Singaporean Mandy Chan became her own boss to have full autonomy over her life at age 19. Today, the 24-year-old entrepreneur behind a lifestyle brand is valued at around $2.5 million Singaporean dollars ($1.8 million).
Breaking the mold: A few years ago, Chan used her gap year to fulfill a longtime dream of running a business instead of pursuing a university degree, according to Zula.
A new entertainment studio that focuses on authentic martial arts culture has unveiled their first comic book series: “The Adept”.
“The Adept” is an original story from entrepreneur, producer and activist Peter Shiao, written by Tasha Huo and Charlie Stickney with art done by Yishan Li.
Galina Lang has worked for three years as a part-time boba barista while studying marketing at a Bay Area university when she began to notice the mounds of plastic cups and straws piling up every day.
“More than 60,000,000 plastic boba cups are estimated to end up in the ocean on an annual basis until 2023,” she told NextShark. While so many of us drink boba regularly without a second thought, our addiction could also have terrible implications for the environment.
Has this ever happened to you? You’re just living life, minding your own business, when –suddenly — you remember you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping!
And it’s never for that one person who is easy to shop for, either; it’s always that one who has everything, so you never know what to give them except your continued friendship or something.
Like a real-life Pepper Zhang, Angel Halo Chang celebrates her eccentricity. As a child, she preferred playing with a large cardboard box instead of dolls, collected cartoon lunch tins to use as purses, brought jump rope to play double dutch during the last month before high school graduation, and was even crowned Miss Congeniality in Miss Asian America Pageant 2009. Her imagination is as limitless as her ability to find inspiration in the everyday – which, perhaps not surprisingly, made her perfectly suited to write children’s books.
“I like books with pictures, so I made my own,” Chang says. “I’ve always thought of myself as a creative person, but I lacked formal skills training. So when I didn’t fit the qualifications for a creative job, I made my own role: Head of Storytelling.”
It’s hard to be a dad, especially when your own daughter wants to be someone else.
Meet Jerry Zhang. Lawyer and father to daughters Madison and Everly. It was eldest, Madison, who broke his heart one day when she said, “I don’t want to be Chinese.”
A new startup has found a solution for women with smaller breasts who struggle to find the perfect bra to fit them.
Pepper, a new bra company, may finally put an end to the online hunt for specialty bra stores and the occasional wearing of children’s training bras.
LyfieEye is a unique camera that can take spherical 360-degree photos and videos using Android smartphones.
“By tapping your smartphone’s existing capabilities like display, battery and external connectivity we’ve eliminated redundant features (and unnecessary cost) for our users,” founders of LyfieEye explained on its Kickstarter fundraising page.
Bora Kim, an “interdisciplinary artist and sociologist from Seoul, Korea,” is attempting the impossible: to get her non-Korean boy band creation to break into K-pop stardom in Korea.
The Columbia University graduate student signed up 6 talented young men who went through an audition and selection process that she and her associates, Karin Kuroda and Samantha Shao, have prepared.
A Canada-based tech startup is unleashing a unique way to wirelessly charge mobile devices: by making them float in the air while filling up the battery.
The company, AR Designs, has developed a concept that fuses two capabilities of electromagnets (levitation and charging) into one futuristic tool that looks undeniably cool.
When parents photograph their children they usually strive to make their kids look as angelic as possible in a beautiful place set among the clouds or a field of flowers. That was not what photographer dad Joshua Hoffine was going for in his pictures at all.
Hoffine, who is based in Kansas City, Missouri, captures the most ghoulish scenes people have nightmares of as children.
With all the computer coding and phone texting people do these days it’s easy to see why our grandparents were so nitpicky about having good posture.
The hours spent sitting hunched over at a desk or driving in a car can have detrimental effects on the body, causing chronic back pain, headaches and even depression.