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Chocolate Santafereño: A Traditional Colombian Treat
To truly understand chocolate Santafereño, imagine waking up to the sound of the morning radio, playing the news station your mother listens to faithfully every morning, with colorful music marking the high point of each...
Catalans Compete to Build Tallest Human Towers in Spain
Spain's biggest human towers competition took place on Sunday, Oct 2, with some 11,000 spectators packing the bullring in the northeast city of Tarragona to watch the daring Catalan tradition. Deeply rooted in Catalan culture,...
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Understanding and Overcoming Loneliness – A Common Cause of Depression
Often linked with depression, loneliness is a psychological state that impacts physical health and may even lead to premature death — and it is more widespread than one might imagine. One Cigna survey of 10,000...
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Calming the Control Freak in You
Do you have an inner control freak? Most of us have the wish to control more in life than is possible. While the intent of our desire for control is to achieve comfort, happiness or...
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Overcoming Artist’s Block Part III – Simple and Fun Strategies
In parts I and II of this series, we have identified the possible causes of our artist’s block and have taken good care of our body. Now let’s look at some simple and effective methods...
The Fujian Tulou – Ancient Sustainable Architecture
In the mountainous regions of China, the Fujian Tulou has stood the test of time. A traditional multi-story dwelling, this architecture has served for bygone kingdoms up through the modern era. With a series of...
Living Bridges: A Centuries-Old Tradition Making Its Way Into Urban Settings
Deep in the Indian forests in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, giant fig trees extend their sturdy aerial roots to the opposite bank of the river. A close look at these living bridges reveals tightly...
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Healing Herbs and Spices of India Part II – Curry Leaf
Ayurveda is an Indian healing system that relies on herbs to treat illness. Like coriander, curry leaf is frequently used in Ayurvedic healing. The plant, grown in practically every Indian family’s backyard, produces warmly aromatic...
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Reflexology – An Ancient Approach to Wellness, Starting With the Feet!
Do you sometimes find yourself rubbing your sore feet? Hey, guess what — you’re onto something! Reflexology is an ancient massage practice based on the understanding that the whole body is connected, be it by...
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Overcoming Artist’s Block Part II – Ensure Your Physical Well-Being
Artist’s block may seem like a mere state of mind. Since creativity is intangible, it's easy to assume that we just need to make some mental space for it to return. However, studies have shown...
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Back-to-School Learning Tips
For many of us, September means back-to-school; and with that comes added stress and anxiety. Managing your time and getting through your work may be the least of your problems if you have a hard...
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Reunite With Family Under a Full Moon! China’s Mid-Autumn Festival
Each year Chinese people — especially those who live far from home — make notorious efforts to reunite with their families and gaze up at the sky. Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for traditions like...