Michelle Shen, El Paso Times

Michelle Shen

El Paso Times

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Michelle:

Is the stock market open for Presidents Day? And here are other market holidays in 2022

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Presidents Day. Here are other days the stock market will be closed in 2022 → Read More

Who's winning at the Winter Olympics? Asian Americans, and that's a big deal

After a difficult few years for Asian Americans due to a rise in AAPI hate, the Olympic wins of Nathan Chen and Chloe Kim offer a ray of hope. → Read More

American Airlines flight diverted to Kansas City after passenger tries to open door on plane

A passenger tried to open a door on the plane in the middle of the flight and had to be subdued by the crew and other passengers. → Read More

Can you match with a date based on conversation, not photos? Tinder rolls out 'Blind Date'

Tinder has rolled out a new feature called "Blind Date," which pairs swipers up for a chat before they're able to view each other's profiles → Read More

Who is Toni Stone? Google Doodle honors first female professional baseball player

Google honored Toni Stone, the first female professional baseball player, as part of Black History Month. → Read More

'Pain at the pump': Your medium-sized car costs you $12 more per tank of gas than a year ago

Gas prices are continuing to surge up with no signs of slowing down as winter weather and geopolitical tensions raise the price of crude oil. → Read More

Unvaccinated dad loses custody of kids, including immunocompromised child

An unvaccinated father in New Brunswick, Canada, lost custody of his three children, one of which is a 10-year-old immunocompromised child. → Read More

Are people leaving Facebook? It depends, but some young users call it 'cluttered' and 'dated'

Meta Platforms announced a decline in daily active Facebook users for the first time in its history, which caused the stock to drop Thursday. → Read More

MIT researchers create new material as strong as steel and light as plastic

MIT researchers have developed a new material that's as strong as steel but as light as plastic. → Read More

A fully digital U.S. dollar? Fed releases study of potential contender to cryptocurrency.

The Federal Reserve plans on exploring opportunities to create a fully digital U.S. dollar, which could serve as an alternative to cryptocurrency → Read More

Pepsi responds to boycott calls over its donation to Texas GOP, supporters of abortion ban

People on social media are calling to boycott Pepsi over a report that found that Pepsi donated to Texas GOP lawmakers supporting the abortion ban. → Read More

Elon Musk's Neuralink plans to implant chips in human brains to treat neural disorders

Elon Musk's Neuralink has begun recruiting for a clinical trial director, bringing it one step closer to connecting the human mind to computers → Read More

2 Canadian guests dead, 1 injured after shooting at luxury hotel in Mexico, authorities say

Two Canadian guests are dead and another injured after a Friday shooting at a luxury hotel in Mexico, officials announced on Twitter last week. → Read More

Why did TikTok care about West Elm Caleb? What the story says about lovebombing and internet fame

Who is West Elm Caleb? He's a 25 year-old New Yorker who works as a designer and went viral on TikTok for dating scores of women. So why do we care? → Read More

A possible COVID benefit: Medical face masks make us more attractive, study finds

Medical or surgical face masks, originally a social taboo associated with sickness and disease, may now increase attractiveness, research suggests. → Read More

Body of missing man who abandoned his car amid Virginia snowstorm is found

Days after Jacob Whaley left his car during a devastating snowstorm that hit Virginia, his body was found by the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Twins born on different days, months and years – but only 15 minutes apart

A set of twins were born just 15 minutes apart, but their birthdays are on separate days, months and years. → Read More

Equivalent to '30 tons of TNT': Meteor explodes in Pennsylvania on New Year's Day

On New Year's Day last Saturday, people in southwestern Pennsylvania heard a loud explosion. Was it a meteor explosion? → Read More

How to spot the upcoming meteor shower, one of the biggest expected for the year

One of the biggest meteor showers of the year is expected to peak over the next few days, producing over 100 meteoroids per hour. → Read More

Ten tips to lower your federal income tax bill before 2021 ends

It's the last week of the year, which means it's your last chance to save big on taxes. Here are 10 tips to reduce your taxable income for 2021. → Read More