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Your Brain on Multilingualism: the Brave Legacy Honored Today

The 30th General Assembly of UNESCO in 1999 proclaimed February 21 as International Mother Language Day. Every year since then, millions around the world...

In the Darkness, I Discovered My Cambodian Gifts

Trigger Warning: This story contains descriptions of mental and sexual abuse, depression, and attempted suicide. Almost a year ago, pre-pandemic, I was sitting on a...

To stabilize, the United States must heal

“I can’t wait for this year to end,” and similar sentiments, peppered 2020, providing much-needed optimism in getting through the end of the Trump...

Study reveals COVID-19 racism plunged mental health in Chinese American families

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) identified unique spikes in deteriorating mental health among Chinese-American parents and their children due to the onslaught of...

How to develop healthy eating habits

Eating.  It’s an essential function for human survival, and Americans tend to have a peculiar relationship with it. With New Year’s resolutions on the mind,...

The secret to achieving your New Year’s resolutions

Ringing in the new year is colored with rich cultural and familial rituals. One in particular however, the one that comes after the fireworks...

How to own 2021

A conversation about the new year often revolves around change. The change in question tends to be about reinventing yourself in the upcoming year...

How to care for seasonal affective disorder during a pandemic

Whether relying on favorite podcasts, journaling or making playlists, the scrappy members of Gen Z  are relying on media and technology to survive winter...

INTERVIEW: A doctor answers your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

“This is a scientific triumph.” That’s what Patricia A. Stinchfield, a nurse practitioner and president-elect for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, said in a...

Pandemic reflections: Learning to be lonely

“The Phantom of the Opera” has never been a musical that I pull inspiration from. But, in these strange and uncertain times of living...

Joining a taboo’s undoing, Meghan Markle pens essay on miscarriage

Today the New York Times published “The Losses We Share,” an essay by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, who opens up about her...

Down for Dance creates a safe space for dancers with disabilities

Smiles spread across the faces of the dancers as they pop and lock to today’s hits. Their pure joy and pride in the performance...
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