San Jose: The center of Silicon Valley – Where is Silicon Valley and why is it called that?

San Jose: The center of Silicon Valley – Where is Silicon Valley and why is it called that?

I am living in San Jose – the center of Silicon Valley. There is no doubt that this nickname is very famous all over the world. When I was in Vietnam, I was very curious about this special name. So

What are your consumption patterns and what is the impact on the environment?

What are your consumption patterns and what is the impact on the environment?

The United States’ reaching 300 million people might not seem relevant at a global level. After all, the United States represents just 5 percent of the world population. But it consumes disproportionately larger amounts than any other nation in the

Blood for sales: Is It the moral issue?

Blood for sales: Is It the moral issue?

When blood donations are commercialized and individuals can sell their blood or organs for profit, people are less likely to donate to help others, and companies are able to take advantage of vulnerable poor populations who are in need of

Books to read for your weekend: The greatest wartime love stories

Books to read for your weekend: The greatest wartime love stories

I’ve never been a fan of war stories, but this is the most eye-opening reading experience I’ve had in a long time. I want each of my children and grandchildren to read them and realize how very blessed their lives

Traveling to New York City? A Few Places to Check Out Off the Beaten Path

Traveling to New York City? A Few Places to Check Out Off the Beaten Path

In my previous post, I have already shared with you the list of recommended places you should visit in New York. This time, I’ve been putting together a new list of things to do in New York City when I

How to Pack Light for a Weekend Trip and Avoid Carryon Baggage Fees

How to Pack Light for a Weekend Trip and Avoid Carryon Baggage Fees

With today’s changes in luggage requirements for airlines—now having to pay additional charges to take a suitcase instead of a carry-on, I’m finding that it’s more important to pack light from the beginning just to save extra expenses. Some domestic

Winter is Hanging On—But Here are Some Tips to Prepare for Spring

Winter is Hanging On—But Here are Some Tips to Prepare for Spring

This last week has shown us some strange weather—snowing in London and Rome, snow in Southern California, and summer heat in the Midwest one day, with eight inches of snow the next. It’s not clear when winter will finally be

8 Ways to Save Money When You Don’t Have a Lot to Begin With

8 Ways to Save Money When You Don’t Have a Lot to Begin With

I get asked a lot how I manage to save money and stick to budgets, which is always a flattering question. Over the past few years, I’ve found that there are a lot of ways to save money if you’re