Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 years old. Next to her is her fiancée, Nick, 23. Katie had terminal cancer, and only little time left to live. They got married anyway, on January 11th, 2005. Because life is too short. Because true love sometimes can't wait. This is their true story... just a few days before Katie eventually passed away.
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe
Beautiful anonymous shot of a cord of Egyptian Christians forming a massive human shield to protect their Muslim counterparts as they prayed during the violent protests in Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, after the January 2011 popular uprising demanding the overthrow of President Mubarak.
"Go to Roma", "learn French", "travel the world", "truely live", "be on broadway", "write a book", "see my daughter graduate", "finish school", "love wrecklessly"... When artist Candy Chang intiated her first "Before I die" giant chalkboard in her neighborhood in New Orleans to invite people to share their dreams in public space, she never thought this local initiative would later extend to Brooklyn, Dallas, Mexico, Kazakhstan... Candy Chang specializes in finding creative ways to make cities more comfortable for people. She's a TED fellow and is also at the origin of the ingenious "I wish this was" initiative.
"Deep in the throes of postpartum depression, when it felt like I would never get better ever again, I made myself a list. I sat down and listed every single thing I could think of that might help me feel better. Things my doctors had told me; things I knew about myself. I wrote them all down. And then I started checking them off..."
Researchers at Ted Huston of the University of Texas followed 168 newlywed couples for 14 years. After 14 years, 62 were happily married, 38 were unhappily married, and 46 were divorced. These are the main reasons why these relationships last. Surprisingly, rocky full of drama passionate love, isn't it.
Happy lasting relationships:
1. Began with an average courtship of 25 months
2. Unfolded as any good friendship: Slowly and steadily
3. Involved warmth, empathy, kindness and forgiveness
Gorgeous Katie Halchishick – co-founder of Healthy is the New Skinny and the Perfectly Unperfected Project – holds a Barbie doll in the November issue of O. Dotted lines indicate what would have to be cut away in order for her to have Barbie’s body. Curves is the real beauty.
Matt wanted to marry Ginny. So, last spring, he staged this amazing fake movie trailer, involved his step father, his family, all of their friends, and had it played in a real theater, just after the "Hangover 2" trailer. Definitely not your average cheesy marriage proposal. Just spectacular.
The UK's longest living married couple shares insights on how they've made it last. A life long love is neither unconditional nor effortless. How you feel about each other will vary with time. But a spell of boredom is no reason to end things. As Frank says: "You fall out and you fall in, but you keep going."