Reflections on the Marathon Bombings A Year Later


A lifelong resident of Boston, Liam Day reflects on his city’s resiliency in the face of terror and the need to wrestle with the questions the bombings raise.

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The Spark Is There, Our Job Is To Ignite It

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Dan Szczesny sees kids who are in awe of nature from the very start, and does all he can to ignite that passion rather than dampen it.

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Why I Refuse To Be Black and Angry


Life can be rough at times for African Americans. But, the writer of this piece is annoyed at the ‘Woe Is Me’ attitude prevalent in certain sectors of the Black community.

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How Culture Clash Can Teach Us To Speak The True Language of Family

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Dixie Gillaspie sees through the smoke of battle caused by the recent Honey Maid commercial and explains the truth we all want to accept, but don’t know how.

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How Can You Protect Your Children from Commercials?

How Can I Protect My Children from Commercials?

Dr. Deborah Gilboa suggests strategies for how parents can talk to their kids about the unrealistic and often inappropriate messages that can be found in modern commercials.

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Dear 18 Year Old Self, How to Avoid Hitchhiking on the Interstate

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Pete Gilbert has some advice for his younger self on choosing cars and living life unscripted.

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A Spoonful of Sugar: Speaking the Truth about Marriage and Kids

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Hilary Silver knows that there are times of scarcity when you’re married with kids. It’s time to start talking about it.

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The One Question You’ll Ask Yourself After Downloading This App

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A new Techbook features millennial’s thoughts as they trip off “E”—Econology that is.

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#BostonStrong: How This Year’s Marathon Proves That The US Will Not Be Undone By Terrorism

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While additional security measures reduce the likelihood of terrorists carrying out another attack, it is the runners and participants who attended this year’s marathon that will most actively combat the terrorists’ cause.

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Yes, the Hug-a-Thug Approach is Powerful in Gang Intervention

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Anthony Goulet believes that to facilitate healing with at-risk youth, what you need is the only thing that can penetrate the street-armor without harming anyone…Love.

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Hear the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Theme Played On Wine Glasses


Some said it couldn’t be done…

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Boys in Chairs: Body Image, Boyfriends, Sexuality and Self-image

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Andrew Morrison-Gurza shares some of the experiences of being “the guy in the chair” in the dating world, and what we can learn from them.

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When a Concert Becomes an Experience: Hunter Hayes


JJ Vincent went expecting some good music and a biggish crowd of teenage girls. What he got was something completely different.

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10 Things Young Fathers Should Say to Themselves and why it Matters

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Andre Dandridge, Founder of, gives advice to young men with new families.

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#DaddyDaughterMoments: The Sweetest Moments Between Fathers and Their Girls


Michael Kasdan and his daughter Lauren share their favorite Daddy Daughter Moments and invite you to do the same.

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Yeah, Men Cry. So What?


Bob Schwenkler admits he cries… a lot. And he thinks that the range of emotions available to men is astounding.

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