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Patchouli Plant- A Therapeutic Herb You Can Grow at Home
Patchouli, Pogostemon cablin, is a perennial member of the mint family. The plant has a complex musky-earthy scent that has been treasured as a fragrance since the time of ancient Egyptians, around 4,500 BC. It...
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Kitchen Phobias – Does Fear Affect Your Food?
While for some people the kitchen can be a place of delight and enjoyment, for others it can be the most frightening corner of the house. In the face of ready-to-use ingredients, sharp knives and...
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Laughter Is the Best Medicine – and It’s Contagious
Laughter is a universal language. We begin to laugh long before we speak. Two of the growing and developing milestones that parents look forward to are their baby's first smile and their first verbal laughter....
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Good Samaritan Gives Chase to Man who Snatches 87-Yr-Old Lady’s Purse: ‘He’s my hero’
Imagine you’re in a shopping mall and there’s been a theft. And the thief is running away with the stolen goods in your direction. The instant reflex in such circumstances might be to mind your...
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The Sámi Way of Resilient Parenting
The Sámi people of Northern Scandinavia are descendants of centuries-old nomadic peoples who lived off hunting and fishing. In the late twentieth century, the Sámi population consisted of 30,000-40,000 Sámi in Norway, 20,000 in Sweden,...
Five Traditional Dishes to Eat During the Chinese New Year to Bring You Good Luck and Prosperity
This Lunar New Year, taking place today, will celebrate the Year of the Tiger, so invoke good luck and fortune with these traditional and delicious Chinese dishes: DumplingsThis Chinese staple is a traditional must-eat food...
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Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Tiger!
As the Chinese, or Lunar New Year begins, we enter a new zodiac. This year, 2022, is the year of the tiger, based on the Chinese 12-year cycle. Over a billion people around the world...
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The Imperial Eunuchs of China: From Wicked Usurpers to Selfless Heroes
The term eunuch comes from the ancient Greek word eunoukhos (εὐνοῦχος), meaning “guarding the bed.” The Imperial eunuchs of China were castrated males employed as guardians in the royal court; trusted not only because of...
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‘On the Hills of Manchuria’: Ilya Shatrov’s Waltz Depicting Bravery, Honor, and Faith in Battle
It was a frosty March morning in the northern hills at Mukden (奉天, now known as Shenyang), Manchuria, 1905. On this cold day, the Mokshansky Regiment (Мокшанский Полк) was marching towards the battlefield. The Russian...