Hermann Rohr

10 Benefits of Sitting Cross-Legged in the Lotus Position

Sitting cross-legged is regarded as the most basic form of meditation postures. How you sit will affect the level of tranquility you reach during meditation. For a beginner, this is a very important foundation. 10 benefits of sitting cross-legged Everyone can achieve sitting cross-legged in the lotus position, with the legs crossed, even if you ...

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A Buddha statue.

Statues Displayed Highlighting the Role of Chicago Police Canine Unit

In 2017, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation developed and launched a new public art campaign placing statues of police dogs around the city. The purpose of the campaign is to highlight the important work done by the Chicago Police Canine Unit and features more than 100 German shepherd sculptures standing guard downtown, mostly along Michigan ...

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How China AI Experts Could Get Ahead of Google by 2030

Over the past few years, China AI experts have shown quite a steep development curve in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) research. In the coming decade, they intend to overtake their international competitors and become the No. 1 player in the AI market. It was not long ago that China was considered to be ...

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Hong Kong Protester Numbers in Support of the Jailed Students Reaches Peak

Three prominent young leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement were sentenced on August 17 to 6-8 months in prison. This comes as a major setback for the semi-autonomous Chinese city, which is struggling for greater political freedom under China’s Communist Party rule. In spite of this, support for the jailed students keeps increasing. Joshua Wong, ...

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Joshua Wong and a fellow protester.

Bryce Canyon, Utah: A Forest of Stone

Odd-shaped pillars of rock, as far as the eye can see. A beautiful landscape canvas in Utah, painted by the forces of erosion. Bryce Canyon National Park is the perfect destination for that scenic hike you have always dreamt of taking. Sorbet-colored sand pillars spike up toward the sky, throwing their shadows on slanting valleys ...

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Foods to Avoid When Taking Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) advocates a healthy and balanced diet. As a matter of fact, according to traditional Chinese medicine, food plays more than just a nutritional role in the body. Food, when selected in accordance to its relation in the five elements theory, can have a medicinal effect on the body. Therefore, when being ...

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RFID, and Why Most Employees in This Company Had One Implanted

Three Square Market has 80 employees, and just recently, 50 of them voluntarily gave their consent to being “chipped” with RFID chips. Three Square Market is a provider of self-service breakroom vending machines. The Wisconsin company is giving its workers the opportunity to leave their employee ID cards at home and forget all their passwords. ...

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Navel Moxibustion, and What It Can Do for You

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes that the navel (umbilicus or belly button) plays a significant role in treating patients. The acupuncture point in the center of the navel is called “shen que” (Spirit Gate), and it plays a key role in a variety of therapeutic treatments in TCM, including navel moxibustion. In TCM, the shen ...

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The navel meridians.

Man Fires at Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles Before Taking Own Life

A Chinese man opened fire outside the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles on August 1, 2017. The man allegedly took his own life in his nearby car afterward. No one else was injured during the incident. According to the Chinese online media Secret China, the man’s name was Zhang Xin, a naturalized U.S. citizen. Unverified ...

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Chinese consulate in Los Angeles.