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Prince William and Jacinda Adern Discuss Mental Health at the World...

Prince William addresses mental health at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Duke of Cambridge is taking part in the Mental Health Matters panel discussion alongside Becky Quick, John Flint, Jacinda Adern, Bernard J. Tyson and Dison Chibanda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjKDFhdLhuk

Celebration of the Chinese New Year during the Northern Song Dynasty...

New Year’s Eve New Year's Eve was a rare relaxing day for an emperor during the Northern Song Dynasty. The Palace would hold a grand "Big Nuo" celebration to welcome gods and expel evil spirits. People wore different masks and paraded along the streets. At midnight, the sound of firecrackers...

Must Have Watches For 2019

The colors of time are featured at the latest Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. CEOs from 35 exhibitors, business celebrities, retailers, and collectors attended the opening ceremony on Jan. 13 at the Palexpo Geneva Congress Center in Geneva, Switzerland. More than 500 guests enjoyed sparkling bubbles, fine food, and networking...

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Ice Halos Show Winter Solstice in a Divine Light

To welcome the shortest day of the year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a stunning image of solar ice halos. The photo taken at lunchtime on Dec. 14 shows light from at least three halo rings shining across an icy river near Utendal, Sweden. NASA said on...

The Art Hidden from Nazi bombs

By Holly Williams “Hide them in caves and cellars, but not one picture shall leave this island.” So declared Winston Churchill in 1940, determined that the National Gallery’s collection should be saved from Nazi attacks – but also that the masterpieces should remain on home turf. Or should that be under...

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Journey to the West Abridged: Part 14

The Mind-Ape Returns to Truth, The Six Bandits Disappear Without Trace Sanzang has to follow him, leading his horse down the mountain. A mile or two later they see that there really is a monkey poking out his head out of a stone cell, and making desperate gestures with his...

Hedge Fund Manager: Key to US-China Trade War Is Geopolitics

Trade tensions between the United States and China — the two biggest economies in the world — have been hotly debated in financial circles and in the media since July 6 when Washington announced the first tariffs to be levied on Chinese imports. Beijing responded with its own tariffs,...
 

Breathe The Same Air as Angels at North Lake Tahoe

When Mark Twain visited Lake Tahoe, he described the air in the clouds as both “very pure and fine,” and “bracing and delicious.” In 1861, Twain travelled across much of Lake Tahoe by rowboat while harvesting timber on the lake’s shores, and he truly thought it “must surely be the...

A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...
 

A Conversation: Roger Scruton and Terry Eagleton

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...

The Spiritual in Art

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Liberal Democracy and the Open Society

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...

Diamonds of Eternal Value

Diamonds, an energy of the universe, stand for purity and eternity. When marveling at the window display of various diamond jewelry, few will think about the genuine origin of each diamond.  Scattered around different parts of the world, diamonds buried underground lure diggers to dig deep for them to finally...

In Simi Valley, There is Something for Everyone

The Simi Valley is a good place for traveler,naturist,history buff, art enthusiast,golf lover.Image Credit: Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Located in between the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills of California, Simi Valley is a city that roughly 127,000 people call home. Yet in Simi Valley, everyone,...

Mindfulness

Mindfulness originates from the thousands of years old meditation, tradition of Zen Buddhism. During the 1970's, Mindfulness began to be used in stress-reducing programs in the US, with very good results. In the 2000's the method arrived in earnest to Scandinavia and intensive research began on its effects. It means...

A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...