Into the Light: On Men and Shame

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GMP is having a site-wide conversation about men and shame. Read the stories here and consider sharing one of your own.

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Screw Mars and Venus: How Gender-Specific Relationship Advice Gets it Wrong

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When people don’t see themselves or their partners in the gender molds used to define them, relationships are set up to fail.

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Musician’s Amazing Joke Teaches Twitter How to Combat Racism With Humor

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Handsome Sikh musician blasts racist tweeter with charm and humor.

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Why I’m Teaching My Son to be an Entrepreneur- While My Wife Tries To Get Him a Job

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This father is an entrepreneur at heart, but that isn’t the only reason he wants to teach his son to run a business. He believes it’s what men need to teach their sons in this economy.

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A Teaspoon of Expletives Helps the Compliment Go Down

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Sometimes it takes a few swear words and threat of bodily harm from a good friend to allow gratitude in.

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I am a Nature Dork

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Any chance I have to get out into the trees turns me into a total nature dork.

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Break the Rules, Build a Life

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William Mize lets us in on his process of keeping and discarding life rules.

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Thank You, Dad: How My Absentee Father Has Unknowingly Influenced My Parenting

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Christopher Persley describes a story that has helped him come to terms with his father’s abandonment, and his own parenting.

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Why I Identify as a “Gay Dad” Versus “Just a Dad”

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Rob Watson was recently asked why he identifies as a “gay dad” rather than “just a dad.” This is his answer…

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Don’t Have the Nerve to be Openly Racist? Don’t say Racist Things.

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If you can’t spout off on the deficiencies of others in a way that forces you to defend your beliefs to their face, you’ve got no excuse for pointing, laughing, and assuming you’re Divinely appointed as their superior.

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A Man’s Perspective on Aging…and George Clooney

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What’s with the age difference, George?

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The First Half of Your Life Doesn’t Determine the Second Half

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James Fell has a few wise words on how to take control of the rest of your life – for health and happiness.

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Why Men’s Friendships Can Feel So EMPTY

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Mark Greene believes men’s avoidance of emotional risk when making friends can often result in friendships that are impersonal and inauthentic.

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How To Be A Man (In 3 Easy Steps)

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Jordan Gray says that in order to be a man, you must first decide on your own personal ideals of masculinity.

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The 7 Pieces of Life Advice That Actually Changed My Life

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These are life-changers because they are tools to change what you need to change, and appreciate what you already have.

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The Infinitely Desirable Woman with the Fractured Soul

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John McElhenney realizes that his immediate attraction to women who are somehow broken relates to a sister who he couldn’t save.

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