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“There aren’t a lot of you out there”: What? Let’s fix our female Asian-American writer blind spot now

<b>Celeste Ng (center), surrounded by (clockwise, from top left): Lan Samantha Chang, Nina McConigley, Hanya Yanagihara, Ru Freeman (Penguin/Kevin Day/W.W. Norton/Miranda Meyer/ninamcconigley.com/mit.edu/Graywolf Press/Brenda Carpenter)</b><p>Who says Asian American women aren’t writing fiction? “We are …

Books

On Internalized Racism: 4 Lessons I Learned as an Undercover Asian

I slammed my door and gave snappy responses because it was easier than admitting “I hate myself and everyone who loves me.”<p>It was easier to support …

The Real Problem When It Comes to Diversity and Asian-Americans

Years ago… they used to think you were Fu Manchu or Charlie Chan. Then they thought you must own a laundry or restaurant. Now they think all we know …

Equality

Asian Actors In Hollywood: Increased Roles Mark Industry Sea Change

Asian-American actors and those representing them are experiencing a sea change in the number of roles available to them. The revolution is happening …

San Andreas

The Growing Poverty Crisis That Everyone Is Ignoring

It is often difficult for Sameth Mell to speak about himself and his family on a warm Saturday morning in White Center, Seattle, Washington. He …

Social Issues

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MICHAEL WANG, a young Californian, came second in his class of 1,002 students; his ACT score was 36, the maximum possible; he sang at Barack Obama’s …

Equality

The Two Asian Americas

In 1928, an Indian immigrant named Vaishno Das Bagai rented a room in San Jose, turned on the gas, and ended his life. He was thirty-seven. He had come to San Francisco thirteen years earlier with his wife and two children, “dreaming and hoping to make this land my own.” A dapper man, he learned …

Equality

Hollywood’s Asian Punching Bags: Why There Shouldn’t Be a ‘Safe’ Minority to Joke About

Chris Rock trotted out a bunch of Asian kids during the Oscars, while Ali G compared Asians to Minions. Emma Stone played an Asian character in a …

Why Asian-American Seniors Have High Rates Of Depression But Rarely Seek Help

"If you have a mental health issue you might be deemed as ... looking shameful to the family.”<p>Time after time, Joy Luangphaxay would see <b></b>Asian-American seniors come to the nonprofit Hamilton-Madison House accompanied by their adult children and complain to therapists about their difficulty falling …

Behind the 'Model Minority' Myth: Why the 'Studious Asian' Stereotype Hurts

Growing up, Shannen Kim had to get good grades — no ifs, ands or buts.<p>“It was always just a given, like work hard now and get into a good college,” Kim, 24, recalled. “That’ll make me successful and that’ll make me happier in the end.”<p>Kim got into that “good” college — Harvard — but then came her …

BTS Helps K-Pop Band Manager Double Sales Ahead of Possible IPO

BTS, the South Korean K-pop boy band that was tweeted about more than any celebrity in the world last year, helped manager Big Hit Entertainment more …

A Quickfire Guide to the Best Shopping in Seoul

Korean food maestro Linda Lee talks us through the shopping stops to hit up on a pit-stop in Seoul<p>It’s <b>Seoul Fashion Week</b> and between the shows there …

South Korea

How to Make Big Bucks While Selling Your Products for Free

Use a free plus shipping funnel to generate brand loyalty and create revenue.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing funnels are very effective at converting your website visitors into paying customers, and savvy marketers are constantly looking for ways to …

eCommerce

Global EdTech Investments And Outlook: 10 EdTech Companies You Should Know About

Is edtech poised to be one of the most profitable in the digital industry yet?<p>Last year, David Bainbridge, CEO of UK-based Knowledgemotion, published an article on <i>TechCrunch</i> titled “Edtech is the Next Fintech.” According to Bainbridge, a new education world has begun with investments in edtech set …

Education Technology

What I Learned In My 20s That Propelled My Career

This list of 7 personal development books could be for you, regardless of your age or generation.<p>The more I read today about personal development, career success, and setting and reaching goals, the more I reflect on the wisdom from some of the great authors that influenced me in my early career. …

selfdevelopment

Windows 10 tip: Stay organized using virtual desktops

You no longer need third-party software to use virtual desktops, now that this feature is included in Windows 10 as part of Task View. Here's how to …

Software

Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. Recent ransomware outbreaks underscore the need to take …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different

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Education Technology

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

20 Behavioral Interview Questions to Test If Job Candidates Have High Motivation

Selecting the right interview questions plays a key factor in hiring the right people, as well as weeding out the bad apples.<p>Hiring managers spend countless, wasted hours, asking the wrong interview questions to determine the right job or culture fit in a candidate; many of them end up as mis-hires …

Employment

5 websites where you can learn in-demand skills for free

Employees must up-level their skills and seek new challenges at work and outside of work. One of the best ways to do that is to take a class on an in-demand topic.<p>From Mandarin language classes to computer programming bootcamps and digital marketing workshops, there's a course for almost anything. …

4 Things Your Website Needs Convert Visitors Into Customers

Your site is the basis of all your marketing initiatives, but did you know it can also be your highest performing lead generation tool?<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Imagine this: your brand is firmly planted at the number one position on search engine result …

Marketing

How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You

<b>“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get</b> …

If You Make These Tough Choices Every Day You’ll Never Have Regrets in Life

This post is by Elle Kaplan, Founder & CEO, LexionThe post If You Make These Tough Choices Every Day You’ll Never Have Regrets in Life appeared first …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now

Bootstrapped startups and the entrepreneurs who run them need software and applications that help them do heavy lifting without having to hire large teams.<p>Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the …

Project Management

10 Workplace Collaboration Technologies to Try in 2017

Move over, email -- these are the tools that will improve workplace collaboration in the new year.<p>We are in the midst of a workplace revolution that is seeing email moved from the center to the margin of corporate communications. Taking email's place is a new class of collaboration and …

Project Management

The Six Customer Service Silver Bullets

Here are the six elements that can position your organization for customer service success. Although be forewarned: excellence in customer service and the customer experience isn’t a puzzle or riddle that can be solved once and for all. It’s going to require sustained diligence and focus, because …