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The Artistic Value and History of Traditional Chinese Folding Fans
The hand fan has evolved through China’s long history, with artistic decoration often contributing to the value and beauty of the accessory. The earliest recorded painted hand fan (書畫扇 shuhua shan) dates back to the...
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1000 Miles of Lost Cherokee Trails Remapped
Lamar Marshall, land surveyor, electrical engineer, and anti-logging campaigner, is a world-renowned expert on historic Cherokee footpaths. Marshall has mapped approximately 1000 miles of Cherokee trails in Appalachia.  When the Cherokee Nation governed the southern...
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Seeming Betrayal Was Actually Assistance – A Chinese Tale of Friendship
Zhang San and Li Si were good friends. Li Si's family was running a very prosperous business while Zhang San's family was not well off. When Zhang San wanted to go abroad on business to...
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Remembering Wilbur Smith
After spending the morning reading and writing with his wife Niso by his side, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away suddenly on Nov. 13 in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a statement on...
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What Is Spirit of Advent?
During a season filled with shopping, lights, decorations, and joyful songs, Christians all across the globe are peacefully preparing themselves by following a pious custom known as "Advent." The four weeks leading up to the...
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The Tibetan Singing Bowl: A Spiritual Tradition Nearly Lost
A Tibetan singing bowl has the ability to calm the heart, empty the mind, and teach the Dharma, according to a tradition that was all but lost when Communism arrived to destroy culture and spirituality....
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Understanding I Ching or ‘Book of Changes’
While fresh and interesting subjects can inspire our creativity and provide new perspectives on alternative healthcare and holistic living, The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a timeless source of knowledge and wisdom. One...
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Jolly Calle, A Swedish Tale of Being Happy Within and Without
Adapted from the Swedish Folktale written by Helena Nyblom. There was once a young man called Jolly Calle, who really couldn't help being happy. Although he was poor and orphaned, he did not want pity....
James Laurie, aged 8, is assisted in his online work by his mother Laurette as he continues homeschooling, on January 25, 2021, in London, United Kingdom.
Homeschooling May Generate More ‘Well-Adjusted, Responsible’ Adolescents
A Harvard study suggests that homeschooled children generally grow into “well-adjusted, responsible and socially engaged young adults” — key qualities for a resilient generation to take on the current crisis. In a recent article in...