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Past articles by Elyse:

Many Asian Americans never discussed racism at home. Now parents are learning how.

With rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian American parents are learning how to talk to their kids about race and racism. APA Heritage Month special report. → Read More

Jeannie Mai shares how she's found an 'astounding pride in her culture'

Jeannie Mai, a host of the daytime talk show "The Real," discusses anti-Asian violence and the poor state of Asian representation in Hollywood. → Read More

The power of Spam: How a canned meat went from wartime necessity to Hawaii delicacy

Hawaii residents consume 7 million pounds of Spam per year. How did the Midwestern canned meat from Hormel Foods gain such popularity on the islands? → Read More

Bystander intervention meets community care: How to respond to anti-Asian hate

During a surge in anti-Asian hate incidents, people looking to help can take action. Here's what to do if you witness or experience anti-Asian harassment. → Read More

Here's how pop culture has perpetuated harmful stereotypes of Asian women

Why did the Atlanta shooter see his victims as "temptations"? TODAY explores how pop culture has contributed to sexualized stereotypes of Asian women. → Read More

Is flying safe now? Answers to your burning COVID-19 travel questions

Should I travel during the COVID-19 pandemic? And can traveling be done safely? TODAY answers all of your burning coronavirus travel questions. → Read More

Demi Lovato shares about her sexuality: 'I know who I am and what I am'

In a new cover for Glamour magazine, Demi Lovato reflects on her journey toward understanding her sexuality. → Read More

Elon Musk shares new photo of Grimes and their baby boy in Texas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shares a photo of himself, his girlfriend Grimes, and their 10-month old son on Twitter. The location? Starbase, Texas. → Read More

Michelle Obama opens up about what she hated being asked as a teen

In an Instagram interview, Zaya Wade and Michelle Obama discuss the importance of embracing discomfort and change. → Read More

$15 minimum wage debate: Why some say ‘flipping burgers’ is the hardest job

"If you are a single adult living anywhere in the country, you're going to need at least a $15 an hour job in order to make ends meet," said one economist. → Read More

How an endorsement from Tom Hanks and Stephen Colbert saved a small bookstore

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert teamed up with Tom Hanks to give a small bookstore, Foggy Pine Books — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — the gift of a lifetime. → Read More

J.Lo wears wedding dress in new photo — but it has nothing to do with A-Rod

Even though her nuptials with Alex Rodriguez are on hold, Jennifer Lopez still gets to don a wedding dress for the upcoming film "Shotgun Wedding." → Read More

New mom Mandy Moore shares the sweet origins of her baby boy's name

In an Instagram post, Mandy Moore reveals the meaning of her newborn baby's name August, along with a sweet anniversary gift from husband Taylor Goldsmith. → Read More

Parents find toy stuffed with thousands of pills 'believed to be fentanyl'

The Phoenix, Arizona, parents had no clue that their new thrift store Glo Worm disguised a sandwich bag full of pills, which the police "believed to be fentanyl." → Read More

Hilary Duff reveals new 'cotton candy blue' hair

The "Lizzie McGuire" star said that she "needed a change" — and dying her hair blue was the answer! → Read More

Tia Mowry wants to inspire Black women 'to love the skin they're in'

When Tia Mowry began straightening her hair on "Sister, Sister," it was "a reflection of what was being pushed as 'beautiful' in society," the actress told ELLE. → Read More

Warren Buffett once revealed which president Princess Diana deemed 'sexiest man alive'

Shortly before her death, Warren Buffett learned who Princess Diana thought of as the 'sexiest man alive': former president Bill Clinton. → Read More

Connor Cruise posts rare glimpse into his private life on his birthday vacation

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise's son Connor has stayed pretty private about his personal life — save for sharing his passion for fishing. → Read More

Ashton Kutcher says wife Mila Kunis is 'cheating' on him with 'Bridgerton'

"It was terrifying!" said Kutcher, who woke up to a particularly steamy "Bridgerton" scene. → Read More

Costco closing photo department at all locations

Costco has announced the photo department at all of its locations will close on Feb. 14. A number of photo services will still be available on the Costco Photo Center website. → Read More