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Nearly one-half of the American population will be obese by 2030, according to a 2012 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers estimate that this will result in an additional $66 billion in health care expenditures, 7.8 million new cases of diabetes, 6.8 million new cases of stroke and heart disease,…

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Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons released an op-ed piece this week, and the Def Jam Recordings founder took the time to share his thoughts on hip-hop’s most controversial superstar: Kanye West. In his piece, Simmons shares his belief that West is misunderstood and he also believes that Kanye’s recent outbursts are for the good of everyone–not just in service to West’s own narcissism.

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