Mattel Makes Barbie Doll of Chilean Paralympian
For countless generations, statues have been created to immortalize heroes; large marble replicas of traditional deities, bronze figures of war heroes, and stone carvings of presidents all serve to remind us of the legacy of...
In China, ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Now Compulsory Learning for Students in Primary Schools to Graduate Programs
As part of the Chinese Communist Party’s sweeping education reforms “Xi Jinping Thought” has been incorporated into curriculums for grade school students to graduate students. The intent is to extend the indoctrination to children as...
The Power of Mind – Negative Thinking Can Have Serious Consequences
Many people are aware of the placebo effect, but few perceive that the counter-placebo effect may be just as powerful.  In medicine, it is worth keeping this in mind when you step into a doctor's...
Azurite – The Singing Stone
Azurite (Lapis Linguis) is an ancient stone with a rich history. It is a rare mineral that is characterized by its stunning twilight blue hue.  Azurite typically occurs as tiny prismatic, tabular, or equidimensional crystals...
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Billionaire Actress Zhao Wei Purportedly Flees China, Is Scrubbed From the Mainland’s Internet
Award winning Chinese actress, director and successful business woman, Zhao Wei, has reportedly fled China after being completely scrubbed from the internet in the People's Republic.  Beijing authorities have blacklisted the billionaire from all social...
Saving Insects: The Rivets to Our Ecosystem Are Loose
Insects are the world's largest animal group. It is believed that there are 10 quintillion of them on Earth. Scientists have revealed startling evidence over recent years that the number of insects is declining. Many...
Da Vinci’s Grand Bridge Reborn, Engineers Replicate Renaissance Man’s Marvellous Design
Made famous by his historical paintings such as “The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa,” Leonardo da Vinci was a man of idealistic genius. His incredible, unusual designs and creations earned him the moniker of...
Ginseng: A (Conditional) Traditional Medicinal That You Can Grow at Home
A Traditional medicine of diverse roots Ginseng has been used for thousands of years as a powerful herbal medicine with almost magical properties. Both Asians and American Indians recognized its remarkable ability to treat a...
Diet and Depression: 5 Foods to Eat Up When You’re Down, and 5 to Avoid
Everyone experiences periods of melancholy, sorrow, and regret. If we are not proactive in dealing with these emotions, they can easily escalate into depression and despair. The food we consume can play a large part...