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Tiffany Ayuda

Tiffany Ayuda is a web editor and writer based in New York City. She is Blog Co-Editor and Health Editor for Mochi Magazine. She has a passion for social media, girls’ education in the developing world, health and fitness, music, and cooking. Tiffany currently works at Everyday Health, Inc. and has freelanced for Cookie, Elements, DailyGlow.com, SonomaDiet.com, CollegeNews.com, and AsianceMagazine.com, and has interned at NBC News, WomansDay.com, and gURL.com. Tiffany holds a B.A. in Print Journalism, French and International Affairs from Hofstra University, and has taken feature writing and editing classes for the web at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She has also spoken at panels on digital media and journalism for New York University and Hofstra University.




Articles by Tiffany Ayuda

Summer Beauty Hacks: 4 Multi-Purpose Products to Beat the Heat

By Tiffany Ayuda

10 Asian Super Foods And How To Add Them To Your Diet

By Tiffany Ayuda

Kina Grannis on Why Dropping Her Record Label Was The Best Decision She’s Made

By Tiffany Ayuda

3 Korean Beauty Looks You Need to Try Now

By Tiffany Ayuda

With Help From Timbaland, Indonesian Pop Icon AGNEZ MO Arrives Stateside

By Tiffany Ayuda

An 11-Minute Workout That Targets Every Muscle

By Tiffany Ayuda

Daphnie Yang’s Fitness Philosophy: Dance-Inspired Workouts and Indulging in Nutella

By Tiffany Ayuda

Size Matters: Online Lingerie Shop Ampere Gives New Meaning to What Lies Beneath

By Tiffany Ayuda

Is Smoking E-Cigarettes Safer Than Real Cigarettes?

By Tiffany Ayuda

Soko Glam Brings the Best of Korean Beauty to the U.S.

By Tiffany Ayuda

Author Kevin Kwan Delves into the Lives of Crazy Rich Asians

By Tiffany Ayuda

Start-Ups We Love: Peach and Lily, The Ultimate Destination For Asian Beauty Products

By Tiffany Ayuda

Start-Ups We Love: ZOETIK, An Online Trove of Affordable, Designer Jewelry For Sensitive Skin

By Tiffany Ayuda

Start-Ups We Love: Shop ZAOZAO, A Haven For Emerging Fashion Talent And Stylish Shoppers

By Tiffany Ayuda

Youth Rising: The Top Asian American Fashion and Beauty Start-Ups

By Tiffany Ayuda

Start-Ups We Love: Terracotta New York, A Menswear-Inspired Accessories

By Tiffany Ayuda

Boxer Dara Shen Tackles Fear Head-On

By Tiffany Ayuda

Spotlight: Mochi’s Top 8 Asian American Bloggers

By Tiffany Ayuda

Six Tips On Training for Your First Half Marathon

By Tiffany Ayuda

Entrepreneur Claudia Chan Creates a Women-Focused Community for Empowerment

By Tiffany Ayuda

Streaming Beauties: 3 YouTube Makeup Gurus To Look Out For

By Tiffany Ayuda

New NYC Boutique Dalaga Celebrates Coming of Age

By Tiffany Ayuda

The Truth Behind Juicing: Is It Just a Fad?

By Tiffany Ayuda

The Reeducation of Audrey Magazine Editor Anna M. Park

By Tiffany Ayuda

Why School Lunches Are Much More Than Just a Health Issue

By Tiffany Ayuda

Actress Lynn Chen’s Advice on Getting Thicker (Dumpling) Skin

By Tiffany Ayuda

Get Fit With Your Fingertips

By Tiffany Ayuda

An Asian American Perspective: How to Address the Stigma Surrounding Sex

By Tiffany Ayuda

How to Choose the Best Birth Control For You

By Tiffany Ayuda

What You Need to Know About STIs and Getting Tested

By Tiffany Ayuda

Let’s Talk About Sex

By Tiffany Ayuda

Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen: The Amazians Behind Disgrasian

By Tiffany Ayuda

Your Guide to Staying Healthy While Traveling

By Tiffany Ayuda

Eight Packing Essentials for Every Trip

By Tiffany Ayuda

How to Plan a Great Trip to Asia

By Tiffany Ayuda

Your Guide to Beating the “Freshman 15”

By Tiffany Ayuda

Use Social Media to Get an Internship

By Tiffany Ayuda

The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse in College Campuses

By Tiffany Ayuda

How Affirmative Action Affects Asian Americans

By Tiffany Ayuda

Posts by Tiffany Ayuda

Beauty

The Next Big Thing In Korean Beauty: The Beauty Wolf and Skin & Tonics Team Up

July 26 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Korean beauty has become a major trendsetter in the world stage of cosmetics and skincare. So much that now, many beauty bloggers have used it as a platform to become experts in these wunderkind BB cushion compacts, sheet masks, cleansing sticks, and essences. Kerry Thompson, creator of Skin & Tonics, and Coco Park, also known…

Food & Health

NYC’s Momoko Offers a Healthier Asian Twist to Your Favorite French Desserts

June 11 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If you could have the bold flavors of Asia meet the exquisite presentation of French treats, it would be at Momoko, a dessert and tea catering service based in New York City. With mouthwatering confections like Indian Summer, a tart made with Darjeeling ganache and chantilly cream nougatine, and Original Caramel Miso and Tokyo Wasabi…

Other

Mochi Reacts: The Racial Implications of the New York Times’s Nail Exposé

May 15 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Last week, the New York Times ran a groundbreaking article, “The Price of Nice Nails,” exposing the maltreatment of manicurists and workers in New York City nail salons. For any working woman, $10 paint jobs are a bargain compared to the city’s many luxury nail salons, some of which may charge $50 per manicure or…

Beauty

Gloria Steinem’s Former Assistant Starts A Soap Line With Empowering Messages of Hope

January 5 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Shiuan Butler, founder of SAVO Soap, a natural handmade soap company based in Brooklyn, New York, grew up following a green Chinese American household. She eats a whole foods-based diet and composts her trash. But when she moved to New York City eight years ago from Hawaii, little did she know that her lifestyle would…

Beauty

Menkoi: A Natural Hair Care Line for the Lazy Girl

December 2 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If there’s one beauty thing I’ve never mastered, it’s hair. After years of learning how to perfect the cat eye, contouring the heck out of my cheekbones, and dissecting all there is to know about snail cream, there’s still a deep hole in my understanding for hair. Admittedly, it’s the last thing I think about…

Other

SPONSORED: Asian American Baristas Compete in an AT&T Latte Smackdown

November 3 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If the crisp fall weather doesn’t make you yearn for a warm latte, then maybe some Instagram-worthy cafe art will. To celebrate the skill and creativity of Asian American baristas, AT&T is hosting an online latte art smackdown, where five coffee artists were selected from New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to…

College & Career

When Should You Quit Your Job? Anita Wing Lee Offers Clues

October 8 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Marie Forleo, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and spiritual thinker, once said, “Start before you’re ready.” But how and where do you begin? Whether you’re a high school student contemplating your college career or a professional who feels uninspired with your work, Anita Wing Lee, founder of AnitaWingLee.com, formerly “The Passion Playbook,” says the trick to finding…

Beauty

3 Face Masks for Your Summer Beauty Woes

August 18 • by Tiffany Ayuda

If you’re a low-maintenance girl who can’t be bothered with sticky masks and peel-off facials, you’ll love Nugg Beauty’s nuggets. These convenient single-serving capsules let you avoid waste while also traveling lighter. They’re formulated with natural oil dispersion technology that eliminates the need for using emulsifiers. In translation: you’re getting an effective product with less…

College & Career

Mochi Minis: What Bamboo Ceiling?

April 8 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Kevin Tsujihara became the first Asian American to spearhead a major Hollywood studio last year when he was named CEO of Warner Bros. Since then, Tsujihara has made bold moves and exercised diplomatic skills in the unprecedented role, persuading J.K. Rowling to expand the Harry Potter movie series and closing deals for the production of…

Entertainment

Mochi Minis: America’s Next Top Model Films in Seoul and Japan’s New Origami Legend

March 29 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Our former cover girl Jamie Chung, who stars in JJ Abrams’ new NBC show Believe, talks to Refinery29 about how she transitioned to acting, the not-so-glamorous life of jetsetting, and her upcoming nuptials to How to Make It in America actor, Bryan Greenberg. Tyra Banks and the contestants of America’s Next Top Model will take…

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