For thousands of years, the pineal gland was recognized as the human body’s connection to deeper realms of thought — a window into other dimensions. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Pineal Gland: The Internal Eye

For thousands of years, the pineal gland was recognized as the human body’s connection to deeper realms of thought — a window into other dimensions. While this notion has faded with the passing of time, science has begun to focus…

Ginseng root has been used as a medicinal supplement and a natural remedy for a long time, especially in Asia. (Image: markroad PixabayCC0

Ginseng: The Powerful Healing Root

Since ancient times, ginseng has been considered to be the “king of herbs.” In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ginseng is said to have a unique and highly nourishing effect, and that it holds many benefits for both the body and…

One of the latest and most controversial hypotheses currently offered to explain how the brain can continue accommodating a complete sensorial spatial representation of the lost limb is described as an intangible or “microcosmic” body. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Other Body

“I suddenly felt a strong pain in my left leg. I tried to reach it… with my only arm, but finding myself too weak, called the nurse and asked: “Please help me scratch the itch in my left calf.” He…

While they talked and drank the tea, they clicked as though they had been friends for years.  (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Oolong Tea — Alert Without Jitters

Oolong tea is not merely tasty, but its flavonoids also mobilize your inner energy. As various ancient Chinese legends have described, the name oolong means “Black Dragon” or “Black Snake.” One of these stories describes how a tea plantation owner…

Tulips at Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. (Image: Trisha Haddock/Vision Times)

Brighten Your Day With Daffodils!

A Greek myth describes the origins of Narcissus flowers, commonly known as daffodils. The story is called The story of Narcissus and Echo. Narcissus was granted the most handsome looks by the Gods. His dashing good looks were permanent, and…

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The Chinese Character for Spring 春

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The Monkeys of Mount Emei

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More Chinese Sages in History

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Against Chinese Illiberalism

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Party Time: It’s About Values, Not Race

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