Pray for Newtown: Trying to See the Light

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Michael Kasdan reflects on the Sandy Hook school shooting that took place in Newtown, Connecticut two years ago.

This is What Teamwork Looks Like

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Oftentimes getting a job done requires the strength and skill of many.

Finding Inspiration: Stalking the Bogeyman

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A powerful play with a message of hope and healing.

My Rape Doesn’t Define Me

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Alyssa Royse’s experience with rape helped her find strength and individuality, and a message of hope.

Quiet Survival: A Story of Detainment

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Erin Kelly recounts the story of Jeffrey Fowle and two other Americans who were recently detained in North Korea.

Don’t Settle

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The greatest defeat in life comes when settle. In the words of Churchill,”never, never, never give up.”

10 Gifts a Dad Should Teach His Daughter

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10 gifts a daughter will treasure forever, no matter her age.

Coming Back From a Setback

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Self explanatory title. How to get back up after you fall.

Of Tears and Testosterone: Reflections on the Manliness of Grief

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Traditional American masculinity did little to help Miller Williams handle his profound grief. Here’s a glimpse into his process, and the experience that brought him to it.

7 Ways to Be A Man That Matters

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Himay Zepeda on essential elements to being a man

Deadlift 994 Pounds? No Problem! (As Long As You Are The Mountain from The Game of Thrones)

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Yes, HafThor Julius Bjornsson really is as strong as he looks.

A Father And Son Share a Moment After a Football Game

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Michael Ellis asked his friend to share the backstory father and son photo that conveyed a powerful mix of frustration, composure, vulnerability and strength.

Maya Angelou Makes Me Strong

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Maya Angelou’s dignity and bravery gave one young man “rich chunks of hope” that he would survive, and eventually thrive.

Strong Men Wear Dresses

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A guy who put on a dress as a grad school assignment reflects on the power of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Do Men Cling To Their Mask of Masculinity?

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Graham Phoenix used to regard the life he was leading as a lie. His fear was that people would see him as weak, indecisive and scared. He wonders whether this is typical for men?

Man vs. Chipper: 2-Minute Finger Injury Time-Lapse

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Warning: Not for the squeamish. Behold the healing machine that is the human body!