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George Wang
Why Modern Life May be Killing You

Why Modern Life May be Killing You

Did you ever sit down as a kid, look at something and wonder why the world works the way it does? For instance, why does a string burn faster when it’s bare than when it’s in a candle? Or how do we know chanterelles are safe to eat, but death’s cap mushrooms are not?  Simply put, it’s because of knowledge and learned behavior. Over time, humans have passed knowledge on from one generation to another, because it has helped us to survive to the modern age. Whether it’s using technology to improve our use of the natural world around us,...

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George Wang
Shopping for You, Not Your Addictions

Shopping for You, Not Your Addictions

Vacation-starved Americans are traveling more than ever this summer, and travel analysts even have a term for it: revenge travel. So as more of us board airplanes and make long-awaited road trips to see friends and family we haven’t been able to see for the last two years, we shouldn’t be surprised to see more of a certain type of advertisement than usual this year.  In fact, if you were to take a road trip across the United States right now, you’ll be bombarded with food ads and reminders of all the other little things you have been missing out...

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George Wang
Feng Shui in Food - Myth, Fact or... TBD?

Feng Shui in Food - Myth, Fact or... TBD?

If you grew up in a Chinese household (or knew someone who did) you may have heard of the terms “heating” and “cooling” in relation to food. While it would be logical to think these ideas should relate to the idea of eating your food while it’s hot, it actually has nothing to do with temperature. Instead, these ideas relate to the Qi (energy in English) of the food and how that energy relates to your body.  The Chinese Believe in Vampires? The short answer? Sort of. While there are some superstitious stories of Chinese Vampires that were believed to have...

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George Wang
Eat with Purpose

Eat with Purpose

Food serves many purposes. It is well acknowledged that what you eat affects your happiness, your energy levels and the growth of your body. But how many times have you sat down to actually think through and planned your meals to achieve a purpose? The Good and Bad of Dieting The most common reason a person changes the way they eat is because they want to diet to change something about their body. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle or increase brain function, food is integral to achieving that purpose. But what many people don’t consider is if...

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