A lot of people say that Mother's Day is one of those "Hallmark holidays" that don't really exist in the calendar, and I can certainly see their point. The commercialization of Mother's Day doesn't enhance anyone's idea of family. But there's another way that society is "dumbing down" motherhood that we must name and shame.
Wounds, illnesses and injuries require ongoing care for many military service members and veterans. This type of care is given not only by professionals or in institutions, but right at home by millions of family members -- caregivers who are our hidden heroes.
So you think that opting for Lo Fat items at the market and hitting the gym will keep you in fighting form? Fed Up, an essential documentary narrated and executive produced by Katie Couric and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, is here to tell you different.
Locals will have Hollywood royalty in their backyard this weekend. Saturday is Washington's big day to dress up, and every year the festivities get even the most slovenly dressers into a tie or tux.
Fighting for and committing to getting a great education isn't some intellectual exercise for the first lady. She lived this experience on Chicago's South Side.
Pastry Chef Erika Davis is known in the U.S. and internationally for her delectable desserts and chocolates. Her career has spanned more than two deca...
Kansas is good at inviting black eyes. The most recent national news punch, the dustup over Michelle Obama, originated in my hometown, Topeka.
I spoke with Parks & Rec's Jim O'Heir, who plays Terry, or Jerry -- no, Terry -- I can't keep up. Anyway, we chatted about the season finale, spoilers coming up next season, and what Chris Pratt looks like naked (I asked for pics, still waiting for them).
Emotional health will never just be a school age or adolescent issue; the preparation and teaching starts as early as birth and continues throughout our whole lives. But until there is more nationwide focus on the matter, what can we do now to start fixing this?
This week, first lady Michelle Obama announced that she would speak at a high school graduation in Topeka, Kansas. But some parents and students quickly objected, saying seats would be limited, the event would be much longer, and the first lady is black.
Voted Race Director of the year by Competitor Magazine in 1999 and top 25 people making a difference in Orange County by OC Metro in 2000, Kathy Kinan...
By Carolyn Cross Michelle Obama recently traveled to China with her daughters and mother to promote cross-cultural exchange, education, and the power...
This blogger hopes that next time the foreign press and anyone interested in the Tibetan will look to the more democratic and less problematic figure of Mr. Sangay the next time a first lady reaches for yak butter tea.
Gardening brings people from diverse and different backgrounds together -- families, young people, the elderly, neighbors, politicians -- to do something good, not just for your health and body, but for your community.
Very public efforts to improve health and prevent disease by eating right have also spurred the food and beverage industries to develop promising and innovative products that will help individuals as well as stimulate companies' sales.
Tanya Steel Quick--which top chefs created Alaskan Ceviche with Mango or Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups? If you said 9-year-old Rowan from Alaska and 9-yea...