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The French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre or “Dance of Death” consists of drama and darkness. There is, at times, a lightness, a playfulness, and a sweetness, but always a dark undercurrent, an undercurrent of urgency and gravitas.

While performing at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma…


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“When you stir your rice pudding, Septimus, the spoonful of jam spreads itself round making red trails like the picture of a meteor in my astronomical atlas. But if you stir backwards, the jam will not come together again. Indeed, the pudding does not notice and continues to turn pink…


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There is something that occasionally occurs in the startup world which was often done in elementary school.

I never expected to make this connection until I heard Adam Grant talking about this being applied in his own classroom as well as how it applies to onboarding new employees and contributing…


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I thought that with hard work and dedication, I would get a six-pack.

I was wrong.

It took some unlearning before I learned what worked for me and achieved some surprising and accidental results. I would like to share what I unlearned and learned with you.

Let me provide some…


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The Olympic athlete’s journey is long and arduous. It takes heart, courage, and perseverance.

Yet Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Olympic athletes and the AAPI community in general is facing another difficulty: although hate crimes decreased by 7% overall in 2020, there has been an almost 150% increase in hate…


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I wish I had known about the possibility of alleviating or stopping my period pain entirely years ago when I first got my period. I mistakenly thought that whenever that “time of the month” came around, I would have to steel myself for a day of pain.

Certainly everyone’s period…


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Female leaders in the food world are underrepresented, especially female minorities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than 20% of American chefs and head cooks are female. At prominent U.S. restaurants, women only occupy about 6% of the head chef positions. About 25% of the farmers, ranchers…


Films and shows keep missing opportunities to include AAPI characters

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In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, and Baron Helmut Zemo fly to Madripoor, which Bucky describes as “an island nation in the Indonesian archipelago.” …

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