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How to Make Cucumber Kim Chi

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Updated on May 21, 2019: Please note: Cucumber kim chi is best refrigerated and enjoyed right after making it. You can allow it to ferment before refrigerating as you would with cabbage kim chi, but because cucumbers tend to go soft a lot quicker than cabbage, it's best to think of this dish as a crisp, refreshing salad/side dish. Enjoy! Read more

 

How to Reduce Arsenic Exposure

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It's widely known that rice tends to come with higher levels of arsenic than most other grains. So for those who eat rice on a regular basis, it's important to thoroughly wash rice before cooking, as washing helps reduce arsenic content. Read more

 

Saifedean Ammous on The Fiat Standard

For those who have interest in understanding foundational principles of Austrian economics and how we can optimally care for our financial health, I highly recommend Saifedean's most recent book:

The Fiat Standard Read more

 

How to Make Jap Chae - Korean Glass Noodles with Vegetables Recipe

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The star of this dish is a highly unique Korean food product: glass noodles that are made with sweet potato starch.

These gluten-free noodles are often called glass noodles because when cooked, they take on a brilliant, translucent look.

In Korean, these noodles are called dang myung, and they look like this right out of the package: Read more

 

The Healing Impact of Gratitude

One of the most important realizations that I made early on in my personal health journey and as a health care provider is that all of us have the priceless ability to generate powerful waves of healing energy on demand.  

How, you might be wondering?

The answer lies in filling ourselves with an enormous spirit of gratitude.   Read more

 

Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology: Allowing for a Financial System that is More Energy Efficient, Inclusive, and Fair to All

Updated on May 5, 2022

First, please know that nothing I share about blockchain technology and digital assets should be considered financial advice.  I am keenly interested in this area because I believe that the emerging digital asset economy that is built on blockchain technology will allow the world to operate on a financial system that is more energy efficient, inclusive, and fair to all. Read more

 

Broth for Radish Soup

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The base to make broth for this weekend’s soup:

4-5 yellow onions, halved
1 bunch of green onions
10 garlic cloves
Knob of ginger about 1 tablespoon
Piece of dashima (Dried seaweed) - about the size of 2 adult hands
Large pot of water Read more

 

How To Deal With Adult Children Who Take Advantage And How To Prevent Your Child From Becoming A Freeloader

Originally Posted in July of 2019

Addendum on April 28, 2022: When I wrote this post, I neglected to mention that there are clearly some cultures that embrace having adult children live with their aging parents to be of support in many ways - South Korea happens to have such a culture. I hope that adult children who live with their aging parents with the intention of being a blessing to them do not take offense to this post.

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In last Monday's newsletter, I shared some thoughts on the growing trend of adult children financially abusing their aging parents, and how such behaviour is often carried out by those who show sociopathic tendencies. By the end of the week, I received hundreds of e-mail responses, the vast majority of them from people sharing their experiences with such adult children or asking for suggestions on how to disentangle themselves from said circumstances. I don't recall receiving such a high volume of emotion-laden messages in response to a newsletter, which I take as a strong indication of how ubiquitous financial abuse of the elderly is in today's society. Read more

 

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