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September, 25, 2016

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Dream Catcher
Learning in the modern media age with a twist
For many, memories of school in Taiwan often involve recitation of Chinese classics with origins of over thousands of years ago, facts and dates of important historical events, honing the ability to solve mathematical problems and reciting capitals, mountains, or rivers off the top of one's head.
 
Silver Linings Global striving to advance senior care islandwide
Thanks to advancements in technology, human life expectancy has grown from 50 years in the early twentieth century to 80 years today. However, people are not necessarily prepared knowledge-wise for how to manage this extra 30 years of lifespan.
 
3/4 of Taiwanese firefighters are volunteers
Chiang Chen Pi-yue (江陳碧月) is married to a volunteer fireman. They have a son who is also a volunteer fireman.
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From HTC manager to NPOs, Huang hopes to make the world a better place
Huang Chung-hao (黃仲豪) was a senior manager at one of the world's top smartphone makers, HTC Corp. (宏達電), for more than a decade and pulled in an annual salary plus bonus of several million New Taiwan dollars.
 
Simple functionality of design in everyday life
I press down forcefully into the pencil almost with the malice of a madman. The lead protruding from the tip, instead of snapping and gouging a poor passerby, retracts with little fanfare but is a minor miracle (to me) in itself.
 
Fulfilling strays' dream for a home, one at a time
Walk into the alleyways in any city in Taiwan, especially in the Greater Taipei area, and one might likely come across a small, quaint coffee store nestled between buildings, often packed with people on weekends.
 
Dreams give senior citizens new hopes in life
Many elderly people in Taiwan spend most of their time at home. The sad truth is, as they age, there just aren't many things for them to do. To make matters even worse, it can hasten the aging process. The reason is that seniors who have little social interaction are more likely to develop dementia or depression. Therefore, encouraging senior citizens to leave home and pursue outdoor activities or other dreams is beneficial to their well-being.
 
Spiral form in coal could be key to shrinking chips
In a new breakthrough study, a team of physicists discovered a remarkable structure in coal that could be used to make the smallest commercial chips yet.
 
Physically challenged baseball team takes on world
As a country that is known for its love for baseball, Taiwan has thousands of baseball teams of all levels, from grassroots, amateur teams to top-tier professional ones.
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