Guys, Are You Really Listening?

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Jonathan Delavan discusses the one thing that keeps anyone from simply and truly listening to someone else. — What does it take to listen? A question that has been answered for years now; and yet the question remains for many people who find cliché answers unsatisfactory or inapplicable to real life. I struggled with this […]

A Quick, Simple, Lasting Fix for Your Marriage (as Long as You Keep Doing It)

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No tech gadget or TV show will ever replace this … so stop neglecting it!

Breaking Free of Silence and Shame

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Dani Bostick breaks free of the silence and shame that surround sexual abuse.

An Exploration of Male Grief

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Raoul Wieland takes a look at male grief through the lens of close reading.

Staying Alive in “Post-Racial America”

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Thaddeus Howze shouldn’t have to share these 10 tips on how to stay alive as a man of color.

They Tried to Take My Voice, I Took It Back

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As a male survivor of sexual assault, Tim Mousseau followed a pattern of staying silent—until he took back his own voice.

When You’re the Couple at the Restaurant Not Talking

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You didn’t just run out of things to say. Richard Gatley has some guidance for how to start talking again.

A Dad Reflects On Who the Real Bullies Are and When to Stand Up to Them

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Sean O’Donnell examines who the real bullies are, and then asks himself whether he has done enough to stand up to them.

3 Feelings We Need to Embrace More if We Want to Change the World

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Patrick Sallee looks at where we need to improve ourselves if we want to make a difference.

In Praise of Snow and Anarchy

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Why it’s good when the city shuts down.

Breaking The Silence

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Talking is part of the healing process.

Most of What is Written is Simply Grief

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This poem from Todd Davis is a prime example of the power of the unspoken, the understated.

7 Tips To Using Your Phone On Public Transportation Without Being That Jerk Everyone Hates

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Please don’t be that person.

Paring Down

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When we need a mindfulness bell to bring us back to the essentials, paring down is that bell for Leo Babauta. Here’s how.

The Space Between Lifts

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Aaron W. Voyles looks at how masculine activities like weight lifting provide opportunities for college men to be vulnerable.

Racism and Sexual Abuse: Our Silence is Killing Us

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Chris Anderson knows it’s scary to talk about tough subjects like racism or sexual abuse. But in calling them out, we start disrupting their systems.