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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…
Fermented foods: the words bring up images of sauerkraut and kimchi along with other pungent morsels. But if you haven’t given it much...
Tea tree oil is both nature’s antibiotic and disinfectant. The list of medical uses for this essential oil is nearly endless...
Vision Times is proud to present the first installment of a series called Art Gallery, which celebrates thousands of years of Chinese art and culture. The series begins with a work by the painter Xiang Shengmo (項聖謨) (1597-1658). Xiang Shengmo was…
Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK), the largest U.S. pharmaceutical company, transferred its genetically engineered hepatitis B vaccine technology to China in 1989. This was the decision of its former president, Dr. Roy Vagelos, who oversaw 10 years of research to…
A Taiwanese boy is taking the tennis world by storm. He is Tseng Chun-Hsin, nicknamed the “Taiwan Night Market Champion” because his parents do business in a night market. In June, Tseng won the boys’ singles title in the 2018…
Recently, on a street in Vienna, Austria, the city of music, a group of children sang in a chorus with voices as beautiful as that of a golden songbird. Their flash-mob performance mesmerized the crowd. Who were they and where…
Jeans are again at the top of most people’s must-have in fashion. 2017 saw the largest annual growth rate in the sector since 2013, according to The Guardian, with over US$95 billion in sales worldwide. Sales of premium designer jeans…
A father was coaching his son. He said: “Be flexible when talking. Do not make a decisive answer quickly.” The son asked: “How do I speak with flexibility?” Coincidently, a neighbor came to borrow a few objects from them. The…
Wildcrafting is the term given for collecting wild plants. Wild plants often have strong healing properties and exceptional flavor.
Many people play sports, but very few actually exhibit any kind of sportsmanship. And when they do, such people often tend to inspire others and win the adulation of even their harshest opponents. During the FIFA World Cup 2018, the…
Guanyin (觀音) is a typical agricultural district in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan City, where farmers have transformed their paddy fields into lotus leisure farms to add value to their agricultural operations. The Taoyuan City government has actively supported these lotus leisure…
One country that got a large amount of media coverage during the FIFA World Cup 2018 is China. And unlike other nations that are in focus because of their performance in the World Cup matches, China is in focus for the…
Binge drinking is never healthy, but the behavior brings the greatest risks for young adolescents. At Columbia, researchers are taking a different tack in studying binge drinking in mice to learn why teenagers suffer the greatest consequences. Adolescents who start drinking before…
It turns out your mother was right: Guilt is a powerful motivator. New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner,…
A new study from the University of Waterloo has found that in some ways, the older you get, the worse your decision-making becomes. The study established that younger children seem to make slightly better decisions than older children. The older…