The strange similarity between two millenary pyramids

Culture 05/31/19, 06:39

Two very similar temples were built in the first millennium but are more than 10,000 miles apart. Is that simply a coincidence? Baksei Champkrong is a small pyramid-shaped temple located near the city of Angkor in Cambodia. Some believe that its architecture is similar to the Mayan temple of the ...

Bonhoeffer on the ‘stupidity’ that led to Hitler’s rise

Culture 05/30/19, 10:31

Although he was in power for only a handful of years, Hitler and his Nazi government slaughtered millions. One of the more well-known victims of that slaughter was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed on April 8, 1945, a few short weeks before Hitler’s own death. Unlike many of Hitler’s victims, Bonhoeffer was ...

The nurse who saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis

Culture 05/29/19, 05:42

She was just an ordinary nurse, but she saved over 2,500 children from certain death. When she was alive, she used to blame herself: “What I did was not enough, because I might have been able to save more people.” The compassionate nurse Irena Sendler was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1910. ...

A simple solution for loneliness

Culture 05/28/19, 06:43

“Are you lonesome tonight?” Elvis Presley asked that question in 1960 in one his most famous songs. Today, unfortunately, the answer for many Americans is “yes.” Modern loneliness is often described as an “epidemic.” That specific term may be a bit over the top. But it’s undeniable that loneliness is a big ...

The Fathers of flight: They didn’t fly for fame or money

Culture 05/28/19, 06:06

Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948) were two of America’s greatest inventors and brothers, first and foremost. They were the first humans to successfully achieve flight, but were also known in their time as honest men who didn’t care about wealth or renown. Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright were born ...

Wealth with virtue

Culture 05/27/19, 02:24

When I met Vasilios Zoupounidis, I was eager to learn how he achieved such highly-acclaimed success, even drawing the attention of the King of Sweden, who honoured him as the Business Pioneer of the Year in 2011. What I found was that the entrepreneur had an entirely different starting point, ...

Story for reflection: Honesty moves people‘s heart

Culture 05/27/19, 02:02

On the journey of life, a person may lose some material interest when he deals honestly with others; but what he gains could be more than he ever could have imagined. The following story is the proof for that. On a Friday night, a poor young artist was standing near a ...

Survey: 60% of millennials don’t believe in right and wrong

Culture 05/25/19, 03:48

If you’ve taken a brief glance at society lately, chances are you’ve come away with the impression that morality is on the wane. Apparently, a good chunk of Americans would agree with you. According to a new survey released by LifeWay Research, fully 8 in 10 Americans are concerned “about declining moral behavior ...

Learning meditation at Foley Square in Manhattan

New York 05/24/19, 16:38

Following an annual experience-sharing conference at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on May 17, Falun Gong practitioners held numerous activities in New York City the next day to introduce the self-improvement system to the public. Insurance Agent: This Is What I Need Javier Vega, an insurance agent, works in Manhattan ...

Erhu: Celestial music with two strings

Art 05/22/19, 16:36

Close your eyes and make yourself comfortable. If you want, make a cup of tea. Get ready to listen. Press “play.” If you have chosen a good melody, you will feel the notes of the erhu begin to envelop you in a rapturous way.

The young man who split a mountain to rescue his mother

Legend 05/21/19, 15:48

On the western slope of Mount Hua in Shaanxi Province in China, visitors can see the strange sight of a gigantic rock split perfectly into three parts. According to an ancient legend passed down over the centuries, these cuts are the results of the efforts of demi-god Chen Xiang to ...

Distractions don’t have to control you

Culture 05/18/19, 09:48

Did you reach for your smartphone shortly after awaking? If so, 12 minutes later, you may reach for your smartphone again. If you are a typical smartphone user, you will check your phone 80 times today and feel anxiety if your phone is out of reach. Arguing that constant smartphone usage promises “fulfillment and ...

Dumbfounded by American socialism

Culture 05/17/19, 04:43

In some regards — no, in many regards — I am a knucklehead. Talk to me of stocks and bonds, of escrow and amortization, and a curtain descends. Speak to me at a party of the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, the music of Philip Glass, and most of today’s Hollywood celebrities, and ...

Why Shen Yun isn’t just a great performance: The moral mission on stage

Art 05/16/19, 06:25

Shen Yun Performing Arts has become a sensation in the arts world and continues to amaze spectators from around the globe. Headquartered in New York, Shen Yun has shared its special magic with spectators across four continents. With the continued mission of revitalizing 5,000 years of Chinese culture that is ...