment was infested with bedbugs -- and her landlord knew about it before she even signed the lease.

  • How to Avoid Burning Your Popcorn: The Perfect Pop App

    Ever since microwave popcorn became popular in the early 1980s, fans of the whole-grain snack have faced a familiar problem: If you don't stop the microwave at exactly the right moment, you either end up with too many tooth-shattering unpopped kernels or a bag of scorched popcorn and a smoke-filled kitchen. But now, a new app promised perfect popcorn every time.

  • Sweet Cheerios Ad with Interracial Family Sparks Ugly Racist Comments

    The Cheerios ad is really sweet: A little girl asks her mom if the cereal is really "heart healthy," hears that it is, and then pours a bunch of it onto her sleeping dad's chest to keep him safe. But controversy has cropped up over the fact that the mom is Caucasian, the dad is African American, and their little girl has light brown skin and gorgeous, tightly-curly hair. While plenty of people lauded General Mills for finally featuring a multiracial family, others have reacted so negatively that the company had to disable comments on its YouTube page Thursday night, a day after the clip went live.