On the Pittsburgh Stabbing: “Boys are always stabbing and shooting up schools.”

High School Stabbings

Another massive act of violence has been perpetrated against our nation’s students. Why aren’t we mentioning education in our talks about prevention?

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.

The Science of Character: New 8 Min. Film by Tiffany Shlain #CharacterDay

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Finish this sentence: I want to be …

Matthew McConaughey Delivers Sage Advice for Guyhood

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Something to look up to, something to look forward to, and someone to chase.

Forgotten Fire: What Western Men Lost By “Conquering” Fire

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Environment Editor Neil Hill on the nature of fire and the rites of passage for men.

Hotel Maid Receives a $500 Tip

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Because every so often kindness reminds us that it has the power to entirely change a person’s life for the better.

It’s the Ice, Stupid: The Art and Science of Climate Change

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The issue of climate change is so large it can be lost to abstractions. Ice may be the key we need to regain our perspective on reality.

You Are a Role Model. Reluctancy Doesn’t Change That.

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We are examples for others, whether we want to be or not. We influence the development of those around us. Let’s embrace this rather than live in the fantasy that it doesn’t exist.

The Long and Righteous Road

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Mark Sherman says that our society is gradually recognizing the full humanity of all of us, even if it sometimes seems like it’s taking forever.

Does Brad Pitt Clean his Toilet?

Do Good

Don’t need to be rich and famous to do good. Making a difference is part of being a thinking caring human.

Humility: A Rare Gift

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Vaughan Granier reminds us that humility is a deep heartfelt gratitude for what one has, free of dominion and free of greed.

Living the Good Life: Doing Good for Goodness Sake

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Being a do-gooder has it benefits—despite what you may think—and the most rewarding of them all is that priceless feeling in your heart.

Soul Bites: Missile or Man?

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MLK on science and spirituality.

Weirdly Mind-boggling Mathematical Proof That You Are Awesome: 1,048,576 Reasons

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Jacob Nordby submits irrefutable proof that you hold the secret code for something awesome in this world. Can you find a flaw in his logic?

When Being Needy is a Good Thing

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Mike Sliwa points out the consequences we face when we confuse our needs with our wants.

Symptoms of an Epidemic: Knockout

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David Karpel, a father and self-defense instructor, believes the “Knockout Game” is yet another example of how we are failing our boys.