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Chinese Tea Culture: Origin, Development, and the Dao of Tea

Tea, the national beverage of China for centuries, has become the world's second most popular drink - after water. Tea culture and rituals are...

Sacred Ships: the Drua of Fiji

When mentioning the tropical island Fiji, one does not usually think of double canoes, or waqa drua in Fijian. Instead, one might picture indigenous...

5 Steps to Cleaning Down Jackets

Spring is here, and it's time to wash and pack away winter clothes. Some winter wear can be damaged by drycleaning. Down jackets, for...

The Miraculous Healing Effects of Good Music

During World War II, the U.S. Army field hospitals were filled with wounded soldiers. In hot weather, with hordes of mosquitoes and a severe...

Keep Your Eyes Healthy With Proper Nutrition

Most adults, and even children, spend several hours a day on electronic devices, taxing the eyes. In addition, the eyes are the only organ,...

The Caffeine Controversy: Pros and Cons of Coffee Consumption

Drinking coffee is a morning ritual for most adults. Coffee drinkers will tell you that it wakes them up and makes them more alert....

Love Lotus Flowers? You Can Grow Them at Home

Editor's note: A special thanks to Jen Stark of Happy DIY Home for her tutorial on growing lotus flowers found here, which we learned...

An Ancient Chinese Doctor’s ‘Cure-all’ for Nourishing the Mind and Body

One of ancient China’s great medical doctors and herbalists, Sun Simiao (孫思邈), was said to have lived to be 141 years old. He lived...

Diet Doldrums? Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Wild Edibles Part I

Whether cooking for themselves or being cooked for, human beings tend to fall into habitual eating schemes, which, while convenient and familiar, may not...

Three Basic Recipes for Sustainable Kitchens in 5 Easy Steps

The rewarding experience of cooking at home with family and friends can be seen as a silver lining in the era of COVID lockdowns...

11 Brain Foods

Everyone wants to be smart and have the ability to learn and memorize things quickly. In fact, to get these benefits, some people are willing to spend a lot of money on supplements to boost their brain function. The truth is, there are 11 common brain foods that are readily available and they won’t break […]

Loyalty: Dog Walks 2 Miles Every Day to Visit His Owner’s Grave

A recent incident in the province of Sassari, Italy, shows that dogs are not just man’s best friend during their lifetimes, but that their loyalty can extend even beyond that. What an Italian man’s dog did after his death is beyond explanation. Who would think that a dog could be so connected to his owner […]

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