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Absinthe’s Rebirth: Exploring the Green Fairy’s Legacy
Published with permission from LuxuryWeb Magazine In the heyday of the Belle Époque, the "Green Fairy...
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Hats and Headwear – A Timeless Accessory With Cultural and Spiritual Significance
Headwear has been part of human culture since the beginning of history. Covering the head and wearing...
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Tune in to Your Body’s Optimum Frequency (Part I): The Ancient and Sacred Origins of Sound Therapy
Sound therapy is an increasingly popular energy practice that dates back to prehistoric times. Historically...
Discovering Andalucía: A Rich Tapestry of History, Culture, and Passion
Published with permission from LuxuryWeb.com Nestled in the southern realm of the Iberian Peninsula...
Spinning the Wheel: Experience the Ancient Art of Turning Fiber Into Yarn
“It’s fun to just come up with something so beautiful out of this pile of wool,” said Julie Iannelli,...
Independence Day Fireworks, and Their International Origin
As the skies across America explode with color and sound this Fourth of July, one might wonder how and...
The Chinese Waist Drum – A Spirited, Spiritual Tradition
Considered the world's first drum, the Chinese waist drum (腰鼓 Yāogǔ) recalls the glory of ancient Chinese...
The Fascinating Process Behind the Beauty of Natural Fibers (Part V): Hemp
Hemp has been valued for its strength and versatility since prehistoric times. Shrouded in controversy...
The Fascinating Process Behind the Beauty of Natural Fibers – Part II: Wool
Continuing our exploration of natural fibers, we’ll look at another classic: wool, or the hair collected...
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Choosing Your Chewing Gum, and Why It Matters
Whether you chew for a purpose or for pleasure, you’ll be happy to know that chewing gum can, in moderation...
The Scientific Accomplishments of Ancient China’s Guo Shoujing
With an asteroid and a lunar crater named in his memory, there is no doubt that Guo Shoujing’s legacy...
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History Reveals an Ancient Digital Device Stored in the Pocket: The Human Hand
While the human hand is the obvious tool of choice for an astounding number of physical tasks, it was...