My Fear of Forgetting

vizag, india

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

mansformation, manhood, masculinity

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

Abercrombie & Fitch, clothing

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

Group of Millenials

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

Into the Wild, John Krakauer, Chris McCandless, Alaska, Denali National Park

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

apocalypse, world's end, survival

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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My Brother is Much More Than My Arms and Legs

Shane Burcaw, Laughing at My Nightmare

Because of my muscle wasting disease, I have very little physical ability, but for the most part, I never notice it, and a large reason for that has always been my brother’s endless willingness to help me.

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Teaching Not Just Sex, But Good Sex

sex, sex education, sexuality

Sex education doesn’t teach us how to have good sex and relationships, rather how to roll the condom onto a banana and how to avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

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Positivity Amid My Nightmare

Shane Burcaw, Laughing at My Nightmare

Shane Burcaw is often asked, “How do you remain so positive?” For him, it involves perspective, focus, and a Crabby Jar.

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Let’s Leave Ben & Jerry’s Out of the Hazing Conversation

Ben and Jerrys, ice cream, hazed and confused

Under scrutiny by anti-hazing advocates, the famed ice cream makers are being pressured to change the name of a new flavor.

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The Moral Dilemma of Not Hunting

hunting, omnivore

When I returned to meat eating after a stint of vegetarianism, I discovered a growing urge to know where my food came from.

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Same Sex Sex and Why We Need to Remove Labels

labeling, same sex relationships

We are all human. How about we just acknowledge ourselves as sexual beings? Whatever make-up that involves becomes individual choice.

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Homework From a Homeless Man

homeless, One Step Away, Philadelphia

I’d been teaching all day, but when I met Walt I realized I had quite a bit to learn.

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3 Simple Rules for Thriving in Online Dating

online dating, sexting,

It seems we are leaving little up our sleeve for the second date, and our brains simply aren’t ready for it.

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