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A Beginner’s Guide to Frozen Treats

I was at one of my local grocery stores for “Gelato Wednesdays," that glorious day when gelatos and sorbets from the prepared foods section are half price. I got into an in-depth conversation with the cashier about the pineapple basil sorbet I purchased and realized that I have been confusing gelato and sorbet for years. more

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Last Call for Summer Bloggers!

Do you want to be a guest blogger for the Y? Tell us what's on your mind today.  more

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Insect Invasion

After a long and particularly brutal winter and a spring that wasn't sure when to begin, beautiful weather has finally made it to my hometown Chicago.

The higher temperatures and blooming flowers and trees have unfortunately brought some unwanted visitors. Spiders and ants, specifically. I love nature, but I don't particularly want it in my house. 

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5 Things For Asian Pacific-American History Month

It seems like young leaders are pretty much synonymous with the idea of diversity and inclusion. So, for Asian Pacific-American History Month, here are 5 things that should be on your mind lately.  more

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Gourmet Mom

One of my friends was raving to me recently about the meal subscription service she was using. She sent me a free trial through her subscription of choice, Blue Apron. There’s a bunch of other services out there including Hello Fresh and Plated. The concept is that you are mailed all of the ingredients in the proper proportions you need to make one or more meals for the week. more

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Mentors and Mentees

My is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Check in with one of our young leaders and guest bloggers, Kong Chang, to find out his thoughts on the mentor-mentee relationship. more

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The Seeds of Self-Esteem

I was recently at the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner. I was turning into the baking aisle when I was approached by a woman with two young childrena boy and a girl. "Your baby is so cute!" she exclaimed, as she fawned over Maya as she sat in the shopping cart. more

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A Camper. A Former Ballerina. A Food Truck Driver.

These are just a few young leaders who are more than who they say they are: they're the latest round of guest bloggers who are sharing their ideas about education, leadership, volunteerism, social responsibility, and more. Do you want to be a guest blogger like them and share what's on your mind? more

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Think Pink

When I was a child, I wasn’t very fond of pink. I was a tomboy through and through. Though my mom bought me Barbies, I preferred playing video games or pretending I had just won WrestleMania with my brother’s action figures. There was nothing pink about me. more

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We Want to Achieve Something Bigger

Shane would be the first to tell you he's starting to think of life after high school. As a college student striving to better his diverse and inclusive community, he's exploring opportunities at the Y that are not only improving his life, but also his friends and neighbors. This is his Y. His camera. His story.

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