Brexit means Brexit: how do those who voted Leave and Remain feel now?

Brexit means Brexit: how do those who voted Leave and Remain feel now?

My submission is at the bottom – Smiley, 31 from London

What is Manhood (Rujūlah)?

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The definition of manhood (Rujūlah) has been endlessly discussed and dissected in scholarly tomes. For many ancient cultures, manhood was rooted in being a warrior. But it was a battlefield-specific manhood ill-prepared for life during peacetime. In early American history, manhood was connected with being a yeoman farmer or independent artisan. But when the Industrial Revolution moved men from farm to factory, men wondered if true manliness was possible in the absence of the economic independence they once enjoyed. In the 20th century, manhood meant being the familial breadwinner. But during times of Depression and Recession, and when women joined the workforce in great numbers, men felt deeply emasculated.

When manhood is connected to such cultural, and ultimately ephemeral guideposts, and times change, a crisis of manhood results. Some men then cling stubbornly to a past that cannot be recreated while others seek to redefine manliness in ways that while well-intentioned, end…

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Passing as human

@TechnicallyRon on depression, reality, and pretending to be normal.

Source: Passing as human

“On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou

GrandMaster Vic Moore: Defeated Bruce lee, Chuck Norris, Jim Kelly and all of the national champions.

Facilitators and Triggers of episodes of Depression (Guest Author post)

Guest post!

The Wishing Well

From my own experience depression can dog you like a black cloud on an overcast day which bodes no good as it’s sure to bring rain sooner or later. In contrast a Depressive Episode is more like lightning striking – it’s a violent shift in your emotional balance that hits you in a moment and lays you out for months.


You can have what’s clinically called “Low Mood” but which is actually borderline depression for your entire life without having a major episode but many people with “Low Mood” (myself included) are not that fortunate.

If bipolar depression is like a sine wave with peaks and troughs, as you go from one extreme to another, then long term depression with depressive episodes feels more like a straight line graph with irregular and sudden dips. You’ll feel down all the time and then a trigger will make you feel a whole…

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Unleash Your Inner Poet

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Writing-201Writing 201: Poetry  is a two-week course that lets anyone who dabbles in verse (or wants to start) practice the poet’s craft with a supportive community of like-minded bloggers — learn more about its structure and topics!

This session runs from Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 16 and has been updated since we last offered it, so folks who joined us last time can find fresh inspiration.

I have never considered myself a writer, but after this workshop I feel I can consider writing, writing more frequently, and perhaps with more ease.

— Through the Lens of My Life, February 2015 participant

How do Blogging U. courses work?

Blogging U. courses exist for one reason: to help you meet your own blogging and writing goals.

  • Courses are free, flexible, and open to all.
  • You’ll get a tasks or writing prompts to respond to each weekday at midnight GMT, along with our…

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For the Billionth Time, Magneto is NOT Malcolm X: Thoughts on Appropriation and Mutants of Color

Depression: How You Label Determines How You Feel | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

This post was not planned. But… I have lost two close friends from both high school and college to suicide, and Heath Ledger’s unexpected death, which shows all the signs of suicide, saddened me on a profound level. It just shouldn’t happen.

Source: Depression: How You Label Determines How You Feel | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss