Michelle Obama unveiled a series of proposed changes to the food label last Thursday. These changes, she said, will help consumers make better, more informed decisions.
In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt took examples of the dregs of history and aimed for a better ever after. She shepherded the creation and ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As the legal foundation of the international human rights movement, the document clearly needs help.
An expert in health policy, public and private health services, managed care programs and health information technology, Dr. Carledenise Edwards has deep experience as an administrator, educator, researcher, and as a policy and business analyst.
Tonight is one of Hollywood's biggest nights. Academy Awards royalty will be crowned, but perhaps just as important, footprints of style success will be left on the red carpet.
The impetus for change is to make nutritional information easier to understand, so that consumers can pick up products on the grocery shelf and easily determine if it's a good choice for themselves and their family. However, nutrition labeling is tricky for a variety of reasons.
These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.
Our hope for each American generation has always been to leave them better off and pick up the ball and run with our country. But are we providing these new generation warriors the proper models of the American way? The answer is a resounding, "No."
If the government had not intervened in the matter of our children's health, I'm not sure we'd all be high-fiving each other about these latest statistics affecting our country's most precious resources.
Is the transition from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon news simply because it's out with the old and in with new? Hardly. The long-time comedian and social media genius spent the past four years earning late night cred on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC.
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Michelle Obama turned 50 recently. And while everyone was saying, 'Oh, isn't it great, Michelle Obama is 50!' I was looking in the mirror saying, 'I'm older than the president's wife?!?' For the first time in my personal history, the first lady is younger than I am. And that's not sitting very well with me.
Despite their many differences, we can see in Jefferson and the Obamas a common commitment to a broad, open-ended education as a vehicle for disrupting entrenched elites. When the best educational resources are dominated by the wealthiest, they become an elite bent on cultivating their pleasures rather than on extending knowledge and cultural vitality.
Even if Hawai'i is overlooked when it comes time to make a decision, the real win is Hawai'i's.
I'm 50. I've been wearing a fake smile for the past few months, pretending I don't really care. I mean, 50 is just a number, right? But when I'm alone in front of the mirror, I anxiously try on the idea of being this old, like kids try on grown ups' clothes.
Michelle Obama made waves this week buy announcing she would not rule out plastic surgery in the future. GTFO, Mrs. Thang! You are perfection the way you are.
Congratulations. Elvis didn't make it this far. Here is a random list of personal thoughts in the measure and meaning of a half century on the planet.