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First lady Michelle Obama says she tries to talk about health - not weight - with her daughters.
Mrs. Obama, who launched a public awareness campaign against childhood obesity, says too much talk about weight and body size can lead to eating disorders. She says she is particularly sensitive to that because of her daughters, 12-year-old Malia and 9-year-old Sasha.
Instead of talking about weight, the first lady says, she talks to them about eating right, what that looks like and why it’s important.
Mrs. Obama discussed her anti-obesity campaign during a Web chat Tuesday with AOL Health. Her comments were in response to a question from a North Carolina woman who sought advice for helping overweight children.
Job openings drop as layoffs rise
Job openings dropped in May from the previous month and layoffs edged up, fresh evidence that employers are reluctant to add workers.
The Labor Department says job openings fell from 3.3 million to 3.2 million in April. The dip follows two months of increasing openings, driven partly by temporary government hiring for the 2010 census.
April’s upwardly revised figure was the highest in 18 months, as private job openings also rose.
May’s total is 37 percent above the low point of 2.3 million openings in July 2009. But it’s still far below pre-recession levels of about 4.5 million openings per month.
Layoffs increased to 1.9 million, but remain at pre-recession levels. The department says layoffs rose to a peak of 2.6 million in January 2009.
Governor’s rival suspends campaign
PHOENIX | The last main rival to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer suspended his campaign Tuesday, likely clearing the way for a Republican primary win for the incumbent whose popularity has risen sharply after her signing of the state’s tough new illegal immigration law.
The campaign manager for Buz Mills said he is halting his campaigning because the race is now focused on immigration and border security, not the jobs and budget issues that prompted Mr. Mills, a businessman, to run.
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