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In time, his movements became impaired, and his neck and shoulder muscles tightened, hunching him. What and when he ate influenced the absorption of the drugs, forcing him to forever mind the clock, shadowed by the uncertainty of whether he could depart for an outing, if he’d falter while exiting a theater or in the security line at the airport. To keep him active, my brother, my sister and I chipped in to buy a Wii game system. Studies sugges...
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The sandwich generation The front door slammed. After I returned from preschool drop-off, I discovered my mother was still gone, and her sedan remained in the garage. Maybe she’d carpooled with a co-worker to a meeting or a trip into the field? After his death, I felt like I was supposed to keep her safe, and she’d gone missing on my watch. Fighting rising dread, I called my sister and got her voice mail. When I got home, I called the polic...
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Check out my book on GoodReads! If it sounds interesting, please consider marking it as "To-Read"

Pre-order here: https://willowlit.net/vanessahua/
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Live this day as you would the rest of the year. Happy Chinese New Year -- have a listen to my KQED radio commentary

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My first byline of 2016! It was fascinating to see how millions of trash-pickers are improving their lives -- and saving the environment.
Millions around the world are improving their financial lot by sifting recycling—and they're saving their towns in the process.
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My latest, for the Washington Post. In which I test drive an eco-toilet and examine the culture of poop
Using a dry composting toilet is less gross than you'd expect -- and it could save lives.
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Instead of buying an expensive plane ticket and taking two connecting flights, we drove an hour and a half to go a world away. In another study, the subjects enjoyed planning the vacation - that is to say, anticipating it - more than taking it If your budget, work and school schedules allow it, why not strive for hit after hit of joy by planning a series of long weekends this summer? Because we were only away a couple nights, we didn’t pack w...
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When we told friends and colleagues we were moving home — not only to my hometown, but home, to the very bedroom where I’d grown up — many were astounded. To them, three generations under one roof represented defeat and retreat, the last resort of the financially strapped. Asians are twice as likely as whites to live in multigenerational households, at 27 percent, with blacks and Latinos close behind, according to the Pew Research Center. Afte...
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I am thrilled to share the gorgeous cover of my short story collection coming out this fall. Pre-ordering is now available -- with a special discount code: U5NM1CDWZ5U1

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Trying to flag down the pork rib cart, Ma waves as frantically as a passenger in a life raft toward a distant light. “Ma, she’ll be back again.” I’m jumpy and jet-lagged from last night’s sleeping…
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My latest from Ecuador, on trying to revive the a plan to save a pristine stretch of Yasuni National Park, and the upcoming climate talks in Paris
During COP21, the International Rights of Nature Tribunal will also meet in Paris. Can Ecuador protect Yasuni National Park—and how can other countries learn from South America?
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My short story,  "What We Have is What We Need" from my forthcoming collection, is available for 99 cents at Barnes and Noble!
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My latest essay, on genes, generations, and my father's cross-cultural funeral in the New York Times
My family is so assimilated that I had to research Chinese burial traditions online, but our heritage is passed down in other ways.
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