First Lady Michelle Obama Covers ESSENCE Magazine, Talks Education, & Raising Smart Kids (DETAILS)

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It’s no secret that First Lady Michelle Obama is extremely passionate about higher education, and this month she explains more to ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush.

A major ingredient in the recipe for success has to do with nurturing resilience in our children, Michelle explained.

“I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It’s not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don’t have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard,” says Mrs. Obama.

However in order to even get that far, the First Lady explains that children have to see education…

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Michelle Obama’s Secret to Paying for Stylish Wardrobe Revealed

Good, I feel so much better about my Target/Old Navy/Forever 21/H&M wardrobe!

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Ever wonder how Michelle Obama is able to make an affordable fashion statement with her stylish wardrobe?

First, let’s cut to the chase. For all the haters: the taxpayers are NOT footing the bill.

Other than that, the answer is as classified as a covert military operation overseas. Although first ladies are expected to dress well, the Associated Press reports they don’t receive a clothing allowance or a salary to help pay for their clothing.

In its quest to find out who pays for Mrs. Obama’s wardrobe, the news organization referenced the adjusted income for the Obamas last year, which amounted to $481,000. Assets totaled $1.8 million to $7 million. In addition the AP mentions that Mrs. Obama (or rather her personal aide) looks for clothing discounts.

A complete breakdown of the situation comes courtesy of Joanna Rosholm, press secretary to the first lady, who admitted, “Mrs. Obama pays for…

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Richard Sherman Plays Seahawks ‘Cook’ To Michelle Obama’s ‘Reporter’

Very cool!

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Super Bowl champs can cook, too?

Naw, not really. But Seahawks star Richard Sherman is not afraid to act like he can; especially since he’s joining teammates Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas and First Lady Michelle Obama in a video to promote healthy school lunches.

The video was posted on Thursday and was filmed as part of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The campaign is designed to fight childhood obesity. Obama plays a sideline reporter in the video, telling Sherman to “take me through your final plate.”

“We’re the best chefs in the game,” Sherman yells in a parody of his famed postgame rant, “so when you try us with an easy meal like salmon cakes and succotash, that’s the result you’re going to get.”

Wilson and Thomas appear as sous chefs to Sherman, who wasn’t afraid to show off some of his football skills in the video, too.

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Students Roast First Lady With #ThanksMichelleObama Tweets Over Quality Of School Lunches (DETAILS)

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Michelle Obama And Tom Vilsack Discuss New USDA Nutrition Standards For School Lunches

As the obesity rate drops for young people, some students still aren’t happy about the quality of food in their schools.

According to the Daily Mail, after a month of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was implemented in schools, teens created the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama in reaction to the quantity and quality of food.

The first lady rolled out the law’s final regulations in January 2012 with a presentation linked to her ‘Let’s Move!’ children’s health initiative. Changes took effect that fall. In the ensuing nine months, 33 states cited ‘challenges with palatability – food that tasted good to students’ as one reason sales tumbled. The extremely negative reviews have over a million kids refusing to eat the offerings, an ironic result for legislation meant to combat hunger.

Students showed their disappointment of the meals on Twitter.

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