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Top 10 basic interviewing tips for journalists

June 2, 2024

Knowing how to interview is more than a journalistic tool for getting great stories. Knowing how to ask and listen is actually an essential life skill. My top 10 tips […]

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9 tips for writing like a journalist

June 1, 2024

  Writing like a journalist can change how you express yourself. You might be writing an article. Or, a script for a podcast or video broadcast. Or maybe, a work […]

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Asia Society: Innovation Through Inclusion

Top 10 issues for Asian Americans in the workplace

June 6, 2017

There’s a new survey out about being of Asian or Pacific heritage in the American workplace. And people, it’s stressful. But the good news is that we’re talking more about […]

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Respecting our relationship with money

How childhood shapes our relationship with money

May 6, 2017

The homework was to bring in a dollar. Now, my creative writing students sat around the big classroom table. Each of them held a George Washington in their hands. “Okay, […]

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meditate now

If you want to feel better, meditate now

April 2, 2017

I used to be scared of meditating. What if I tried it and nothing happened? Then I’d feel like a spiritual failure. But then, I learned that meditating is as […]

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BBC girl & BBC dad

6 reasons why the badass hapa BBC girl inspires my inner child

March 19, 2017

Marion Kelly is four years old. She’s hapa — half Asian and half-white. She has a Korean mommy, a white American daddy and a baby brother named James. On March […]

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How to research: the basics, fake news & more

February 25, 2017

Dread doing research? Fear no more. This post is for you. And teachers, if you’re doing a unit on this sleep-inducing topic, I’ve gathered some useful links for you. They […]

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