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The Traditional Chinese Garden – A Miniature of Nature, in Harmony With Man
The traditional Chinese Garden has a recorded history of over three thousand years. Still treasured today, the enduring garden style includes specific design traits and meaningful features. Large or small, the garden focuses on conveying...
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Ancient Chinese Pest Control – Without Insecticides
Pesticides are bad; we all agree on that, but we also want to eat and not pay too much for our food. Pesticides increase the yield of our crops and, at present, are essential to...
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The Explosive Risk of Leaving Untapped Maple Trees
The thunderous sound of a maple tree exploding is eerily similar to that of a gunshot. The spectacular yet dangerous phenomenon was known to the Native People of the northern regions, who made allusions to...
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Style – How to Maintain Sophisticated and Timeless Fashion
“Many small things come together to create my concept of beauty,” says Shen Yun's Michelle Lian, one of the world’s top classical Chinese dancers. Timeless fashion is achieved with simple elegance in your choice of...
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Self-Compassion – To Nurture Empathy, Start With Yourself
Ancient wisdom and spiritual practices from every culture advocate compassion, or the expression of empathy towards others in their suffering; but for some of us, compassion doesn’t seem to come naturally. Whether it be a...
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Lantern Festival: Traditions for the End of China’s Holiday Season
By Ally Wang This year, the Chinese lunar new year fell on Feb. 1 — day 1 of the 1st lunar month (正月初一) according to the traditional calendar. Fifteen days later marks the Lantern Festival,...
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Canadian Maple Syrup: Is This Iconic Natural Sweetener Running Low?
Native American oral tradition has it that maple syrup was an accidental discovery. While hunting, an Iroquois Indian Chief stuck his axe on a maple tree, causing a clear liquid flow out. Since he needed...
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Valentine’s Day – The Origin and Development of a Lovers’ Holiday
People all over the world will celebrate Valentine's Day on Monday, February 14, 2022, for the third time amid the COVID-19  pandemic. It has been difficult for many folks to be near their loved ones;...
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Spirulina-Enriched Blue Beer
Craft beers have become increasingly popular in recent years and come in a range of flavors, colors, and styles. Consumers have more options than they have ever had before. The new kid on the block...