Heather J. Chin

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About That Microloan Mention In 'Crazy Rich Asians' ...

<b>Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Nov. 1, 2016, and has been updated.</b><p>Crazy Rich Asians <i>is, of course, not a movie about global development. But as it happens, the topic gets a cameo in the rom-com.</i><p><i>Main character Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu) is a professor of economics. And</i> …

World News

8 New Places That Aren’t on Your Bucket List, But Should Be

In a world of over-visited tourist attractions, a smart traveler’s bucket list is malleable and changing often. More travelers than ever are swapping …

Jackson Hole

4 cheaper travel swaps for expensive hotspots like Paris

Just like with real estate, location tends to be what makes travel most expensive. It’s not only the flights—people in hotspots like Paris can afford …

Lifestyle

Top Adventurous Things to Do in Cairo

Cairo offers far more to an adventure junkie than staid rides down the Nile. Channel your inner adrenaline junkie with escapades from sandboarding …

Extreme Sports

Support Puerto Rico's Recovery Efforts By Eating at These Incredible Restaurants

Here's your ultimate guide to dining in hotel-ing in San Juan—visiting Puerto Rico is one of the best ways to help boost and rebuild the island's …

Puerto Rico

A Feminist City Guide to Beirut

It’s a typical Friday night in Beirut and, should you find yourself in Lebanon’s capital of two million people, your calendar might include partaking …

Beirut

Generator Madrid

Forget what you think you know about hostels. In a bid to appeal to today’s young travelers, more companies are designing them to resemble high-end …

Follow the Foliage this Fall with Four New England Road Trips

What better time to hit the road than during fall foliage season? From an urban escape in Boston to under-the-radar Vermont getaways, we've rounded …

New England

61 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Portugal - Atlas Obscura

Tweet<p>The Atlas Obscura Guide To<p>Hidden<br>Portugal<p>Discover 61 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Portugal<p>Cities<p>Unusual<br>Attractions<br>in Portugal<p>Added by …

15 Stunning Places You Have To See In Portugal

Portugal is a gorgeous country to explore and much more than cork products, gorgeous sea and yummy port that it has become famous for. It’s one …

European Travel

Henry Golding Is Coming For Hollywood

A few months ago, he was a little-known BBC television presenter. Now, Henry Golding is the star of Crazy Rich Asians, the box office hit of the year. In his first UK fashion shoot, the British-Malaysian discusses growing up in Surrey, his unlikely ascent to Hollywood and how he hopes to be a new …

Marlon Brando

4 Types of Curation on Flipboard

When the team here gushes enthusiastically about a magazine we love, what is it about the curation that makes us swoon so? What do we mean when we say, “Wow, that’s good!”<p>The answer is, of course, it depends.<p>It depends on what the goals of the collection are. Is the curation meant to showcase …

Kettlebell Exercises

11 Hill Stations in India Worth Visiting

India has a varied landscape dotted with snow-covered mountains, lush forests, rolling green hills and scenic lakes. Nestled among these are a host …

Plantations

The Never-Ending Race To Concoct The Bluest Blue

In an underground lab in California, scientists created a new hue called Quantum Blue. It's the latest result of humanity's obsession with harnessing pure color.<p>BERKELEY, Calif. ― There are no windows in the underground laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley’s Hildebrand Hall. No …

UC Berkeley

You're (Probably) Losing Lots Of Money Because Of This One Thing

When was the last time you checked your auto pay subscriptions?

Personal Finance

13 Fall Sangrias To Drink When You're Missing Summer

Just when you thought sangria season was over.<p>Same drink, different fruits. Try these fall-flavored sangria recipes on Halloween, for Thanksgiving or …

Food

20 Butternut Squash Soup Recipes For Cozy Fall Nights In

There are so many ways to upgrade this classic soup.<p>These sweet winter squashes are great pureed on their own, but there are so many more variations …

Cooking

So Now You Own a Home. Do You Know How to Maintain it?

After the heady early days of homeownership wear off, first-time buyers often quickly realize that they lack even the most basic skills needed to take care of their new home.<p>For New Yorkers accustomed to calling the super for every repair, using a drill to hang drapes or an Allen wrench to fix a …

Home Improvement

I Took My Daughter To See 'Crazy Rich Asians' -- And Walked Away With Career Lessons

<i>Crazy Rich Asians</i>, the Warner Brothers movie based on the bestseller by Kevin Kwan, took in over $5.5 million at the box office on its August 15 opening day. I was lucky enough to get access to an advance screening hosted by Nielsen, and I eagerly took my daughter along. Not only do we both love …

Box Office

How South Asian Americans Are Building a New American Dream

MagazineDiversity in America<p>They're expanding on the success of their immigrant parents, creating a blended cultural identity—and turning the tables on old stereotypes.<p>MagazineDiversity in America<p>The stand-up comic Hari Kondabolu, who is Indian American, had just finished telling a joke about being …

Asia

With 'Big Talk,' this Fulbright scholar wants to help forge deeper friendships

Asian America<p>What do musical artists Lorde, Post Malone, and Keith Urban have in common? They’re all playing the same question-and-answer game.<p>“What is your next great adventure?”<p>“What makes you feel really alive?”<p>It’s part of a project called “Big Talk” created by Kalina Silverman, a 24-year-old …

Migrant Workers

'Crazy Rich Asians' didn't tell all of our stories, but Asian Americans found a way to relate

The news that “Crazy Rich Asians” had become the most successful romantic comedy in nearly a decade inspired, I confess, not just happiness but relief.<p>For months, my group chats had hummed with anticipation about the first blockbuster in a while to feature an Asian cast and story line.<p>We were …

Equality

Science Does Not Support Claims That Contraceptives Are ‘Abortion-Inducing’

During his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Thursday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh referred to some forms of birth control as “abortion-inducing drugs.” The phrase is a characterization that some anti-abortion religious groups use, but it is not supported by scientific evidence.<p>Judge Kavanaugh used …

FDA

What's for breakfast in your culture?

What’s for breakfast?<p>What’s for breakfast mom? What’s for breakfast darling? What’s for breakfast nan? What’s for breakfast at the cafe? What’s for …

Breakfast

A Teacher Made a Hitler Joke in the Classroom. It Tore the School Apart.

At Friends Seminary, an elite private school in Manhattan, an awkward parody of a Nazi salute opened a proxy battle in a larger war over values.

Adolf Hitler

30 amazing weekend breaks to extend the British summer

Ah, the long, hot summer of 2018... Officially the hottest on record for England, just edging the temperatures of much-eulogised 1976. But alas, now it’s over; a receding warm memory. The kids are back at school. The suitcases are back in the loft. The precious holiday allowance is all but spent. …

'Crazy Rich Asians' success has Hollywood scrambling for similar Asian-centric stories

Culture Matters<p>LOS ANGELES — In the eight years that Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has been developing and writing for television, she never had a producer insist on casting an Asian American as the lead in a show.<p>For years, Hollywood operated under the belief that Asians couldn’t sell a movie or a TV …

Box Office

The Best New Cheap Eats in New York

<b>One thing</b> you can say about this cheap-eats town of ours: It never gets old. Statistics show that in New York, a ramen shop, slice joint, food court, …

Manhattan

In a wide-ranging interview, Carranza takes issue with admissions to New York City’s gifted programs

Ever since the city launched a push to scrap the entrance exam for its vaunted specialized high schools, Chancellor Richard Carranza has made it …

Why I let my children walk to the corner store — and why other parents should, too

By Petula Dvorak<p>Petula Dvorak<p>Local columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer — swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle’s commercial salmon fishing boat, endless Popsicles — the biggest one, they told me, was just 495 feet away in their own …