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The Latest Weird Diet Fad: Cotton-balls

December 10 • by Stephanie Lee

The Internet is filled with dietary misconceptions and here’s the latest one: The Cotton-Ball Diet. It’s not a new idea, but it’s been getting more press recently among teenagers because of increased Internet endorsement. New YouTube how-to videos have been popularizing this fad diet, which involves dipping cotton balls in juice or smoothies and then…

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Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

December 9 • by Nicole Chiang

With Christmas a little more than two weeks away, now is the time to make sure you’ve found the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. To help you out, we’ve compiled a roundup of five beauty gifts for the gals in your life—and at under $50 a pop, they won’t break your budget….

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Did Katy Perry’s AMA Performance Cross The Line?

December 4 • by Kelly Fong

Many of you have seen Katy Perry’s performance of her latest single,“Unconditional,” at the 2013 American Music Awards. As it happened, Twitter and Facebook exploded with backlash from members of the AAPI community. Here are a few reasons why: As the lights fade in, Katy Perry appears on stage with a heavily powdered face, looking…

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Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Bloat Control and a New Take on the Ponytail

December 2 • by Nicole Chiang

I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and good company! Although we’re back to work this week, we’ve got cyber Monday deals to look forward to. Some of the sites I’ll be shopping? There’s 25% off Genetic Denim, 40% off Gorjana & Griffin, 25% off Stella & Bow and 20% off Butter London—and those are just a few…

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Meet YouTube Star of the Week: Christina Liu

November 26 • by Jessica Yang

Popular Instagram user, Christina Liu, better known as ChrisaliesCorners, has expanded onto YouTube. On Instagram, you may be familiar with Liu’s regular posts of “Outfit of the Day” (OOTD) looks, as well as the occasional beauty shots. Now, she’s taken on a new venture on YouTube. With her happy and cute outlook, it’s hard not…

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Are Asian American TV Roles Perpetuating Stereotypes?

• by Tiffany Ayuda

A recent New York Times article takes a close look at how TV’s leading ladies Lucy Liu and Maggie Q are changing the landscape for Asian American actresses. Liu plays Joan Watson in the CBS drama Elementary and Q is the star of Nikita, a CW show on the rogue assassin. Although Liu and Q…

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4 Soothing Face Masks for Every Skin Type

November 25 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Whether you’re fighting dry, flaky skin, taming oiliness and preventing breakouts, or looking to brighten dullness and remove tiredness, these rejuvenating and healing sheet face masks will help solve your skincare woes. And best of all, you don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars to give yourself the ultimate spa treatment. These sheet face…

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Catherine Ho Shows Why Pageants Are More Than Just a Beauty Contest

November 20 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Despite popular belief, beauty pageants aren’t always about the glamour, fame, and bikini bodies. For Catherine Ho, who was recently crowned Miss Asian Las Vegas, participating in a pageant meant spreading more awareness about breast cancer. Ho’s grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly before she decided to join the pageant. “I watched her go…

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Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Charcoal-Infused Products and Punched-Up Ponytails

November 18 • by Nicole Chiang

In high school, I had a teacher who claimed that for all intents and purposes, the month was over after the 10th. It’s baffling to see that we’re well into November and that the holidays are right around the corner—time really does fly. For me, it’s always important to begin holiday planning early so the…

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How You Can Help the Philippines

November 13 • by Zhi Bo Deng

Typhoon Haiyan, a Category 5 storm known locally as Yolanda, hit the Philippines on Friday with winds from 195 to 235mph. In comparison, the LA Times has reported that Hurricane Katrina had winds up to 129 mph when it hit land in 2005. Authorities in the Philippines report an official death toll of 1,774, but…