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Buddhist immolates himself in protest

Buddhist monk Quang Duc publicly burns himself to death in a plea for President Ngo Dinh Diem to show “charity and compassion” to all religions. Diem, a Catholic who had been oppressing the Buddhist majority, remained stubborn despite continued Buddhist protests and repeated U.S. requests to liberalize his government’s policies. More Buddhist monks immolated themselves… Continue reading Buddhist immolates himself in protest

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Anne Frank

It was 75 years ago — on June 12, 1942 — that Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday. Within a few years, she would have died in a concentration camp, but her diary survived. The following is an excerpt from LIFE’s new special edition, Anne Frank: The Diary at 70, available in… Continue reading Anne Frank

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Fall 😍 💖 Love 💖

More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in my own life, which is how I found myself standing on a bridge at midnight, staring into a man’s eyes for exactly four minutes. Let me explain. Earlier… Continue reading Fall 😍 💖 Love 💖

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Life

There are enough articles on this site to fill two books, so it can sometimes be daunting to know where to start. Below are what many consider to be my “greatest hits,” the articles that have been the most popular, the most shared, or had the greatest effect on readers’ lives. The Four Stages of… Continue reading Life

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A Hug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

During my final semester of undergrad, I made two signs that read, “Feeling stressed about exams? Have a free hug!” Then I recruited a friend and we stood in the entrance of the campus library, held up the signs, and waited. Passerbys had one of two reactions: Either they quickly looked down at their phones… Continue reading A Hug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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World Asthma Day

GINA organizes World Asthma Day, which is held on the first Tuesday in May, in collaboration with health care groups and asthma educators throughout the world. Each year GINA chooses a theme and coordinates preparation and distribution of World Asthma Day materials and resources. GINA also maintains the World Asthma Day Internet Headquarters, where materials… Continue reading World Asthma Day

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Portugal Day

Every 10th day of June, the Portuguese celebrate their national holiday known as Dia de Portugal in the native tongue. The rest of the world recognizes this momentous occasion as Portugal Day. This date commemorates the death of Luís de Camoes (10 June 1580), a significant figure in the history of Portugal. Camoes is best… Continue reading Portugal Day

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In 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th “National Missing Children’s Day.” The proclamation followed the 1979 disappearance of a six-year-old boy, Etan Patz, on his way to school in New York City. The case generated widespread indignation, and concern for missing children rose across the nation. Since the United States began remembering missing… Continue reading

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Women’s World Cup

Women’s World Cup, formally FIFA Women’s World Cup, international football (soccer) competition that determines the world champion among women’s national teams. Like the men’s World Cup, the Women’s World Cup is governed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and takes place every four years. The field for the Women’s World Cup is determined… Continue reading Women’s World Cup

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Parents’ Day Celebrates

Parents’ Day celebrates and recognizes the important role of responsible parenting in every day family life. Families are a fundamental human institution; they are bonded by unconditional love and commitment. Parents' Day was established in 1994. In a time where society had become increasingly self-centered, President Bill Clinton signed a congressional resolution to commemorate Parents’… Continue reading Parents’ Day Celebrates