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3 Reasons for a Handwritten Note Are handwritten notes still a thing? In a technological world, where we are constantly bombarded by pop-up windows, instant messages, and never-ending emails, some people still take the time to send a handwritten note. Why in the world would you bother? Well, there are many reasons to do it, but here are a few reasons why: 1. It gives you time to disconnect from the overwhelming pace of electronic devices. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to disconnect from technology for a little bit and engage in an activity that will surely bring...

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The Ripple Effect of Being a Gentleman 3 Tips for Changing Society by Juan Sepúlveda If you found the Gentlemen's Brotherhood, perhaps you agree with me that manners are not as common as they once were. And if you're a man of action, maybe you want to see change happen in society. But, where do you even start? If you really want to make a change in society, what can you do? I like to think of change in society as the ripples effect of throwing a stone in a pond. The ripples begin just as a single point, but...

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The Warrior in The Garden 2 What a warrior needs to know within and without. by Alberto Mella A man was running late to a very important business meeting when his car stalled. He couldn’t believe his luck! This appointment with a top business executive was going to change his life and his car decides to do this! While standing, looking befuddled at his car’s engine compartment, another man walks by, stops, and looks at the engine. After a few seconds of looking around the engine, he tells the owner of the vehicle that he can fix the car “right...

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Having the difficult conversations Can we act as gentlemen while discussing volatile subjects like religion and politics? I recently attended a Podcast & Blog Industry meetup, about three and a half hours away from my hometown. My friend and colleague Bryan Orr, from Podcast Movement Sessions, offered to drive us there. During our drive, we engaged in deep conversations dealing with subjects as sensitive as politics, religion, and racism. Needless to say, we didn't agree on all aspects of these topics, but nevertheless, we engaged in those discussions in a civil and courteous manner. Never did we ever allow our...

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The Summer I Became a Man by Kimanzi Constable Losing everything broke him and taught him what’s truly important in life. I had to grow up pretty quickly. At 17, I was kicked out of my home. I was a teenager who should have been thinking about hanging out with my buddies, but instead, I was worried about where I would sleep at night. I tried to be responsible and go to high school while working three jobs. It became too much to handle Algebra, crazy coworkers and the uncertainty of my living situation. When something had to give, it...

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