I Was 19-Years-Old When I Realized I Was Going Bald

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A 20-something’s journey into manhood.

Who is the Lumbersexual Man?

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Has the “metrosexual” of the last 15 years been replaced by the “lumbersexual”?

How Keira Knightley’s Breasts Inspired Family Body Image Talk

How Keira Knightley’s Breasts Inspired Family Body Image Talk

Mike Reynolds discusses how Keira Knightley’s recent provocative stance against photoshopped images made him consider his own body image anxieties and how he hopes his daughters will feel about their bodies in the future.

Are You Normal? Probably Not

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I’M NOT NORMAL. But I am happy.

X-Men Gave Gay Teen the Courage to Confront His Teacher

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After a teacher humiliates Nathan in front of the entire class, he finds a speech in an X-Men comic that inspires him to push back in his own way.

My Sexual Orientation Doesn’t Define Me

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A person is more than a label. It doesn’t matter who labels them.

Empathy Leads to Understanding

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Understanding is not a prerequisite for empathy. Empathy is a prerequisite for understanding.

A Birthday Letter to My Niece

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James Rigdon found a letter he’d sent to his niece, and realized what was in it might make sense for other people, too.

How to Be Yourself When Everyone Pressures You to Be Something Else

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In a culture so focused on individuality and “every man for himself,” there’s a lot of pressure to conform.

Comment of the Day: “I don’t remember anyone telling me I was pretty.”

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Can harm be done by not telling a girl she is pretty?

The “Pretty” Prison: the Dad of a Daughter Ponders the Weight of a Word

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A dad discovers a common compliment for girls is not as positive as many think. It is a trap. Here is his plan to free his daughter from its grasp.

Comment of the Day: “Do too many choices paralyze people?”

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Are we faced with so many choices that it’s hard to decide what to do with our lives?

The Heartbreaking Cruelty of Comparing Yourself to Others

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Comparing yourself to others rarely makes you feel good. So why do we do it?

Going Downhill With My Father

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For Mike Copperman, a family hike turned into a realization of the roles he and his father share in each other’s lives.

How to Wake Up Better [video]

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Raise your hand if you love waking up in the morning! Anyone? Yeah, me neither.

Are Your Words Making You Sick?

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Do you speak to your body in ways that will enhance your health?