Life Style

If the global population adopted recommended North American dietary guidelines, there wouldn’t be enough land to provide the food required, according to a new study co-authored by University of Guelph researchers. The researchers found that global adherence to United States…
A woman stole a sheep from her neighbor and hid it under her bed. She told her son not to tell anyone. Soon, the neighbor was cursing in the street about the person who stole the sheep. The woman’s son…
Up until the last century, science held a strong materialistic view of the world where matter was the determining factor of all existence. A human being was considered a product of external stimuli, whose life was completely dependent on the…
After Disney announced that they fired Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) series director James Gunn because of his offensive tweets about rape and pedophilia, many have surprisingly come to the director’s defense. And the most vocal among them has been Dave…
Everyone who grew up with the Star Trek series has a love for Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the inspiring leader of the USS Enterprise-D. Portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart, Picard is one of the most beloved characters in television history. And…
Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of leading environmental engineers and public health researchers. Better air quality could lead to a significant extension of lifespans around the world.…
There have always been concerns that smartphone use might end up hurting people’s eyes and negatively affect the overall health of people. And as more research on the subject is coming in, it seems that the concerns are indeed valid.…
It is said that good habits help create outstanding children. What are these habits and do they apply to every child in the same way? Those who advocate child education from a pedagogical angle believe that it is important for children to…
When HBO was launched, it changed the television industry forever by offering high-quality TV shows the likes of which the public had never seen before. Later on, Netflix revolutionized the industry by taking full advantage of Internet video streaming technology.…
Feng shui refers to the traditional Chinese belief regarding the arrangement of buildings and objects. It is based on the idea that nature and cosmology play a big role in human lives. And even though China’s government today is trying…
One day, King Cheng stood on the high platform in the quarters of the royal ladies. As he looked across the room, he noticed that the ladies on the floor below were vying with each other to catch his attention,…
Spring Morning in the Han Palace is the most famous masterpiece by Ming Dynasty painter Qiu Ying (ca. 1494-1552). This handscroll was made on a 13.5 x 186.8-inch piece of silk and details 114 people. Qiu Ying is one of…
There was a foolish officer who escorted a criminal monk to the capital. This officer was worried that he would forget his belongings and his task. He carefully checked everything before he took off. He also made up phrases as…
In 1915, Nien Cheng was born into a prominent family in Beijing. Her original name was Yao Nianyuan. Her grandfather was a Confucian scholar in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. Her father was a general.…
Nestled between Pingtung  County (屏東縣) in southern Taiwan and Taitung County (台東縣) in the east, the Alangyi Ancient Trail (阿塱壹古道) used to be an important route for aboriginal tribes for hunting, migrating, and trading goods between the eastern part and…
If you ever plan to travel to India, a visit to Jaipur is a must. Located in the state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also known as the “Pink City” due to the very colorful buildings in the region. The city…
Japan received about 28.8 million tourists in 2017, becoming one of the most visited countries on Earth. The Japanese government is expecting the number to climb to 40 million tourists per year by 2020. And this begs the question — what…
To save her father, a young girl courageously wrote a petition to the Emperor 2,000 years ago. Ban Gu (A.D. 32-92), a Chinese historian and politician, wrote a poem in her praise. The brave and kind girl was Chunyu Tiying…
Since India is a vast country with thousands of communities, several religions, and a history dating back thousands of years, it has one of the largest numbers of holidays in the world. As such, it is quite a difficult task…
The only area on mainland Australia that has preserved the richest biodiversity of continuous forests, untouched since the Ice Age, is in East Gippsland. The area of East Gippsland is 12,560 square miles and is mostly forests filled with mountain…