Author

Priyanka Acharya

ONE MOTHER, MANY HATS
People who are about to become parents receive no shortage of warnings for what is to come. Seasoned parents love telling expecting couples things like “Enjoy your freedom while you can!” or any variation of comments on how little sleep they’ll get, how much money...
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PARENTING CULTURAL EXCHANGE
The defining narrative of my life is that I straddle two cultures. As a first generation American, I thumbed my nose at my parents’ attempts to make me embrace their culture, refusing Bharatanatyam and Carnatic singing classes, and making friends mostly with my white peers...
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AWAKEN YOUR FEMININE ENERGY
Feminine energy and masculine energy are present in both genders, and as the yin-yang symbol beautifully illustrates, balancing both energies leads to harmony. You may think that being a woman means you are already chock-full of feminine energy, as a default setting. But living in...
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RELATIONSHIP HYGIENE
Many deride Valentine’s Day as a purely commercial holiday, where corporations pressure us to express romance through flowers, gifts, and fancy dinners. But I believe February 14th can serve as a reminder for people to evaluate their relationships. Anyone who has been married a long...
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PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION
Here we are, dear readers, at the start of a new year! So many of us approach a new year with renewed optimism and determination to be our best selves. We purchase gym memberships, take a break from alcohol, clean out our cluttered spaces, and...
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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS FOR EVERYONE
We live in an incredible time where regional boundaries mean very little, and cultural exchange occurs on a mass scale. Holidays are not as much about the religion behind them but more about the opportunity to bring people together, a necessity in today’s fast-paced world....
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IS YOUR CHILD OVERSCHEDULED?
What classes are your kids doing?” is a question I receive regularly from fellow moms. Our school WhatsApp group pings away day after day with information about the wide range of classes and workshops available to kids: robotics, music, phonics, handwriting, crafts, chess, and Rubix...
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HEALTH REMEDIES: FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE PHARMACY
When you’re a kid, getting sick means staying home from school, getting tucked into bed with extra pillows and blankets, and having mom bring you comfort foods while you watch as much TV as you like. The illness part stinks, but the rest of it...
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BEAUTY TREATMENTS PROS & CONS
Once upon a simpler time, beauty treatments were limited to things like facials, nail extensions, and hair colouring. Anything involving needles or surgery seemed extreme, and reserved for shallow, wealthy, Beverly Hills-types. But all cultural phenomena got their start as a trend in a niche...
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CYCLE SYNCING FOR WOMEN
If you are a woman, or a man who loves a woman, this column is mandatory reading for you. Researchers have only recently started paying attention to the hormonal cycles of women, and the findings show that our ebbs and flows are completely differently timed...
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