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Why Traditional Faiths Believe Every Encounter Is Meaningful
In ancient China, and according to Buddhist principles, people believed that everything in this world...
Wieliczka’s Prestigious Underground Salt Mine
Salt is not just a flavorful friend in the kitchen; it is one of history’s greatest resources. The mineral...
Heroes of Ancient China: Guan Yu, Warrior of Loyalty, Justice, and Righteousness
Guan Yu (關羽, 160 – 220 AD) was a well-known warrior in Chinese history. Known for his bravery and loyalty...
Seven Decades Before it Was Recognized, Einstein Proposed a Physics-Biology Connection
Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein's previously undisclosed letter to researcher Glyn Davys, written over...
Children’s Books – They’re Not What They Used to Be
While many parents are happy to see their children reading anything at all, most books available today...
The Ancient Chinese Secret to Assessing Character
The Records of the Grand Historian (史記) relate the following story: The Lord Wen of Wei (魏文侯, reign...
Buchu: the Ancient ‘Miracle Herb’ of South Africa
South Africa's "miracle herb,” Agathosma Betulina, or Buchu, is a natural plant resource. Sometimes referred...
Forgiveness Brings Good Fortune
Who in this world is without fault? Along with the very wicked people who intentionally kill and harm...
The Feast of the Tassels–An Ancient Chinese Story of Forgiveness
King Zhuang of Chu (楚莊王) was one of the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn Period (春秋五霸, 770-476...