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A More Deliberate Way of Living

Creating space for quite reflection can allow us to hear that part of us that is most essential. (Ash Edmonds/Unsplash)

Learning to tune in to the life that is calling to you

BY LEO BABAUTA, WWW.ZENHABITS.NET

December 17, 2018 Updated: December 17, 2018

Our lives are often spent in a rush, almost on autopilot, drifting from one wave of busyness and distraction to another, adrift in a sea of crises and urges.

There’s noise and quick tasks, lots of tabs, messages and requests, demands on our attention, multitasking, and so on. Our mind is scattered everywhere.

What if we could find a more deliberate way of moving through the chaos?… READ MORE...

US Indicts Two Chinese Nationals For Massive Hacking

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (M), U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman (L), Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers (R) at the Department of Justice in Washington on Dec. 20, 2018. (Jennifer Zeng/The Epoch Times)

BY JENNIFER ZENG

December 20, 2018 Updated: December 20, 2018

WASHINGTON—Two Chinese hackers associated with the Ministry of State Security of communist China were charged by the United States with extensive global computer intrusion campaigns carried out over more than a decade.

This indictment makes clear that the United States is in a Cyber War with China, which is one of the greatest security challenges facing the U.S.… READ MORE...

This Is the Best Way to Make Your Coffee

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BY MOHAN GARIKIPARITHI, WWW.BELMARRAHEALTH.COM

December 10, 2018 Updated: December 10, 2018

Cold brewing coffee has gained much popularity. Cold brew coffee means that the coffee is made through a low temperature, long-contact process. It really gained momentum during the summer and sales have drastically increased 580 percent since 2011.

There has been very little research on cold brew coffees chemical attributes, including pH levels and antioxidants, or even health effects.

On the other hand, hot brew coffee has much research supporting its health benefits and antioxidant levels. Coffee has been found to aid in diabetes, depression, and liver problems.… READ MORE...

Chinese Regime Detains Prominent Church Leader

A church in Chikan village in Kaiping, China on May 28, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

BY REUTERS

December 13, 2018 Updated: December 13, 2018

BEIJING—A prominent church pastor in southwest China is being held by authorities on suspicion of inciting subversion, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Dec. 13, amid a campaign by Beijing to clamp down on religion unapproved by the state.

On Sunday night in the city of Chengdu, police and state security officials detained dozens of churchgoers and leaders from the Early Rain Covenant Church, one of the better-known unregistered Protestant ‘house’ churches in China.

Head pastor Wang Yi was detained and held on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power,” HRW said in a statement, citing an official document sent to Wang’s mother.… READ MORE...

7 Wellness Tips to Maximize Winter Health, According to Chinese Medicine

A winter hat and scarf are important accessories to keep heat in the body. (Chris Kristiansen/Unsplash)

The right foods and practices can help keep you warm and healthy during these cold months

BY MOREEN LIAO, CONSCIOUS BEAUTY AND WELLBEING

December 3, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018

A solar term is a period of about two weeks, based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. Solar terms form the traditional Chinese calendar system. The calendar follows the ancient Chinese belief that living in accordance with nature will enable one to live a harmonious life. This article series explores each solar term, offering guidance on how to best navigate the season.READ MORE...

George HW Bush Sent Secret Delegation to China After 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard at Tiananmen Square on June 9, 2012 in Beijing. A candlelit vigil was held in Hong Kong to commemorate the victims of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush sent a secret delegation to China in order to maintain ties with Communist Party leaders.

BY SUNNY CHAO, EPOCH TIMES

December 5, 2018 Updated: December 5, 2018

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush played a role in supporting the Chinese Communist regime after the Tiananmen Square massacre in June 1989. The massacre sparked international outcry and the United States approved economic sanctions on China.… READ MORE...

Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Arrested in Canada

Journalists follow the presentation of a Huawei smartphone ahead of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 2, 2015. Meng Wanzhou, deputy chair of Huwaei’s board, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions. (Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

BY HENRY JOM

December 5, 2018 Updated: December 6, 2018

Canadian authorities have arrested Huawei’s chief financial officer on suspicion that she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

Meng Wanzhou, who is the deputy chair of Huawei’s board and daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities, The Globe and Mailreported.… READ MORE...

Why Natural Depression Therapies Are Better Than Pills

Natural therapies such as diet, exercise, light therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are just as effective. (Shutterstock)

Antidepressants are the most common—but not the most effective—treatment for depression

BY THE CONVERSATION

November 22, 2018 Updated: November 25, 2018

Winter is upon us. And with it comes the annual worsening of depressive symptoms. Sadly, in the United States, suicide continues to claim more lives than firearms, and suicide rates are increasing in nearly all states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that death by suicide has increased by 30 percent since 1999 and a similar trend is observed in Canada.… READ MORE...

Fearing Espionage, US Weighs Tighter Rules on Chinese Students

Building 10 sits behind Killian Court at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., Nov. 21, 2018. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

BY REUTERS

November 29, 2018 Updated: November 29, 2018

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is considering new background checks and other restrictions on Chinese students in the United States over growing espionage concerns, U.S. officials and congressional sources said.

In June, the U.S. State Department shortened the length of visas for Chinese graduate students studying aviation, robotics and advanced manufacturing to one year from five. U.S. officials said the goal was to curb the risk of spying and theft of intellectual property in areas vital to national security.… READ MORE...

White House Opens New Front in China Trade War

BY EMEL AKAN

November 12, 2018 Updated: November 13, 2018

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is ramping up the pressure in its ongoing trade war with Beijing by adopting new strategies to curb China’s intellectual property (IP) theft.

A recent report by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims that Washington is gearing up to move beyond tariffs and “use export controls, indictments, and other tools” to take on China.

The U.S. government has recently taken “unprecedented actions” to defend the largest American memory-chip maker, Micron Technology. The Commerce and Justice departments cracked down on a Chinese state-owned company for stealing Micron’s trade secrets.… READ MORE...