Animal Advocate Beth Stern Talks Fighting Stress and Finding Joy in Our Furry Friends (EXCLUSIVE)
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by Raquel Lekic
43m ago
Beth Stern leads a busy life. Waking up at 4 a.m., she’s up and tending to her many foster animals and pets well before most of us have even started our days. As she tells FIRST for Women, “I see the sun rise every morning and it makes me smile.” The former model, actress, author and current North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), spokewoman and wife to iconic radio personality Howard Stern, has a delightfully optimistic outlook on life and stays calm, healthy and radiant no matter what the day throws at her. Born Beth Ostrosky in Pittsburgh, Stern says caregiving runs in her family. “It’s ..read more
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Hallmark’s Lacey Chabert Talks ‘Celebrations’ DIY Reality Show and 3 new Rom-Coms!
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by Raquel Lekic
12h ago
With Hallmark+ taking on reality TV this fall, Celebrations with Lacey Chabert is a DIY party-planning series that’s all about honoring unsung heroes with surprise events. Hallmark-star-turned-Hallmark-hostess Chabert sat down with FIRST for Women to talk about her new unscripted series – not to mention reuniting with Hallmark hunk Brennan Elliott for their tenth rom-com, His & Hers; sharing her first adventure with Kristoffer Polaha in The Christmas Quest; and breaking into Netflix with Hot Frosty. Chabert also reflects on landing on Party of Five 30 years ago this September. Plus, w ..read more
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'Good Will Hunting' Facts: 7 Things You Might Not Have Known About the 1997 Classic
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by Raquel Lekic
14h ago
Matt Damon took the lead in the classic 1997 drama Good Will Hunting, playing the title character, a mathematically gifted young man with the IQ of a genius. Despite his smarts, he goes about his days working as a janitor at MIT. When his skills are discovered by a professor there, he is eventually led toward a therapist, Sean Maguire, played by the talented Robin Williams. Entertainment What Happened to the Original ‘Jumanji’ Cast? All About Robin Williams and the Rest of the Stars Plus, learn what a lot of the cast remembers about the late Robin Williams.  The film tells a powerf ..read more
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How to Reheat Biscuits: Chef’s Easy Secret Ensures They Taste Like They’re Fresh Out of the Oven
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by Alexandria Brooks
14h ago
A warm and flaky biscuit is hard to beat — and you can get that fresh out of the oven taste even when you reheat them. Reheating biscuits is simple as you can place them in the oven and they’ll be heated all the way through in 5 minutes. You can also reheat the biscuits from frozen if you love to stash away those buttery baked goods for months to come. We tapped a chef for a step-by-step guide on reheating biscuits in the oven without hassle. Keep reading for pointers on how to reheat biscuits and a yummy way to enjoy those treats once they’re fully heated! The basics of storing leftover biscu ..read more
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What Is Purple Heart Day? An Inside Look Into the Military Holiday Celebrating Bravery
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by Louisa Marshall
15h ago
National holidays come and go, but one that must be on the radar of every American is Purple Heart Day. Falling on August 7, Purple Heart Day is a commemorative occasion honoring service men and women who have been killed or wounded while serving. Unlike Veteran’s Day or Memorial Day, Purple Heart Day isn’t as widely recognized across the country, but we’re eager to change that. Here’s everything you need to know about Purple Heart Day.   What is Purple Heart Day?  As aforementioned, Purple Heart Day honors military personnel who have been hurt or killed while serving. The natio ..read more
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Lower Cholesterol and Blood Sugar While Building Muscle: The Benefits of Spirulina for Women
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by Alley Interactive
16h ago
We remember when blending up a smoothie made with fruits, vegetables and yogurt was applauded as a healthy and energizing breakfast. But these days, making a smoothie can sometimes feel like a competition to see how many good-for-you powders and additives we can sneak into the sip — so much so that it can be difficult to determine where to draw the line. That said, one supplement we’ll always keep on the shelf is spirulina. Here’s everything you need to know about this powerful plant-based health booster, plus all the spirulina benefits for women. What is spirulina? “Spirulina is a type of mic ..read more
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Cynthia Nixon Young: See the 'Sex and the City' Star Before She Became Miranda Hobbes
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by Abbey Bender
16h ago
Cynthia Nixon will always be known as Miranda Hobbes, the smart and sarcastic redheaded lawyer from Sex and the City. As part of the beloved Sex and the City crew, she was the most acerbic of the bunch, and her pragmatic, deadpan nature resonated with countless fans. Nixon also felt like an authentic presence in the show because she was a native New Yorker, and you might be surprised to find out that she started acting as a teenager in the ’80s, and came up through the City’s prestigious theater scene. Here’s a look back at Nixon’s early career in eight rare photos. Entertainme ..read more
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Florida Teen Is Lucky to Be Alive After Viral Lightning Accident Video: 'Just a Complete Fluke'
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by Raquel Lekic
19h ago
On Monday, July 15, 17-year-old Daniel Sharkey’s life was turned upside down. The young man was doing yard work when he noticed a storm rolling in. The Seminole County teen, who runs his own lawn mowing company, was tending to his neighbor’s lawn when he saw the approaching threat, but assumed he had enough time to complete the job he was working on. Entertainment Good Samaritan Video Goes Viral of Person Rescued From Fiery Car Crash The rescue video is going viral on social media thanks to the onlookers' quick thinking Sharkey noted that there is a siren that typically goes off when lightni ..read more
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What Women Over 35 Are Revealing About Their Perimenopause Symptoms and Experiences
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by Courtney Shapiro
23h ago
Knowing and understanding the changes your body goes through as you get older is important for your health. So why is it that many women still don’t have a grasp on perimenopause? Up until recently, menopause and other accompanying topics were seen as taboo and, unfortunately, weren’t really discussed publicly. Now, women are not only talking about perimenopause, but they’re also embracing this next chapter and sharing the symptoms they’ve experienced on social media. Keep reading to learn more about perimenopause and how you can find support during this stage of life.  What is perimenopa ..read more
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Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle and 'The Andy Griffith Show'
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by Ed Gross
1d ago
You’ve gotta love those eccentric characters surrounding Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, whether you’re talking about Hal Smith as Otis the Drunk, Howard McNear as  Floyd the Barber, Don Knotts as Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife or Jim Nabors as mechanic Gomer Pyle. And while all of them were beloved and Knotts would leave the show to enjoy success on the big screen, Jim Nabors would bring his character into his own successful spinoff, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors was born James Thurston Nabors on June 12, 1930 in Sylacauga, Alabama to a police officer and a housewife, a ..read more
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