Romy Schneider in L'Enfer (1964)

How To Manage Stress In New Year 2018

It's almost 2018, but there is still so much unfinished business from 2017. How you wish the beginning of a new year means you could literally leave everything behind. If just laughing at your problems like Romy Schneider (see above) and sticking your tongue out at them does't work, then ... Don't panic! Not yet,…

In her childhood, Rubin’s father helped her make her first telescope and supported her habit of watching meteor showers. Using a cardboard tube, she made her own kaleidoscope. Out of her bedroom window, Vera would be fascinated by what she saw in the sky.

Vera Rubin: The Astronomer Who Discovered Dark Matter

In the 60s, women were not meant to be scientists but homemakers. Vera Rubin got married at age 19 to a physicist, Robert Rubin. They moved  from upstate New York to Philadelphia. Rubin had given up a place in Harvard to start a family as a wife and mother to eventually four children. In her…

Top 5 Movies That Defined Fashion

Fashion recycles old looks from decades ago, but continues to update them in new ways. It always turns out looking like the most contemporary things you'd ever seen. Here are the top 5 movies that have defined fashion (my picks) and remained as the sources of many contemporary designers' inspirations. #5- How to Steal A…

Fake Lashes Vs. Extensions?

I've recently given into the temptation and got eyelash extensions. Before this, I had always thought it's for "high-maintenance ladies." Although, I did envy those who have longer lashes, but I had no idea those were artificially extended (until a friend confessed.) This article may be useful for first-timers, who are considering to give it…

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Intangible Assets: What’s That?

Today, from my latest issue of Economist I read about "intangible assets." According to the article, the term is applied to designs, softwares, patents and even branding. You see, it basically points to all "idea-based things," not physical products. What I mean is the ideas that give birth to their physical items. As the non-material innovation…

Abandoned Architecture (AnOther Magazine). Photo: James Kerwin

Stop Procrastinating: A Few Tricks

Since grad school and after having had to turn in at least three 20-pg. papers (note- font size pt.11 only) each semester, I've learned a few tricks on how to work efficiently. In this instance, what I mean by "work efficiently" focuses on minimizing the urge to procrastinate. Easily said than done. I agree with…

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This is me showing off a headstand in my old apartment a few years ago. I can do even better now and you can, too

Yoga: How To Prevent Injuries (Part 1)

When it comes to yoga, no one thinks of the injuries that may occur from practicing. No, not from over-practicing, but from not practicing it the right way. Maybe it is best to say it this way, over-stretching and bearing weight on wrong parts of the body can lead to unpleasant pain and chronic injuries.…

Clare Hollingworth commandeered a car from a British consulate without authority’s consent, and drove into Germany via Poland.

Clare Hollingworth: The Relentless Foreign Correspond

In her 105 years of life, Clare Hollingworth had remained fiercely curious for as long as she could and resented the idea of ever retiring. At the age of 80, she had climbed a lamppost just to get a better look at the crackdown of Tiananmen Square. When well into her 80s, she still preferred to…

Christine Keeler: The Woman Who “Spied” Inadvertently

To call Christine Keeler a spy is probably inaccurate, for she just had happened to be a guest at the Cliveden House when the clandestine activity took place. Some say, she had been used as a decoy (whether she how much knew at the time is not certain.) As an attractive young woman who had…

The evolution of pearl-jewelry. They are becoming an indispensable accessory for every modern women.

Modern Jewelry Made of Pearls

Forget the idea pearls are for grandmothers, conservative First Ladies and things of the past. Pearls are back in a big way! With refreshingly minimalist styles and concept-based designs, these pearls are for everyone of all age. Jewelry made with pearls used to be much sought-after before the 1980s. However by the late 80s, its…