Did Fresh Off the Boat Forget Asian Bloggers?

This weekend I read a post by a blogger I’d never heard of before. Her name is Grace Hwang Lynch and her blog is called HapaMama. I was unfamiliar with the term Hapa so after devouring the first post it was down the rabbit hole where I read an interview and learned that Hapa describes mixed race Asians. It’s not a term that’s universally embraced, as is evidenced in Grace’s interview with Jason Fung, which makes their interview all the more compelling. My knowledge of Asian culture is limited to food and spas. …

#YouBeforeMe

I didn’t like my Facebook Year in Review movie. Some people didn’t like theirs because they had losses that they didn’t want to be reminded of, like Eric Meyer who lost a child. I don’t blame him one bit. I wouldn’t want to review that year with false happiness either. Other people had smaller losses, less tragic ones (let’s face it, every loss is smaller and less tragic than losing a child) and didn’t want their Year in Review. I didn’t like my Facebook Year in Review because I am …

#EASafe and #Travel Chat: Tuesday October 21 RSVP Here

I just got off the phone with the team from Estate Assist. We talked about their product, Safe, how it stores your Estate Planning Documents and makes it easy to share with whomever might need them (sibling, parent, children, spouse or colleague). We talked about when you might want to share your important documents with people and decided that it would be when you’re getting married, having a baby, after you’ve died (it can be done!) or before you take a trip. So then I talked about how my mom …

Yes, the Swastika Rings at Sears.com are Real

I shared a photo on instagram this morning and the first reaction friends are having is, “Is that real?” The answer is, sadly, yes. Loading View on Instagram As of this writing (noon pacific time) if you go to Sears.com and search for swastika 272 items will be available in the marketplace. According to Sears on twitter the marketplace is where 3rd party vendors sell their wares. Also according to Sears on twitter the item has been flagged for review. That sounds almost as harsh as second grade detention. The …

Ask a Realtor: #AccuracyMatters #JG Massive Cash Giveaway

Realtor.com wanted me to tell y’all about a $10,000 contest they’re running on the whole entire internet (or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine – which is like, basically the whole internet). The premise is this – then you go to buy a house and you’re looking up facts about it online, it’s really important that those facts are accurate. I’ve owned three homes and here’s what I know about house hunting:  charming is code for tiny. Rustic is code for disastrous. Tucked away means that you have to scale a mountain to …