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  • Chipotle Becomes First Non-GMO US Restaurant Chain
    Humanity is beginning to push back against GMO
    For many years it seemed like mankind was doomed to eat “franken-food” made from genetically modified organisms. The United States government and mega international agricultural companies (DuPont and Monsanto to name a few), have been...
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    Suffering from text neck or turkey neck, Taoism to the rescue
    Many people spend several hours each day either in front of a computer or using their “smart phones”. There is a good chance that you are reading this article from a “smart” device, whether it be a phone or tablet, or the...
  • Low Carb Food Stores Gain Popularity
    Are health gurus trustworthy?
    Over the last 50 or 60 years there have been many dietary recommendations. Some of these recommendations have become so popular that the originator of the plan or lead spokesperson has risen to the level of a Diet “Guru”. The world is...
  • People Celebrate the Spring Festival in China
    2015 Year of the Wood Goat
    This year most of the world in one way or another either celebrated , or was at least aware of, Chinese New Year on February 19th.The celebration usually lasts several days, and in some areas can last an entire week.There is some discrepancy,...
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    Reasons why this Taoism examiner gave up watching football
    For a long time, your National Taoism Examiner enjoyed watching and even playing sports. As a child it was a frequent pastime; gathering together with friends for a pickup game of: basketball, football, soccer, tennis, baseball etc...All across...
  • 2014 year of the horse is preparing its transition
    Review of the top Taoism stories for 2014
    2014, the year of the Yang Wood Horse has proven to be everything one would expect from this type of year. This year we left two years characterized by inward searching energy (water dragon and water snake) and entered a year dominated by an...
  • The three wise men at the Vatican
    Who were the three kings/wise men of the Orient?
    Many of you may be familiar with the classic Christmas carol “We Three Kings of Orient Are”, some may be listening to it now, and yes, some may be tired of hearing it.Let's re-examine a mystery that has never been fully addressed...
  • A stonecutter poses with his creation
    Are you dissatisfied with being special or with not being special?
    As we continue towards the end of the year, many news outlets (print, radio and TV) will begin to tabulate and report various statistics for criteria they have determined as important for us to know.Many of these statistics will be in the form of...
  • Monsantos advanced seed chipping machines
    The unnatural state of natural food in the US
    When you browse the shelves at your local grocery store, you may have noticed that more and more products contain the dubious label “Natural” or “Natural food”, or contains “Natural ingredients”.Morning and...
  • Is more of this in store for winter 2014?
    Are you cold, that's because Winter 2014 arrived on November 7, 2014
    Over the last few weeks the United States has been experiencing what the meteorologists are calling “unseasonably cold” weather. ABC News featured an article “Early Season Snow, Cold Shocks the Southeast”, which goes on to...
  • This rabbit is definitely not enjoying the moment
    What are you really so busy doing?
    Occasionally, your National Taoism Examiner encounters a person who is (to say the least) overburdened with their constant activity-work and general “busy-ness”. We all know someone like this; the type of person who is constantly busy;...
  • An example of moving or standing meditation
    Harvard study proves meditation can hinder the onset of Alzheimer's
    If you ask most adults who are middle age or older, what their greatest fear is in regards to aging, many will say they do not want to “lose their mind”. They want to be able to age and still have their mental capacity and wits about...
  • A squirrel contemplates Wu Wei.
    Wu Wei: The meaning of doing without doing
    Taoism has been misunderstood by many throughout its vast and ancient history. The misunderstandings are common among those that consider themselves Taoists and even more among those who have no training in the system, yet however, choose to write...
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    Chuang tzu's advice on recognizing the true nature of things
    In a recent article “Unraveling the mysterious and misunderstood concept of P'u”, we examined how the true meaning of P'u is not the uncarved block, rather it is the ideal of remaining or returning to a state of untouched...
  • Kerumutan river inside a tropical rainforest
    Unraveling the mysterious and misunderstood concept of P'u
    Many people who study or casually read about Taoism will at some point come across several principles and concepts which are considered important to the Taoist system.Some of the more popular principles are: Wu-wei, Tao and Te, Lao Tzu's three...
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