A valuable life lesson: To obey orders or to adhere to morality?

Culture 02/03/20, 03:26

In human history, many regimes or individuals out of their pursuit for political power, interests, and desire have delivered cruel orders that go against the human conscience. And history also proves that these evils were soon eliminated and condemned. The traumatic story of the death of young Peter Fechter has ...

Now comes the Year of the Mouse

Culture 01/24/20, 08:19

In a couple of hours, over 1 billion people in the world will celebrate Chinese New Year. The coming year is the Year of the Rat, which also marks the restart of the Chinese zodiac cycle.  The Chinese zodiac features a cycle of 12 years, symbolized by 12 animals. So, ...

Jiaozi, ancient Chinese filled pasta said to be the origin of ravioli

Culture 01/13/20, 09:32

Although it is widely accepted that the origin of pasta comes from famous Italy, there are indications that it actually originated in China, where the oldest noodle in the world was discovered in Lajia (Qijia culture) along the Yellow River in Qinghai. According to the research, it dates back 4,000 years ...

The Incredible Story and Voice of Mika Hale

Culture 01/03/20, 21:42

This is the story of Mika Hale, an American singer whose soaring voice has touched thousands of people’s hearts, most of all at the historic “bite” fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

The historical Christmas truce that brought peace to the front lines

Culture 12/20/19, 04:50

World War I (1914-1918) is remembered as one of the most fiercely fought, brutally endured and largest scale wars in the history of mankind. It claimed the lives of over 19 million souls. For everyone involved, the memories of pain, loss, and separation lingered forever in their minds and are ...

How Shen Yun Performing Arts Makes Us Historians

Art 12/19/19, 14:27

Shen Yun Performing Arts is as much history as anything else. Just as in texts depicting Chinese history, Shen Yun brings history to life. (Shen Yun Performing Arts) Something too often overlooked when we discuss Shen Yun Performing Arts is how its stories make history tangible. For music lovers, Shen Yun moves ...

Devotion

Art 12/17/19, 12:06

General Rengui Xue was one of the most decorated generals during the Tang Dynasty.He was an honest man who rose from poverty to become one of the most famous military generals in Chinese history. Emperor Taizong once said he was more excited about appointing Rengui Xue as his general than ...

A British professor believes that ‘fairies’ do actually exist

Beyond science 12/16/19, 09:52

Do you believe that cute tiny fairies, just like Walt Disney’s Tinker Bell, really exist? A university lecturer has evidence to support this hypothesis. Professor John Hyatt, a lecturer on art research at Manchester Metropolitan University, claims that he has proven the existence of fairies in real life with photographs. Hyatt ...

International figure painting competition restores traditional aesthetics

Art 12/13/19, 09:57

New Tang Dynasty Television's (NTD) 5th International Figure Painting Competition was held at the Salmagundi Club in New York from November 24 through November 30, 2019.  This year's figure painting competition received more than 400 submissions from 258 artists in 46 countries. The judging panel then selected 103 of these works ...

Archeologist uncover 2,000-year-old “lost” street in Jerusalem

Culture 11/29/19, 03:32

A team of archaeologists from the University of Tel Aviv and the independent governmental Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered a 2,000-year-old street built by Pontius Pilatus in Jerusalem. This walkway was most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship their respective gods on Temple Mount in the ...

Interesting facts about Thanksgiving Day you just might not know

Culture 11/28/19, 05:54

Thanksgiving is one of the most important annual feasts for Americans, and most of us think that we know all there is to know about this day. However, here are some interesting facts about the festive holiday that might just surprise you. Let’s take a look. 1. The date for the ...

Meet the woman who helped make Thanksgiving a US holiday

Culture 11/27/19, 08:10

For much of the 19th century, Thanksgiving was only celebrated by New Englanders and Northeastern transplants in the upper Midwest and New York. Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale—a novelist, poet, and the editor of “Godey’s Lady’s Book,” a lifestyle magazine with an impressive pre-Civil War circulation of 150,000—Thanksgiving ...

What is the higher purpose of art?

Art 11/24/19, 08:27

In modern art, be it poetry, painting, music or dance, magnificent and overwhelming works that can withstand the test of time and carry a deep and thorough meaning to humanity are hard to find.

Empathy is ingrained in our brain

Culture 11/20/19, 10:35

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the emotions and feelings of another person. This ability, which is not merely inborn but can be taught, facilitates interpersonal relationships. Dr. Tania Singer – the director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Neurosciences in Leipzig, Germany – is not ...