How Nearly Dying Brought Me Close to My Father

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What nearly freezing to death taught me about my Dad.

Faith, Death, and The Grey

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Christian Clifton looks at the themes in The Grey and how it brought him face to face with his faith and mortality.

So Long Sophomore Slump

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Sophomore year isn’t about surviving, it’s about thriving.

Resilience is About Survival, in Whatever Form it Takes

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Peter Pollard on how he sees resilience as the beautiful light that overcomes the darkness of trauma.

Loving Him, Living With His Depression

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Loving someone who battles depression is like loving two people who are engaged in a constant struggle with each other.

“Today my niece is such a normal, healthy, rambunctious first grader, that it is hard to believe she ever got off to such a fragile start.”

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This comment by KatyD on the post A Dad Documents His Premature Son’s First Year of Life

“it is these exact market conditions that allow you to get away with paying workers what you do…so you can enjoy…your extra 20-30 hours of free time.”

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This comment by Van on the post Do We Really Need to Work?

A Man’s Guide To Buying The Perfect Christmas Gift, Without Costing The Earth

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10 Christmas gifts to save the planet and maybe some money too…

The Profound Strength of an Unclenched Fist

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What Renner Larson’s grandfather, uncle and Dick Van Dyke taught him about masculinity.

So Your Wife Gave Birth to a Demon

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Andy Janning gives survival tips to the new dad who is faced with a loud and mysterious being who has drained him of sleep, food and coherent thought.

Disaster Preparedness Strategies: Will Yours Work?

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Captain Bill Simpson, aka The Nautical Prepper, gives advice and resources to prepare yourself for a variety of potential emergencies—from everyday occurrences to doomsday scenarios.

On Men’s Sexual “Wants” and “Needs”

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Christian Clifton explores the negative messages about men’s sexuality in a hope of changing unjust stereotypes.

Why Pain Is a Wonderful Thing

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Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.

Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

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How can practicing Buddhism save you from a burning wreck?

The Difference Between Want and Need

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Why should a man clean his toilet rather than play video games?

Why Do We Live With Lies in Marriage?

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We’re fixated on infidelity, even entertained by it. But there are worse breaches of trust, unglamorous difficulties that stress and end marriages, problems our society tends to very badly.