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What is Your Summer Cocktail 2022?

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June 15, 2021

What is your summer cocktail of choice for 2022 and what does it say about you?

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Stop Overpacking

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November 20, 2021

Traveling can feel overwhelming as an overpacker. Use this packing template so you can focus on the actual fun of the trip, not what to bring and how much!

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3 to 1: Fashion

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June 15, 2021

Can fashion define a generation or is it transgenerational? We ask, they answer, you decide.

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The World is ON Fire and My Clothes ARE Fire: Considerations for a Sustainable Closet

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September 24, 2020

Creating a sustainable wardrobe doesn’t mean throwing out all of your fast fashion pieces. Keep what you already have and adjust how you care for them.

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Personal Color Analysis Changed My Relationship with Clothes

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November 20, 2021

Personal color consultation will tell you what colors look best on you. For a mom of two, it meant the beginning of a chromatastic adventure.

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A Friend of a Friend

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January 18, 2022

Through a friend of a friend. Isn't that how most people meet their significant others?

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Married Couple Answers Relationship Questions from Yo! Team

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November 20, 2021

Lisa and Steven answer some relationship questions from the Yo! editorial team.

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The Culture of Touch

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October 21, 2020

I'm not big about hugging. But is it because I was raised that way?

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Nuances of the Chinese Zodiac

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May 20, 2020

While most have a basic familiarity with the animals of the Lunar New Year, there are a number of nuances and stories associated with the zodiac that many don't know. Let's jump right in!

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3 to 1: Love

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June 15, 2021

3 Generations respond to 1 topic. 15 questions. In this issue: LOVE.

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Has Asian/Asian American Masculinity Been Redefined?

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December 18, 2021

Henry Golding, Sung Kang, Simu Liu, and Jimmy O. Yang are the next wave of optics/progression with representation for Asian American/Asian men. Their charm, humble mindset, fists, and not to mention six-packs are awe-inspiring and perhaps even redefining Asian male masculinity.

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Ki wo Tsukete

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July 11, 2020

If someone were to ask me about my childhood, the first memories that would rush into my mind would all revolve around my time spent with my grandmother.

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If You Gave Up on the Bullet Journal, Maybe You Did It Wrong

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November 20, 2021

The Bullet Journal is a life changing method of decluttering your mind and doing more with your time. If you don't agree, maybe you did it wrong.

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How to reduce stress during the holidays

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December 14, 2021

During the holidays, it’s important to take time for yourself and to allow the nervous system to reset. Here are some of my tips to help you relax and find a little “Me” time.

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Winter Themed Cocktails

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December 13, 2021

Cocktails to sip next to a fire pit

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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Had Kids

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November 20, 2021

Small talk is small talk, I get that. But I do wish that these “new parent-isms” we spit out at these folks were a bit more helpful.

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This Article is About Family Therapy

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May 20, 2020

Mental health and therapy have always been taboo topics within the Asian American community. But, if we’re able to move past that stigma, therapy can be a life-changing, super-charged version of self-care. 

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8 Things You Remember If You Had AZN Pride

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April 26, 2020

If you grew up in the early 00s, you know some, if not all, of these these that were uniquely Millennial AZN.

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Danish Nostalgia: Understanding My Parents’ California

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November 15, 2021

Examining the allure of Solvang, California in an attempt to better understand my parents.

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3 Spotify Playlists From Yo! To You (Fall Edition)

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June 11, 2020

Is fall my favorite season? We wanted to share some curated Spotify playlists for any autumnal mood you may be in.

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Why Is It So Hard To Give Up Amazon?

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June 11, 2020

Businesses like Amazon have become consumer staples because of convenient shipping options and low costs. Despite reports of unethical practices and its misalignment with my own values, why is it still so hard to give it up?

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Should We Date Within the JA Community?

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May 23, 2020

There can be consequences to dating within the JA community if things go poorly, but it may just be a risk worth taking.

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The Cannonball Roam

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November 24, 2020

Driving across America in the middle of a pandemic.

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Making Space to Make Waves: Tapping Into Your Abundance

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May 16, 2021

How to stop getting in your own way and start living with fullness.

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Alternatives to Retail Therapy

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June 14, 2020

As we continue to get vaccinated and return to our lives, let's move away from retail therapy and start investing in community care.

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Plant Parenting as Plant Therapy

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January 2, 2021

The state of my garden is certainly a reflection of where my mental health is at in that time of my life; recently, I’ve noticed that my garden is flourishing more consistently than before.

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The Breakup Routine

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May 20, 2020

Breaking up is hard to do. Relive the past with us as we share the floundering routines we used to do post-relationship.

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Family Lockdown

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March 13, 2021

Homemade kombucha, forts, sourdough crackers, and a chicken coup? Indoor time with the family means time to get creative.

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A Year of (Literal) Growth

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May 1, 2020

Hair salons were closed. This is what a year of growth literally looks like, but in hair.

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To All the Things I Did During Quarantine

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April 26, 2020

With more time at home, and less time with people, I compiled a list of all the things I did during quarantine (with price ratings!)

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An Ode to Hair

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May 20, 2020

Hey, come and check out this bowl cut.

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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

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September 4, 2020

Insecurities get the best of us, but there are some that are unique to the Asians and Asian Americans. Here is a list of some of those insecurities and how to deal with them.

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How Asian Beauty Helped Me Normalize Self-Care as a Man

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January 30, 2021

It took me a long time to accept myself. Asian beauty standards for men in K-drams and K-pop groups gave me comfort.

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Let's Talk About the Fox-Eye Trend

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June 28, 2020

The fox-eye trend, particularly when paired with the migraine pose, is remarkably similar to how Asian people are often mocked for the shape of their eyes.

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The Hottest People We Know

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June 14, 2020

Attraction is subjective, but hotness is not. Here are the hottest people that we know.

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Must Have Japanese Beauty Products

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April 26, 2020

Let's face it: when it comes to skincare, most of us don't know where to start. Here is a helpful list of products that we actually tried out.

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Christmas Cards: Yea or Nay?

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June 11, 2020

Christmas cards feel like a holiday staple, but not everyone feels the ~spirit~ of the exchange. Are you #TeamChristmasCards??

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The Best of 2020

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May 20, 2020

New to our publication? Check out our favorite articles of 2020.

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Making the Holidays Great (Again)

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April 26, 2020

If you're feeling like the holidays don't have the same sparkle, we got you.

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3 Asian-Inspired Fall Cocktails

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June 11, 2020

What better way to get into the autumnal spirit than with spirits! I mean, alcohol! Here are three Asian-inspired fall cocktail recipes for you to try for your next happy hour.

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We Rate Cute Dogs in their Halloween Costumes

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September 4, 2020

We love dogs. We love costumes. We love Halloween. Put them all together? Dog Costume Halloween Party! We rate the goodest boys in their goodest costumes.

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For the People! Sustainability and Face Masks

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May 1, 2020

One person's journey toward utilizing their passion for sustainability and activism through making face masks.

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Reversing the Cycle, and Then Some: From Buy Amazon to Bye Amazon

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September 24, 2020

One writer reflects on her relationship with Amazon and why she made a conscious decision to not renew her account after learning about the company's abusive and exploitative practices.

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Bodacious Board Games

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April 26, 2020

Love board games? Come on this journey with me to judge board game packaging. For readers 8 and up.

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What is your JA Personality Type?

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August 22, 2020

Are you Lakers or Clippers, Sansei Dad or Gen Z? At obon, are you an eater or a dancer? Take the quiz, share the quiz, have a good laugh!

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Living At Home (Together, Again)

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June 11, 2020

For many students and young adults, moving back home is the new norm. Some might be quick to say that students get the short end of the stick, but who's to say it's a walk in the park for parents? Read some tips for adjusting to living under one roof again.

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A Penny For Your (Dating) Thoughts

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June 11, 2020

Are there things you'd tell your 25-year-old-self navigating through the world of dating? Curious to know my thoughts on some commonly asked dating questions?

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Finding Love Advice at a Japanese Confectionary Shop

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June 14, 2020

Like the varieties of manju at a Japanese confectionary shop, there are countless qualities out there that we look for in a potential partner. But which ones matter the most?

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Coming Out, Coming Home

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July 10, 2020

Stan Yogi, co-chair of Okaeri, a group and conference for LGBTQ+ Nikkei, shares his story of coming to terms with his identities as a gay, Japanese American man.

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Normalizing Self-Love: An Interview with Sex Toy Company Co-Founder Anna Lee

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April 26, 2020

We're talking about self-love as it relates to sexual health. What is a smart vibrator? How does it work? We break it all down for you in our interview with Lioness co-founder Anna Lee.

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8 Tips for a Quarantine Wedding

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April 26, 2020

Wedding planning can be stressful. Throw a pandemic in the mix and it seems almost impossible! We've created a short list of tips for folks planning a quarantine-friendly wedding.

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Dear Craig: The Best Ways to Flirt at a Summer Festival

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May 20, 2020

With games, food, and friends all together under the summer sky, it's no wonder that the summer festival is an opportune moment where many have expressed (or attempted to express) their affections for that special person.

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Here's What My Dog is Saying About Quarantine

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April 26, 2020

Woof woof! Read a comic about how quarantine has impacted one dog's life... for the better.

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5 Spotify Playlists From Yo! to You (COVID-19 Edition)

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June 11, 2020

Because we’re all sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share some curated Spotify playlists to help you get through the day. Choose from Sansei hits, lo-fi beats, songs celebrating Black artists, and more!

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To All the Moms I've Loved Before (Well, Just One)

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May 3, 2020

As kids, we loathed the idea of turning into our moms. As adults, there's nothing we love more than seeing the ways their habits and values live on in us.

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