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A Scholarship Fund That Helps Asian Women Lean In

January 28 • by Tiffany Ayuda

With mostly men at the top of the financial industry’s hierarchy, it’s enough that women face unique challenges to climbing the corporate ladder. According to, only 14.6 percent of women hold executive positions at Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. in 2013, and Asian American women comprise an even smaller amount of that number….

Makeup Mondays

Makeup Monday: Romantic, Wintry Updos and Common Hair Woes

January 27 • by Nicole Chiang

I can’t believe that we’re starting the last week of January! For those of you who made New Year’s resolutions, now is a good time to check in, evaluate your progress, and get re-inspired. This year, I decided not to make a resolution (which has its benefits). And this article from Savvy Sugar made me realize that some of…

Food & Health

Model Adrianne Ho Makes Healthy Look Chic

January 21 • by Tiffany Ayuda

Adrianne Ho, creator of Sweat the Style, is changing the face of fashion and activewear. The Canadian model has graced glossies and numerous beauty campaigns, including Maybelline, L’Oreal, and MAC Cosmetics. But you won’t catch this high-fashion model walking the streets of New York with Louboutins and a Celine bag. She’s paving the way for…

College & Career

A Quick Guide to Asian American Student Conferences, Winter/Spring 2014

• by Elaine Low

Attention, college Mochi readers! Get your travel plans ready, because conference season is just around the corner. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the Asian American student conferences popping up this winter and spring: Feb. 8, 2014 APAAC, the Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference, takes place at UC Irvine in a few weeks, featuring…


Crazy Rich Asian Americans: ‘#RichKids of Beverly Hills’ Episode 1, Recapped

January 20 • by Elaine Low

Equipped with a Hello Kitty-clad iPhone and a $3 billion family fortune, 25-year-old Dorothy Wang is “funemployed and fabuluxe,” and Instagramming every moment of it. She’s one half of the ditzy duo of #RichKids of Beverly Hills (oh yes, the hashtag is in the show title), E!’s latest reality offering that covers the world of…


YouTube Star of the Week: Lauren Riihimaki

• by Jessica Yang

There’s nothing more rewarding than a DIY project, and for YouTuber Lauren Riihimaki, who’s behind LaurDIY, there are no limits for DIY. She was recently featured in Seventeen and while most college students are looking for campus jobs, her creations, including iPhone case designs, have helped this crafty teen make a living. Where do you…


Mochi Minis: ‘Is This Racist?’ Edition

January 17 • by Elaine Low

Monday night’s “How I Met Your Mother” kicked up a stir with its (Kill Bill-inspired?) Very Special Slapsgiving episode, which included Lily, Robin, and Ted dolled up in Oriental garb, complete with a Fu Manchu mustache on Ted. The show’s creators have apologized, calling it an “homage to Kung Fu movies,” but not before the…


The New Twilight? What Inspired YA Novelist Lydia Kang’s Control

January 13 • by Catherine Zaw

“Somewhat small, but yet deceptively strong. Sort of like an ant,” describes author Lydia Kang about herself in her Goodreads profile. A part-time doctor, Lydia Kang can now also add young adult fiction writer to her already impressive resume. Her book, Control, debuted late last December. It is a science-fiction novel about a young woman…

Food & Health
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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…

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….