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Learn Chinese Online FREE – Learn Chinese Blog – Just Learn Chinese! » Learn Chinese Online Short Story – 我身后的眼睛 The Eyes Behind Me [1] (Elementary) Learn Chinese Online Short Story – The Eyes Behind Me [1] (Elementary) Posted by Grace Feng on November 20, 2012 I’ve been thinking about writing a colloquial Chinese short story on Beginner level for a while, but it turns out that it’ll be much easier to tell a complete story on Elementary level instead of Beginner’s. To check out how reading levels are rated, please click here. My dear readers, I’ll also need your feedback to help me understand the difficulty level of my writing. I’ve always been thinking that Chinese language could be more approachable to the world if enough reading materials on different levels could be available for learners to read, especially for adult learners. That is also the main goal I’m trying to reach in this “Learn Chinese Online Short Stories” session. Before you begin to read this 4500-character Elementary level short story, I’d suggest that you run through the vocab table first to get familiar with the new words.

Download mp3 here: eye01-new.mp3 [pinyin] Water Controversies, Part 1: Organic Minerals, Alkaline Water, Distilled Water and Health. We know that water is of great importance. The surface of the earth and our bodies are made up of approximately 72% water. Although water appears to be a very simple element — H20 — a lot of confusion and hype exists in the field of natural health when it comes to what kind of water to drink.

For example, you may at some point ask yourself: How much water do I really need? What is the best kind of water to drink? There is so much confusion about water, but more importantly, so much bad science out there. Minerals in Water “Can minerals in water actually be assimilated by the human body or are they better assimilated when they come from food sources? It’s much better to obtain minerals from our food instead of from our water. Most minerals are best absorbed when attached to some sort of protein molecule. So overall, you can absorb only a tiny amount of the minerals in the water you drink, so it’s better to plan getting them from food instead!

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Who knows? You might just understand the other half a little better after this. I’m going to start out with a disclaimer: Every person- and consequently every situation- is different. Japan, and as I understand it most of Asia, has a very different dating culture than that of the West. Initial dating, or the lead up to dating, always begins in a group. After several outings like this, say five or six, you may ask to do something just the two of you. At the point of kokuhaku is where we consider two people to begin dating.

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Fortunately, the nutritional value of molasses is becoming better-known, and various grades of molasses are now being sold to us as baking ingredients, sugar substitutes and mineral supplements. This is especially true of blackstrap molasses, the highest and most nutritious grade of molasses. Below is a list of blackstrap's health benefits and advice on how to consume it as a health supplement. Good for hair - One serving (two tablespoons) of blackstrap contains approximately 14 percent of our RDI of copper, an important trace mineral whose peptides help rebuild the skin structure that supports healthy hair. Juicing vs Blending : What's the difference? One of the most popular questions we receive from our awesome community, is what’s the difference between juicing and blending? We love to blend, and we are 100% green smoothie advocates because it’s an easy and healthy lifestyle to maintain— especially with super busy schedules.

But we also know green smoothies are not the only way to live an awesome, healthy life. So we asked one of our favorite holistic nutritionists (and registered dietician) to break it down for you. Written by contributor Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT of Vital Nutrition & Wellness As a nutritionist people are always asking me, “Angela, which is better, blending smoothies or juicing?” And I answer, “Well that depends on why you want to blend or juice and what you blend or juice.” Both smoothies and raw, fresh juices are very easy and delicious ways to infuse your body with lots of healthy nutrients, and to ingest those 5 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fruits we’re recommended to eat daily.

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When people eat up to 10-20% of calories as sugar (or more), this can become a major problem and contribute to nutrient deficiencies. Sugar is also very bad for the teeth, because it provides easily digestible energy for the bad bacteria in the mouth (1). Advertisement Bottom Line: Sugar contains a lot of calories, with no essential nutrients. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Personality and Relationships. Most of us are allured by the attractive notion that effortless relationships exist. Whether it be happily-ever-after marriages, or friendships that last forever, or parent/child bonds which supercede the need to understand each other, we'd all like to believe that our most intimate relationships are unconditional, and strong enough to withstand whatever may come.

However, at some point in our lives most of us need to face the fact that relationships require effort to keep them strong and positive, and that even wonderful, strong relationships can be destroyed by neglect. Whether you're looking to improve a love relationship, familial relationships, friendships, or employer/employee relationships, understanding your own personality type and the personality type of the other person involved in the relationship will bring a new dynamic to the situation, which will allow better understanding and communication. The same cannot be said for other kinds of relationships. Headache Location Meaning. What does the location of your headache mean?

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