Though many people think that slavery is a thing of the past, the harsh truth is that there are more than 40 million people in slavery in modern times. (Image: maxpixel / CC0 1.0)

The Dilemma of Modern Slavery

Though many people think that slavery is a thing of the past, the harsh truth is that there are more than 40 million people in slavery in modern times as reported by The Global Slavery Index. More than 71 percent…

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A Short History of Moorish Influence in Europe

In medieval Europe, Muslims were commonly known as Moors. Since initially, most of the Moors coming into Europe were from Africa, the term came to be associated with African Muslims.…

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The Exotic Dai People of China

The Dai people are one of China’s ethnic minorities. They are traditionally known as rice cultivators of the valleys — like the Shan, Lao, Ahom, and Thai people. Most of them…

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The Principles of Fengshui

“Fengshui” literally means “wind” and “water” — the former refers to energy and atmosphere, while the latter refers to mobility and changes.

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Mummified Animals Discovered by Accident in Egypt

When talking about Egyptian mummies, people typically think of the practice as a means for preserving human corpses. But the ancient Egyptians not only mummified human beings, but animals as…

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How an Olympic Athlete Found Falun Dafa

The tall and robust Martins Rubenis is a sports celebrity in Latvia. The master of the luge program has won many awards in international competitions — first place in the 1998…

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Eating Less Is the Path to Longevity

Susan Roberts, a nutrition expert at Tufts University, and her team of 218 participants aged from 21 to 50 years, found that people who reduced their food intake by 25…