The Orion Constelation.
(Image: A.Dupree, NASA, ESA  via NASA  cc 1.0)

Where Stars Are Born

The birth of a human being has mystified humans throughout all ages and still does today, as it belongs to one of the most mysterious processes we are aware of in nature. What do a mothers womb and nebulas in…

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The Many Uses of Baking Soda

Baking soda is a cheap and handy item in every household, whose uses are many fold. Other than its use in baking or as an odor absorber, it is also…

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One of the Biggest Outdoor Jade Bazaars in Asia

Nestled below an elevated passage called Jianguo Overpass (建國高架道路) in the central part of Taipei City, the Taipei Jianguo Holiday Jade Market (臺北建國玉市) boats one of the biggest outdoor jade…

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Can Fengshui Explain Why Some Women Stay Single?

Fengshui — which literally translates to “wind and water” — is the ancient Chinese art of placement. The goal is to enhance the flow of chi (life force or spiritual energy), and…

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Mother’s Day: An Expat’s Mom

My mom and I have a very close relationship. She raised me as a single parent until I was 6 years old and she remarried. My mom is like a best…

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A Wise Monk Outsmarted the Emperor of China

Dihui means slander, and just as his name suggests, wise monk Dihui liked to express his opinions on current events, and condemn anything and anyone at will. Dihui was a…

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Five Black Foods That Are Good for You

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, according to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) doctrine, the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), five colors of food (green,…

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The 2017 Summer Universiade at Taipei City

The 29th Summer Universiade at Taipei City was successfully concluded on August 30. The Team from Taiwan performed brilliantly during the event, winning 90 medals, including 26 gold, which represented…