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Indoor Gardening: How to Care for Your Houseplants Through the Winter
Just because there’s snow covering your garden doesn’t mean you have to forgo the quiet company of plants. Whether you’ve brought some potted plants in from the garden, or have a number of regular house...
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The Spiritual Benefits of Physical Labor
Spirituality may mean many things to many people, but generally, one who is on a spiritual path is seeking a more noble or meaningful existence; wishing to be a better person and have a closer...
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‘Men Respectful, Women Humble’: The Truth About a Traditional Chinese Idiom
A much-maligned ancient Chinese saying, nan zun nü bei (男尊女卑), is often taken to mean “male superior, female inferior.” However, modern Chinese language and interpretation has obfuscated the meaning of the words, causing confusion about...
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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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Seeming Betrayal Was Actually Assistance – A Chinese Tale of Friendship
Zhang San and Li Si were good friends. Li Si's family was running a very prosperous business while Zhang San's family was not well off. When Zhang San wanted to go abroad on business to...
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Understanding I Ching or ‘Book of Changes’
While fresh and interesting subjects can inspire our creativity and provide new perspectives on alternative healthcare and holistic living, The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a timeless source of knowledge and wisdom. One...
Autumn Activities for All the Family
It is essential to keep our children active; physically, mentally, and socially. While fall is jam-packed with school-related events, shorter days and lower temperatures tend to drive some kids inside, glued to their electronic gadgets;...
Self-Help Tips to Tackle Negative Thoughts
Research suggests that "the brain is a large predictive machine, constantly comparing incoming sensory information and current experiences against stored knowledge and memories of previous experiences and predicting what will come next." So it seems...
Bubba the Rescue Bird Both Sings and Speaks
In the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, a kind-hearted gentleman taught an orphaned starling how to whistle the notes of a popular tune. Anthony Costa, 52, an opal miner, posted a short clip on Instagram...