For Camille Kim, music is life. On a typical day, the Emory University student spends hours on her laptop, scouring the Internet for the latest music. She uses a site that aggregates music recommendations from blogs to discover new artists and songs, streams them online and then shares her finds with her friends through a Facebook group. But she rarely buys songs or albums.
Well before her diabetes diagnosis, Madeline Martinez knew her unhealthy eating habits were leading her down the wrong path. Martinez, a 49-year-old corporate travel agent in Miami, Florida, was 120 pounds overweight -- the result of years resorting to fast-food dinners after long days at the office. When her endocrinologist delivered the news in February - Type 2 diabetes - she got serious. She ditched McDonald's and began shopping at Whole Foods and farmers' markets for organic produce. Then she went a step further and bought a shovel.
I am extremely blessed. My unborn son, Claiborne, is due just before Father's Day this year. His pending birth motivated me to get an annual physical six months ago, a checkup I had avoided for three years. When my physician asked whether I wanted a prostate-specific antigen test, I agreed, despite the $150 out-of-pocket charge.
As a community pediatrician, I was frustrated with my inability to effect lasting change on the dietary proclivities of my young patients. I felt hindered by the bureaucracies of "Big Medicine" and outgunned by the branding masterminds and massive pocketbooks of "Big Junk Food." Dunk the Junk is our solution to that frustration.
Disney's Cars Land opens June 15 at Disney California Adventures, and it's big, bold and amazing. As Mater says, "If I'm lying, I'm crying." Kids of all ages will rev their engines and step on the gas. Cars Land is the capstone of a five year, estimated $1.1 billion dollar reimagining of Disney California Adventures. While Cars Land shifts California Adventures into the fast lane, only time will tell if it will save the town (as Lightning McQueen did for Radiator Springs) and turn Disneyland into the world-class destination it aspires to be.
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With students around the country anticipating -- and then celebrating -- that final bell before summer, there is one song that is absolutely inescapable this time of year. "No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks." (All together now) "School's out for summer!" So it seems like the perfect opportunity to delve into some music appreciation, specifically songs about schools.
If you look at Egypt moving forward, there's a great deal of emphasis placed on the various political parties and what they may stand for and what they're going to do. But we have to remember: The real obstacle to democracy in Egypt continues to be the people who run Egypt --- a military dictatorship.
Egypt back to square one, asks Isobel Coleman , author of "Paradise Beneath Her Feet" and a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Will Turkey force Obama's hand on Syria, asks Soner Cagaptay, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Can world court survive African Union's attack?
SI.com columnist explains why fans shouldn't forgive Lance Armstrong.
As a father, "I have to be the best human I can be," says author Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.