From Burma to Japan, tech startups are making our relationship with the ancient crop of rice a bit more manageable. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Innovation: Rice Startups

Grown since 14,000 B.C., rice is a staple grain for most of the world, especially Asia. With tech startups booming in Eastern countries, we didn’t have to wait long before some innovations surrounding rice came up. From Burma to Japan,…

The zither was the preferred instrument of scholars. (Image:  Pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The 4 Arts of the Chinese Scholar

Many ancient cultures had a set of values that initiated specific periods of an individual’s life — when you entered adolescence, when you married, when you had a child, when you entered middle-age — at every step, you had to prove yourself…

Lithuanian cold beet soup is usually prepared during the summer. (Image:  YouTube/Screenshot)

How-To: Lithuanian Cold Beet Soup

Saltibarsciai is a cold beet soup from Lithuania that is usually prepared during summertime. People typically eat it together with roast pork, sandwiches, and barbecue. However, the dish will easily go with almost anything. Once prepared, it can be stored…

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Some Cool Facts About Ancient China

Ancient China was and remains one of the most fascinating places in human history. Full of wisdom, lore, and ingenuity, the ancients were the harbingers of tradition and propriety. Read…

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Boerewors: Mouthwatering South African Sausages

The traditional South African sausage is called Boerewors. The name comes from the Afrikaans words, boere (farmers) and wors (sausage). There are many varieties of Boerewors, including specialties such as…

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Incredible Places to Visit in Taichung

Having surpassed Kaohsiung in 2017, Taichung is Taiwan’s second-largest city. With a more favorable climate than Taipei, Taichung is often called “the most livable city in Taiwan.” There’s so much…

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Kids and Their Love of Building Forts

You might have fond memories of building forts during your childhood where you used to spend some time alone. If you have a family now, your kids may also be…

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The Art of Being Still

Modern man is so accustomed to his mind working constantly that he is unaware of what being still is like. Stillness does not mean that you completely become physically inactive.…

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Sensory Deprivation Tank Therapy

What are sensory deprivation tanks? Also known as isolation tanks or flotation tanks, they were developed in 1954 by an American physician and neuroscientist named John C. Lilly to provide…

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What Is Rucking?

Rucking refers to walking with a weighted backpack. With origins in the military, where training requires walking with a backpack filled with supplies and equipment, rucking is considered a wonderful…

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Art Lover: Forest Sculpture Collecting Rainwater

Award-winning artist John Grade creates artwork inspired by the transience of nature to produce 3D site-specific sculptures. Grade is motivated by changes taking place in the natural world, and the…

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Taking a Road Trip During the Pandemic

More than 2 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus and over 115,000 people have died. With the COVID-19 pandemic still going strong, one might think that people would be…

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Master Ho Helps Li Zhou See Through His Blindness

God is sacred. We must hold this belief inviolable and worthy of veneration always and under all circumstances. Otherwise, even if what we do is unintentional, divine retribution will eventually…

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How to Live a Relaxed Life

People are so busy today that many of them find themselves unable to cope with the speed of the modern world, making their life miserable with depression and other psychological…

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Remembering the Tiananmen Massacre

Thirty-one years ago, in the early morning of June 4, 1989, as the Chinese Communist tanks ruthlessly rolled over the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and the People’s Liberation Army…