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Starting a Garden, Step by Step
With food prices plus a host of world crises on the rise, many are exploring a more self-sufficient and sustainable way of life, and considering starting a garden for the first time ever. While it...
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Zhuge Liang and The Divine Crane: A Tale About the Value of Strong Will
In Traditional Chinese Culture, people used to promote virtue in their everyday conduct and held themselves to strict standards. Throughout the dynasties, virtue was used as the main criterion to determine how good a person...
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Kitchen Gadgets of Yore – The Tried, the True, and the Useless
While we may see our kitchen gadgets as modern amenities, these creative culinary devices have been around for ages. According to anthropologist Richard Wrangham, people have been using fire to cook for nearly two million...
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Shen Yun Delights Audiences at a Packed Lincoln Center
Audience members were lucky to get a ticket to this Friday’s sold-out show at Lincoln Center, one of America’s premiere stages. Shen Yun performed at the Koch Theater, a principal stage at the Lincoln Center...
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Saint Patrick and the Legends Behind Ireland’s Most Famous Holiday
The sound of bagpipes, the synchrony of Irish step-dancers, the poise of men in kilts parading the streets, and a sea of green mark the date - March 17 - which commemorates the death of...
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March 15: Beware The Ides of March
Every year, March 15 is branded with a mysterious and gloomy connotation. Movies, books and television specials have associated this day with a bad omen. What is the real meaning and historical significance of this...
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Pi Day: The Shared Passion of Math and Baking
March 14 marks the day to honor the oldest and the most recognized mathematical constant in the world, Pi (π = 3.14159265…). Its significant figures - 3, 1 and 4 - match the date expressed...
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The Wabi Sabi of Artisan Bread
Wabi sabi (侘寂) is a world view rooted in Zen Buddhism that believes that life is made of three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. Thus, this philosophy proposes that...
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The Legendary Leprechauns of Ireland
With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up, people all over the world, Irish or not, are digging out their greens for the festive occasion. It is said that the mischievous leprechauns, integral to Ireland’s culture...