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Carolina Avendano

Carolina is a Canada-based writer and journalist who enjoys learning and sharing information about how to lead a meaningful life. She is passionate about traditional culture, handmade crafts, the connection between humans and nature, and human rights.
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Chocolate Santafereño: A Traditional Colombian Treat
To truly understand chocolate Santafereño, imagine waking up to the sound of the morning radio, playing the news station your mother listens to faithfully every morning, with colorful music marking the high point of each...
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Overcoming Artist’s Block Part IV – Create Freely on a Schedule
In the last part of our series on overcoming artist's block, we explored how a few simple activities can help us let go of our worries, stresses and everyday thoughts by allowing our mind to...
Rethinking the Universe: Our Path to a New Cosmic Model
During the last decades, astronomers have been faced with a bittersweet reality: the more scientific progress we make, the more mysterious the universe appears. This is because with the development of technology, we are able...
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Overcoming Artist’s Block Part III – Simple and Fun Strategies
In parts I and II of this series, we have identified the possible causes of our artist’s block and have taken good care of our body. Now let’s look at some simple and effective methods...
Living Bridges: A Centuries-Old Tradition Making Its Way Into Urban Settings
Deep in the Indian forests in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, giant fig trees extend their sturdy aerial roots to the opposite bank of the river. A close look at these living bridges reveals tightly...
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Overcoming Artist’s Block Part II – Ensure Your Physical Well-Being
Artist’s block may seem like a mere state of mind. Since creativity is intangible, it's easy to assume that we just need to make some mental space for it to return. However, studies have shown...
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Reunite With Family Under a Full Moon! China’s Mid-Autumn Festival
Each year Chinese people — especially those who live far from home — make notorious efforts to reunite with their families and gaze up at the sky. Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for traditions like...
China’s Glorious Culture Preserved Through Traditional Education Deteriorated Quickly Under Communism
Teaching is considered one of the noblest of occupations. Traditional education not only educates the members of a society, but also serves as a timeless vehicle for preserving the wisdom and traditions of our ancestors....
From Prisoner to Prime Minister: Guan Zhong and the Hegemony of Qi
The Spring and Autumn era (770–475 B.C.) was one of the great episodes that shaped Chinese history and culture. It was the time when thinkers like Confucius and Lao Zi articulated and spread their teachings,...
Overcoming Artist’s Block: Recover Your Creative Inspiration – Part I
The life of an artist can be like riding a roller coaster. When inspiration strikes, it seems like nothing in the world can stop you, with ideas flowing to materialize as you bring them to...
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Global Warming May Not Be Our Fault
Since pre-industrial times, the environment has undergone rapid changes that are often attributed to human activities. Among these changes, global warming — the gradual warming of the Earth's surface appears to be a major cause...
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Déjà Vu-Do I Know You?
Have you ever had moments that seem so eerily familiar that you think you've experienced them before? If so, you are not alone. You are part of the two-thirds of the world's population who have...