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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'Thelma and Louise' Will Never Look the Same to You Again

    It seems more like a prop out of a horror movie than an iconic chick flick, but the scary-looking rubber face mask is actually from the 1991 film "Thelma and Louise" -- and, for the right price, it could be yours.

  • The Best Way to Win an Argument? Be Confident -- And Loud

    When it comes to winning an argument, simply being right isn't enough. According to a pair of graduate students at Washington State University, the best way to win is by out-shouting your opponent.

  • Paralyzed in a Freak Accident, Former Cheerleader Aims to Inspire and Help Others

    On March 15, 2005, Cindy Donald was a 21-year-old college cheerleader sunbathing on her parents' driveway, waiting for her Dad to get home so they could have lunch together. She heard him drive up, but he didn't see her lying on the pavement. In an instant, her entire life changed: she went from being an athletic young adult to being a C4-C5 quadriplegic, unable to move any part of her body from her neck down.

  • Woman Reunited with Cat After 13 Years

    A California woman has finally found her beloved cat 13 years after she thought she lost him, thanks to a tiny microchip implanted under his skin.

  • Army Major Mom Surprises Her Son at His Graduation

    Lois Clark hadn't seen her son, Cameron VanVooren, since July 4, 2012. She wanted to watch him graduate from Illinois State University earlier this month, but as a major in the U.S. Army on active duty in South Korea, watching him accept his diploma via teleconference was the best she'd be able to do.

  • Green Tea May Not Be So Healthy After All

    Green tea has been touted for its fat-blocking abilities, its antioxidant properties, and its role in reducing the risk of stroke. But a new report shows that not all green tea is the same.

  • Iowa Woman Celebrates 34th Birthday With 34 Acts of Kindness

    Happiness is a funny thing: The more you share it, the more of it you have. Inspired by the 2011 documentary "Happy," one Iowa woman opted to celebrate her 34th birthday with 34 acts of kindness, hoping to spread happiness by helping others.

  • Can You Really Prepare for a Disaster?

    First responders continued to sift through debris in search of survivors on Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado ripped through Oklahoma, killing at least 24 people, nine of them children. Experts encourage families to come up with a disaster plan in case of emergencies. But in the face of such destruction, does a family disaster plan even make a difference?