How My Filipina Mother Defined Beauty for Her Asian-American Daughter

Our time together was cut short, but I treasure everything she taught me from her country’s culture.  [...] Source: How My Filipina Mother Defined Beauty for Her Asian-American Daughter


Asian American Classic By Carlos Bulosan to be Rereleased

America Is in the Heart, a must read in many classrooms, will be republished by Penguin Classics 73 years after its debut, reports CNN. Written by Carlos Bulosan, the book […] Source: Asian American Classic to be Rereleased

Musings … with Ursula K. LeGuin

"Perfection is “lean” and “taut” and “hard” — like a boy athlete of twenty, a girl gymnast of twelve. What kind of body is that for a man of fifty or a woman of any age? “Perfect”? What’s perfect? A black cat on a white cushion, a white cat on a black one . . [...]

Tamarind removes fluoride deposits from bones, research says

A study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that tamarind can remove risky deposits of fluorides from your bones. The study investigates the potential abilities of tamarind in reducing the elevated levels of fluorides and increasing their excretion through urine. [...] Read the article:

A Plant-based Diet Changed My Life | Pat McAuley | TEDxBabsonCollege

Pat McAuley describes the impact that food has on his life and why he is an advocate of the health and environmental benefits of plant-based living. Pat McAuley is a Boston-based serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and startup consultant for ethical/plant-based companies. He has started and successfully run companies in the tech space and food and [...]

For These Brothers, the Real Thanksgiving Feast Is a Filipino Breakfast

“Filipino food became part of our DNA,” Chad said. “We crave it.” Every year, the Valencia brothers make a hearty Filipino breakfast for their family the morning after Thanksgiving, with breakfast sandwiches made of leftover asado (or turkey, or ham), and silog, or garlic rice with eggs, topped with leftover turkey and gravy.  [...] Source:  [...]