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...
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In China, Giving Thanks Is to Repay Kindness
While in the West we value gratitude as a virtue to keep in the heart, the Chinese hold that gratitude should be actively shown in the form of repayment for kindness. Confucius always advocated "being...
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Ancient African Secret to Purifying Gold with Glass
With the earliest evidence of currency in pre-colonial West Africa taking the form of gold coins dating back to the ninth to tenth centuries AD, a method for purifying gold was essential. The ancient settlement...
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The Common Starling: A Smart and Useful Songbird
In North America, the starling (Sturnus vulgaris), has become a common sight. Native to Europe, Asia and Africa, northern Australia and the tropical Pacific Islands, starlings are medium-sized birds with glossy black feathers that have...
Chinese Photographer Chen Man Comes Under Fire for ‘Hellish’ Dior Ad
An exhibition in the luxurious West Bund Art Center of Shanghai has come under fire in China after an ad was harshly criticized for featuring a model in a way that many felt was a...
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Unity of Heaven and Mankind: The Wisdom of Traditional Chinese Culture
Traditional Chinese culture was inspired by the divine. The wisdom of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and the understanding of "the unity of heaven and mankind (天人合一)" enabled Chinese civilization to endure for thousands of years. "When...
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Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei: US Is Already an ‘Authoritarian State’
On Nov. 12, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei in discussion with  PBS’s Firing Line host, Margaret Hoover warned against too much political correctness in America, stating America is already an “authoritarian state” and probably not...
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2 Native American Legends Remind Us: Be Thankful for Nature’s Gifts
Thanksgiving is an official holiday in seven countries around the world, but there are still other nations that have similar, unofficial, harvest celebrations that remind one to be thankful for a bountiful harvest, family, and...
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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Human Heart
When we consider the mysteries of the human heart, it can be said that a person is equipped with not just one heart. We have both a physical heart, and an emotional heart; and then...