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If You Don't Want To Be Stereotyped, Don't Be The Stereotype

As an Asian American from the Midwest who came to Los Angeles for college, I had a unique viewpoint of going from an area with very little Asian American culture, to an area that was filled to the brim with it. In Southern California, I learned about all that characterized an Asian American, from a love of 'boba' to ABGs, raves, false eyelashes, and exclusion of non-Asians. Quite recently, a Facebook group called 'Subtle Asian Traits' appeared, and within short weeks, garnered nearly one millio

Have You Heard Of 'Rimm Jewelry'?

Rimm Jewelry' long-anticipated launch is finally here! Presales and early-access discounts are available now on their Kickstarter here! Rimm Jewelry is a gorgeous glass jewelry line with a unique, minimalist look. Each piece is carefully handmade by a glass craftsman. They pride their products for all being cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and premium quality! Each piece is made of crystal glass - but don't be discouraged, this type of glass is more durable than ordinary glass. Rimm has never had a

I Tried Hatching Chicken In My College Dorm Room

A month ago, I had the idea of hatching chickens after seeing a video of a Korean man hiking with dozens of chicks running after him. I saw the video and was immediately like *yes I want that*. After some quick research, I discovered hatching chicks are fast and didn't sound too difficult. An incubator was around $20, and each chicken egg is under $2. Within an hour, I placed orders for an incubator and 7 chicken eggs. A week later, they both arrived and I immediately got to work. I did researc

What Writing For Odyssey For A Year Has Taught Me

This article is the 53rd I've written, meaning I've been writing for Odyssey every week for the past year. Before I wrote for Odyssey, I had very little writing experience. I published a few bits online for my internships but hadn't had the freedom to write about anything I wanted. While I joined Odyssey, I also joined a few other common news sites and wrote articles for them. However, Odyssey is the one that has stuck through. I've never missed a deadline, and I get to write about whatever I wa

8 Reasons LA Is The Worst Place To Drive

I'm originally from Chicago, where the driving scene, I came to realize, is significantly better than in Los Angeles. Every time I drive in LA, something will happen that reminds me how badly this article needs to be written. Here it is - 8 reasons why LA is a horrendous place to drive: Traffic in LA is like no other. You basically have to get on a freeway if you go anywhere further than three miles, and busy hour lasts for too many hours. Traffic near DTLA is far worst, but there's traffic goi

'Searching' For Your Next Favorite Movie?

"Searching" is a new thriller movie that premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018. It was then released to the public on August 24, 2018, and is playing in theaters now! It was directed by Aneesh Chaganty and has grossed over $15 million worldwide. Critics gave the movie positive reviews, complimenting the acting, screenplay, and visual execution. It is one of the smartest movies out there, with plot twist after plot twist, to an ending that you'll never see coming. Searching is

There's A Lesson In Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Video That Everyone Should Learn

Childish Gambino’s latest music video, This is America, has caught headlines and shot the song to #1 on Spotify. There are tons of hidden messages and symbols in the video. If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it here. This is America has raised hard topics to address. One of the main themes in the video is of focus on all the wrong things. Gambino is dancing around the warehouse with school kids, while robberies and murders are happening in the background. He shoots people, but more care is gi

I Don't Know What To Eat

I'm a fan of experimenting with different diets and lately have been particularly obsessed with reading and watching documentaries about nutrition. However, I've come to realize that there are all sorts of mixed signals being given off. There is literally an argument against eating every single food group. Sugar, the top of the old-fashioned food pyramid, has of course been discouraged (or advised to eat in moderation). Meat has been shot down by vegetarians and vegans, who say meat is unhealth

Lollapalooza Is Way More Than A Music Festival

From seeing performers wear our city's apparel. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and I can vouch that Lollapalooza is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, annual event in Chicago. As you can imagine, there's little to do normally in the Midwest. It's quite barren, and the winters are brutal. When people ask me if they should visit Chicago, I tell them to go in the summer, or during Lollapalooza if they can. I've been to Lollapalooza every year for the past few years, as have

7 Top Fashion Trends At Lollapalooza 2018

Every year, Lollapalooza displays changing fashion and festival trends in the Midwest. Some timeless pieces turn out to be trends. Some trends return year after year. Here are the highlights of what was most popular at Lolla this year! Two small buns on top with glitter sprinkled all over the hairline. Glitter was everywhere - impossible to get in the crowd and come out with no glitter. Fanny packs and bodysuits, two of the biggest trends from previous years, were less common this year. They g

4 Ways To Survive The San Andreas Earthquake

San Andreas is a long fault that sits inland and runs from Southern California all the way up to Northern California. A strong shift in the fault under Southern California has been long overdue. The latest predictions say there's a 7% probability of an 8.0 earthquake within the next 30 years. Within the same period, the chance of a 7.0 earthquake is 75%. Though a 7.0 earthquake happening would have considerably less power than an 8.0 earthquake, it's important to be prepared for either earthquak

I Started Getting Severe Acne When I Was 10 Years Old

Acne is the only common mark of imperfection that the world will not embrace. There are movements to accept stretch marks, fat rolls, wrinkles, moles, birthmarks, skin color, and all else that makes people different. However, acne is universally taken as a disgusting flaw that needs to be ridden of. As someone who began getting severe acne before I even knew swear words, here are my experiences of half a life filled with acne. I began getting severe acne when I was 10 years old. It crawled all

4 Easy Dessert Recipes Using Pocket Latte's Coffee Bars

Pocket Latte has created a new way to coffee. They use real coffee, crafted into a solid bar, to caffeinate you on-the-go! They're made with natural, organic, soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO ingredients! (There are vegan options available.) Check out their Kickstarter here to get exclusive deals and early access to their coffee bars! 2. Mix together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and add vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir in flour. 3. Process the Pocket Latte bars until it's broke

4 Easy Breakfast Recipes With Pocket Latte Coffee Bars

Having coffee with your breakfast is great, but having coffee in your breakfast is better! Pocket Latte makes all-natural coffee bars that are perfect eaten alone or in a recipe! Order Pocket Latte's coffee bars on their Kickstarter or website. Try these recipes out sometime, and see how you like it! 4. Process Pocket Latte coffee bars in food processor until broken into small pieces, add to mix 5. Heat skillet over medium heat, drip mixture and cook until golden brown on the bottom. Flip and c

Your New Go-To Caffeine Fix That Won't Burn Your Tongue Or Spill On Your Clothes

Coffee is the second most consumed beverage in the world, even though it hasn't had a change in over 800 years. It hasn't changed despite the fact that it can burn you, it can get too cold, spills, and stain your clothes. So many people are fueled by the caffeine, or love the taste of coffee, that they refuse to give up this part of their life. What if I told you there was another way? There is - a way that cuts out the temperature flaws of coffee and liquid entirely, while preserving the caff
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