Michelle Obama in the necklace that went viral.
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From hunger strike medals to brooches shaped like serpents and spiders, women’s jewellery can speak volumes.
Podcasts were once a niche hobby of the internet. Now (thanks to Spotify), Michelle Obama is joining the fray.
Detroit People’s Food Co-op, opening later this year in a food desert, is an example of a community-driven project.
Prodded by Michelle Obama and other government leaders, Walmart and other major US retailers vowed to build hundreds of stores in food deserts. What happened?
Moms leave their mark.
Psychology researchers are interested in what makes a hero. Turns out many mothers tick off those same boxes by fulfilling a range of needs for their offspring.
Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s “Gangster State” is one of South Africa’s top sellers.
Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers.
Michelle Obama charted her own course, prioritizing what she values.
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A psychologist unexpectedly realized that Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’ mirrors the life stages she’s identified in a group of women she’s been tracking since 1970.
Michelle Obama: on the campaign trail.
Michelle Obama’s new memoir tells the tale of the First Lady’s remarkable, but sometimes troubled, journey.
Michelle Obama hugs George W. Bush at the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24, 2016.
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A simple act of kindness between George Bush and Michelle Obama illuminates our need for friendship and well-being.
The cast of ‘Black Panther.’
Seeing is not just believing. Seeing changes what we believe, about ourselves and about other people.
Man has his hair cut by his father in Goldsboro, Florida.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
An All-American meal.
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Chain restaurants vowed to make children’s menus healthier. But our analysis of menus across the country shows that kids’ choices still aren’t very good for them.
The 44th president is now gone. What mark does he leave on his country?
One to remember.
Heading into the last days of the Obama administration, the outgoing first lady cemented a noble legacy for herself.
Visitors take in Cameron Robbins’ Field Lines at Dark Mofo at the Museum of Old and New Art.
Many great artists died in 2016: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Paul Cox, Shirley Hazzard. It was a year of creative foment and as always, intense debate about the importance of the arts to a thriving, democratic society.
Michelle Obama with elementary school students in Washington on Oct. 6, 2015.
Michelle Obama placed motherhood at the center of her role as first lady – a decision not all women applauded.
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
President Barack Obama stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a Clinton campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 5, 2016.
Hillary Clinton’s work lifting up girls and women has a striking parallel to the work of women who shaped President Obama and his presidency.
Melania Trump allegedly plagiarised a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008.
Plagiarism in public life is an ugly slight upon the intelligence and the trust of an audience.
You go girl.
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The first lady effect: inspirational.
First generation students: Divided lives?
First-generation college students may suffer from a guilt of abandoning their families. They also carry huge responsibilities and expectations. How can colleges help them be successful?