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Kefir: A Gift From the Gods for the Gut
While kefir has only recently gained popularity in the west, this tangy probiotic drink has been revered and treasured since ancient times in the east. Not quite yogurt, and not quite buttermilk, kefir is basically...
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Raising Kids to Cook – A Guide for All Ages
Cooking with children is an absolute blast! So, get your youngsters involved in the kitchen and cook up something delicious. Simple meals need few ingredients, are easy to make, and can be prepared and served...
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A Story of a Mysterious Man and His Warning of Karmic Retribution
During the Yongzheng (雍正) period (1678–1735), Mr. Su Dounan (苏斗南) met a friend at an inn by the Baigou River (白沟河). This friend was drinking and complaining, "the truth of heaven does not exist; there...
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Toe Shoes: The Ups and Downs of ‘Barefoot’ Footwear
For most of our existence, humans have made due with minimal footwear. Early protection from sharp and jagged surfaces were made from woven twine or animal skins. These shoes were soft and flexible, yet helped...
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The Daoist Faith – A Dying Tradition
Daoism is one of the main religions of China. Its three founders include the Yellow Emperor, who is said to have formulated the Daoist precepts, or behavioral rules; Lao Zi, who wrote the Dao De...
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Halloween: A Tradition of Tricks and Treats
With the 31st falling on a Sunday, and a much-anticipated three-day "Halloweekend" approaching, many industry experts are expecting a bustling Halloween in the U.S. this year. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween shoppers will...
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Little House on the Prairie – Deciphering Fact and Fiction
Little House on the Prairie, the second book in a nine-book series, and the title of a nine-season television program based on that series, is the quintessential American pioneer book for children. Capturing the life...
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The Wrist Watch: A Timeless Timepiece
Other than humans, all animals exist in the now, with no feeling of past, present, or future. Our awareness of time is, therefore, one of the essential traits that distinguish humans from lesser creatures. The...
Understanding Aromatherapy: Why Smells Moderate Mood, and More
Many people may see aromatherapy as a mystical practice with little scientific basis. In fact, the use of aromatic plants dates back to antiquity, and is frequently mentioned in spiritual texts. People have been researching...