Changing Destiny Through Virtue: The Legacy of Dou Yanshan

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This ancient Chinese tale underscores the enduring belief that our actions today can shape our fate tomorrow. (Image: Oasis Hut Haitham via Dreamstime)

‘Les Miserables’ Lessons of Generosity and Compassion 200 Years Later

Jean Valjean.

Jean Valjean, one of the main characters at the heart of 'Les Miserables,' begins as a paroled victim. (Image: via Universal Pictures)

Deadly TikTok Challenges for Teens That Parents Should Know About

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The prevalence of challenges on TikTok, especially during and after COVID-19, has raised concerns among parents and caregivers. Some trends may be fun, but others are downright dangerous, if not sadistic. (Image: via Pixabay)

Respecting Your Elders: Lessons From Korea

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Confucianism played a significant role in shaping Korean culture. It emphasizes the importance of hierarchical structure and respect for authority figures, especially your elders. (Image: Olgaturbina77 via Dreamstime)

8 Tips for a Nighttime Skincare Routine

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Your skin is in constant contact with dirt and germs during the day. It is also exposed to other hazardous materials, such as dust, bacteria, and UV rays, that damage it. (Image: Irina Bogolapova via Dreamstime)

Sip, Savor, and Soothe Your Soul: London’s Top 5 Tea Spots

High tea.

London is a city full of history and tradition, and what better way to experience its charm than by indulging in the ultimate British pastime — afternoon tea? (Image: Michele Jackson via Dreamstime)

The Power of Encouraging Words: How a Simple Sentence Transformed Dale Carnegie’s Life

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When he was 9 years old, one sentence from his stepmother ignited Dale Carnegie's drive for self-improvement, altering the trajectory of his life and leading him to become one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. (Image: Romitas via Dreamstime)

Thrift Shop Manager Did Not Thrift on Honesty, Returning $5,000 to Owner

Pick of the Litter thrift store.

The ease of finding the owner of lost cash is difficult, so the manager of Pick of the Litter's thrift store in Burlingame, California, Oliver Jolis, did a remarkable thing. He returned US$5,000 to a woman who regularly donated to the thrift store. (Image: via Pick of the Litter)

Anna May Wong: A Pioneering Hollywood Star of Asian Descent

Publicity photo of American actress Anna May Wong likely commissioned to promote the movie 'Daughter of Shanghai.'

Anna May Wong Wong holds the distinction of being the first Chinese-American Hollywood actress, the first Asian-American actress to achieve international fame, and the first Chinese woman to have her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Image: Public Domain via Wikimedia)

Nature’s Warning Signs: Bizarre Happenings Before the Tangshan Earthquake

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Nature sent warning signs before the devastating Tangshan earthquake, but they went largely unnoticed by humans. (Image: Angelo_Giordano via Pixabay)