Have you ever seen a man cry? How often?
Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Poems that Make Grown Men Cry, a new anthology of poetry that will move even the toughest of guys.
Adam Dyer recalls feeling trapped as an angry young teenager. And as a man, having to bargain with society to let him express his emotions.
You gave us, the men in your life, the permission to cry. And we needed it. As a matter of fact, we still need it.
Edie Weinstein encourages men to see crying as an emotional re-set button that bolsters strength and resilience to face challenges.
Being more stable and open with our feelings contributes to a better relationship. And a better self.
This is a comment by Alastair on the Comment of the Day: “Since I wasn’t crying, I felt like my emotions were minimized because I’m a man.”
Rick Belden isn’t scared of the feeling of pain. He’s just scared he’ll actually have to express it.
Appreciating what we have, going for what we want and enjoying the journey there, is the recipe for a happy life.
In the wake of yet another (and another, and another) police killing of a Black citizen, Aja Barber refuses to take her privileges for granted.
Thomas Fiffer reveals seven truths about life after an abusive relationship that stay mostly in the shadows.
In the middle of heartache and rage, Billy Flood found unexpected hope and enthusiasm in the form of a blond-haired fellow protester.
Brynn Tannehill speaks about some of the roots of anti-transgender violence, and steps we can take to end it.
John McElhenney just trashed his online dating profiles, so he can find his real match in the real world.
Rion Amilcar Scott details recent acts of police brutality and the wounds they leave behind.
David Shectman allows us to see a small, beautiful moment between him and his daughter, and shows us what gratitude is all about.
David Ryan Polgar, on finding the sweet spot of connection this Thanksgiving.
Jamie Utt explains how racism robs us of our ability to feel and to empathize in the face of injustice.
7 ways to avoid breaking your own rules and stop settling for less.
It turns out that all the talk about Benghazi over the last two years was a giant waste of time, there just never was a cover up.
Alyssa Royse, on a bizarre love quadrangle, civil disobedience, and the bright witty stars of the Seattle Seahawks.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).