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What Do We Know About Pedophiles?

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Pedophiles and child molesters can be found in every walk of life, but are they really one and the same?

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Hypocrisy, Despair, Faking it, or Giving up — the Choice is yours, Dude

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We need goals. But if these goals are much too far out of reach—if they are (for most, if not all) unattainable—then they force us to choose between hypocrisy and despair, between faking it and giving up. ––– “You know, I can trust a cynic, and a con man, but I can’t trust a hypocrite. […]

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How to Deal with Difficult Dudes and Demanding Dames

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Bossy people make the trains run on time. So my problem isn’t with difficult people so much; it’s with control freaks who desperately need to have power but don’t know what to do with it once they’ve got it.

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Not Being The Man You’re Supposed to Be

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Though it may be difficult, it really is okay to be different. In fact, it’s better than okay. It’s necessary.

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What Happens When We Try to Speak for Others? Watch “Lost Voices”, Brilliant Spoken Word Video

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“Movements are driven by passion. Not by asserting yourself dominant by a world that already puts you there.”

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Are you a ‘Tell It Like It Is’ Guy?

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A well-meaning desire to be honest—and “tell it like it is”—can easily become little more than a convenient rationalization, used to condone cruelty, and justify a despicable desire to hurt and humiliate others.

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She’s Not Asking For Your Advances

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It is time we pointed out the obvious and stopped blaming women for being sexually harassed.

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What Does it Mean to Have ‘Enough’?

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Tom Matlack reflects on the world buzzing around him and wonders why there is the seemingly unquenchable thirst for “more”.

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He was a Gay Man

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When you deprive language of its freedom to be somewhat slippery, squishy, and imprecise, you deprive it, as well, of its talismanic power to illuminate the world around us.

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The Courage To Let Go

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We see ourselves as someone who does this or doesn’t do that, regardless of the fact that these ideas are out of date or even self-destructive.

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5 Things to Consider Before Celebrating the Ashley Madison Hack

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Joanna Schroeder says that just because these people did something unethical doesn’t mean you should abandon your ethics, too.

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A Few Thoughts on Racist Tweets

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We will never get rid of Internet bigots. What can we learn from them?

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A Letter to Mr. Expert

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Open societies have always been mainly societies of dilettantes and generalists: societies of soldiers who can write half-decent poetry, shopkeepers who moonlight as amateur entomologists, and stay-at-home parents who can talk intelligently about foreign policy.

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Thank God for the Inconsistency of Men! 

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Shockingly consistent Abraham was ready and willing to sacrifice his own son. The horrific scene is depicted in Caravaggio’s “Sacrificio de Isaac”

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Don’t Know Much About History: The Judgements of Man

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I can’t help but suspect that the vast majority of what passes for historical truth is in fact bullsh*t. ––– “Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. It was the […]

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Why We Commit Suicide (and How to Stop It)

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From personal stories to global statistics, suicide is on the rise. What can we do about that?

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