A Little Christmas Clarity- The Unveiling of Santa

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My father, looking to peddle some stolen items, walks into a bar with my sister and me. Who do we see perched on a stool?

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Reconciling the Red Man Ruse

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For my brother and me, Santa was mortal. In fact, he was many a mortal.

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Call for Submissions: How Did You Find Out Santa Isn’t Real?

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Apologies in advance for opening childhood wounds, but some stories are just too good not to be shared.

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Greyhound Grammys and Black Cat Billboards: Why I Sing to My Pets

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Zero judgment, full creative freedom, and unconditional love.

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Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Magician

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I can make you wholly new, but it will require ingredients and sacrifice. Are you willing to become new?

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5 Key Elements to Discuss About the Safe and Fair Campus Acts

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Division and debate regarding this legislation stems from the question, “Who is this meant to protect–the accuser or the accused?”

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Battling Peter Pan Syndrome

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Saying goodbye to my first vehicle has triggered a flare up in my lifelong battle with Peter Pan Syndrome.

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How Fear and Shame Are Killing The Modern Man

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If you can’t handle your s**t, can’t keep it together, then you aren’t a real man….right?

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Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Trickster

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In all things, take amusement and laugh because it may not matter tomorrow, and you will be the wise fool.

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Major League Baseball, Let’s Talk Consent When It Comes to Hazing

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Just because rookie teammates go along with childish requests from veteran players doesn’t mean it’s not hazing.

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“It’s Out of Our Hands”- A Story of Young, Male Poverty

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While touted as the gateway to a better life, school has seemingly ruined mine.

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Call for Submissions: Young Male Poverty

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Data suggests that 1 in 5 American young adults, ages 18-34, are living in poverty. We’re looking for stories about the experiences of these millennials.

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LoL and Varsity Video Gaming is Nothing to Laugh At

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Robert Morris University Illinois offers competitive eSports scholarships to prospective students who excel at League of Legends. And the interest in gaming as a collegiate varsity sport is growing.

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We Quarrel Over Names Because We Want to Feel Valued

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It’s not political correctness gone wrong or an attack on freedom of speech. It’s a call-to-action to empower those on the margins to have an equal role in authoring our National and global story.

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52 Tasks To Being A Good Man: Week 33 Go Homeless Young Man

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Should I feel good about myself? After all, I was going home to eat from my refrigerator and sleep in my bed while those poor souls were back on the street.

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The Male Face of a Mental Breakdown

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I had been manning up and powering through things for years. I thought I could live the rest of my life without having to actually face the horror of the past. I was foolish.

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