Sherry Higa

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How Filipino moms endure a maternity ward that's like 'a blaring supermarket deli counter'

Multimedia journalist Sonia Narang recently returned from reporting on reproductive rights in the Philippines for Across Women's Lives. We sat down to talk about her experience.<p><b>Anne Bailey: Was this your first time in the Philippines?</b><p><b>Sonia Narang:</b> Yes. I've reported in other parts of Asia before, …

4 Reasons to Rethink Your Company’s Policy on Maternity Leave

Here are four ways your company, like Vodaphone, can reap the benefits when you implement a generous parental leave policy.<p>Vodaphone made news after announcing a global shift in their maternity policy: not only will women be afforded 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, but they'll also be empowered …

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac preview is now available for free

The Mac platform has been treated as an afterthought by Microsoft’s software engineers for decades. That slowly started to change last year with new apps for iPhone and iPad, but with the public release of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft is making its biggest play yet to woo Apple users to …

20 Top Picks from H&M’s Spring 2015 Home Collection

Craving some bright sunshine and pretty pastels? H&M has pulled together a fabulous collection for their spring and summer home collection. With a modern, natural vibe and lots of romantic touches, there’s something here for everyone, especially if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to revamp …

An Anime Full of Medieval Politics and Fantastical Warfare

<i>Lord Marksman and Vanadis</i> is a low fantasy anime where various nobles are vying for the throne of a kingdom using political savvy, armies, and the …

7 Amazing Bathroom Makeovers You Won't Believe

17 Yummy Bite-Sized Appetizer Recipes for Your NYE Party

Drinks are definitely half the hype for any good NYE shindig, and we venture to say that appetizers are the other half. You can guarantee that some guests will have a glass in their hand all night long, which doesn’t leave much room for carrying around a plate. That means there’s only one place to …

Cooking

Shoyu Cabbage Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>Humble cabbage takes center stage in this vegetarian ramen-inspired cabbage soup.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>1 medium onion, thinly sliced<p>2 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced<p>2 celery stalks, thinly sliced<p>2 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1/2 …

8 Plus Size Fashion Bloggers You Should Be Following

Style bloggers — we can’t get enough of them. They make us put our favorite pair of jeans and t-shirt back in the closet and reach for something that embodies a better version of ourselves. And no matter if you’re petite, tall or curvy, there’s a blogger out there who’s giving style and shopping …

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

Small, simple changes can lead to major results.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight is a journey composed of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by …

15 Minute Workout: Build a Hotter Bod in 3... 2... 1!

Decreasing your reps with each set can strengthen results<p>Productivity experts often tell clients to tackle the most challenging task on their to-do list first. The reason: A feeling of accomplishment gives you momentum to check off other less daunting tasks throughout the rest of the day—even as …

Keep a Fresh, Startup-Like Culture Alive With These 4 Strategies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Talent is everything. It is the defining element of your brand, since having the right people both emboldens and personifies the vision and values that your company stands for. But without the right environment, even the best talent can …

Startups

Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for help

NEW YORK (AP) — Websites like Groupon have become the go-to place for folks looking for that half-off deal on a manicure, a two-for-one offer for a …

13 Surprising Ways Your Name Affects Your Success

A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from your hireability to your spending habits.<p>We took a look at the research and have highlighted some of the surprising findings below:<p><b>If your name is easy to pronounce, people will favor you more.</b><p>In a New York …

Psychology

Will Smith's Segway Dance at Burning Man Is Kind of Incredible - PAPER

We can watch this video of a man that is allegedly Will Smith leading a synchronized segway dance at Burning Man until our eyeballs fall out. It's that weird and that good. What's with all the grunting? [Gawker via Vulture]<p>And here's a better picture of Smith's get-up to burn the man. Welcome to …

Bored Aussie Hilariously Mimics Awkward Tinder Profile Photos

Australian's are famous around the world for their sense of humour, so it should come as no surprises that this latest meme is the creation of one …

Urban Airship Turns Notifications Into Interactive Mobile Marketing

There are more than a dozen providers of notifications for mobile apps. Portland-based Urban Airship has staked out a position as market leader and …

Review - Doctor Who: Deep Breath

New instalments of <i>Doctor Who</i> seem to be turning into events of national importance. First we had the 50th anniversary special, <i>The Time of the Doctor</i>, …

5 Awesome Things Apple's New iPhone 6 Is Rumored to Have

It’s Apple devotees’ favorite time of the year again.<p>Apple appears set to roll out its new iPhone this month, with a planned Sept. 9 event likely to …

You'll Never Guess the Best State for Women Entrepreneurs

A new report tots up the combined economic clout of female-owned businesses in each state and comes up with a surprising ranking.<p>The areas where women entrepreneurs are lacking get a lot of attention--in the tech industry, say--but perhaps we should spend a little more time celebrating the many and …

Secrets To Scaling A Service Business

Alex McClafferty and Dan Norris founded WP Curve, a service that provides 24-hour tech support for WordPress blogs, in June 2013, while living thousands of miles apart. McClafferty is based in San Francisco, while Norris lives in Australia—and the two have never met in person.<p>That distance might …

3 Most Common Mobile Marketing Mistakes

Mobile marketing is a serious business. Creating a mobile app is not enough nowadays; you also need to promote your app the right way. Below, I’ll …

How to Put the Artistry Back Into Business School

It costs a lot of money to go to business school. For most true entrepreneurs, the curriculum just isn't worth it.<p>It costs a lot of money to go to business school. I think its bloody not worth it for most true entrepreneurs. To put it bluntly, business schools are old fashioned, out of touch, …

Why Over-Achieving Managers Need To Find The Joy In Life

Management fads come and go. But one thing that never seems to go away is the thirst for self-help books. So the chances are that <i>Don’t Despair</i>(Pine Tribe) will attract at least some interest if grouped in bookstores with the how-to manuals with catchy titles. Such interest could well turn out to be …

Doctor Who Arrives in Minecraft

Normally, I’m not the type of person to simply rehash a press release for the sake of getting an article on the site. However, there are situations …