With Fitness, Half the Battle is Showing Up

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James Fell didn’t want to run in the cold rain, but he forced himself out of his car and was glad he did.

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6 Epic Men’s Room Fails

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Pee for two.

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What I Learned While Teaching Black Boys

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Black boys matter. They care, and they have value.

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USA: Male Privilege of Not Knowing

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Joe Samalin explains how his male privilege allows him to choose to ignore the reality of street harassment, simply because he can.

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Too Proud to Apologize to My Own Daughter

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Sam Radford wants to be the kind of Dad who is big enough and humble enough to own up to the times he feels he’s not the Dad his daughter deserves. That means he has to never hide away from saying sorry.

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How to Hack OKCupid

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Even if you’re not a mathematical genius, you can still hack your own OKCupid to help you find love faster and easier. Dr. NerdLove explains how.

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Warning: I Indulge in Age and Gender Inappropriate Behavior

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JJ Vincent on the joy-inducing freedom of letting go of what others define as inappropriate.

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On Being a Prepper: Disaster Preparedness and Moral Standards

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Capt. William E. Simpson, well-known ‘prepper’, gives some examples of how the best prepared in an emergency situation or disaster have training, experience, and moral courage.

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Fire in Cholon

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An American soldier in Saigon receives an unexpected lesson in courage.

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Iris: The Story of a Polio Mother

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The story of a boy from Hardscrabble, Illinois, and his courageous mother.

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Letters From the Boy

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Rob Brown gives voice to a little boy who didn’t survive his abusive childhood. (Trigger Warning)

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Fear in America

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In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt fears for his daughter’s future, in America and outside of America, in private and in public, and in the aftermath from the recent school shooting.

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Simulated Assault: My Life as a Self-Defense Instructor

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Meron Langsner plays the perpetrator in reversals of attempted assault.

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Pissing My Pants: Betraying My Manliness at the Sight of Needles

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Jamie Reidy’s fear of needles is getting better, but he’s still taking it a step at a time.

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Fear and Love in the Time of AIDS

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Donald D’Haene’s date with fear taught him the real meaning of love.

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A Practical Guide to Bravery

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Carl Pettit offers a taxonomy of bravery for the rest of us to emulate.

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