China Develops Portable Sonic Weapon for Crowd Control

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently announced that it has developed the world’s first hand-held sonic weapon, and will soon enter mass production for police crowd control. The announcement was made in an online report […]


Ms. B’s Potato Salad

Everybody loves potato salad and most potlucks wind up with more than one version of the dish. That’s fine, and it shouldn’t stop you from bringing this unique, tangy version. The salad dressing marinade seeps […]


Are You Mentally Well Enough for College?

Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school—but was now failing several courses—came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist. The student was seeking a medical exception so that […]

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Leaders of France, Germany, Australia Rebuke Greta Thunberg

Leaders of France, Germany, and Australia criticized teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg after she accused them on the world stage of not taking enough action to avert what she calls a “mass extinction.” French President […]


Chinese Character for Harmony: Hé 和

Portraying the traditional Chinese ideal of harmonious balance between nature and humankind  The Chinese character 和 (hé) stands for harmony or peace and is also a conjunction in Chinese that is equivalent to “and” in […]


The Unique Struggle Of Forgiving Yourself 

Forgiveness is the release of resentment in exchange for compassion.  It is a highly regarded pursuit in some religions, and research shows that it can improve our mental and physical health. But the benefits don’t […]


Is Beijing Changing Its Tactics for Controlling Hong Kong?

Commentary Top Communist official Zeng Qinghong, who became the head of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs work team in 2003, had been following the “elite puppet” tactic—controlling Hong Kong through local elites—in governing the […]


Chinese Characters for Music: Yīn Yuè 音樂

Conveying the special significance of music, literally ‘the sound of happiness’ The Chinese characters 音樂 (yīn yuè) stand for music. 音 is the character for sound, while 樂 refers to music itself as well as […]


Yao Gives Insight Into Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Chinese character 藥 (yào) refers to a medicine or drug. It is composed of two parts. The top part, 艹, is the Chinese radical that indicates grass and grass-related plants, including herbs. The lower part, […]