The Perils of Praise


What happens when people who are used to getting praised stop getting it? Andrew Miller explains.

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After Charleston: What White Churches and Pastors Should Do, But Won’t

Emanuel Church is target

The killing of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina is just the latest in a long list of attacks targeting Black Churches in the United States.

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How to Stop Your Anger Before It Hurts You and Others

How to Stop Anger by Ryan Hyde

Counselor Carl shares 7 simple steps for defusing dangerous anger before it’s too late.

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Could a Race of Highly Intelligent Robots Teach Us About Our Own Prejudices?

HUMANS Synth handing out papers

Anne Thériault wonders if human-like robots would help people move past stereotypes, or whether they’d only reinforce them. AMC’s new series, “Humans” premiering on Sunday, June 28th at 9/8c, offers an opportunity to explore that question.

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The Charleston Shooter and the History of True Believers

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Matthew Rozsa explains how terrorists justify their horrific actions and what we need to do to stop them.

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The Gift of the Father and Other Stories: Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project

the gift of the father photo by clairity

A conference call covers the speed at which change occurs, the events in Charleston, the importance of fathers, and more.

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What Color Is Your Personality and How Old Is Your Attitude?

Facebook Quiz by me and the sysop

Algorithm this! Jenny Kanevsky says those ubiquitous Facebook quizzes take the social out of social media.

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What Our Obsession With Chris Pratt’s Body Says About Us


The more Chris Pratt’s body changes, the more things stay the same.

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In the Spirit of John Brown: a Letter to White People After Charleston

AP photo David Goldman

If Black Lives truly Matter to us, then we need to confront every person who wants to rationalize, or make apologies, or minimalize this as an isolated incident.

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Sam Lamott Teaches His Mom, and Us, About Grace

Sam Lamott by Denna Jones

Jessica Kantrowitz finds hope in Sam Lamott’s handling of his mother’s Caitlyn Jenner Twitter mistake.

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How We Misinform Our Kids About Sex


Ignorance is NOT bliss!

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Freedom to Facebook?


How free are we, if employers can tell us what we can and can’t say in social media?

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An Interview With the Respectful Revolution


Can a little respect make a difference? The Respectful Revolution believes it makes all the difference.

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Giving a Big Check to Charity May Not Make a Big Impact

Giving a Big by Paul Smith

Learn how to make a difference instead of just a donation.

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Masculinity Is Killing Men: The Roots of Men and Trauma

Masculinity Is Killing by Renee Barron

We begin the damaging process of turning boys into men long before boyhood ends.

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No Wonder He’s Wearing So Much Pink


Adelaide Lancaster asks, Why do we analyze every calorie that goes into our children’s mouths, but we don’t address the racism and sexism they confront every day?

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