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The New Unwritten Rule for Parents that Hurts Everyone

Helmets. Knee pads. Harnesses. Car Seats. Baby On Board signs in the back of the mini van. Diaper changing tables in the public restrooms. These are …

Parenting

How To Get Straight To The Point No Matter What You’re Trying To Say

First of all, you need to know what your message is. Then you need to deliver it well. Here’s how to do both in any situation.<p>Speaking off-script and concerned you might be about to ramble off on a tangent? It’s a common worry. But getting straight to the point and sticking with it all the way …

The Preacher's Cheat-Sheet

Preparing a sermon is one of the most gratifying and the most difficult tasks you’ll ever face. There is joy in finding meaning in the text, in …

Evangelical Christianity

Dear Husband, If You Want Me, Tell Me

Dear Husband,<p>Look at me. Like, really look at me. Tell me I'm pretty. Tell me I'm sexy. Tell me you adore and desire me, that you are lucky to have me by your side.<p>I'm in my 30s, haven't had children, and most of the time feel confident about how I look. I'm in my prime, and I'm not ready to settle …

Relationships

Asian Americans think an elite college degree will shelter them from discrimination. It won't

College admissions season is here. In the coming weeks, millions of high school seniors will receive letters of acceptance or rejection. They will then have a few more weeks to choose which school to attend.<p>The college admissions process produces anxiety for many students and parents, but the angst …

How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men

Hours after I gave birth to my first child, my husband cradled all five pounds of our boy and said, gently, “Hi, Sweetpea.” Not “Buddy” or “Little …

Meet the Asian George Washington and Actors Defying Asian Stereotypes

“One of the writers in our cast told me [she wrote a role for me]. The character was a waiter who spoke in a Chinese accent. We are no longer friends.”<p>In the production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's <i>Hamilton</i> that's currently touring the country<i>,</i> George Washington is Korean and Alexander Hamilton is half …

What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors

For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange. According to an African proverb, “He who never travels thinks …

Faith

Four Asian-American Women You Didn't Learn About in School

March is Women’s History Month, and NBC Asian America is commemorating it by celebrating some of the Asian-American women those in the United States may not have learned about in school.<p><b>Afong Moy</b><p>Afong Moy was just 19 when she arrived in New York City from China in 1834, and historians believe she …

Title IX

What City Was Once “The Jerusalem of the East?”

<i>Today I bring you the second in a series of articles by Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary California. Once again he reflects on the</i> …

North Korea

How to Comfort a Child After Mom or Dad Gets Angry

Parents aren’t supposed to lose their temper, but everyone does. It’s still possible to be a good parent afterward.<p>By<p>Feb 02 2018, 1:23 PM<p>It’s hard …

7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Part of the series "Parenting For Success"<p><i>by</i><p>, Hi! I’m a career and personal growth coach, writer, speaker, and leadership trainer helping women and …

Parenting

Who Brought the Gospel to Korea? Koreans Did.

The spread of the gospel is usually attributed to foreign missionaries, but the story is different on this Asian peninsula.

The Most Decorated Winter Olympian in U.S. History is Asian American

Meet Apolo Anton Ohno.He’s the most decorated Winter Olympian in U.S. History with eight medals in short track speed skating.The half-Japanese …

A survey of Canal Street’s changing landscape

How has the city let such a vital artery become so corroded?<p>Canal Street should be one of New York City’s greatest thoroughfares. It’s lined with a pleasant mix of unique buildings; it passes through several thriving neighborhoods and historic districts; and it houses dozens of small mom-and-pop …

Real Estate

Ancient Chinese Secret: These 14 Phenomenal Photos Reveal There Were Indeed Black Chinese

Prepare to enter the 37th chamber.<p>In a once-popular commercial for Calgon detergent in the 1970s, a curious housewife probes the Chinese owner of the …

Asian Americans skate into Olympic spotlight in record number

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a historic moment for Asian-Americans skaters.<p>Half of Team USA's figure skaters -- seven out of 14 -- are Asian Americans, which is a record, according to US Figure Skating.<p>They are: Karen Chen, Nathan Chen, Madison Chock, Mirai Nagasu, the sibling ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani …

Nathan Chen

This Will Be Where Amazon Puts Its Second Headquarters, According to Experts

20 cities are left. Who will come out on top?<p>By the end of this year, Amazon will announce a location for its second headquarters, bringing the tech …

Please, a Gold Medal For the Guy Who Figure Skated to "Turn Down For What"

The rules of the sport have changed, and now skaters can use music with lyrics in their routines. Ergo, Lil Jon.<p>Is there any song in the entire world that makes you feel more hyped than "Turn Down For What" by Lil Jon? "Turn Down For What" is hype bottled. Consider this: the <i>starting point</i> of "Turn …

Did that WSJ article on Philly’s housing market get it right?

The article put Philly’s affordable housing crisis in the spotlight and reactions were swift<p>On Wednesday, the<i>Wall Street Journal</i> published an article running the headline, “You Got Priced Out of ... Philadelphia? The Spread of Hot Housing Markets”.<p>The protagonist at play was a white, single, …

New parks and public spaces planned for Philly - Curbed Philly

<i>Editor’s note: This map was originally published in May 2017 and has since been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Thanks to the smart planning of Philadelphia’s founder William Penn, the City of Brotherly Love has no shortage of parks, squares, and public spaces.<p>But Penn’s green country town …

Beyond The Cult Of Human-Centered Design

The design industry’s reigning paradigm is in crisis. It’s time to evolve from human-centered design to humanity-centered design, write Artefact’s Rob Girling and Emilia Palaveeva.<p>On the eve of a historical election, last year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival was about hope and potential. In the …

SNL’s Co-Head Writer Bryan Tucker Has Mastered The Art of Brainstorming

The editor of Above Average’s sports comedy site The Kicker has three guiding principles that will make your company brainstorming sessions more productive.<p>On Above Average’s sports site <i>The Kicker</i>, you’ll find headlines like “Browns Sign Stray Cat Who Ran On Field During Thursday Night Football” …

The 1 Public Speaking Skill You Can Learn From Microsoft's Best Presenter | Inc.com

Microsoft vice president Panos Panay oversees the company's hardware products, from Surface to Xbox. After his keynotes and product demonstrations, audience members often post positive feedback on Twitter about the presentation itself. "Passion" is one of the most common words they use to describe …

Public Speaking

Racist Mailer Calls For Deportation Of Asian School Board Candidates To 'Make Edison Great Again'

Residents of Edison, New Jersey received a brazenly racist campaign mailer on Wednesday calling for the deportation of two Asian-American candidates …

New Jersey

NJ residents receive anti-immigrant school board ads

Racist campaign mailers attacking two Asian school board candidates and demanding to "Make Edison Great Again" are circulating throughout a New Jersey township, but so far no one is taking credit.<p>Edison Township residents received the anonymous mailers Wednesday, NJ101.5FM reported . The mailers …

Racist 'Make Edison Great Again' mailer targets Asian school board candidates

Nearly half of the state's fifth-largest municipality is Asian

New Jersey

Six Common Ways Preachers Dishonor God’s Word

The stakes are high when pastors do not root their points plainly from the text in front of them. Here are six consequences.Listen Now

Natural Language Processing

Beijing gifts a Friendship Archway to Sunset Park’s Chinatown

A new public archway is going to be constructed in Sunset Park’s Chinatown, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.<p>Sponsored by Beijing’s Chaoyang …

Artist Omer Fast's Take on Chinatown Angers Community Organizations

If time travel were to exist in the future, what would happen if the owners of such powerful technology were white? Omer Fast’s new exhibition at the …