Self Care: Slow and Steady Wins The Race


Sometimes, knowing your potential can kill you. Take it easy.

Having a Healthy Imagination is Good for Men


Joe Rutland offers a clarion call for all men to tap into the power of imagination and let their lives become fuller and richer every day.

Don’t Discount the Philadelphia 76ers Just Yet


This year’s 76ers are not about basketball. Rather, the 2014-15 76ers are all about potential and hope.

1 Huge Way We Limit Ourselves, and How to Break Out of It

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Inspired by his eight-year-old son’s passion for ‘Mythbusters,’ Thomas Fiffer tackles a major way we hold ourselves back in life.

I Turned 50 and Surprise! My Life Didn’t End


Joe Rutland just turned 50. And he is still as ready for life as he ever was – maybe even a little bit more.

Embracing Violence to Increase Peace

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Scott Sonnon shares how to take pain and create compassion.

What if Black Boys Were Told They Could Soar?


Kenneth Braswell would like us to imagine a world where adults and peers believe in our black youth—and how that would change things.

What You Learn When Teaching For America

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Teach for America corp member, Martin Byrne, discovers his true potential with the help of 40 Cleveland students.

When Bad Men Do Good Things

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Can people be so tainted that even when they do a good deed, it somehow isn’t?

When Life Hands You Lemons, See Lemonade

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If you can see the potential in your life, you are ready to be inspired.

A Perfect Test


A San Francisco native travels to the Mississippi Delta for lessons on another America.

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Adulthood: We’re All Screwed Up


We adults have no idea what the heck is going on, writes stand-up comedian Bo Guthrie.

Coping With Adult ADD


Think adult ADD doesn’t exist? Think again. J.R. Reed looks at life with the illness and shows that it doesn’t have to control your life.

Flash Fiction: An American Tragedy


“There’s some foundational myth that adversity makes you better or stronger or whatever. That’s a nice thought, but it’s wrong.”

Out of the 18-24 Demographic Forever


Twenty-five is an age of late night anxiety attacks and epiphanies, and hangovers that are beginning to last a second day.

Regret Is How I Roll

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His failure to live up to his potential feeds his regret which feeds his anxiety, completing J.R. Reed’s own Circle of Life.