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Meditate

Learning about other cultures isn’t only a great way to discover more about the world; it’s also a great opportunity to introduce yourself to new foods, beliefs, and practices that can better your life. Meditation, for example, is an ancient practice that originates from Eastern cultures, but has been embraced by people all over the world. In the most general…

Shanghai Smog

Severe smog has blanked the city of Shanghai and other nearby cities, causing delays and cancellations in airports and schools throughout the area. According to CNN, officials in Shanghai have issued the strictest health warning and are urging locals to stay indoors as the air quality index tops 500. To put that number into perspective, levels above 300 are considered…

Business Travel_from_traveldailynews.asia

Since the dawn of modern business travel, the United States has spent more on business travel than any other nation.  But soon – very, very soon – China will surpass the U.S. as the busiest business travel country. A new study by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) shows that Chinese business travel is skyrocketing. Thanks to a surging economy,…

Smog in Harbin_from BBC

Travelers to China need to be aware of a major smog alert in the northern part of the country. Reuters reports that Chinese officials have pretty much shut down one of their major cities, Harbin in Heilongjiang province, due to ridiculously heavy smog. The index that measures particulate matter in the air clocked in at 1,000 today. A level above…

Shrimp and Scallion Dumplings with Ginger Soy Sauce

Dumplings are served and eaten as a mainstay all over China. Eaten at any meal, any time of day, as a starter or as the main event, dumplings in China come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. Whether for a fancy holiday celebration dinner, or a casual roadside breakfast, dumplings always fit the occasion. Many families have specific, fancy ways…

When it comes to drinks, tea is one of the most popular in the world -- and there are tons of reasons why so many people love it. For one, it’s good for your health. Tea can ease your digestive system, lower your risk of cancer and disease, and help you wind down at the end of the day (Sleepytime…

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