Author page: Karen Li

Black Girl Sunscreen Secures $1 Million From Female Investor Amid COVID-19

Black Girl Sunscreen Secures $1 Million From Female Investor Amid COVID-19 This month, Black Girl Sunscreen (BGS) secured a $1 million dollar investment from a private female funding source. Despite double minority-owned businesses typically having the most challenging time raising capital, BGS achieved this milestone with one single anchor product. Currently, BGS is the only indie black-owned brand carried full…

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Tips to Stay Productive and Healthy Working From Home

5 Tips for Staying Productive and Mentally Healthy While You’re Working From Home With the spread of the novel coronavirus affecting everything from international travel to the availability of hand sanitizer, mitigating COVID-19 in the United States has become a growing concern. That’s why many companies are mandating or recommending that as many employees as possible work remotely until the virus can…

How to Do Meditation at Home

How to Do Meditation at Home Meditation is an effective technique that has been around for centuries. People who meditate consistently find that there are short-term and long-term benefits. For instance, soon after they start sitting, meditators begin to enjoy a decrease in stress and anxiety, enhanced well-being, and, in many cases, improved sleep and overall health. In the long…

5 Things College Students Should Include In A Plan For Their Wellness

5 Things College Students Should Include In A Plan For Their Wellness As a psychologist and the mother of two college-aged students, I am concerned about my children’s future emotional well-being. I know that the late teens to early 20s are a time when the majority of many lifetime mental health disorders take hold. Given all the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic…

3 Ways to Make Businesses More Welcoming to Women

3 Ways to Make Businesses More Welcoming to Women Women are undeniably good for business. Numbers consistently show that gender-diverse companies are more likely to experience above-average profitability. Also, from my experience I have observed that women add an important complementary perspective to the business issue at hand, which often results in a wider range of solutions. Thus, it is…

Go-To Vanilla Cupcakes To Light Up Your Day

Go-To Vanilla Cupcakes To Light Up Your Day Golden memories: Smelling sweetly of butter, sugar and vanilla, these classic little cakes bring you right back to when you were a kid and Mom baked you birthday cupcakes. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder  1/4 teaspoon fine salt  2 large eggs, at room temperature  2/3 cup…