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. 

 

How to drink scotch like a real badass Asian

betty ming liu Food 16 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed Johnnie Walker Red. As a kid in Chinatown, it was the liquor of choice served during most of the 10-course Chinese restaurant banquets that we attended. But now I’m approaching my snifter in a much classier way, thanks to a recent whisky-tasting party. The venue was a Manhattan pop-up, a Johnnie Walker House created by the brand’s …

Photos: Sistahood at the 2012 Women’s Media Center Awards Dinner

betty ming liu Inspiration, Money, Relationships, Writing how-to's 7 Comments

The really bad news is that women are appallingly underrepresented in the media industry. The good news? Women are doing something about it — and having a good time in the process. The 2012 Women’s Media Center Awards was a marvelously glam networking event and here are some photos to prove it. Held on Nov. 13 at the lovely Gustavino’s …

Check out Islamic art at the Met

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Tonight I went on a private tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The entire evening turned into one of those rare, perfect evenings in Manhattan. The magic began when I found street parking (free!). Then I walked into the Met (free!) to enjoy beautiful art, smart conversation and a nice reception. The Met had invited the South Asian Journalists Association …

What it’s like to work at Etsy

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Have you ever heard of Etsy? After a tour of the company’s corporate headquarters in Brooklyn, I have much more hope that great jobs are possible — if we can create them for ourselves. Wait ’til you see my photos! But first some background. Etsy was founded six years ago by Rob Kalin. He was a 20-something painter, carpenter and photographer …