The poor man, the thief and the inspiration of virtue (Video)

Legend 09/13/18, 05:24

Fan Yuanyan grew up in a poor family in the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420 AD - 589 AD). He made a living by growing vegetables. One day, when he was heading out the door, he spotted someone stealing vegetables from his field. He went back into the house and told ...

How Exercise Works According to Chinese Medicine

Natural healing 08/26/18, 13:21

I grew up in a swimming pool. My dad was a swimmer both in college and during World War II, and he expected us kids to be swimmers, too. I remember every summer weekday practicing at the local swim club, come rain or shine. Sometimes it was fun; sometimes not ...

Drug-Free Help for Chronic Pain

Natural healing 08/26/18, 13:20

Before popping pills, try these gentle alternative treatments Let’s face it: Being in chronic pain is awful. It creeps into every aspect of life. Your sleep may suffer, it’s tough on loved ones, and you feel like there are so many things that you can’t do. Over time, being in unrelenting ...

Supercharging Your Food With Essential Oils

Natural healing 08/26/18, 13:20

Adding essential oils to food is an ancient practice that can help the body heal. When we think of cooking with herbs and spices, we usually reach for the fresh or dry versions of those ingredients to add flavor and depth to our culinary dishes. Now imagine enjoying those herbs and spices ...

How Acupuncture Can Help Allergies

Natural healing 08/26/18, 13:18

Those with allergies suffer many unpleasant symptoms. Luckily, Chinese medicine offers effective relief for allergic rhinitis, including nasty symptoms like itchy, red, watery eyes, digestive disturbances, itchy throat or skin, congestion, postnasal drip, and sneezing. What Causes Allergies? Allergies are a great example of a misplaced immune response. Exposure to allergens elicits the release of immunoglobulin E (IgE) ...

Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

Beyond science 08/26/18, 12:48

The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government said "there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact with alien life." Justifying that stance, ...

Theater Review: ‘My Life on a Diet’

Art 08/26/18, 12:03

The first thing you notice when actress Renée Taylor makes her entrance at the start of her one-person show, “My Life on a Diet,” is how at ease you feel in her presence. She comes on with a bit of regal air but quickly shifts to that of a favorite ...

Theater Review: ‘Little Rock’

Art 08/26/18, 12:02

In 1999, President Bill Clinton bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal on the Little Rock Nine. Who were they and what did they achieve? The answer is dramatized at the Sheen Center. Written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, “Little Rock” re-creates a key time in the Civil Rights movement when nine ...

Shen Yun Booth at Fremont Festival of the Arts

Art 08/26/18, 12:01

The Fremont Festival of the Arts was held August 4–5 and featured various artisan booths and entertainment for people to enjoy. One of the booths present at the festival was the Shen Yun Performing Arts ticket sales booth. The booth had pictures and informational fliers for people to look at, along with origami lotus ...

Three Memorable Days at the 2018 Montréal Jazz Festival

Art 08/26/18, 12:00

Once more, the stars of jazz came out for the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal (Montréal  Jazz Festival). For ten days, there was music from noon to 3 a.m. at about 40 venues, located in one concentrated walkable area: the Quartier des spectacles. The festival offers virtually every kind of ...