Slice of Life

Fall in Love With Writing Again—Go to the Fountain Pen Hospital

Bugatti pens are for sale at the Fountain Pen Hospital in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
Bugatti pens are for sale at the Fountain Pen Hospital in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

On display in Terry Wiederlight’s downstairs office is not a pen, but a sword. This is ironic since he is the owner of the only...

  • Beech Tree Farm in County Down is owned by Will and Allison Abernethy, whose traditionally made butter is in high demand. (Photos by Susan James)

    Exploring Northern Ireland’s Flourishing Foodie Culture

    At the Mourne Seafood Bar on Bank Street in Belfast, owner Bob McCoubrey waved the food from his kitchen to our table. It was a... Read more

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    Why Homeless People Need ‘Concierge Medicine’

    Jim O’Connell has spent his career as a “street doctor,” caring for homeless people on the sidewalks, benches, and bridges where they live. O’Connell had... Read more

  • This photo taken Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, shows an exterior view of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Mark Zuckerberg on Philanthropy: Move Slow and Build Things

    SAN FRANCISCO — After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to “hacking”... Read more

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    Doctor’s ‘Good Job!’ Text Can Get You Moving

    Fitness tracker users who receive an encouraging text from their doctor may significantly increase their physical activity levels. A new pilot study indicates it may not... Read more

  • In this Oct. 22, 2015, photo, Colin Consavage, 10, of Claymont, Del., shows the prosthetic hand he made himself with a 3D printer at the local library. Colin was born with his left hand in a fist, the result of amniotic banding that kept one hand stunted. He used a 3-D printer at the Wilmington Public Library to make himself a mechanical replacement. (Doug Curran/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)

    Claymont Boy Prints Hand, Wins Arm-Wrestling Match

    CLAYMONT, Del.—People print all kinds of things at the library—resumes, book reports, even business plans. Colin Consavage, age 10, printed himself a hand. Colin was... Read more

  • To many people, The Intan is an unforgettable stop where one not just sees but experiences Peranakan life. (Courtesy of The Intan)

    The Intan—A Little Haven of Peranakan Culture

    Peranakan culture is a distinctive part of Singapore’s heritage. The term Peranakan generally refers to Straits Chinese. As early as the 15th century, Chinese traders... Read more

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    See Those Steps With the Slots? That’s Actually a Sea Organ

    A unique organ that turns the rhythm of the waves into actual music has been gaining attention online. The 230-foot-lone organ was designed by a... Read more

  • In this Nov. 25, 1979 photo, Jack Yufe (L) and his twin brother, Oskar, look on. (Robert Lachman/Los Angeles Times via AP)

    Jack Yufe, Half of Famous Twin Duo Raised Apart, Dies

    LOS ANGELES — If “The story of Jack and Oskar” was pitched as the script for a Hollywood movie, it’s a good bet no one... Read more

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    The New ‘Fluid’ Hair Dyeing Technique That Gives Women Mermaid Hair

    A new hair dyeing technique called “fluid hair painting” is getting popular across the world. The method features splaying hair out on a large flat... Read more

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    Photographer Thomas Stewart Lays Down Epic Rant on Cell Phones at Weddings

    A wedding photographer has slammed guests for being too ready to whip out phones during ceremonies, saying he’s “had enough” with the rude behavior. The... Read more

  • Bled, one of the most famous tourist resorts in Slovenia, with it's old castle above the Bled lake, under the Kamnik Alps. (Hrvoje Polan/AFP)

    The Magical Legends of Slovenia: A Visit to Ljubljana and Lake Bled

    Situated in Central Europe, Slovenia is surrounded by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, and Croatia in the east... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 photo, student Geena Kandel, 21, poses for a photo at Washington University in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    ‘Happiness Advantage’ Over Age 30 Is Vanishing, Study Finds

    Are you happy? Very happy? If you’re in your 30s or older, a new study has found that you’re less likely to answer “yes” than... Read more

  • (L-R) Second World War veterans Bob Ashby, Neil Chan, Charles McGee, Leonard Wong, Frank Wong (now deceased), and George Chow, pictured on June 28, 2013, during a visit to Vancouver by some of the surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American military pilots who fought in WWII and who also faced discrimination. (Vincent L. Chan)

    Fighting for a Country That Doesn’t Want You

    Chinese-Canadians’ determination to serve in the Second World War was nothing short of remarkable given the situation they faced at the time. But they persevered... Read more

  • Many places in Nepal are still only accessible on foot. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

    First, an Earthquake Struck Nepal—Now, the Nation Is Dealing With Another Disaster

    POKHARA, Nepal—In 2010 Dilu Ranabath left Nepal to find work in Iraq. He took out a $4,000 bank loan to pay a fixer to get... Read more

  • Ceremony table seen during Yu Lan Jie or Hungry Ghost Festival. During the festival, people pay homage to their deceased ancestors which is believed to visit the living. (oatjo/iStock)

    Chinese Halloween Holiday Traditions

    I love Halloween; it’s one of my favorite holidays. When I was little my mother would go to great lengths to make me the perfect... Read more

  • In the Alps, the ringing of cow and goat bells resonate throughout the mountains, as they graze quietly in the meadows. (Epoch Times)

    Pure Switzerland—From Interlaken to Jungfraujoch

    Nestled at the feet of the snow-clad Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, Interlaken is a popular Swiss resort town and rail junction for excursions to... Read more

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