Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.
They are truly grateful for the riches life has bestowed on them, not just of the physical kind but also of the personal. Neither came from wealth and power so they can appreciate the journey their lives have taken.
I want to share an amazing story about human kindness, which is incredibly relevant during this week and centers around giving thanks. Two weeks ago my father passed away after a two-year battle against a rare form of non-smoking lung cancer.
That our relationship with food, and its implications for our health, and that of the planet, are rather badly broken is quite clear. The better we can all say exactly how it's broken, the more likely any of us is to live long enough -- to see it fixed.
Siberia's melting permafrost: crater saga is scarier than anyone thought; Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit; Even earth scientists struggle to defeat global warming using interactive game.
Each of us avoids shaving for 1 to 30 days this month and makes a contribution equal to (or lots higher than) we would have spent on haircuts during that time. And we can also encourage friends who comment on our extra hair that they too should make a contribution.
Jeff Goldblum wears a pork pie hat and wide grin in his Café Carlyle debut, even when heckled by a man who wanted less talk and more music. But the p...
Arguments over the style of a North Carolina architect's home - the focus of a recent media firestorm - are being heard today by a judge in Wake Count...
All week long, NBC ran a promo featuring Mr. Roker telling us he wasn't interested in retiring. Well, I would think not. At 60, he hasn't reached the national average retirement age.
In Allen Salkin's new book, From Scratch: Inside the Food Network, he describes Rachael Ray's rise to TV fame. What I love about his take on her, is that she is the perfect example of the overnight success, that was years in the making.
But I'm perfectly capable of searching for, and then reading those tweets all by my lonesome. I don't need them spoon fed to me by a spray tanned TV personality. Perhaps if I were functionally illiterate I'd feel differently
Even in the twitterverse, there seems to be something off about all the furious "comment" Mayor de Blasio's refusal to call a snow day last Thursday brought forth.
This week was about storms and climate change. First, Missouri football star Michael Sam ignited a storm and changed the climate in the NFL by coming out, making him, when he's drafted, the league's first openly gay player. A blizzard of mostly positive -- and a few regrettably negative -- reactions ensued. Climate change was less constructive in Sochi, where thermometers hit the 50s, giving the place a warmer Wednesday than many host cities of Summer Olympics. Along America's East Coast, however, yet another winter storm descended, which in turn ignited a chilly exchange between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Roker over school closures. Taking on special interests is one thing, but picking a fight with a beloved weatherman is another. Meanwhile, I was lucky enough to be in balmy San Francisco for the Wisdom 2.0 conference, devoted to spreading mindfulness in a stormy world. Not a moment too soon.
Before heading out the door, I gave my wife a goodbye kiss. Rather than reciprocate, she recoiled. "Ouch. Would you please shave?"
If you're reading one of the few remaining newspapers left in this country, you should do pretty well on this news quiz.
If you tell the world that you "pooped your pants" at the White House and then go to a roast, you will be the punch line of almost every joke. I'm looking at you Al Roker.