A Month Without Coffee

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Leo Babauta is the baddest man on the planet. He gave up coffee. No, really. He stopped drinking coffee. Here’s how he did the impossible.

Coach Says He Won’t Recruit Players Who Take Selfies

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Coach Scott Cross of the University of Texas-Arlington’s men’s basketball team tweeted last night that he is not interested in recruiting players to his program who take selfies.

Overcoming Your Behavioral Addictions

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Physical addiction is tough, but what about those bad behaviors that lack support groups? Fouad Alaa talks about his struggle with distractions.

Going On A Bender By Gender

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Would it surprise anyone to know that men are more likely than women to drink to excess?

Why I’ve Given Up Hooking Up

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Tired of being driven by an addiction driven by doubt and insecurity, Lester Brathwaite is giving up hooking up.

7 Addictions in Disguise

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I never thought of myself as an addict before because I don’t have an unaccountable need for anything. Or so I thought…

Director Lee Daniels Wants You to Know: He’s NOT Tyler Perry

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Lee Daniels overcame a lot to become the critically-acclaimed director he is today, including bullying and homophobia.

One Drink: A Poem About Battling The Bottle

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Keith Manning shares the daily struggles facing a man with a drinking problem.

Psychotherapist Examines Links Between Child Abuse and Alcoholism

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Addiction counselor Rayne E. Golay shares tips for those who suspect they may have a drinking problem.

What Do We Want for Our Children?

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The tragic and untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman made a lot of people think. Larry Bernstein thought about the children.

Loving Him, Living With His Depression

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Loving someone who battles depression is like loving two people who are engaged in a constant struggle with each other.

You Might as Well Face It, You’re Addicted to…Fill in the Blank

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Bruce Sanguin digs deep beneath the surface of addiction. What he finds there is surprisingly common and seductively ordinary.

When I Take a Picture of My Son’s Smile, I Miss His Actual Smile

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Matt Brennan knows technology makes his life easier. But it also makes it easier for him to disengage with real life.

Addiction, Genetics, and My Father’s Hands

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Seeing his father in himself reminds Brian Shea of the things he’d rather not inherit.

Learning From Addiction: How I Became A Chronic Gambler And How I Overcame It

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Jack Rivera opens up about the addiction that almost cost him everything and how his family helped keep it all together.

The World’s Smallest Hotel Room

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Mike Snelle knows how it feels to be just a few moments away from taking his own life. He also knows how it feels to recover.