Your Life is Over Now, Apparently

Stephen Graham was triggered into thought-provoking action when a friend declared her life “over” at 28.

Tasers Equal Torture

“Tasers are the cattle prods of capitalism, they are going to be used to prod us along and get rid of us.”

The Stigma of Having Done Porn

Calum McSwiggan did porn when he was younger. He regrets it, and can’t seem to move beyond the stigma. He discusses.

See the World through Their Eyes: A Message of Strength

Would you listen to the tiniest of voices if it meant eliminating labels in the world? One organization is on a mission to do just that.

If You Give a Man a Gun: The Evolutionary Psychology of Mass Shootings

A look at why young men are almost always behind mass shootings.

Creating a Practical Path to Reintegration

A mayor’s mentor initiative for the formerly incarcerated. Helping people live productive lives. It’s good for everyone.

Proposed Curriculum Requirement: How to Be Mindful of Technology

In the rise of the technological era, Jessica Lahitou has some suggestions on how to handle attachment and detachment for students and their devices.

Battling Peter Pan Syndrome

Saying goodbye to my first vehicle has triggered a flare up in my lifelong battle with Peter Pan Syndrome.

They Don’t Care About Us

Sometimes, the clarity with which kids see things is heartbreaking.

22 Again: The Incalculable Value Of Friendship

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is Age Just a Number?

Ariel Gordon muses on getting old(er).

Call for Submissions: Young Male Poverty

Data suggests that 1 in 5 American young adults, ages 18-34, are living in poverty. We’re looking for stories about the experiences of these millennials.

Childlore

Douglas Luman considers boyhood and the difficulties of growing up in this “sourced poem.”

Free Time: Why it’s Important for Our Kids to Have it

Undirected play opens up a new world to children where they can solve problems both imagined and real. Unstructured play drives children to be creative, learn and play at their own pace, and removes some of the stress created by the pressure to follow adult rules.

An Anthem for Our Generation

Courtney Dercqu may be a 20-something, but she’s wise beyond her years.

A Dad Ponders the Loss of the Independence of His Youth and Discovers His Freedom Now

Dad Sean just turned 40. He had an amazing independence when he was younger, but he would not trade what he has now to get it back. Here’s why.