How to Start (And End) a Conversation

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The only way to get good at being human is to talk to more of them. But here are tricks to carry a conversation or end it whenever you want to.

To the Lost Little Girl in DC: Watching You Find Your Mom Made My Day

To the Lost Little Girl in DC: Watching You Find Your Mom Made My Day

Watching a lost young girl eventually find her family made Cort Ruddy think about the importance of being able to depend on the kindness of strangers

A Chance Encounter with a Good Man

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Just when he was thinking, “Stop the planet, I want to get off,” Pat Brothwell bumped into someone who made him reconsider that train of thought.

Halloween Safety Tip For Parents: There Is No Poison Candy

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The tip is this: your children are safer than you think. Halloween poisoning is imaginary.

My Son Loved His First Year of Preschool. The Second? Not So Much.

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Aly Windsor wonders when to be the ‘fixer’ and when to leave that to her son.

A Roomful of Strangers

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Luke Davis has prosopagnosia, commonly known as “face blindness”. So don’t take offense if he doesn’t recognize you.

Hyeonseo Lee: My Escape from North Korea

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Wilkine Brutus finds parts of himself and his own mother’s story in this riveting video by North Korean activist Hyeonseo Lee.

Frankly, I Do Give a Damn

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An encounter in the grocery parking lot changes Greg White’s resolutions for this and every year.

Himalayan Song

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As different as people and traditions are around the world, sometimes it’s the similarities that sneak up on us and surprise us the most.

Don’t Stare at a Dwarf – Lessons From My Dad

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How should we teach children to regard human diversity?

#48: A Mother’s Answered Prayer

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A Mother’s Day Tom Brechlin won’t forget. #48 in a series: 100 Acts of Male Goodness.

“As a child I never associated stranger danger with a gender.”

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These are comments by 24KAuGuy and John Anderson on the post “Teen Boy Shoots Intruder, Female Perpetrator Escapes”.

“There are no moustache twirling villains. Pretty much everyone believes that what they’re doing is ok.”

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These are comments by Saoili and The_L on the post “How Not to Hit on People”.

“Men being called on to be protectors is gone along with the 20th century.”

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This is a comment by Transhuman on the post “Providence Girl Beaten While Neighbor Videotapes”.

Dear John: There Was a Man Watching a Violent Film in Front of My Daughter

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Why won’t my formerly-divorced boyfriend commit to me? How do I stop him from watching lude videos on the train? Why do people think I have to agree with their political ideas?

Hitchhiking Your Way to Self Awareness

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Steven Axelrod shares his experiences hitchhiking, from the first time he stuck his thumb out to the stories and discoveries that followed.