The 1 Thing Happy People Don’t Do

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Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.

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My Son Died

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Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.

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If You Want a Big Life—Think Tiny

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One man’s quest to build and own his own mortgage-free castle on wheels

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Teddy Bear Meets Best Friend

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This teddy bear just won the internet’s heart.

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Reality Check: I Have to Teach My Kids That Cops Will Probably Treat Them Unfairly

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Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts watched in horror as a white guy, high as a kite, got away with crashing his car and hiding his drugs right in front of the cops.

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Put That Thing Away

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What does it look like to the other person when you can’t put your phone down while having a conversation? This video nails it.

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How To Listen So That Men Will Keep Talking

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Bryce Mathern has six strategies for being present when a man is opening up.

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Top Ape Syndrome – How to Give Up the Chest Thumping Without Giving Up Power

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Challenging the idea that a rise to power is connected to a show of power, Rena Delevie suggests that innovation, loyalty, and sales actually stem from collaboration and compassion.

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Why I Am Proud To Be My Father’s Daughter And How I Almost Lost My Life As A Result

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An unexpected ‘cardiac event’ brought with it a major wake up call for Edie Weinstein, that her inherited workaholic tendencies could have ended this incarnation.

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Life Lessons from My Dad and His Rig

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Kyle Luetters has numerous memories of his childhood including his dad, his 18-wheeler, and a rickety old racetrack.

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The Father of a Thousand Faces

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In which Mark Greene puts himself under the parental microscope, and finds more than one Mark Greene.

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Boys in Chairs: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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After receiving a surprise response to a story he wrote, Andrew Morrison-Gurza examines an unexpected double standard.

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How to Build an Empire

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A powerful poem from Jessica Server on the wages of imperialism, many of which we’re still encountering in the “post-colonial” world.

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The Manufacturing of the American Douche

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Nathan Graziano would like to talk about our propensity for accepting bad behavior—as long as it is in the name of a win.

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Dear Parents, Let’s Talk About Kids and Gender Roles

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Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer is raising a happy and joyful son without following rigid gender roles or rules. And she wants you to understand why.

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My Husband Worked to Be Important. Then He Left Me With a Text Message.

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Generations of men in one family placed their value on what they did instead of who they were. For Lisa Arends, this was the beginning of the end of her marriage.

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