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Gao Fenrong was born in Shangyuan Village, Yixing, Jiangsu Province in 1965. He is a celebrity of ceramic art in Jiangsu Province, a senior arts and crafts artist, and a member of the 14th CPPCC Wuxi City.  Visiting professor of Jiangnan University, intangible cultural inheritor of Wuxi Zisha ceramic making skills.  Under the supervision of Shao Shunsheng, a master of arts and crafts in Jiangsu Province, Ji Yishun, a master of Chinese arts and crafts, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Shanghai University, Luo Xiaoping, the executive chairman of the China Ceramic Master Union.  Went to the...

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Blog from  Year of the Rat : Fortune and Personality The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first. The Rat is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) Zi (子) and the midnight hours. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rat is...

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by Dennis Thompson, Healthday Reporter (HealthDay)—Green tea is a popular health trend, with many people sipping in hopes of deriving benefits from the brew. There's nothing wrong with that, dietitians say—green tea is a healthy drink loaded with antioxidants. But the jury's still out on many of its purported health benefits. "Clinical trials related to green tea are still in their early stages," said Nancy Farrell Allen, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Fredericksburg, Va. "I say drink it, enjoy it. It's not going to hurt, and it might have worthy benefits to it. But nutrition is a science, and it takes...

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A recent study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that regular tea drinkers have better organised brain regions -- and this is associated with healthy cognitive function -- compared to non-tea drinkers. The research team made this discovery after examining neuroimaging data of 36 older adults. "Our results offer the first evidence of positive contribution of tea drinking to brain structure, and suggest that drinking tea regularly has a protective effect against age-related decline in brain organisation," explained team leader Assistant Professor Feng Lei, who is from the Department of Psychological Medicine at the NUS...

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