Dear ‘Dear Fatty’ Writer: Where You See Fat, I See Armor

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With this article Alanna Fero is as publicly vulnerable as she’s ever been. The only thing scarier? Being thin.

Why Mr. Banking CEO and Ms. Pretty are Both Playing a Fool’s Game

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Dixie Gillaspie believes that the seemingly shallow viral battle between a society girl and a banker reveals a deeper truth about our cultural values.

What it Means to Love a Musician

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“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Why The ‘N’ Word Is Cool To Black People (And No One Else)

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Simms Jr. explains why the N-word has been revered in black communities, and why everyone else has joined the party.

Learning to Live Comfortably in My White Male Skin

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Samuel Mahaffy is a man coming clean about his prejudice against white males in this culture—particularly surprising because he is one.

Paul Ryan’s Broken Culture

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Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s attempts to blame poverty on culture show how out of touch he is with reality.

5 Ways Culture Influences Relationships

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Fouad Alaa thinks about some of the cultural differences that affect his relationship.

Star Wars Characters Meet “Happy” & Dance Party Ensues (Video)

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With a title like “Happy,” I found it hard to believe that Pharrell Williams’ makes-you-wanna-move hit could be improved upon…. Then Star Wars characters were added to the mix.

Open Thread: What Does the Negative Commentary About the Oscars Say About Us as a Society?

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Ken writes, “we live in a strange cruel society.” What do you think?

Live Fully Practice Completely – One Man’s Guide To Feeling Fully Alive

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Why Is the Media Silent? #PrayForVenezuela

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Eduardo Garcia spent most of his youth in Venezuela, and it breaks his heart to see how it’s being torn apart, its people killed. Even worse, why is the world ignoring it?

Today, Feb. 20, Would Have Been Kurt Cobain’s 47th Birthday.

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Kurt Cobain’s childhood friend, author Jeff Burlingame, reflects on the ways in which Kurt changed his life.

Join Us Tonight at 9pm EST For Our Latest #GMPChat. Topic: Travel

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Do you love to travel and want to share your own insights? Are you interested in traveling but are not sure where to start? Join us tonight on Twitter for a #GMPChat about all things travel.

For the Dude Who Says, “I Got it All Here. Why Travel Abroad?”

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Living and participating in a different culture has a tendency to wipe away the perspective from your home cultural conditioning; behavior alters, personality changes, an individual adapts and grows more tolerant and versatile.

We Need to Fall Back in Love with Learning Languages

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Language skills are in high demand, so what aren’t we embracing the study of them more often?

Unmanned: The Disavowing of Masculinity

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Dr. Aqualus Gordon wonders if men are being socialized into being afraid to embrace or even admit to traditionally masculine traits—and what the implications of that will be.