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10 Gifts You Can Give Your Child in 2019

Being a good parent can mean so many things. For some of us, it’s providing our children with everything they need — whether materially or activity-wise; for others, it’s making…

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What’s It Like to Have a Chinese Friend?

As China commands more international attention, it is likely that you might come across Chinese people during your business travels and even befriend some of them. Having a Chinese friend…

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The Red String of Marriage and Predestiny

In Xi’an City, there was a scholar named Weigu, who lived during Emperor Yuanhe’s reign in the second year of the Tang Dynasty. One day, an elder asked to meet…

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How a Global Wanderer Finally Found Peace

Sarnath is one of the four holy sites of ancient Indian Buddhism in northern India. It was here that Sakyamuni first passed his Dharma. Here, Chris runs a homestay. The…

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China’s Famous Physician Bianque (扁鵲)

During the Spring and Autumn Period (about 770 B.C.) in China, the famous physician Bianque (扁鵲) was invited to Qi State to meet with Duke Qi (齊桓侯). Bianque said to…

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The Power of Filial Piety

According to Confucianism, obedience, respect, and care for one’s parents and the elderly are considered to be one of the fundamentals of proper behavior. This virtue was known as filial…

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Donating Blood Led His Wife to Him

Lian Zhicheng regularly donated blood for years in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Eleven years ago, he donated a pint of blood, not knowing that this precious bag would save the life of…

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How Granny Fang Found Her Son-in-Law

A long time ago, there was a man named Fang Chang. He was in the cotton business and worked hard to save quite a bit of money. He then died,…

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A Dietary Plan for the Digitally Obese

The economic boom of the past few decades resulted in generations of people eating everything they found fanciful, eventually causing an obesity and health epidemic. Internet usage seems to be…

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A Real Star: The Story of a Shoeshiner

Albert Lexie spent all his life shining shoes at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital in the United States. He donated all his tips to the Free Care…