It's so cold that you can see the steam. Winter in NYC can be terrifying. Between polar vortexes, fell Arctic winds from the north, and bone-chilling, soul-destroying temperatures, winter is brutal. True, climate change has boosted the temperatures somewhat, leading to the occasional warming--but when the mercury drops, it drops faster than Obama’s [...]
Should I move to New York? you ask yourself. Should I risk it all and leave everything I know, love, and cherish, to come here? Well, that’s a question only you can answer. But as someone who’s lived in New York for much of his life, I can help. It’s important to remember that New [...]
Somewhere on the border between asleep and awake... For most of us, there are few problems that cats can’t fix. Unless you’re a diehard dog person (or simply allergic), cats are little, furry slices of sunshine. Don’t believe me? Set a few cats (or, better yet, kittens) loose. Then watch as everyone--be they earl [...]
Aspiring Asian-American Writer? Want to attend the AAWW's pioneering PubCon? Read on to find out more.
Even with all the bloodshed, the Battle of Yamen is little-known today, perhaps because of society's focus on the subsequent glories of the Mongol Empire, as well as our undeniably Eurocentric lens. Still, I thought it a compelling subject, and rather than a tumultuous end to the glorious, if militarily weak, Southern Song. But from the ashes, what [...]
The battle of Yamen was one of the most destructive naval engagements in history, rivaling Trafalgar, Lepanto, and Noryang Point in its ferocity and loss of life. In it, remnants of the Southern Song Dynasty, numbering around 200,000, faced off against a Mongol force of equal strength--but one which was better provisioned, better led, and [...]
It's a swamp inside your boxing gloves, but it doesn't have to be this way. Read on to find out how you can clean them.
Ladies and gentlemen, the verdict is in: Sitting, for eight hours or more a day, will kill you deader than Donald Trump’s casinos. A whole grab-bag of distinguished medical organizations, from the American Cancer Society to the Annals of Internal Medicine, will tell you so. Sadly, they also emphasize that exercise isn’t just the [...]
The Kandy Krush purple version. Courtesy of the HP Store. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Would that I had heeded this saying before I leaped in and purchased my HP Stream, a sturdy little laptop colored a bright, artificial, Kandy Krush blue. At the time, I just [...]
Not my life...yet. It begins, as it always does, with a challenge. “Write your blog about you,” Enoch writes. He is one of my closest friends, and at the moment, the object of my envy. Currently, he is in Mexico, beachside in Tulum, fresh from exploring a day’s worth of Mayan ruins [...]