The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory

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What we experience and what we remember are not always the same thing. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman explains why.

What You Can Learn from a Model

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Liskula Cohen shares wisdom from a place you might not expect…the world of high-fashion modeling.

8 Ways Dating Changes As You Get Older

8 Ways Dating Changes by Valerie Everett

What we appreciate—and need—in a potential mate changes as we get older. James Michael Sama identifies eight ways our dating outlook shifts with—shall we call it, ahem, maturity instead of age?

I Confess, I Have an Addiction.

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Social Justice editor Wilhelm Cortez finally comes clean about his travel addiction.

”Is ‘Because I’m 18’ a good reason to go to college?”

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Why Parents Shouldn’t Force Their Child to go To College Right Away

Breaking Open

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Peter LaBerge writes tenderly about his grandfather and the mysterious powers that young boys sometimes attribute to their elders.

If You Want to Change the World, Start By Making Your Bed

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In his commencement speech at the University of Texas-Austin, U.S. Navy Admiral William H. McRaven gives some unusual – an unusually inspirational – advice for all of us.

The 50 Things I Want My Son To Know

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A young writer shares what he’ll teach his future son.

Once a New Dad, Always a New Dad

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Seth Burleigh asked some fellow fathers, “At what point am I no longer a new dad?” The insights surprised him.

If You Hear Yourself Saying “I Don’t Need This S*%!”, Chances Are You Do.

People squash onto the London Underground during the morning rush hour.

Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that when stuff all starts to hit the fan that you can check out and give up. Or…you can do something else entirely.

“From personal experience, I’ve had no problem integrating my abuse into my happy and fulfilling life.”

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This Comment of the Day was by Cornelius Walker on the post Are Victims Obligated to Tell Their Stories a Certain Way?

Disaster Preparedness Strategies: Will Yours Work?

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Captain Bill Simpson, aka The Nautical Prepper, gives advice and resources to prepare yourself for a variety of potential emergencies—from everyday occurrences to doomsday scenarios.

Comfortably Numb: Living with PTSD

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Scott McIntyre reflects on his diagnosis and what it’s like to live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

On Being a Prepper: Disaster Preparedness and Moral Standards

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Capt. William E. Simpson, well-known ‘prepper’, gives some examples of how the best prepared in an emergency situation or disaster have training, experience, and moral courage.

Major Pain Comes Before Major Gain

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Tim O’Connor examines how Jason Dufner’s PGA Championship victory proved once again that to win spectacularly at most anything, you had to have failed spectacularly.

Mindfulness Sucks

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Craig Playstead tries hard to “be in the moment”. But for that, you need to have presence of mind. And sometimes that seems like…well…never.