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Jun20

Macho Stereotypes Are Hurting Guys Too

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Macho Stereotypes Are Hurting Guys Too

“In a two part study of 218 Royal Marine recruits and 117 male surgical trainees, the researchers found that simply being a man isn’t enough to protect from the ‘corrosive effects’ of these macho stereotypes.”

Jun20

Are Teenagers Getting Less Lonely?

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Are Teenagers Getting Less Lonely?

“It seems like as people are getting lonelier, there’s this sort of chorus that says that we’re not,” she said. “I don’t think we’re comfortable with the thought that we’re getting increasingly lonely.”

Jun20

The Bro Whisperer

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The Bro Whisperer

So far, much of the national conversation has focused on reducing binge drinking and prosecuting perpetrators. A more overlooked problem, according to Kimmel, is that many college men are insecure, unprepared for sex, and desperate to prove themselves to their friends.

Jun19

From Chicago to New York: Two Afro-Boricuas With Sazón and Hope

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From Chicago to New York: Two Afro-Boricuas With Sazón and Hope

Torrey Maldonado is a New York City Public School teacher turned Middle Grade and Young Adult novelist, recently honored as a top teacher by the city’s Schools Chancellor.

 
Jun19

Women Worker Blues

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Women Worker Blues

Worker-owned cooperatives gain immigrant women more than income. They give them a cure for the “tensions” that harm their physical and mental health.

Jun19

What Refugee Women Teach Us About Resilience

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What Refugee Women Teach Us About Resilience

“Evolution of Fearlessness”. Not just women who had experienced extreme trauma but those who had somehow managed to transform that trauma. I presumed that to be a rare quality but I also knew that I had seen it. What I recognize now in the women I filmed is what I call a heightened humanity. Their exposure to the worst in human beings has resulted somehow in a more profound love of humanity coupled with a strong sense of the communal nature of human beings. Each of them has a devotion to the human family, and I am not using that phrase lightly. I mean they are devoted to its betterment and where it is weak or fragile, they try to strengthen it. That is the common trait among them.

Jun19

Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys?

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Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys?

An epidemic of loneliness is killing millions of American men.

Jun19

Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young people most

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Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young people most

“Loneliness is a recognised problem among the elderly – there are day centres and charities to help them,” says Sam Challis, an information manager at the mental health charity Mind, “but when young people reach 21 they’re too old for youth services.” This is problematic because of the close relationship between loneliness and mental health – it is linked to increased stress, depression, paranoia, anxiety, addiction, cognitive decline and is a known factor in suicide.

Jun19

Loneliness: A threat to health

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Loneliness: A threat to health

Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health: research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day (Holt-Lunstad, 2010). Social networks and friendships not only have an impact on reducing the risk of mortality or developing certain diseases, but they also help individuals to recover when they do fall ill (Marmot, 2010).

Jun10

On Being a Badass

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On Being a Badass

The particular pressure to be a certain type of badass woman is not unrelated to the “cool girl” phenomenon — you know, how sexist stereotypes about “most women” pressure certain girls to be the woman who puts away burgers and beers, laughs at sexist jokes, and sets herself up as an exception to the rule that women are soft and gentle and high-maintenance.

Jun10

Love Pedagogy: The Future of Education Reform

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Love Pedagogy: The Future of Education Reform

The Minneapolis Teachers Institute (MTI) is a four-year old professional development program for Minneapolis teachers. It is funded by a grant from the Minneapolis Public Schools’ Office of Equity and Diversity, and coordinated by the University of Minnesota’s Department of African and African-American Studies.

Jun10

The Moral Bucket List

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The Moral Bucket List
The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love?
Jun10

Building Better Men

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Building Better Men

The challenge has been well chronicled: from our earliest days, we boys bask in marinades of hyper-masculine stereotypes. But by placing relationships at the center of everything we do, we can break the cycle.

Jun10

Hey, Kids, Look at Me When We’re Talking

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Hey, Kids, Look at Me When We’re Talking

“We have this extraordinary human capacity to read each other’s emotions; we are born this way,” said Niobe Way

Dec31

Hugs Were the Cure for the Common Cold All Along

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Hugs Were the Cure for the Common Cold All Along

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University say they have found a way to reduce infection from the common cold, and it is adorable: It's hugs.

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