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How to Declaw your Asian Tiger Parents: 10 Easy Steps to keep them at Bay.

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Asian parents can be strict, overbearing, critical, or unloving due to the need to uphold cultural honor, despite the impact on their children.

This stereotypical style of strict parenting became notoriously or pejoratively known as “tiger parenting” from Amy Chua’s best-selling book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. In it, she describes how her parenting style, learned from her childhood experiences with her own parents, fostered what she considered a “better” way to raise children compared to Western or American standards.

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Sexual Fantasies: How will virtual reality influence sex in the real world?

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I recently saw a new episode on Netflix’s Sci-Fi TV anthology Black Mirror, which chronicles the impact technology has on society. In one episode, users of a computer game are transported into the game where they become the players. Without spoiling the episode, let’s just say the users engage physically in the video game but the sensations are perceived to be so real that reality no longer can match the intensity of the sexual fantasies played out within the game.

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Trauma & Transgender Identity: How Trauma impacts Gender Identity

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Which pronoun do you identify with?  He, she, or they?  Questions like these now permeate schools, colleges and the workplace as a means to create a sense of safety, affirmation, and equality for those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.

It coincides as more and more youth in recent years are identifying as transgender or non-conforming (i.e. not identifying with the gender they were born with).  A study by UCLA in 2017 estimates 150,000 youth ages 13 to 17 identify as transgender in the United States.

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