Why Are Death Rates Rising for Middle Aged White Americans?

The cult of emotional toughness and the constant drumbeat of bootstrap thinking among whites has unleashed an epidemic of social isolation.

The 10 Step Journey from Life’s Pain to Life’s Purpose

This process helped Michael Bethune to go from homelessness, depression and despair into his life’s purpose.

An Ex Male Model Explains: Why Fame is Not For Me

His rock star lifestyle wasn’t fulfilling, and his Bipolar Disorder was driving him to the brink. Here’s what he learned.

A Dad Looks Back on His Drug Addicted Father Without Regrets

Joe’s feelings towards his dad have always been complicated. He was never been able to really express his opinion about it until he applied it to his own life. He has gained new perspective, and shares it here.

American Violence: Will Black Sons Die Before They’re Killed?

Is Violence In America the Result of the Death Within Us?

Why We Run #17: Reclaiming My Life

In our darkest moments of life, we all need something to bring us back to the light.

Can Medical Marijuana Curb the Heroin Epidemic?

Formerly demonized and later legislated as a Schedule 1 substance, marijuana could diminish the damage wrought by harder drugs, like heroin.

How I Became a Cocaine Addict

Cocaine temporarily solved a big problem for Brian Cuban. But it created even bigger ones. Now in recovery, he recounts his journey into addiction.

Robin Williams Rest In Peace

We have lost ‘The Funniest Man in the World’

What Do We Want for Our Children?

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

Driving Away from Restitution

A fathers drops off a coat to his daughter, a coat she will need to take with her when she goes to the halfway house for drug addiction.

Flying Dadless

Erik Proulx is parenting without a script—or a father’s influence. And he’s doing a damn good job.

Drugs Like Car Crashes, Shootings and Falling

More Americans now die from drug overdose than from any other cause of injury death.

When Parents are Branded as Bad

Law Professor Tamar Birckhead on the unintended consequences of a system meant to protect children.

Culture’s Effect on Victims

A story of child labor, sex slavery and those times when culture slaps you in the face.

The New ‘New Dylans’: Musical Storytellers for Modern Times

Here are four of the finest narrators who still use song as a medium—raconteurs capturing distinctly modern stories.