free writing workbook
Free workbook: What’s your next step?

If you’ve got decisions to make, your own words might offer the best advice. Your words are a source of power, insight and confidence for your badass self. My free, nine-page writing workbook can help you see yourself in a fresh, creative light. Even reading through the pages might spark new ideas. For sure, you can avoid the mistakes that wrecked me — until writing saved my life. 

 

9 tips for shopping tag sales

betty ming liu Money 10 Comments

I watch my budget, love a deal and adore funky things. So my best shopping is done in other people’s suburban garages and driveways. But since tag sales are a blood sport for bargain fiends, it’s crucial to prepare for the hunt. For starters, tag sales, yard sales, garage sales — they’re all the same thing. “Estate sale”  refers to …

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Wringing toothpaste from a tube

betty ming liu Art 17 Comments

Brushing my teeth a few minutes ago could’ve been annoying because there wasn’t much toothpaste left in the tube. Instead, I enjoyed dealing with the situation by taking out my…tube wringer. And, YouTube. I need to get better at this video stuff because it’s such a great way to communicate. Making videos is also fun. I need to do more …

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Recipe: How to make fast and easy healthy salad dressing

betty ming liu Food, Health 14 Comments

My delicious homemade salad dressing is a godsend for the busy, thrifty, food-loving cook. If you like it, expect to splash it on more than just salads. I am proud to say that my dressing can instantly jazz even the most boring, simple meal.  :) This dressing is also good for the allergy prone and those on special diets because …

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Sky Foods, the 2nd new big box food store in Flushing, reflects Asian population boom

betty ming liu Food, Money 9 Comments

There’s a grand opening this Saturday for yet another humongous Asian supermarket in Flushing. It’s a jaw-dropping sign that New York City’s consumer base is shifting. Imagine: The number of residents of Asian heritage has surpassed the 1 million mark. That’s more Asians than you’ll find in both Los Angeles and San Francisco put together. Today, one out of every eight …

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Flushing, NY food scene: New World Mall feels like China — it’s both yum & yuck

betty ming liu Food 17 Comments

Oh, my goodness. Wait ’til you see my photos from a new, food-obsessed mall in Flushing. When we were kids in Manhattan’s Chinatown, we dismissed this Queens-based Chinese community as a second-rate Chinatown. But Flushing is becoming Little China — which means that a recent adventure there stirred up intense, mixed feelings. The other night, I had dinner with two …

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