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Bruce Springsteen's Dad Can't Say 'I Love You'

For 50 years, the rock icon Bruce Springsteen has turned his struggle into songs, his unrest into performance. In his 2016 memoir, Springsteen tries to ...


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U.S. Relay Teams Failed to Pass the Baton

It's the sound no relay runner wants to hear: Ping. Ping. Ping. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the United States men's and women's 4x100-meter relay teams ...


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Parents' Gift to Their Son: Two Message Stones

I grew up in a China that had been ravaged by two centuries of European and American adventuring, and then by World War II and a brutal civil war. We ...


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Inuit Hunters Losing Ability to Read Surroundings

The small island of Igloolik, in northern Canada is a bewildering place in the winter. The average temperature hovers at about 20 degrees below zero, ...


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Anton Chekhov's Story about a Man Looking for Comfort

Someone told me the other night about an Anton Chekhov story called "The Lament." It is a simple story about an old man who drives a horse and ...


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'GQ Magazine's' Rules for When Guys Can Cry

GQ had a humorous analysis on when guys should or should not be allowed by society to shed tears. "Male crying is not new," the female author notes. "It's ...


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The Gift of a Good Father

Mitch Albom, the author of the international best-seller Tuesdays with Morrie, wrote a short article for Father's Day titled "When did fathers become ...


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Elton John's Search for His Father's Love

In an interview with Rolling Stone, singer Elton John reflected on his father: "They wouldn't hold you, they wouldn't say they loved you. I was afraid ...


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Denzel Washington's Disconnection from His Father

In a 2012 interview, Denzel Washington described his father, who was a Christian minister, as "a decent man … a spiritual man and a gentleman." ...


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Reality Show Reveals Our Need for a Father's Blessing

In the BBC reality show Monastery, a group of five men from diverse backgrounds voluntarily join a Benedictine monastery for a span of forty days. The ...


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