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?

The Biggest Reasons You Haven’t Changed Your Habits

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Leo Babauta understands that there is no magic formula for changing your habits.

Comment of the Day: “If he does make tentative steps toward that then recognize that effort…”

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Encouraging openness is important. Not berating a lack of perfection is, too.

Meet the Naked Photographer

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Trevor Christensen gets amazing, honest pictures from his subjects with a technique that you’d never expect.

Drowning in A Sea of Noise

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In the sea of noise that we’re surrounded by, what will you do to make your words count?

Your Family Needs a Dream Chaser

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After the birth of his daughter, Zechariah Newman began thinking about legacy, and why a family needs someone to chase their dreams.

Don’t Lose Yourself In Another: 12 Ways To Maintain Independence In A Relationship

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If you’re truly going to love spending time together, consider spending some time apart.

What We Can Learn from the Author of My Thinning Years

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Jon Croteau’s memoir, “My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within”, goes beyond the story of a man who overcame an abusive father to reveal a reality about men that is barely acknowledged, and the will that it takes to move beyond your past.

Where Do You Get Your Validation?

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Where and how you get your validation can be a huge influence in how you interact with the people around you.