GOOD

Michelle Obama and Beyoncé Get Kids Dancing at 600 Schools

Yes, our First Lady can "teach you how to Dougie."

Need more proof that Michelle Obama might just be the fittest (and coolest) First Lady ever? In the video above, she joins a student "flash mob" at Washington D.C.'s Alice Deal Middle School. Yes, our First Lady knows how to Dougie.


The event was, of course, part of her Let's Move! campaign. Last month she partnered with Beyoncé to produce "Move Your Body," a remixed song and dance-inspired exercise routine. Obama and Beyoncé encouraged schools across the nation to learn the routine and perform it simultaneously on Tuesday. Over 600 schools across the country participated.

The beauty of the routine is that the kids are exercising without even realizing it. It's pretty obvious from the video that the students are having a ball—and you can see our First Lady hit her Dougie at the 2:44 mark!

Articles
via National Nurses United/Twitter

An estimated eight million people in the U.S. have started a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for their own or a member of their household's healthcare costs, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The poll, which was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, also found that in addition to the millions who have launched crowdfunding efforts for themselves or a member of their household, at least 12 million more Americans have started crowdfunding efforts for someone else.

Keep Reading
Health
via Library of Congress

In the months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the military to move Japanese-Americans into internment camps to defend the West Coast from spies.

From 1942 to 1946, an estimated 120,000 Japanese Americans, of which a vast majority were second- and third-generation citizens, were taken from their homes and forced to live in camps surrounded by armed military and barbed wire.

After the war, the decision was seen as a cruel act of racist paranoia by the American government against its own citizens.

The internment caused most of the Japanese-Americans to lose their money and homes.

Keep Reading
Communities

Step by step. 8 million steps actually. That is how recent college graduate and 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib approached his historic run across the United States. That is also how he believes we can all individually and together make a big impact on ridding the world of plastic waste.

Keep Reading
The Planet