ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
Why Korean Food Is Having its Moment

Chef Sohui Kim has been a pioneer in the New York dining scene since opening The Good Fork in 2006, an intimate, neighborhood restaurant featuring globally inspired cuisine. At the time, the Red Hook, Brooklyn restaurant was a precursor in bringing together disparate influences and techniques, from French and Italian to American and Korean. Kim’s latest project, Insa, is a […]

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OUTREACH
How Outreach Grew Into A Category-Leading SaaS Powerhouse

An early investor’s behind-the-scenes look at the rise of Outreach The relationship between Mayfield partner Rajeev Batra and Manny Medina, the co-founder and CEO of Outreach, started off with a big misunderstanding. Actually, two of them. The first happened in 2012, when Manny sought Mayfield’s investment in GroupTalent, a recruiting software start-up he had co-founded. […]

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BUSINESS
CEO Secrets: Older women strike out in lockdown

As part of our CEO Secrets series, which invites entrepreneurs to share their advice, we are focusing on businesses that have launched during lockdown. Each week we will look at a different type of person. This week we speak to female entrepreneurs aged over 50. “If you feel it, just do it,” is the advice […]

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ENTREPRENEURS
The woman who quit smoking and built a global hypnotherapy firm

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to US hypnotist Grace Smith. Grace Smith says she was able to give up alcohol, but that quitting smoking seemed impossible. Back in 2011, the then 25-year-old had a stressful fundraising job in New York. “I didn’t […]

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MENTORSHIP
PhD students can benefit from non-academic mentors’ outside perspectives

A mentor is a professional who acclimates a protégé into a profession. In the Bottegas of Renaissance Florence, upstart Leonardo Da Vinci pulverized Tuscan stone and collected eggs to make tempera for mentor Andrea del Verrocchio, who might allow Da Vinci to assist Michelangelo with his paintings. Although this model was adopted by the research laboratories of the Enlightenment […]

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MENTORSHIP
Africa’s research ecosystem needs a culture of mentoring

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a range of development challenges, including high population growth, poverty, food insecurity, and poor health. There is a clear need for qualified and skilled researchers to tackle these issues. But there is also a scarcity. For instance, Sub-Saharan Africa contributes less than 1% to global research output despite accounting for 13.5% of the global population. This asymmetry calls for a response that builds […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
WHAT THE HECK IS AN ASIAN-AMERICAN?

The Mixed Reactions to a New Sitcom About a Taiwanese Immigrant Family Reveal How Large, Complex, and Tough to Categorize a Population of 19 Million People Has Become During the “up fronts,” when TV networks give advertisers a sneak peek at their next season, ABC unveiled the trailer for the show Fresh Off the Boat, a sitcom […]

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MENTORSHIP
Insights from Kenya: how to keep children from poorer homes in school

It is widely recognised that education is a public good, which should be accessed by all, as a human right – irrespective of someone’s gender and socioeconomic or disability status. It is a goal that’s enshrined in the fourth Sustainable Development Goal. Yet, the right to education for children is not assured, particularly for those who […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
Amazing Asian Inventions

Innovations Made From 10,000 BCE to 2000 CE Asian inventors have created countless tools that we take for granted in our daily lives. From paper money to toilet paper to PlayStations, Asia is responsible for 50 of the most revolutionary inventions through time. Prehistoric Asian Inventions (10,000 to 3500 B.C.E.) In prehistoric times, finding food […]

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MENTORSHIP
Men are mentors in program for adolescent boys about healthy relationships and sexuality

Social media campaigns such as #MeToo have brought tremendous attention to the issue of sexual violence in North American society, igniting the call for violence prevention programs that challenge traditional gender norms and promote healthy relationships. Given the gendered nature of sexual and dating violence, targeting boys with these programs early in adolescence may provide an opportunity to shift core beliefs […]

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MENTORSHIP
Breaking up the Old Boys club by elevating women coaches

The federal government has a goal of achieving gender equity across all levels of sport by 2035. Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan announced the development of a Working Group on Gender Equity in Sport. In the group are experts, leaders and advocates for girls and women in sport and in coaching — Olympians Hayley Wickenheiser and Adam van Koeverden and former Canadian […]

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EDUCATION
When class sizes fall so does teachers’ pay

Making class sizes smaller sounds like a success story. But an international analysis of its impact shows unintended consequences – it often seems to mean lower pay for teachers and there isn’t much evidence that it brings better results. Reducing class sizes has been a popular policy in many countries, often supported by parents, politicians […]

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MENTORSHIP
Want to be a woman in science? Here’s advice from those who’ve gone before

Each year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done. For instance, less than 30% of the world’s researchers […]

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EDUCATION
‘Breaking down walls not building them’

“Let’s put it this way, we’re interested in breaking down walls and not building them,” says Meric Gertler, president of the University of Toronto. The head of Canada’s top-ranked university has been in the UK on a recruitment drive, trying to scoop up international students. And he makes no secret of why his country has […]

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EDUCATION
10 global megatrends facing education

What are the big international trends coming over the horizon that are going to affect education systems around the world? Andreas Schleicher, head of education for the OECD economic think thank and in charge of the international Pisa tests, sets out the biggest social, economic, political and technological questions being asked of schools around the […]

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EDUCATION
Novak Djokovic’s war memories make him fund childhood research

Novak Djokovic has been battling in the Australian Open this week. But the tennis superstar has other goals that have nothing to do with sport, but much to do with his own childhood. His foundation is funding four researchers per year at Harvard University to work on early years education. Their research at the leading […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
After 50 years of ‘Asian American,’ advocates say the term is ‘more essential than ever’

Academics trace the origins of the term “Asian American” to 1968 and University of California, Berkeley students inspired by the Black Power Movement. LOS ANGELES — The term “Asian American” appears innocuous today. It’s in the name of film festivals, professional organizations, college clubs and an officially recognized heritage month. But that wasn’t always so. […]

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EDUCATION
Boris Johnson gets angry about girls’ education

Boris Johnson says improving education for girls could be the single most effective intervention in some of the world’s poorest and most troubled countries. He wants people to be “angry” rather than “complacent” about girls missing out on school because of discrimination. “It’s the key to unlocking so many other problems,” said the foreign secretary, […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
Things You Should Know About Thai Culture

Amphawa floating market in Bangkok | © THAILAND Landmarks and People by Vision / Alamy Stock Photo Sarah Williams You’ll quickly notice many differences when travelling around Thailand. Things like Thais greeting each other, showing respect, apologising, and saying goodbye with a gesture known as the wai, without a handshake in sight. Thai culture has many idiosyncrasies, big and […]

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HEALTH
Twin sisters, separated at birth and reunited on ‘GMA,’ reflect on year of sisterhood

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EDUCATION
Spurs player in global teacher prize shortlist

A London teacher who raised £100,000 for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and who plays top-level football has been named in the top 50 shortlist for the annual Global Teacher Prize. Eartha Pond is a finalist in the $1m (£750,000) teaching competition. The PE teacher, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, is assistant vice-principal […]

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MENTORSHIP
This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches

I hear a lot about this so-called ‘inequality’ when it comes to First Nations populations… The problem is the victim mentality… They have to stop seeing themselves as constantly being oppressed.” As an educator, when I read this university student’s response — to an online discussion post about the existence of social inequality in Canada […]

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MENTORSHIP
Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a range of ways – including to socioeconomic problems. For example, Dr Christopher […]

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MENTORSHIP
Good mentorship has the power to unlock university students’ potential

When I sent out an informal notice to my computer science students offering mentorship to anyone who wanted it, I wasn’t expecting many replies. After all, how many students rush to get involved in voluntary activities when they’re already so busy with academic work? I was wrong. Within two days 40 students had signed up. […]

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HEALTH
Identical Twins Reunited on ‘GMA’ Explore NYC Together

The 10-year-old twins Audrey Doering and Gracie Rainsberry who were separated at birth in China, and then adopted by different American families, met face-to-face for the first time on “GMA.”

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HEALTH
Twin Sisters Separated at Birth Reunite on ‘GMA’

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EDUCATION
Pisa tests: Singapore top in global education rankings

Singapore has the highest achieving students in international education rankings, with its teenagers coming top in tests in maths, reading and science. The influential Pisa rankings, run by the OECD, are based on tests taken by 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries. The UK remains a middle-ranking performer – behind countries such as Japan, Estonia, […]

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EDUCATION
Singapore tops global education rankings

Singapore has the highest-achieving primary and secondary pupils in international education tests in maths and science. But primary school pupils in Northern Ireland were ranked sixth at maths, the highest of any in Europe. England’s performance has not advanced since tests four years ago. The top places in these rankings are dominated by East Asian countries, […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
How Asian American mothers motivate their kids

Even as parents fiercely debate what parenting methods produce more successful children, researchers have unraveled the key differences between parenting methods of Asian Americans and European Americans. “Asian American parents encourage their children to see themselves as part of an enduring relationship with them,” said Alyssa Fu of Stanford University in the US. In other […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
Thai americans

by Megan RatnerOverview The Kingdom of Thailand was known as Siam until 1939. The Thai name for this nation is Prathet Thai or Muang Thai (Land of the Free). Located in Southeast Asia, it is somewhat smaller than Texas. The country covers an area of 198,456 square miles (514,000 square kilometers) and shares a northern […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
The Invention of Paper Money

Paper money is an invention of the Song Dynasty in China in the 11th century CE, nearly 20 centuries after the earliest known use of metal coins. While paper money was certainly easier to carry in large amounts, using paper money had its risks: counterfeiting and inflation. Earliest Money The earliest known form of money is also […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
The Invention of Paper

Who Invented Paper, and When? Try to imagine life without paper. Even in the era of emails and digital books, paper is all around us. Paper is in shopping bags, money, store receipts, cereal boxes, and toilet paper. We use paper in so many ways every day. So, where did this marvelously versatile material come […]

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ASIAN AMERICAN NEWS
Why Asian Students Still Outdistance Americans

Harold W. Stevenson Asian/American competition has spread from the marketplace to the classroom. A decade of comparative education research suggests why American students aren’t holding their own. Members of our research group recently asked several hundred fathers of elementary school children in the United States and in China the following question: “Let’s say that your […]

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