Chinese Jews - History of Jewish Community in China Archaelogical evidence suggests that Jews were in China as early as the 8th Century, having arrived from Persia along the Silk Road. In 1163 the Emperor ordered the Jews to live in Kaifeng, where they built the first Chinese synagogue.
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I’m not a meditation teacher. I’m not even a very enthusiastic meditator. I’ve averaged about 20 minutes once a week for the past couple of years, and any serious meditator will tell you that’s not enough to really benefit you.
By Gina Barreca, Ph.D. It's a dreary day, so I thought I'd indulge myself and come up with a list of my favorite comedies. A caveat, however: this is not a fancy English-professor-y list of the finest, most exquisitely crafted, most erudite or intellectually sophisticated works on paper in the language. This is a list of the books that make me laugh until my mascara starts to run.
Take one “born-again comedian,” (Chris Smith), a handful of talented actors, writers and friends, then add a video recorder, and you have Dorm Life, an exciting online mockumentary that follows 10 lovable (or not–so-lovable) characters as they navigate the residential halls of “5-South” dorm hall. Co-creator, Brian Singleton (Marshall Adams), says he and his friends had a vision. “Most [college shows and movies] are stereotypically told from a fraternity Greek system.
I was a big fan of productivity, and, in some respects, I still am. I’ve been a very early adopter of GTD, and, for years, I did my weekly reviews with the discipline of a zen monk. But, eventually, I hit a roadblock. GTD is about getting things “done”, but in life we have much more to experience than “doing”.
by Maelina Frattaroli & Lori Deschene “If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind” ~Buddha Nothing appears to be going right. The worst part? No one gets it, even though they might claim to. Even though you know this is all temporary–it always is–you feel the need to ask other people what you should do.
Whenever I see a sign like the one below hanging outside of an abandoned property, I immediately feel an intense desire to get inside. When such a sign is hanging outside a hotel built in the early 1900′s in Southern California that has been boarded up since 1939, that urge goes through the roof. Let me repeat: has been boarded up since 1939. The hotel was built in the Spanish Revival-style at the turn of the century, similar to the infamous Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles…
Lorna Li The school year is already starting for many around the country, and although the weather is still hot, many folks are getting ready to settle into their normal routines of school and work. But just because the lazy days of summer might be drawing to a close doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy a few more weekends on the patio, tinkering around with fun projects or sipping a cold lemonade. If you aren’t ready to surrender your time in the summer sunshine just yet, here are three fun and easy DIY solar projects you should try before winter: Solar USB charger
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I am pleased to introduce this guest article by a new friend John, the creator of HiLife2B , where he hopes to inspire people and to help them achieve their dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @janyasor 1. Believe that even the smallest compliment can save someone’s life
Here are the rules: All work must be done in blocks of at least 30 minutes. If I start editing a paper, for example, I have to spend at least 30 minutes editing. If I need to complete a small task, like handing in a form, I have to spend at least 30 minutes doing small tasks. Crucially, checking email and looking up information online count as small tasks. If I need to check my inbox or grab a quick stat from the web, I have to spend at least 30 minutes dedicated to similarly small diversions.
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I know a couple of you have already shown pictures of cardboard furniture, but the other day when I walked by this store, I couldn't help but go inside and take a few pictures of my own. I especially like the white and green bookshelf. I think a whole room of cardboard brown furniture would be a little too much for me, but I think it's interesting to see the different styles that can be achieved with something that has traditionally been reserved for only boxes. Tagged : cardboard , Furniture <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The ultimate grow-your-own—the grass armchair. Here is the answer to those tricky design problems—where to put the garden chairs, what kind to buy, will they get rusty, be comfortable, be green, look good….The grass armchair is available from Purves & Purves, a furniture design shop. It’s a flatpack, do it yourself kit, consisting of a 14 piece corrugated cardboard frame and a package of grass seeds. It starts to grow after just 10 days. First decide on the best location for it—at the back of the garden so you can enjoy it in peace, or at the front so that you can watch it grow.
If you (have graduated or) are afraid of graduating college unemployed or underemployed with an expensive piece of paper and a pile of loans, then you should consider taking Route 66. Route 66 is an alternative way to move through college that will maximize your personal, intellectual, social, and financial capital so that you can graduate on the path to do what you love. It requires taking the road less traveled.