LIFE

North and South Korea Agree ‘In Principle’ to End Korean War Alongside US and China; Seoul Will Not Boycott Beijing Olympics
North and South Korea, along with the U.S. and China, have agreed on a “fundamental and principal level” to officially declare an end to the Korean war after nearly seventy years of strife in the...
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Marriage License Applications Fall to 13-Year Low in China
China has the most intrusive government in the world when it comes to family planning. Over the past several decades, Beijing has introduced several laws to curb population growth, including limiting how many children a...
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Nut Cookies: An Original Recipe for a Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, Full-Flavor Treat
Whether or not you have dietary restrictions yourself, you are bound to have friends who need to avoid certain foods. Refusing foods because of your diet can be embarrassing, painful, and difficult. When someone prepares...
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The Ancient Chinese Historians Who Recorded the Truth, No Matter the Cost
In ancient China, history was considered as sacred as religion, and historians were arranged from birth to meticulously record the events of the state and the private life of the sovereign.  This established a positive...
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Canada and the UK Join American Diplomatic Boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics
Both Canada and the United Kingdom have announced that they will be diplomatically boycotting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic games scheduled to kick off in February. A diplomatic boycott means that though athletes from these...
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Men Seeking Vasectomies in China Denied by Government as Birth Rate Continues to Decline
When first-time mother Zhao Zihuan and her husband decided to have a vasectomy after welcoming a son last year, they were denied at a hospital in Jinan, the capital of China’s Shandong Province. Zhao said...
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Boarding Schools for Tibet’s Nearly 1 Million Children Erasing Native Language, Culture: NGO Report
A report released by the The Tibet Action Institute (TAI) on Dec. 7 describes how children in Tibet as young as four have been forced into attending a vast boarding school system created by the...
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Medieval Hair Care – Traditional Ways to Tend Your Locks
Who doesn't like legends about knights, kings, queens, princesses, castles, magical swords, and dragons? Among all the magic and mystery of the Middle Ages, one might ponder: “How did they maintain their hair?” Medieval hair...
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Beijing Winter Olympics May Not Feature Live Spectators
The 2022 Winter Olympics is scheduled to kick off in Beijing starting on Feb. 4. However, the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has raised concerns about how the games will be conducted, especially...