A concise history of the US abortion debate

Culture 06/20/19, 05:41

On Nov. 14, 1972, a controversial two-part episode of the groundbreaking television show, “Maude” aired. Titled “Maude’s Dilemma,” the episodes chronicled the decision by the main character to have an abortion. The landmark Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade was issued two months after these episodes. The ruling affirmed the right to have an abortion ...

Introducing the Drum, a Divine Instrument

Art 06/18/19, 10:08

Drums are traditional musical instruments in China, which play many roles in various rituals such as sacrificial offerings, exorcising evil spirits, and dance ceremonies. In addition, they have always been vital instruments during wartime. Drums penetrated into all aspects of ancient Chinese social life, with a far-reaching influence that continues ...

Media bias has been turned away by the readers

Culture 06/17/19, 21:03

Media bias has become a powerful tool in the power and propaganda war in the technological age. U.S. mainstream media’s effort in making up a completely different image of the incumbent president - Donald Trump - is an outstanding example. But while trying to convey negative information with the aim ...

As great as a mom may be, kids still need their dads

Culture 06/16/19, 03:24

“Smokin’ Joe,” a biography of late heavyweight boxing champion and 3-time Muhammad Ali foil Joe Frazier, was recently reviewed by Gordon Marion in The Wall Street Journal. Among the notable details is the fact that five different women gave birth to Frazier’s eleven kids. This occurrence is not uncommon among celebrities. ...

The pineal gland or ‘The third eye’

Beyond science 06/15/19, 09:30

There has always been partiality when it comes to the discussion of whether spiritual phenomenons do exist or not or whether our current empirical science is in-fact benefiting humanity. After all faith is hard evidence of nothing and neither can we ensure that reason is well-guided; however there is one ...

A tearful reunion

Culture 06/15/19, 02:51

When Lamarr was 8 years old, his mom took him and moved away from his dad’s family as she felt it was a bad environment for him to grow up in. Without his dad’s support and supervision, at age 25, Lamarr committed a robbery and was sentenced to 15 years ...

Three public speaking tips from a little schoolhouse on the prairie

Culture 06/14/19, 17:28

If you’ve ever found yourself in the dreaded position of giving a school presentation, chances are you’ve heard this clichéd advice: “Just picture everyone in their underwear.” Giving a class speech is something many students push through, red-faced and dry-mouthed, with the knowledge that it will be over in a ...

Could the Mayans be descendants of the Chinese?

Culture 06/13/19, 10:34

Have you ever wondered why there are so many similarities between the Mayan and Chinese cultures? As some researchers have discovered, the explanation could be that the Mayans were visited by the Chinese, long before Christopher Columbus did so. This assumption would change the paradigm of history as we know ...

Science proves that twins have “telepathy”

Beyond science 06/13/19, 06:44

There seems to be an invisible string that connects twins. When one twin is in trouble, the other would quickly sense it. One afternoon in March 2009, when a girl named Gemma (15) was playing on the first floor, in her mind popped up a strong sense of a terrible hazard ...

The Monkey king – The super hero very distinct from the others (Video)

Legend 06/11/19, 10:12

The Monkey king or Sun Wukong-from the classic book Journey to the West is a kind of "superhero" representative of traditional Chinese culture. However, it is very different from Western superheroes like Spiderman or Superman. Western superheroes seem vulnerable to human weaknesses. The Monkey King, on the other hand, not ...

An angel’s journey to earth in search of answers

Legend 06/10/19, 13:55

One freezing night during the dead of winter, a poor shoemaker trudged home feeling as dark inside as it was outside. No customers had come to his shop for several days. On his way home, he thought to himself: “There must be little bread left at home.”