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The Blessings of a Kind Heart: How a Merchant Went from Near-Disaster to Riches

The ancient Chinese text “I Ching” states: “A family that accumulates good deeds will have a surplus of good fortune.” This principle holds that individuals who consistently do good deeds and cultivate moral virtues will not only overcome difficulties, but will also bring blessings to their descendants. The following story is a true reflection of ...

Tatiana Denning

Woman holding a red heart cut out of construction paper.

Birds Seek Justice: The Spiritual Bond Between Humans and Animals

The spiritual bond between humans and animals is very real and has been recognized across cultures and throughout history. Birds, as living beings with a soul, can play a part in human affairs and have even been known to seek justice for their benefactors as can be seen in the following two stories from ancient ...

Mikel Davis

Small yellow songbird having a rest on a twig during early summer in soft warm light.

No, You Shouldn’t Wash Raw Chicken Before Cooking It. So Why Do People Still Do It?

Food safety authorities and regulators around the world recommend you don’t wash raw poultry before cooking. That’s because washing chicken can splash dangerous bacteria around the kitchen. It’s best just to thoroughly cook the chicken without washing it, so it is safe to eat. Despite this, chicken washing remains common. A survey by Australia’s Food ...

Troy Oakes

Cutting chicken meat.

What Avian Flu Is and How to Limit Its Spread

On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the Eurasian H5 strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza — commonly called the avian flu — had infected a wild duck in South Carolina. That report marked the first detection of a highly pathogenic, or disease-causing, strain in the United States since 2015. Unfortunately, it would not be the ...

Troy Oakes

Chickens are prone to avian flu.

8 Homemade Recipes to Combat the Common Cold

It is pretty common for people to catch a common cold during the winter months. People catch colds due to them coming in contact with infectious viruses that cause acute infection or inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. People with a common cold may experience a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches, fever, and various other ...

Emma Lu

Some fresh ginger sits on a wooden surface with some ginger slices, some grated ginger, a wooden spoon, a cup of ginger tea, and some mint leaves.

Chinese Plum Chicken

Prepare time: 1 hour 10 mins Cook: 30 mins Ready in: 1 hr 40 mins   This Chinese Plum Chicken recipe is not only mouth-wateringly delicious, but you will also find it quite simple to make once all the ingredients are measured out. Plums are a great fruit, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, and ...

Jenny Low

Delicious plum chicken recipe on plate