Few jobs today offer financial stability, flexible hours, and the ability to be your own boss – and yet, many people have found ways to do that through the gig economy. Today, I’d like to talk about a “recommerce” platform called Poshmark, where people can sell/discover/buy fashion, home décor, and beauty products from others. Think […]
Last year, I traveled to Seattle a lot for work and couldn’t help but notice all of the “clean eating” and vegan options in this city. When you arrive at SeaTac airport, there’s a restaurant called Floret that makes a delicious vegan coconut cake and Vitamin C kombucha. And in Capitol Hill and Ballard, Frankie […]
Fewer people around Marina Green in SF amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but still some outside activity!
I have family members with very different opinions on nutrition. Some of them have incorporated superfoods, such as kale and acai, into their diet and follow a strict regimen. And there are others who refuse to “follow a diet” because: (1) it requires them to give up some of their favorite foods and (2) they […]
In the run-up to each World Cup, countries seeking to host the tournament often talk about benefits to be gained. For instance, Russia claimed that this year’s World Cup will boost its economy by up to $31B over the 10-year period between 2013 and 2023 1. After all, how else do host countries – Qatar […]
I have less than a month before my trips to London, Hawaii and China! With that in mind, I’ve been searching for the right diet and workout plan. I don’t have a personal trainer, but thought I couldn’t go wrong with the 2-pound rule from this LiveStrong article. To lose 2 pounds a week, I […]
I love wine, but I’m no sommelier. When a friend and I ordered a bottle of prosecco at a “happy hour” rate of $30 (normally $40), I thought we were getting pretty good value. It didn’t occur to me until I took a sip and thought, “well, this doesn’t taste very good”, that perhaps we […]
Donations are like a black hole. On several occasions, nonprofits have reached out to me for donations without telling me how much of my money goes towards projects they’re “supporting” as opposed to management salary, fundraising and other overhead expenses. Because few non-profits provide this information, choosing worthy causes becomes a challenge. As an example, […]