A Brush With Death Sharpens a Father’s Focus

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Singer and songwriter Ric Elias was in seat 1D on the U.S. Airways plane that belly-flopped into the Hudson. As the moment of truth approached, he remembered his most important job in life.

Public Space — How We See People Matters

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Josh Magill shares the important lesson he learned from his father many years ago.

You Say Potato and I Say Potahto — How Can We See the Same Thing So Differently?

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Sometimes you need an opposite reality to counter your own.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

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“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

Heroes, Race, and a Man Named Washington

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Brian Shea seeks to come to terms with the legacy of George Washington, and without the usual excuses.

Seeing Myself From the Outside

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Noah Brand talks about the curious perspective of reading about himself in his stepfather’s memoirs.

The Suffering of Our Privilege

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Cameron Conaway suffered from a few days of culture shock when he arrived in Thailand, and a few months of it when he arrived back home to Pennsylvania.

How Irrelevant is Your Fear? Some Perspective.

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20 Years From Now We Are Going to Look Back and Laugh at How Insignificant Our Fears Were.

When Men Resent Women

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Tommy Threadcraft believes that even though men who resent women are in the minority, it’s helpful to look at the reasons why.

How I Learned to Live a Remarkably Happy Life

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Ibrahim Hussain changed the way he thinks about reality, and opened the door to happiness for himself.

A Man Asks Everyone He Meets a Single Question. This Is What He Has Learned.

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Juan Vasquez asked new acquaintances, friends, and family members one simple question—“how do you live?”—as a way to gain perspective and to share it with others.

Full Moon, Fresh Vows

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On Buddhist ceremonies, writing, and how my life would look from an alien’s perspective.

I’m Grateful for the Suburbs (and the Internet)

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Erik Crosier is thankful for the speed with which we can connect, thanks to modern technology.

“I lost 25 pounds, quit blaming other people for my problems, went back to school, got a job, and now I love my life.”

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This is a comment by Mike Russo on the post “Where Have All the Good Guys Gone?”

Interviews with Men on Sex and Sexuality

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What would you say if a woman stopped you in the street and asked your opinions about sex, porn and sexuality? Elana Millman’s video looks for the truth.

Stress in Abundance

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My pet cat gives me perspective when I’m busy and stressed out.