My Tearful Response to the “Dear Fatty” Post

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When the “Dear Fatty” post hit the internet, it received an overwhelmingly positive response; Theresa Byrne reflects on how this stranger’s post touched some of her deepest fears.

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Hard Evidence: Can Dropping Out of University be Positive?

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Studies conducted in the UK do not find any differences between university dropouts and non-dropouts in terms of their employment chances and likelihood to be working in a managerial position.

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100 Words on Love: He Was Like a Trance

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Sometimes, our greatest love stories don’t actually last.

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Hard Evidence: Are We Beating Cancer?

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Research has already helped save nearly 520,000 lives since the 1980s, and over the next 20 years mortality rates are projected to fall by 17%.

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What Does Your Family Look Like? [Video)

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This beautiful little film reminds us that there is no one right way to be a family.

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Raising Tiny Humans: You Don’t Know Jack

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Checking your clothes for poop-stains, never going to the bathroom in peace again—raising tiny humans is dirty work. Fouad Alaa reflects on the insanity (and joy) that is parenting.

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“Is It Desirable for Men to Have to Read Women’s Minds?”

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This comment by Karen Jones on the post A Look Inside her Mind: 5 Things Women want you to Know

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Best. Goal. Ever.

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Two boys changing the world with hope and helping us all understand what being a team is all about.

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Childhood Abuse Doesn’t Necessarily Turn You into a Psycho Killer

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Tweet Jenn Rose notes that sexual abuse happens to a lot of children—one in four girls and one in six boys. So is a dark future inevitable for each? — In the media coverage of alleged “Craigslist killer” Miranda Barbour, a lot has been made of her checkered past. Whether you believe she’s a heroin-addicted […]

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Big Mac and the Redsk*ns: On Leadership and Sovereignty, Fumble and Fame

Navajo Code Talkers honored at a Redsk*ns game in November 2013 amidst calls for the team to stop using an ethnic slur for name.

TweetWhen I saw Peter MacDonald on television, still looking dapper and handsome at age 85 in a jaunty red scarf and Navajo Code Talker yellow velvet shirt standing on the sidelines of the Washington Redsk*ns game the week of Thanksgiving I was shocked, but not surprised. He was with three other Navajo Code Talkers, and […]

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Edward Snowden Speaks Via Video Feed at SXSW In Austin

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Edward Snowden addressed the SXSW audience on issues of privacy and security on the net. Here’s some of the response on #SXSnowden

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Building Empathy Helps to Prevent Bullying

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Open, honest communication with your child is vital to bullying prevention

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Kevin Spacey Tears Washington To Shreds

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House of Cards star riffs on Congress.

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How NOT to Motivate People to Lose Weight

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James Fell takes to task authors and trainers who fat-shame and refuse to see the science behind fitness and health.

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Get Outta My Mind, Get Offa My Chest: A Gynecomastia Survivor Shares His Tale

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I grew up a seemingly normal, slightly chubby boy who by age 11 had a chest resembling a partially-deflated blow-up doll’s, sagging breasts, one noticeably larger than the other…This affected the way I look at myself. Here’s my recovery and healing story.

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Dear Feminist Bloggers, Stop Telling Men How To Enjoy Their Bodies

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What is wrong with a guy who wants to use a sex toy? Nothing. And how is projecting some sort of unfair stereotype of him helpful? It’s not.

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