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'The Lady of Shalott' by John William Waterhouse, (1870–1917). (Image:  Wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Art Review: The Lady of Shallot

A boat traveling from afar comes to a halt on the shore. Cradled within it is a lifeless woman’s body. A group of knights discovers the boat that drifted from the river and find a paper on her chest: “The web…

Bamboo steamer with steamed pork on rice. (Image: Alpha  via Flickr  CC BY-SA 2.0)

Steamed Pork and Rice (Fen Zheng Rou)

“Fashion is in Europe, living is in America, but eating is in China” is a popular saying among travelers. Traditionally, the Chinese believe that eating good food together brings a family closer. In Chinese society, people also treat others with…

Unresolved frustration leads to resentment and anger.(Image: Alexis via Pixabay Simplified Pixabay License )

Frustration: The Silent Killer

Feeling frustrated, as everyone knows, is a horrible feeling. Most people have experienced it at some point in their lives. Frustration is not an easy emotion to cope with, and it might even stem from your youth. If you have…

Consider following feng shui tips when placing paintings so they will blend harmoniously with the room. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Applying Feng Shui to Bedroom Art

If you are planning to place some artwork in your bedroom, you might want to ensure that you follow feng shui principles so that the paintings harmoniously blend in with the room. There are two important things you should consider…

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Art Review: The Lady of Shallot

A boat traveling from afar comes to a halt on the shore. Cradled within it is a lifeless woman’s body. A group of knights discovers the boat that drifted from the…

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A Simple Guide to the Flavors of Taoyuan

Have you ever heard of the “Flower Kingdom”? People who have visited it say that this land blooms with culture. And the unparalleled natural vistas are the stuff of dreams.…

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Finding Your Path Through Unschooling

We’re all led to believe that to succeed in life we must go to school, study hard all the way to college, and get a degree. It’s understandable. Truth be…

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The Man Up Club: Offering Hope for Black Youth

The Black Lives Matter movement has once again brought the attention back to racism against the African-American community in the U.S, especially among its male population. One of the poorest…

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Steamed Pork and Rice (Fen Zheng Rou)

“Fashion is in Europe, living is in America, but eating is in China” is a popular saying among travelers. Traditionally, the Chinese believe that eating good food together brings a…

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Frustration: The Silent Killer

Feeling frustrated, as everyone knows, is a horrible feeling. Most people have experienced it at some point in their lives. Frustration is not an easy emotion to cope with, and…

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Applying Feng Shui to Bedroom Art

If you are planning to place some artwork in your bedroom, you might want to ensure that you follow feng shui principles so that the paintings harmoniously blend in with…

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Crab and Pork Dumplings (Story + Recipe)

Dumplings are an ancient food and many regions around the world have them in some form or another as part of their national cuisine. There are also numerous legends surrounding…

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Stop Sitting, Start Squatting

People in the West rarely squat. The only chances are when they attend a yoga or CrossFit class, where for most, the position is one of deep discomfort. The way…

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Quick Tips for Managing Stress

We live in a world steeped in stressors. Work, school, current events, and everything in between subject us to various levels of stress. If we don’t learn to manage these…

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The Goodness of Red Beans + Red Bean Recipes

Asians consume red beans as both food and medicine. Containing 21-23 percent protein, 0.3 percent fat, and 65 percent carbohydrates, red beans are considered a mild food with a sweet…

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How to Make Friends

When was the last time you made a new friend? People, as they get older, find it more difficult to make friends, and wrap themselves in a virtual cocoon preventing…

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The Magic of Small Wins

Everyone has failed in life. That’s just another fact of living. Even Alexander didn’t get the horse facing right the first time. Alright, maybe he did, but that’s why he’s…