Steamed Shrimp
Steamed Shrimp
Almost everyone loves steamed shrimp, also called prawns. Here is a simple recipe that will have everyone clamoring for more.   Prepare time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 minutes Ready in: 30 minutes Ingredients Large...
The 5 Great Projects of Qin Shi Huang
In 221 B.C., Qin Shi Huang conquered the Six Kingdoms and established the first great unified regime of China. He then began a series of substantial political directives, such as unifying weights and measures, unifying the country’s...
A Real Life-Changing Compliment
In the public mind, like in the fairy tales, a stepmother is usually seen as vicious, mean, and conniving, an old hag and warty, abusive of her stepchildren, scolding them for no reason, forcing them to do...
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Carbon Farming in Australia Helps to Solve Climate Change
Why are farmers in Australia working to build their soil carbon levels through carbon farming? How does this affect the rest of the world? And what does this mean for climate change?  After generations of soil...
COVID-19 appears to age the brain by up to 10 years.
COVID-19 Makes the Brain Age 10 Years, So What Can Be Done?
Last October, a large study by the Imperial College London surveyed 84,000 people who had recovered from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and found that many of the patients were left with significant cognitive deficits. Some...
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Top US and China Diplomats To Meet in Anchorage, Alaska
U.S. President Joe Biden’s top national security advisers will meet with Chinese diplomats on March 18 in a high-stakes showdown that could determine whether Washington and Beijing are headed for a new Cold War or...
watercolour painting of traditional chinese tea pot, green leaves from tree and cup of tea
The Ancient History of Tea
Lu Yu, in The Classic of Tea, said: “Tea tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive...
Multi-generational festive family gathering
The Critical Importance of Family Precepts
Most families in the Western world have a family crest, a coat of arms, or a family motto. The motto is usually written in Latin, such as Semper Fidelis — Always Faithful, or in French,...
A Disabled Beggar Saves Lives and Heaven Grants Him a Miracle
In the time of the Qing Dynasty, there was an almshouse in Tianchang County where beggars who had nowhere to go could live. On the eve of the New Year, Mao Jun, who lived in...