According to the Department of Defense, the unemployment rate for military spouses is an alarmingly high 26 percent which is more than three times the national average.
Well I'm 72 and I suspect that I'm the last person on earth who knows the proper usage of 'lie' and 'lay.' Not that I would dream of correcting anyone, such as my fabulously flexible and toned Pilates teachers who say about a dozen times an hour, 'Now everyone lay down on your mat with your head facing the mirror.'
Money was always mysterious to me. As a child, the subject of money was only reserved for 'grown folks.' I knew that my father, a career officer in the United States Army, left home every day for some place called work. Still, I never knew how money was earned or how it affected my life.
You see, Mrs. FLOTUS, if you rock a 'fro or revert back to your natural hair in the many styles that'll be cool and acceptable, just like you do with the straightened, unnatural hair -- à la bangs -- you could also be making even a bigger move in White House history.
Our Best-Dressed Challenge has gotten us thinking: sure, all of us dress up once in a while, or even most of the time. But what if your every outfi...
I always say that it's not about a lot of things, but the right things that will update and get your wardrobe in shape for the new season. Think things through, be proactive and, most importantly, keep it REAL and focus on health and happiness!
Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...
One of our great American leaders, Congressman John Lewis, has been celebrated in the news quite a bit recently.
Michelle Obama knows how to relate to children. The day's message remained clear throughout: health, wellness and physical activity are integral to a holistic education and it allows students to succeed in school.
Unemployment numbers are dropping. I am still skeptical, because the numbers do lie, and are always adjusted. In the meantime for the 12 million sti...
If you continue to avoid supporting policy change, I believe that history will remember Let's Move as another "feel good" first lady program that's long on public relations and short on substance.
At a cool $29.5 million, it's not for the faint of heart. But then again, Moraga Vineyards Estate in Bel Air, right in the middle of Los Angeles, no...
When their husbands win the presidency, American first ladies are thrust into the spotlight, forced to take a position with no job description and no pay. And it's not an easy task.
The kids in Dayton, Ohio won't go hungry or undernourished if local Chef Anthony Tyrone Head has anything to say about it. Beginning in March, the Dayton Christian Center will run a four-week series on affordable, nutritious cooking for their childcare facility's parents.
Mired in the politics of farm subsidies, food stamps, and sidelined by well-meaning charities and food pantries, a focus on the scandal of millions of working Americans who have little access to healthy food is hurt by the shame attached to hunger, and its flip side, poverty.
In order to help our children be more physically active, we need to give them the means and the access to do so every day, before, during and after school.