The Emperor’s New Clothes

Audio Story: The Emperor’s New Clothes Story length: 13 minutes Written by: Hans Christian Andersen Many years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new clothes, that he spent all his money in dress. He did not trouble himself in the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go […]

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Peanut Butter Pizza

Audio Story: Petie’s Peanut Butter Pizza Story length: 6 mins, 51 secs Written by: Joan Winifred “Time for breakfast, Petie,” said Mother, “ I made scrambled eggs and toast.” “Nope! Peanut butter,” said Petie. “Petie, please eat your eggs and toast,” she said. “Nope! Peanut butter,” said Petie. “Petie, peanut butter for breakfast?” replied mother. […]

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Windows Photo Viewer

Those of you who have upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 probably have Windows Photo Viewer program in Windows 10. But some users are reporting that Windows Photo Viewer has gone missing after clean installing Windows 10. As you likely know, in Windows 10, Microsoft has set metro, modern or universal […]

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Chushu

The traditional East Asian calendars divide a year into 24 solar terms. Chǔshǔ, Shosho, Cheoseo, or Xử thử (traditional Chinese: 處暑; simplified Chinese: 处暑; pinyin: chǔshǔ; Japanese: 処暑; rōmaji: shosho; Korean: 처서; romaja: cheoseo; Vietnamese: xử thử; literally: “limit of heat”) is the 14th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude […]

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Smoking

If you’ve been smoking for a while, you might wonder if quitting’s even worth it. Maybe the cravings and nicotine withdrawal just turn you off to the whole idea. You wonder, “The damage is done, so does it really make a difference?” Absolutely. Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and it happens […]

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Cassini

Background After almost 20 years in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration: its Grand Finale. Between April and September 2017, Cassini will undertake a daring set of orbits that is, in many ways, like a whole new mission. Following a final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan, […]

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Great Heat – Major Heat

Great Heat/Major Heat (大暑), it’s a season with the highest temperature, where the crops grow fastest and the most frequent time for drought, water logging and windy weather. After this day, firefly comes out, soil gets more and more humid and heavy thunderstorm comes from time to time. Dashu, literally translated as Great Heat, is […]

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