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We answer the questions about mental health, sexuality, and wellness that you might feel too shy to ask.

What It’s Like to Have an Ovarian Cyst as a Teenager

What It’s Like to Have an Ovarian Cyst as a Teenager

Imagine a panicked 15-year-old, whose only knowledge of her menstrual cycle is “I bleed every 28 days,” in the emergency room with doctors who have no idea what is going on. Now imagine how equally panicked her mother is, since she hasn’t even given the birds-and-bees...

Advertorial: I Love My Granny, But I Don’t Want Her Hands

Advertorial: I Love My Granny, But I Don’t Want Her Hands

Four months after moving to sunny Colorado, I discovered sun damage on the backs of my 32-year-old hands. My hands looked like my granny's. I prefer to avoid chemical sunscreen and it requires re-application. Unlike sunscreen, the right fabric can reliably protect you...

Our 21-Day #ItCanWait Challenge: Lessons Learned

Our 21-Day #ItCanWait Challenge: Lessons Learned

[getty src="82824061" width="507" height="338" tld="com"]Three weeks ago, Mochi Magazine staffers took on an important new year’s resolution - pledging to drive without smartphones or distractions for 21 consecutive days. We’ve made it to the finish line. In 21 days,...

Join Mochi Magazine in AT&T’s It Can Wait 21 Day Challenge

Join Mochi Magazine in AT&T’s It Can Wait 21 Day Challenge

As Asian American women, we experience our fair share of stereotypes, like how we’re all bad drivers. Combined with the widespread use of technology when driving, including smartphones, our reputations on the road haven’t exactly been given opportunity to improve....

Plate by Plate Brings Attention to LGBTQ Issues

Plate by Plate Brings Attention to LGBTQ Issues

Project by Project’s 18th annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, was held in October. Tickets were $250, and proceeds of this event benefited National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). I was invited by Plate by Plate to attend the event, held at the...

Could Melatonin Be the Solution to Your Sleep Problems?

Could Melatonin Be the Solution to Your Sleep Problems?

Having trouble sleeping is a universal problem, whether it’s related to the stress of school and work, travel, or a change in schedule. In many of these cases, the issues have a lot to do with not practicing good enough sleep hygiene.But if you’re doing everything...

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