The Stir Exclusive

  • 0 +SHARE

    Ladies, we are entering a new age of eyebrow anxiety, and Kim Kardashian is partly to blame. But it's not just her -- it's models like Cara Delevingne who are making women go to extreme lengths for darker, heavier eyebrows. I'm talking eyebrow transplants -- thousands of dollars to implant hairs from the nape of your neck onto your face. According to an article in Harper's Bazaar, eyebrow transplants are all the rage now. But come on, that's crazy, right? They cost between $4,000 to $10,000 and take hours. Is that really the best option for transforming your eyebrows?

    We talked with New York City eyebrow stylist/guru Joey Healy to get the scoop on this cosmetic surgery trend and to find out how we ordinary mortals can get bolder brows without blowing 10 grand.

    Read More
  • 18 +SHARE

    Emilee Hickert was dismayed when she returned from a brunch to discover that her car was missing. She assumed it had been stolen. "It was utter disbelief," said Emilee, who works at The Stir's parent company CafeMom. "I was sure that was where I had parked it, so I knew it must have been stolen." But what really happened is a lot weirder.

    Read More
  • 4 +SHARE

    Easter candy is delicious, but it can also be a pain -- literally. Canker sores, tiny but painful ulcers that appear on the gums and mouth, aren't always something we associate with what we eat. But it sounds like we should.

    There are two types of canker sores. The first, simple sores, are the ones we tend to associate with childhood. They are common during adolescence. No one is really sure what causes simple sores, but they are usually attributed to stress or a diet rich in acidic foods (like citrus fruits and candies heavily flavored with lemon, lime, or orange). 

    The second type of sore is called (shockingly) a complex canker sore. These are more commonly found in adults. They too can be caused by diet or stress. But in adults they can also indicate that something else isn't quite right in the body. Sometimes complex canker sores can be your body's way of telling you that you have an immune deficiency disorder or an allergy. 

    Read More
  • 8 +SHARE

    Savannah Guthrie is opening up about her pregnancy for the first time since announcing that she and her husband Michael Feldman are expecting a little one. The Today show host started a baby blog and, right off the bat, touched on one of the most emotional aspects of becoming a mom: The fact that at 42 years old, she "honestly didn’t know if she’d ever get the chance to be one." She goes on to write that she's "never been more thankful," in great part it seems because for a long time, she thinks she was afraid to even let herself think about how much she hoped to one day have a baby.

    Any mom who has waited into her early 40s or even mid-30s to start trying can relate to Savannah. There are a slew of worries, concerns, and fears that women who start trying to conceive on the "later" side have. The good news is that they're not alone. Here, 10 "older" moms confess what they grappled with through trying to conceive, pregnancy, and motherhood ... 

    Read More
  • 3 +SHARE

    Balancing a hectic schedule and getting everything on your list accomplished can be a bit of a feat. If anyone knows how crazy life can be, it's Dancing With the Stars co-host Erin Andrews.

    Between her new gig in the ballroom and acting as a sports reporter, it's a wonder that she doesn't have days where she's about ready to collapse from running around from here to there.

    I had the pleasure of chatting with her earlier this week about how she manages to "do it all," per se. But don't worry -- I also got her to spill some juicy details on season 18 of Dancing With the Stars, which is proving to be one of the most competitive group of dancers ever.

    Read More
  • 5 +SHARE

    I've got two tattoos. I got one when I was 18 and the other, two weeks ago, at age 30. A lot changed between the two inkings. For example, this go 'round I was much more concerned about how to keep my tattoo looking good and making sure it didn't get an infection or fade. The first time I basically ... did nothing! 

    I turned to the Internet for guidance on how best to heal my tattoo, and I got a load of conflicting advice. Luckily, a plucky girl reporter, it was within my power to solve this problem. I interviewed Toph McDermott, an insanely talented St. Louis-based tattoo artist, and picked his brain about tattoo myths, what to do right after you get a tattoo, and how to prepare before you walk in the shop door. 

    Read More
  • 44 +SHARE

    A mother from Ontario, Canada is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for her family today after a Facebook photo of her 5-week-old daughter Brielle went viral. Meghan Mcnutt-Anderson's daughter contracted pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects the lungs and airways that is especially dangerous in infants. In serious cases, it can cause vomiting, weight loss, pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage, and even death.

    Understandably beside herself upon learning of her child's diagnosis, Mcnutt-Anderson took to the social media site last week to post a photo of Brielle and update friends and family on the emotional situation. But she also ended up sending a warning to parents who choose not to vaccinate their children ...

    Read More
  • 198 +SHARE

    Disney World and Disneyland are destinations for millions of families every year, but these days, it's become so difficult for some to enjoy the parks that they're skipping them altogether. The reason: Disney has done away with the "guest assistance cards" that parents of children with special needs have relied on for years to be able to make much-anticipated trips to the theme parks. The GAC (or GAP) program had been known for providing accommodations for children and teens with physical, cognitive, developmental, or behavioral challenges.

    But after certain wealthy parents reportedly abused the system by hiring disabled "family members" to come on vacation, so they could get special perks, Disney axed its GAC program. Now, its successor, the Disability Access Service, or DAS, is under fire, as the subject of a lawsuit filed in California last week.

    Read More
  • 5 +SHARE

    Making the transition from child star to adult actress is not for the faint of heart. Many have tried, and many are still trying to pick up the pieces of their broken lives. But Anne Hathaway has always managed to stay above the fray. The 31-year-old was just a teenager when she took on the role of Princess Mia in Disney's The Princess Diaries, securing her place in the hearts of American children. And now she's back in yet another movie for children, Rio 2, which opens April 11.

    The Stir caught up with Anne at the movie's world premiere in Miami, where she was celebrating the reprisal of her role as Jewel in the sequel to the popular animated film.

    Read More
  • 24 +SHARE

    Andrea Gardner is just a regular mom who like many people these days is struggling to put food on the table after her husband was laid off last fall. Her family has been put "through the wringer," and they now rely on government assistance to feed their kids.

    She was out shopping with her kids recently but was unable to pay for the few simple groceries she'd picked up, because the store's EBT machine was down and she didn't have her debit card or any cash with her. The random act of kindness that was then shown to her by a stranger moved her so much that she wrote an open letter "To the Woman Behind Me at the Grocery Store" on her blog.

    Read More
See what our writers are Prowling
  • - Sheri
  • - Michelle
  • - Tracy
  • - Nicole
  • - Kate
Around the web