When Everything is Labeled Broken, Do Broken People Ensue?

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I gave up hope years ago. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Consider the Pipe

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Despite American’s cultural condemnation of smoking, pipes have retained their cultural panache free of scrutiny.

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#whatyounevertaught: 5 Ways to Make Sex Ed Better for Boys

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Why should boys be left to learn the hard way about real issues regarding sex and relationships?

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Finish Strong Academically Like a Quarter Miler

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Relaxation and sense of purpose, not stress and lost sense of self.

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Allow Gratitude In–Say, “You’re Welcome”

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I felt my go-to responses were deflecting what others were returning to me, so I went back to basics.

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Diabetes Didn’t Challenge My Masculinity, It Defined It

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My diagnosis would not hold me back. The question quickly shifted from “Why me?” to “What next?”

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Guyhood Call for Submissions: Young Men Living With Diabetes

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Sometimes, the very core of how a young man identifies and expresses his masculinity can feel challenged or pressured while navigating a living with diabetes. GMP wants to hear your stories.

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My Fear of Forgetting

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What was it like for Sachin Rudraraju to go through his young life, never sure what he would be able to remember?

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5 New Rules for Manhood: The Need for a Mansformation

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I’m tired of being tired. Being a man today is exhausting, and it’s time to fight back. It’s time to redefine what a man is, what a man does, and who a man should be.

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Abercrombie Making a Switch? I’m Not Buying It

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A&F supporting anti-bullying efforts and championing allies all sounds good until you review its track record … and the cognitive dissonance begins.

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Transforming Nightmares to Dreams Through Service

Shane Burcaw, Laughing at My Nightmare LLC, Laughing at My Nightmare, Muscular Dystrophy

I was a sophomore in college and a fairly self-centered person. What I have learned is that life is about doing good for others.

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It’s Too Soon to Give Up on Millennials

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Sami Jankins believes the Millennial generation holds the potential for innovation and promise of creating social change if just given the chance.

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How to Live on Your Own When You Can’t Move a Muscle

Shane Burcaw, Laughing at My Nightmare

About a year ago, while sitting around a fire in my backyard, my friends and I compiled a list of the ridiculous obstacles that will need to be overcome if I am ever going to move out of my parents’ house.

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Return to the Wild: The Death of Chris McCandless 22 Years Later

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Trying to imitate Chris McCandless’ life doesn’t mean you have to follow him to his death.

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Be Your Own Best Friend When Preparing for the End of the World

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I write about apocalyptic situations, so why not be ready for them as well? In the process, I learn I really can rely on myself.

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