The Angry Lego Man in My Junk Drawer

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What’s inside your junk drawer? My junk drawer is full of empty promises and broken dreams.

A 5-Minute Guide to Understanding Depression

A 5-Minute by Craig Sunter

Depression affects more than 6 million men in America each year—and more who don’t recognize its symptoms or are ashamed to seek treatment.

Are You Vitamin ‘L’ Deficient?

Are You Vitamin by Colin Dunn

Ross Rosenberg asks if you’re low on a nutrient that’s essential for your happiness and well-being—and offers a solution if you are.

Are You a Max, or a Man: Where the Wild Things Are

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We shouldn’t stop valuing the beauty and power of pristine places to transform us. But we also need stories that enable us to imagine and thus see the wild spaces in our everyday lives.

3 Things I Will Do Differently in My Next Relationship

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I learned from divorce and know what not to do next time.

Rise, a Warrior

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“We are all great warriors, searching for peace.”

A Boy Who Could See Only Purple

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Through intense, lyrical images, Dean Kostos presents the early life of an intense, lyrical boy.

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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In our mad rush to make our children successful have we left something essential behind–a childhood.

Remembering Bridget

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Stephen Parrish had an imaginary childhood companion. One he never completely let go.

Reparenting Your Inner Child

Reparenting by Keoni Cabral

Counselor Carl lights the path to healing childhood wounds.

The Face of Joy

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Where does pure joy come from? John Faithful Hamer can tell you.

Feeling Like a Child in the World of Pop Culture

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It’s impossible to enjoy a movie or television show today quite as much as you did when you were a child. Matthew Rozsa speculates as to why.

Body Language

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Kenny Fries recounts an intimate moment, at the intersection of memory and vulnerability.

The Problem With Raising Sons in the United States

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A national initiative to resolve the “crisis of boys” in America.

A Belated Thank You to My Mother

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Ty Phillips remembers the day his mother took the fall to stand between him and hurt.

The Readers (after Robert Hayden)

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Recalling Robert Hayden’s classic poem “Those Winter Sundays,” Philip Clark presents his own remembrance of a father and his sacrifices.