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Let’s begin with a hypothetical.

Picture a man in your life. A father, an uncle, a brother. A boyfriend, a husband. A co-worker. A friend.

Sketch them in your mind with memories and fill in the lines with their personality and mannerisms. Pull yourself into the image you’ve crafted, and think the way that they do.

Now, as the man you’ve chosen, answer the following question: how do you respond to pain?

As we continue to grow as a society, we’ve turned our thoughts increasingly inward, and we as a people have begun to reflect on what it actually means…


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In modern society, things are much better for LGBTQ+ people than they have been in the past. We’re free to marry. Countries all around the world are continuing to recognize us as legitimate people with legitimate rights. Companies and the media are no longer afraid to shamelessly pander to us.

But we still have a long way to go.

With that being said, being gay now is way easier and safer than it was even twenty or thirty years ago. Things are different now, things are ever-changing, and LGBTQ+ people are ingrained into the fabric of our society in a…


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In the modern era of football, most teams propel themselves into the upper echelons of the NFL by setting themselves apart from other teams stylistically, using the weapons they have at their disposal. The Dallas Cowboys rely on Ezekiel Elliot’s elite running abilities as a core part of their game plan. The New Orleans Saints trust in Drew Brees’s ability to throw for incredibly high numbers of yards game after game. But while most teams use their star players as their primary weapons, not all do.

For almost a decade, the Seattle Seahawks have made a name for themselves through…


As someone who suffers from depression, far too often do I feel misunderstood even by people who know me personally and are aware of my illness- despite what good intentions they may have. Depression is a very complex illness that affects everyone differently, so I’m mostly speaking from personal experience; in no way do I intend to invalidate the experiences or symptoms of others. With that in mind, here are five things most depressed people would like you to know.

1. Emotional symptoms of depression are not constant.

One of the most common misconceptions people have regarding depression is that…

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