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Soul Searching – Exploring our Spiritual Existence
The existence of the soul has long been a subject of debate. While materialist views assert that our thoughts and ideas are created by the brain, others argue that human consciousness transcends our tangible world,...
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Breaking the Barrier of Frustration – 4 Tips for Learning Difficult Things
Learning is an essential life skill that brings great inner satisfaction. Mastering a new skill or finally understanding some complicated concept can boost our self esteem and give a great sense of achievement, pride, and...
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Paper Gourds of the Dragon Boat Festival
June 3, is the Duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival (端午節) this year, and is one of the three most celebrated traditional holidays in China. Along with the Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon...
Insects in Decline: How and Why to Help These Little Heroes
It is estimated that there are 10 quintillion insects on our planet—about 1.4 billion insects for every person—and what’s more, they make up about 90 percent of all global animal species and more than half...
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Gongshi: The ‘Scholar’s Rocks’ of China
The mountain holds a special place in Chinese art and philosophy, as men of learning attempted to convey the majesty, holiness, and eternity of the mountain as well as aesthetic ideals and spiritual manifestations. One...
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Crispy, Crunchy, Savory Seed Crackers – Low-carb, Vegan, Gluten-Free Recipe
Cracker-like foods have long served travelers of all sorts as a virtually non-perishable form of sustenance that was easy to carry. Unlike these scrumptious seed crackers, the original crackers were very basic and bland: water...
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‘Thank You For Your Service’: A Memorial Day Tribute
James H. White is a singer-songwriter and human rights activist based in Mount Hope, NY. He recently co-wrote, hosted, and narrated his first film, “Canaries in a Cold War,” winner of seven Best Documentary Awards...
‘Plants Have Intelligence’: UBC Professor Findings
Our modern science has studied humans and animals for much longer than it has closely observed plants. It was not until the last few decades that scientists started pondering the potential of these seemingly simple...
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Ancient Pants Discovered in China Reveal Clues to Their Origin
Today it’s hard to imagine a life without pants. For both men and women, slacks are a go-to garment for both comfort and convenience. A marvelous discovery in China shows that something akin to jeans...