How to Accept Criticism with Grace and Appreciation


Here’s how protect yourself from the trolls of the internet. And keep your sanity.

Mastering the Monkey Mind

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Mindfulness and meditation can help silence the chattering monkeys that steal your peace of mind, and you’ll begin to see the wonder and delight present in every waking moment of your precious existence.

Want Your Creativity Back? Tim Mousseau Suggests Five Ways How

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Reclaiming creativity means moving beyond the fear of being judged by others.

‘Wolf’ and ‘American Hustle’ Show Success in Unflattering Light

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Michael Amity holds the two Oscar nominated films under a different kind of spotlight.

Never Apologize for Your Art (and it’s all art)

Own your art, whatever it may be.

Dillan DiGiovanni reminds you that just by living, you are creating. Don’t apologize for that.

A Guy’s Take on Why People Hate ‘Girls’


Why so much vitriol for Lena Dunham’s HBO series? Pat Brothwell thinks he gets it.

5 Mistakes Men Make in Relationships

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Jackson Bliss explains why these five relationship mistakes can be lethal.

How Angry Black Men Make it Hard for All Black Men

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Marie Roker-Jones loves black men. But the ones that appear to be angry all the time—well, she wants to know why.

Remembering Roger Ebert


What made him the one movie critic people really listened to?

Dear John: Haunted By Hook-Up At His Kid’s School’s Drop-Off


Someone bound to remember a regrettable hook-up, a friend who can’t take criticism, and an ill friend who guilts people into getting what she wants.

How One Person Can Improve a Relationship

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Communication skills anyone can learn to put the love back into their relationship.

Yoga Pants and Unexamined Assumptions


Noah Brand responds to The Frisky’s criticism of a Good Men Project article.

What Is Good Journalism?


Using the U.S. Benghazi embassy attack as an example, Eric Sentell reveals the “echo chamber” effect in partisan journalism.

Intelligent Conflict


Eric Sentell provides strategies for managing conflict and disagreement.

How to Talk to Women Without Pissing Them Off


Express your opinions and give advice, but do it respectfully, says Dr. Christie Hartman.

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Interview With Ryan Holiday


Media guru Ryan Holiday exploits the chinks inherent in the armor of the news-gathering process, and the fourth estate fights back. Chuck Ross interviews a self-admitted media manipulator.