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Healthy Tips: How to Stay Hydrated

Summer is here and it’s getting hot!  But the combination of hot temperatures and outdoor activities can be a bad mix if you forget to keep yourself and your loved ones well hydrated. Why is hydration so important?  According to a WebMD article, “our bodies are made up of 60% water”, which is “important for […]

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Life Insurance Tips: Age/Debt vs. Assets

When Should You Start Looking for Life Insurance? If you talk to a younger adult, you would probably expect to hear answers like, “when I get married, when I have a child, or when my income is higher”. What would you expect most middle-aged adults to say?  More often than not, they would probably tell […]

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Local Spotlight: Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo

Over the decades, Little Tokyo has adjusted to and improved with the constant change of society.  Take a casual stroll down First Street and you’ll see the stripes on the ground, indicating the numerous hotels, restaurants, and stores that have come and gone over the years.  But take a peek at what currently exists, and […]

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Leadership Series – Part 10: Vision Board

After numerous weeks of going through the Pyramid of Success, we decided to take a week to create a Vision Board.  This exercise encouraged us to consider what we’ve learned from our prior Leadership meetings, as well as what we are working towards as positive influences in our communities. The Exercise: I brought various construction […]

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Bringing Community to College

The Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) program provides college students with the unconventional opportunity to be fully submerged in work and “play”.  The program runs for eight weeks, with each week consisting of the “4-plus-1” design: 4 days of interning at a chosen non-profit/for-profit within (or serving) the Japanese-American community, and 1 day for learning more […]

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July is National Blueberry Month!

July is National Blueberry Month!  Celebrate this month by learning more about the health benefits of eating blueberries, and check out some of the fun ideas on how to incorporate them into your diet. 5 health benefits* of blueberries (serving size – 1 cup): They are low in fat and contain only 80 calories (practically […]

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Technology and Life Insurance

If you purchased a life insurance policy more than 30 years ago, you probably bought it from a door-to-door salesperson who carried around a rate book that allowed them to offer you a quote, based on your health, age, and policy amount.  If you were interested a policy, they probably had to go back to […]

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