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Certain individuals seem to be born with social intelligence. (Image:  Guadalupe Cervilla   via   flicker  /  CC BY 2.0 )

Ancient Chinese Art of Reading People

Empathy, people skills, catching vibes, social intelligence, or the ability to read other people’s emotions and inner character — and to use this intel to navigate relationships — has been given many names.  Certain individuals seem to be born with…

The humble beginnings of a recipe from the Imperial Kitchen. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Emperor’s Corn Porridge

During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Kangxi went to Changshanyu of Luanping (located in Hebei today) with his servant. On their way back, they got lost. It was getting dark and Emperor Kangxi was hungry. He rode ahead of his servant…

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Ancient Chinese Art of Reading People

Empathy, people skills, catching vibes, social intelligence, or the ability to read other people’s emotions and inner character — and to use this intel to navigate relationships — has been…

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The Emperor’s Corn Porridge

During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Kangxi went to Changshanyu of Luanping (located in Hebei today) with his servant. On their way back, they got lost. It was getting dark and…

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How a Simple Rose Changed a Life

Once there was a little girl who sold flowers on the street. At the end of the day, after she sold most of her flowers, she gave her last rose…

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A CEO Learns Life Lessons From a Poor Girl

A CEO of a big company, who was a multi-billionaire, wanted to know how ordinary people lived. So one day he caught a bus and sat down on a vacant seat, where…