The Science of Character: New 8 Min. Film by Tiffany Shlain #CharacterDay

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3 Keys to Happiness From a Dying Teen

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About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave this beautifully moving TEDx Talk explaining his dislike for obstacles and his strategies for overcoming them.

Our Roots: A Letter to My Husband After His Second Affair

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After her husband had two affairs, Annah Elizabeth asked herself what kept her coming back. And she realized she wanted to define her husband by all that was good.

“What strikes me about Carlos Arredondo was that this instinct to act came from his heart without time to think, which defines him as a true man.”

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These are comments by Ray Arata and Martin Marks on the post “How Boston Teaches Us About Purpose”.

From the Office Where Soldiers Kill

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Does it take a special kind of courage to be a combat soldier—who pulls the trigger from an office, thousands of miles away?

This Guy Is Brave. (As in ‘Escapes Alive After Shark Breaks Into Shark Cage’ Brave)

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Apparently you are double-lucky when you escape from a shark and your friend catches it on video.

Iris: The Story of a Polio Mother

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The story of a boy from Hardscrabble, Illinois, and his courageous mother.

“The fact that the commercial seems so innocent by casting an underdog is what potentially makes it so very dangerous.”

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This comment was from Katy on the post Unwanted Sexual Advances ≠ Bravery

Unwanted Sexual Advance ≠ Bravery

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In a commercial for Audi, the transforms a socially awkward teenager into a sexually aggressive animal.

“When you think about it, it does seem a little odd to associate testicles with courage.”

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This is a comment by wellokaythen on the post “Are Husbands Really Assholes? Or Do Their Wives Just Think They Are?”

#49: Aurora

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There were more heroes than villains in that Aurora, Colorado movie theater where twelve were killed.

Fears for Tears: Men and Vulnerability

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Jeff Perera has a story that will make you weep.

A Practical Guide to Bravery

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Carl Pettit offers a taxonomy of bravery for the rest of us to emulate.

My Response to ‘The Good Men Project: The Day I Went for an Abortion’

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What is the worth of one life?

“Without brave men like you speaking up and shining a light, I may not have gotten out of the darkness.”

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This is a comment by 24KAuGuy on the post “When to Tell”.

Ten Things I’ve Learned From My Draft-Dodgin’ Dad

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Josh Bowman Explores His Complicated Relationship With His Dad.