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Tina Nguyen

124 days ago

Buying Myself Back

thecut.com

Tina Nguyen

124 days ago

As I get older, I'm becoming more aware of how much politics affects the undercurrent of our daily lives. I'm appreciated this article for shining light onto the very republican Vietnamese population of Fountain Valley in Orange County. I grew up visiting this area every weekend, but never really thought about its politics until now.

Are Asian Americans the Last Undecided Voters?

newyorker.com

Tina Nguyen

136 days ago

Some good reminders in here. I especially appreciated, "Eliminate distractions," "Focus on fewer things," and "Control your ego"—it'll be what I focus on this week.

How to Be Productive, According to Ancient Philosophy

getpocket.com

Tina Nguyen

288 days ago

on food culture through the eyes of a child of immigrants

The Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Eggs My Chinese Mother Made

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

303 days ago

grieving is doubly heart breaking when there is also regret. thinking about all the Asian American relationships that are so complex across generational, linguistic, cultural divides.

Time Is of the Essence

thecut.com

Tina Nguyen

409 days ago

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

422 days ago

But contemporary systems of continual visual self-broadcasting—reality TV, social media—have created new disciplines of continual visual self-improvement

The Age of Instagram Face

newyorker.com

Tina Nguyen

433 days ago

“When I want a holiday,” he said at last, “I go over the road as far as the meadow. I go in there, take off my jacket, and lay down on it. I watch the world turning for a bit, with me still in it.”

Is Anyone Happy Anymore?

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

445 days ago

One of the reasons why I enjoy Tolentino’s work so much is that she effectively captures cultural trends, while noting the undercurrent of politics, gender, and ethics.

The Quiet Protests of Sassy Mom Merch

newyorker.com

Tina Nguyen

458 days ago

On building company culture

a true growth culture also focuses on deeper issues connected to how people feel, and how they behave as a result. In a growth culture, people build their capacity to see through blind spots; acknowledge insecurities and shortcomings rather than unconsciously acting them out; and spend less energy defending their personal value so they have more energy available to create external value. How people feel — and make other people feel — becomes as important as how much they know.

Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

hbr.org

Tina Nguyen

469 days ago

The End of Babies

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

472 days ago

this is the kind of thing I’ve been thinking about lately— interpersonal relationships + how they play out in the macroeconomic sense

An efficient culture, then, is first and foremost a meritocracy. Status will be awarded for skills and contributions that advance shared goals — making a big sale, meeting an important deadline, etc. And status will not be awarded for things that are orthogonal to (or detract from) the goals of the community. These include: nepotism, flattery and ass-kissing, race/gender/age, and humor/beauty/external status (unless they're important for getting the job done). And seniority should correlate with 'substantive contributions'; no one should be rewarded just for warming a chair.

The Economics of Social Status

meltingasphalt.com

Tina Nguyen

522 days ago

I Want to Be Rich and I’m Not Sorry

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

579 days ago

sharing as a reflection of our cultural times

Polyamory Works for Them

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

592 days ago

On Unprofes­sionalism

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Tina Nguyen

595 days ago

How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

596 days ago

I am narrowing down on my personal values, which demand I create and work for my own beliefs and initiatives— not just an employer’s.

Though, it can be a really fulfilling experience to work with an employer whose values align and you learn a lot from. But in such instances, I believe the best way you can show up at the office is by being your rested, contented, truest self.

nyti.ms

Tina Nguyen

599 days ago

What You Lose When You Gain a Spouse

theatlantic.com

Tina Nguyen

783 days ago

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

buzzfeednews.com

Tina Nguyen

857 days ago

On limiting screen time, especially for those who have not yet developed self-control and awareness

ilt the technology.

“I try to tell him somebody wrote code to make you feel this way — I’m trying to help him understand how things are made, the values that are going into things and what people are doing to create that feeling,” Mr. Lilly said. “And he’s like, ‘I just want to spend my 20 bucks to get my Fortnite skins.’”

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

871 days ago

On doing something for the sake of enjoyment (the title is misleading)

In Praise of Mediocrity

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

927 days ago

Whether a Husband Identifies as a Breadwinner Depends on Whether He Respects His Wife’s Career — Not on How Much She Earns

hbr.org

Tina Nguyen

968 days ago

Does anyone have the right to sex?

lrb.co.uk

Tina Nguyen

969 days ago

the powers of improvisation

Filter Fish

newyorker.com

Tina Nguyen

1016 days ago

A very good friend shared this w me so now I am being a Very Good Friend to all of you and paying it forward.

Really appreciated how the author explains how language and toxic masculinity really affects everyone. After watching RGB earlier this week, I’ve been in the mood for acknowledgement, change, growth, and progress.

Why Does Dating Men Make Me Feel Like Shit?

medium.com

Tina Nguyen

1053 days ago

What an accurate and timely article to capture my thoughts and feelings towards astrology. I strongly recommend this read, at least to get a glimpse of the paradoxical thinking that many millennials are able to hold gracefully.

It might be that Millennials are more comfortable living in the borderlands between skepticism and belief because they’ve spent so much of their lives online, in another space that is real and unreal at the same time. That so many people find astrology meaningful is a reminder that something doesn’t have to be real to feel true. Don’t we find truth in fiction?

The New Age of Astrology

theatlantic.com

Tina Nguyen

1054 days ago

recommended list at the end is very good

HAWRAF on being transparent about your process

thecreativeindependent.com

Tina Nguyen

1180 days ago

one of the best things i've read this year

Cat Person

newyorker.com

Tina Nguyen

1202 days ago

It’s the eternal plea of the minority, to ask to be judged not by one’s appearance or the rituals of one’s forbears but for the quality of one’s mind and powers of invention.

Asian-American Cuisine’s Rise, and Triumph

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

1243 days ago

Black and Latino representation in Silicon Valley has declined, study shows

theguardian.com

Tina Nguyen

1247 days ago

working women are the backbone of us all

Women’s work is still work

theoutline.com

Tina Nguyen

1268 days ago

Considering the implications of silence when it comes to wealth inequality, and what that continues to perpetuate.

When we evaluate people’s moral worth on the basis of where and how they live and work, we reinforce the idea that what matters is what people do, not what they have. With every such judgment, we reproduce a system in which being astronomically wealthy is acceptable as long as wealthy people are morally good.

What the Rich Won’t Tell You

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

1268 days ago

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

gq.com

Tina Nguyen

1280 days ago

This article is not so much only a look at Welteroth, but also the new vision of Teen Vogue as driven by her.

Elaine Welteroth, Teen Vogue’s Refashionista

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

1282 days ago

Learning to pay attention to the signs with Oprah

Oprah Winfrey Is On a Roll (Again)

vogue.com

Tina Nguyen

1284 days ago

A beautiful piece on barbeque, by Danny Chau. Good food writing takes a look at the meal and the world that it's served in. Highly recommended.

When we talk about the future of barbecue, we’re talking about the thrill of bringing old conventions to new and unfamiliar places, the anxiety of displacing traditions from an ancestral home, and what’s gained and lost in translation. We’re talking about the natural progression of American culture.

The Soul of Barbecue Is Being Reimagined in Charleston

theringer.com

Tina Nguyen

1297 days ago

'We are jobless because of fish poisoning': Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice

theguardian.com

Tina Nguyen

1299 days ago

mind your manners

The Official Guide to Being a Good Weed Citizen

rollingstone.com

Tina Nguyen

1304 days ago

A painful article to read, but an important one nonetheless. This article captures so many things that resonate with me: the disconnect with my own heritage, the solace I found in a college fraternity, the connectedness and differences I feel with other Asians. There isn't quite an answer to this... Only shared realities, each one of us struggling to reach and maybe save one another.

long.fm

Tina Nguyen

1317 days ago

Hm. I've been freaked out about a recession for a while, so this article reinforces my fears.

Every Seven Years

l2inc.com

Tina Nguyen

1320 days ago

“copyright laws are written and enforced to help certain groups of people, largely male, assert and retain control over the resources generated by creative productivity.”

The Internet Is Where We Share — and Steal — the Best Ideas

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

1344 days ago

Fascinating look at the culture of Little Thirds in China today.

A favorite quote: “If you spend all of your time watching and analyzing people, you come to some conclusions about broader patterns in society.”

China’s Mistress-Dispellers

newyorker.com

Tina Nguyen

1346 days ago

If a relationship is all about communication, an explicit contract must be real commitment. Wonderful Modern Love essay.

To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

1395 days ago

If we've talked for a while, you'll probably be familiar with Ideal Tina-- she's who I refer to when I think about myself in an alternate or future universe.

Sometimes, I'll think about how parts of Ideal Tina have already actualized. Sometimes, I'll realize that I'm HER. These moments are rare and contemplative; they serve as small check-ins to myself. Am I acting in a way that's aligned with what I actually feel, or want to feel? Am I brave enough to do what's right, rather than act impulsively? Am I doing what is Ideal?

It’s Time to Get Acquainted With Your Future Self

thecut.com

Tina Nguyen

1401 days ago

An ode to my first girl crush, who I saw so much of myself in. She teaches us to be determined, resilient, unwavering– even when the world around us feels broken.

Lisa is always searching for something she doesn't see in the world

We Are Lisa Simpson: 30 Years with the Smartest and Saddest Kid in Grade Two

broadly.vice.com

Tina Nguyen

1402 days ago

A rumination on the structures of power that exist-- who are they really for? Also a call for other identities to realize their own power, and not to buy what has been sold to them/us.

Viet Thanh Nguyen Reveals How Writers’ Workshops Can Be Hostile

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

1403 days ago

A haunting and frank look into the state of our environment. One of the best things I've read in 2017, for its perspective of both the past, present, and future scenarios we find ourselves living with. Also includes great psychological explanations for how we cope, how we got here in the first place.

I haven't been very environmentally-conscious before, but this piece really put things into perspective for me. The time for change is long overdue.

Our Climate Future Is Actually Our Climate Present

nytimes.com

Tina Nguyen

1431 days ago

An interview with an incredible thinker. I am new to Solnit, but feel moved and inspired already. Especially as I think more about female life, I am grateful for the brave women before me who have already said and done so much important work.

The Philosopher Queen: Rebecca Solnit

elle.com

Tina Nguyen

1440 days ago

enjoyed the discussion on how food is inherently political and cultural, and the parallels this has with design

MOLD is a New Anti-foodie Food Magazine with Strong Opinions—and Design to Match

eyeondesign.aiga.org

Tina Nguyen

1440 days ago

You May Want to Marry My Husband

nytimes.com

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