Today, as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Department of Labor is releasing the results of a survey on the act's use and impact. Plain and simple: the act is still good for workers and their families -- and yes, it's good for business.
Forget keeping up with our kids' gorgeous long, luxurious locks. Move over, 20-somethings with your silky hairstyles. We 50-somethings are taking center stage as trendsetters for what looks good at "this age," and we are taking our cues from our first lady.
At the risk of being mistaken for the 200-year-old relic Volkswagen in Woody Allen's 1973 classic movie, 'Sleeper,' did I somehow miss the memo where it said we weren't supposed to wear outfits a second time?
The president waxed eloquent about a pursuit of progressive ideals; mentioning marriage equality, climate change and even slamming Paul Ryan's claim that society is being ruined by the takers. So as you can imagine, right after the president was sworn in, he was sworn at.
Folks turned up to be a part of the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama with hope in their hearts and a dream in their eyes. America was alive that day in Washington.
A noisy grassroots uprising against Beyoncé could get other celebrities to back off from endorsing non-nutritious products to impressionable kids. Remember, once upon a time, celebrities regularly promoted tobacco products. Now, they wouldn't be caught dead hawking cigarettes.
Unfortunately, the working woman vs. style theme didn't stay in the '80s with shoulder pads and perms -- it's made its way into 21st Century culture as well.
Michelle Obama could have chosen any esthetician to care for her skin -- she selected a master facialist who is passionate about her craft, and has a strong background in ethnic skin and medical esthetics. And she chose someone who looks like her.
If you type "Michelle Obama style" into Google, 209,000,000 results come up. If you type in "Michelle Obama education," 183,000,000 results come up. This says a lot about our cultural obsession with fashion and celebrity.
Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has revealed a passion within me for journalism and reporting that reached its highest peak this past weekend in Washington, D.C.
School Closure Personal For The Obamas? The Chicago Sun-Times is out with a list of 193 schools that could potentially be closed under Chicago Public Schools' effort to save money by shuttering "underutilized buildings." Among them is Bouchet Academy -- and as Alexander Russo notes, that's the elementary school Michelle Obama attended. (It was called Bryn Mawr Elementary School when she studied there.)
She has captured our hearts with her spirit and all she has done to improve our country. At the same time, she has captured our eyes with her elegance and style.
Somewhere in America there are little girls dreaming about being the first lady or the first female president, and Michelle's clothes give them hope... hope that they too can defy society's expectations and stereotypes.
Michelle Obama is a true fashion trendsetter and icon but her gray Thom Browne coat is too dully colored for this Inauguration Day. It's simply too dull. Her outfits can set a tone just as much as her husband's speech.
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr shouted out the words, "I have a dream." Today, exactly 50 years later at the 2013 inauguration, I can't but help think about the dreams of Americans that will be realized in your second term.
You would have to be living in a bubble to have missed the news that Beyonce cut a reported $50 million deal with PepsiCo. Although the deal may meet Beyonce's and Pepsi's mutually-beneficial marketing needs, it does not serve the best interests of the U.S. public.