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THE VIEW FROM HOLY MOUNTAIN

What makes a mountain sacred?

What makes a mountain sacred?

The profound connection between landscape and religion is the focus of most indigenous societies. The vertical axis of the mountain drawn from its peak down to its substratum links it with the world-axis, which is identified as the heart or hub of the...

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Earth’s greatest travel rush starts in China

Earth’s greatest travel rush starts in China

On February 1st the largest annual human migration on the planet began in China with the commencement of chunyun, the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush. Between February 1 and March 12, about 2.98 billion trips are expected to be made as hundreds of...

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Chrysanthemum Flowers’ Antitumor Effects

Chrysanthemum Flowers’ Antitumor Effects

According to an MTT assay (a colorimetric assay for assessing cell metabolic activity), chrysanthemin contributes to suppression of prostate cancer cell production, inducing dose-dependent and time-dependent cytotoxic effects in them. Chrysanthemin, which...

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Comforting Teas to Savor All Season Long

Comforting Teas to Savor All Season Long

A fulfilling sip of piping hot tea on a brisk autumn or winter day is especially gratifying. Warm pots of loose-leaf tea are close at hand during this time of year— it’s as much a part of the season as long walks spent crunching through a brittle carpet of...

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Summertime Tea Ideas

Summertime Tea Ideas

Teatime can be anytime. From a modernized high tea dining on classic finger sandwiches to microbrew teas crafted for cocktails for the at-home mixologist, clever ideas abound for the tea drinker this summer. Have a tea leaf reading with friends or make...

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