Touch releases oxytocin, which makes us feel better. But can hugging make us better human beings?
Like his beloved pet snake, who lay dying on his lap, Eirik Rogers knows how it feels to be cast out of the garden for your sins.
An awkward gift-giver, a guy who accidentally killed his fiance’s pet, and waning attraction between a husband and wife.
It may have been just a small, small miracle. But to Jeff Stephen’s daughter, it meant her dad was there for her.
Growing up Orthodox Jewish in Houston, Texas in the 1950s and ’60s, the mixing of dairy and meat was forbidden.
When was the last time you cried? Whether it was tearing up at something you didn’t expect to affect you, or a long, hard cry at a deep loss, or something in between, we want to hear your stories.
Gint Aras believes it’s easy to be cool. But alternative? That’s a bit more challenging.
Scott Sonnon knows what is involved in taking a hit. And in preparing for his Tedx Talk he faced the hardest one of all.
Mark Radcliffe reminds us of the importance of communicating love
Jeff Hay thinks parents should lead by example—and that you can learn a lot about a person from the way they handle a bar stool.
Mark Sherman has four grandsons and wants boys who act in typical boy ways to feel good about themselves. Society, at least in schools, may be sending a different message.
Cameron Conaway believes that if Pope Francis were Mr. Francis the junior high teacher, he’d be lambasted and ridiculed by about 35% of the US population.
Long before to-do-list apps existed Benjamin Franklin was providing us with a daily schedule for success.
Alan Bishop worries we talk too much about the negative aspects of competition instead of focusing on all the positives.
Devon Sanders asks if you’d accept the burden of knowing everything about Michael Jackson’s life to possess his talent, fame and fortune for 24 hours.
Jacob Tucker’s brother just turned 24. And it’s time Jacob told him what he really thinks about him.
Matthew Remski and Michael Stone write about the spirituality of fatherhood and family life.
Ben Martin listens to the way we talk to kids. And he finds it incomprehensible that we can’t give them the respect we give to adults.