Developments

World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of… Continue reading World Day Against Child Labour

Developments

International Shia day intends to increase awareness about the struggles, rights, and achievements of Shia Muslims. This population is an underrepresented minority, violated against and marginalized. Global action is needed to accelerate Shia rights. Declaring an International Day was a decision Shia Rights Watch made after realizing the amount of misinformation and lack of awareness… Continue reading

Developments

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

Developments

Beard Style

The history of civilization as we know it has been humankind's struggle to overcome nature, to assert order where entropy rules. But, as Christopher Oldstone-Moore writes in his book Of Beards and Men, each of us play out a microcosm of that struggle every morning in our personal grooming decisions. The question at hand—to grow… Continue reading Beard Style

Developments

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

love

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 💖

Developments

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

Developments

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

Developments

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

Developments

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