Baby’s First Words to Dad: I Love You

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This two-month-old baby melts her father’s heart…and ours.

Our Boys Becoming Men: Pausing To See The Good and Hopeful

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After weeks of the concussion and hazing and abuse stories, a ballplayer’s speech reminds Michael Kasdan of the good in sports and – more importantly – the good in our boys who are rapidly becoming men.

One Man’s Instruction to Another Man Before He Speaks his Wedding Vows

Patrick Finnegan, with words to his friend.

“They’ll All Turn On You Eventually!” Why I Still Care About Being Politically Correct

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Ferrett Steinmetz keeps being told that you can never be perfect enough for “the PC police”. If he were trying to be perfect, that might matter.

Teddy Roosevelt Has Some Advice for You

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Ken Goldstein reflects on courage and creativity.

If You Want a Strong Marriage, Throw Out the Speech

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Ben Martin found that his marriage works best when he and his wife forget what marriage is supposed to look like.

On Not Speaking For Other People

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Are you speaking up for others, or are you shouting them down?

Watch this: Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers powerful speech about witnessing, facing and fighting against discrimination

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“Human rights and dignity are great philosophical principles but the hard work of executing on these principles depends on our individual acts every day.”

The Courage to Use Our Own Understanding: Valedictorian Address

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“Knowing is not the same as engaging” Adam Moscoe speaks at the University of Ottawa.

Do You Know the Man Giving This Speech? (Humbly Called The Greatest Speech Ever Given)

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“To those who can hear me know I say ‘Do Not Despair.'”

What Do You Think of Joss Whedon’s Commencement Speech to Students?

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The famous writer and director said to students: “You are all going to die.”

Project Maps Hate Speech Through Twitter (Infographic)

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How hateful is your section of the country? Twitter provides the answer.

The Crisis of Masculinity in Britain

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There is a “crisis of masculinity in Britain” because of the pressures rapid economic and social change have placed on masculine identity says Diane Abbott, a senior British Politician. The rise of a “Viagra and Jack Daniels culture” is an indication of the pressure young men are under to live up to “pornified ideals.”

“One guy broke into tears and said his classmate saved him from suicide by reaching out.”

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This is a comment by AF on the post “Breaking News: Dudes Have Feelings”.

“I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail.” William Faulkner Reads His Nobel Prize Speech

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“A life’s work…to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before.”

Technology: The Silence – Japanese Invent Speech Killing Gun [@CijiTheGeek]

You talk too much. You never shut up.