Life Style

Every culture on Earth has its own myths and legends that explain the origin of life. In China, there are many cultures and thus many origin stories. The following is one of the most common. In ancient China, the Han…
Among all the activities designed to enrich the body and mind of a human being, Chinese painting, calligraphy, and music have a special place. Being an ancient civilization, the Chinese have had thousands of years to perfect these three arts.…
The U.S. was relatively ignorant of eastern martial arts traditions until after World War II when a few American soldiers who were stationed in Japan came back trained in Judo. But what really sparked U.S. interest in martial arts was…
With bikeways cited by several media outlets as one of the world’s most beautiful cycling trails, Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) is one of the Eight Wonders of Taiwan. Covering an area of 5.4 square kilometers (3.3 square miles) at an…
Natural diabetes helpers don’t make bigwigs in corporate offices rich, so these are supplements and foods you need to invest some time in...
The Spanish flu was the single deadliest killer of the 20th Century and it's been almost completely forgotten by Americans...
Two of the most important spice ingredients in Indian cooking are curry powder and cinnamon. Used for centuries, these spices not only make food delicious, but also offer incredible health benefits to the body — from a simple help with digestion…
It is no secret that K-pop is the hottest thing in the global music industry. K-pop band BTS even cracked into the top position of the U.S. Billboard 200 just recently. But what has been a cause of concern for governments…
What surprises many people when they decide to grow lavender is that in addition to its delightful scent, you can eat it! Both the flowers and leaves are edible. If you use too much though...
There is a Chinese saying: Among all good deeds, filial piety comes first. History is filled with stories of people from every background adhering to this virtue throughout their lives. The following is one example. Sun Yuan-jiao was a boy…
It was once said that when Westerners traveled overseas, they brought along the soil of their homeland to help them overcome homesickness. In the case of the Chinese Han people, when they left their homeland to settle elsewhere, the most…
Understanding how to build survival traps could prove to be extremely advantageous in the wilderness when you don't have access to advanced weaponry or technology.
Runner at the crossroad A soldier who was not used to running long distances was lagging behind and running alone in a cross-country race during training exercises. He ran around a bend in the trail and came to a crossroad. The…
One day when Mr. Zhang and Mr. Li were traveling together, a large sedan chair carrying a rich man, followed by many servants, was headed their direction. Zhang immediately took Li to hide behind a door. He said: “The man in…
There is nothing in the firearm world quite as personal as the deer rifle. There are almost more calibers, makes, models and optics than you can count. From Grandpa’s model 94 that has seen faithful use for decades in the Appalachians or Maine North Woods, to the Ruger 77 Hawkeye carried by the black tail ...
When you hunt and use every part of a deer, you respect and honor not only just nature but age-old hunting traditions that we seem to have forgotten in our busy digital life. Hunting as a means to feed and provide for your family is a natural act, but knowledge about it is beginning to ...
Today, there are primarily two major types of rifles that comprise the majority of what hunters use for game: the traditional bolt action and the more modern semi-automatic. But is one better than the other? Both bolt action and semi-automatic rifles share one major thing in common: They began their careers as infantry weapons for ...
If you ever find yourself in a survival situation, what would be your first priority? One recurring theme when reading stories of survival is the constant search for food. Folks like the Lykovs or Alexander Selkirk all relayed a similar message that food was a constant necessity that proved unending in its demands. Not only ...
An adequate fishing kit can be compacted and put in a survival kit, but if you’re out in the wilderness without that kit, don’t despair. Fish are an excellent source of protein, and with the right knowledge and some practice, catching fish on your own without a fishing kit is more than possible. 1. Hand fishing ...
Crafting my own packable survival tools has got to be one of my absolute personal favorite hobbies, especially since they can usually be made in the garage workshop on the super-cheap. I’ve made quite a few slingshots, fishing kits and PVC bows in recent years, but if I had to pick the easiest project of ...