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Friendship Is Always A Sweet Responsibility, Never An Opportunity

Originally published in 2013

You know how it goes - you're pleasantly surprised to have someone take interest in you, thinking that they really would like to just hit some balls on the tennis court or chat over a smoothie or mug of tea. You're thinking that this person who has approached you thinks you're nice or interesting, and that this might be the beginning of a lasting friendship.

Then, you hear it. Words that make you feel like you just got greased.

"Now all I need is your credit card number." Read more about Friendship Is Always A Sweet Responsibility, Never An Opportunity

 

Kai-Fu Lee's Letter to his Eldest Daughter as She Began University

Dear Daughter:

As we drove off from Columbia, I wanted to write a letter to you to tell you all that is on my mind. Read more about Kai-Fu Lee's Letter to his Eldest Daughter as She Began University

 

Home Remedy For A Sore Throat

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Updated on December 12, 2018

Contrary to what mainstream media tends to teach, experiencing a cold or the flu periodically can actually be helpful to your health.

By and large, the viruses that cause the common cold and flu infect mainly your weakest cells, which you want to get rid of and have replaced by healthy cells. This makes sense, doesn't it? Cells that are already burdened with excessive waste products and toxins are most likely to allow viruses to infect them. Read more about Home Remedy For A Sore Throat

 

How to Build and Maintain Healthy Bones

Updated on December 3, 2018

Conventional advice to take a thousand or more milligrams of synthetic calcium along with a few other micronutrients daily is woefully inadequate because it fails to take into account individual differences and the many facets of diet and lifestyle that affect skeletal health. Read more about How to Build and Maintain Healthy Bones

 

A Memorable Croissant

The other day while I was typing away on my laptop at a local Starbucks, I noticed an elderly lady sitting on her own with a cup of coffee and a fresh croissant in front of her. Her unassuming yet graceful presence stood out against a backdrop of lively students, friends meeting up for coffee, and an eclectic bunch working on their laptops. There was an elegant but palpably melancholic energy about her. Read more about A Memorable Croissant

 

Is Responsible Use of Psychedelics Worth Looking Into?

In learning from books and podcasts featuring Michael Pollan and Paul Stamets over the past year, I've come to believe that in some circumstances, it's worth looking into responsible use of psychedelics with sufficient preparation and help from an experienced and trustworthy guide. Read more about Is Responsible Use of Psychedelics Worth Looking Into?

 

Times of Conflict Make or Break Relationships

It’s how we behave during times of conflict that ultimately determines the quality of our relationships.

To like, love, and even to adore are effortless when all is good.

But how well do we listen with deep intent to understand when there is disagreement?

How capable are we of considering our shortcomings and how we might have contributed to any conflict at hand?

If we can’t offer heartfelt empathy, and we refuse to take responsibility for our contributions to hurt feelings, the fracture only grows wider. Read more about Times of Conflict Make or Break Relationships

 

A Highly Functional Way to Lengthen Your Hamstrings

This is one of my favourite ways of lengthening the hamstrings. It’s somewhat of a blend between a back kick and a side kick in TaeKwonDo.

Keeping your hamstrings at a healthy length allows for optimal mobility through your lower back, pelvis, and knees. Read more about A Highly Functional Way to Lengthen Your Hamstrings

 

Spicy Soft Tofu Stew

Courtesy of the late Anthony Bourdain and Korean American chef, Roy Choi, this is an inside look at the makings of one of my favourite Korean dishes - soon doo boo jji gae, or spicy soft tofu stew served with a bowl of steamed white rice.

For a look at a pictorial that my mom and I did on a vegetarian version of this dish many years ago, feel free to visit: Read more about Spicy Soft Tofu Stew

 

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