The irony of friendship is that we often only miss it when we are separated. (Image: Susan Ruel)

Deep Impressions (Chapter 4)

Deep Impressions, from the novel The Shanghai Friendship Store (Chapter 4), introduces some Chinese college students (circa 1982) who exemplify their nation’s next generation of scholars. From the Beijing collegians who launched the historic May 4th Movement of 1919 to…

If you want to make cooking a much more enjoyable experience, consider singing during the process. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Make Cooking Fun by Singing

Many people love cooking but struggle with the process. Some find it long and laborious, while some feel that it is boring. If you have such feelings and wish to make cooking a much more enjoyable experience, consider singing during…

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Oil Price Decline: What the Future Holds

A price war led by Saudi Arabia has crashed global oil prices. With prices hovering around US$20-$25 per barrel, this is the lowest level in about 18 years. Combined with…

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6 Tales of Enlightenment

1. The tumor One of my friends was a doctor. He told me that once during an operation to remove a cancerous tumor for a patient, after he opened up…

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An Interesting Wood-Fired Pizza Café in Taiwan

Nestled in a rural setting on the outskirts of Longtan District (龍潭區) in northern  Taiwan’s Taoyuan City (桃園市), Muhezi Yaokao Pizza (木盒子窯烤披薩) is an interesting pizza café famous for its…

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Has a Chinese EV Startup Beaten Tesla?

Xpeng, a Chinese EV startup, is expected to launch its battery-powered P7 car this year. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently rated the vehicle with a range…

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WhatsApp Launches Dark Mode

If there was one thing WhatsApp users were disappointed with, it was the fact that the app never featured a Dark Mode. Such a setting would have allowed users to…

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2 Stories of Wisdom

In life, being able to remain calm is not only a kind of wisdom, but also a kind of resilience. Learning to keep calm is a valuable asset. It will…

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5 Key Foods for Longevity

Birth and old age, sickness and death are the course of nature, but that does not stop us from hoping for a long life. As the food is our first…

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What Causes An Ice Age to End?

New University of Melbourne research has revealed that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth’s axis was approaching higher values. During these…

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7 Brain Hacks That Allow You to Learn Faster

Do you want to learn something, but are finding the entire process difficult? Instead of focusing on spending too much time on studying, you should focus on utilizing the available…