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If you take a puppy video break today, make sure this is the dog video you watch.

By the end of this video, you'll be thinking very seriously about your "wolfpack" and how it stacks up against this very human condition.

These four scoundrels call themselves "The Wolfpack." Sure, they're dogs, and yes, they're stinkin' adorable, but they are best mates and always have each others' backs. Dave, Chester, Vinnie, and Phil thought nothing could ever tear them apart.

But what's wrong with Chester?

These guys can't talk about it. Dogs, remember? They don't have the words to discuss mental health. [Insert awkward silence.]


But people can talk. And they absolutely SHOULD talk about mental health. 1 in 4 of us humans will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. The stigma around mental illness often causes the sufferer to become silent about their struggles, and these struggles are real.

Taking it one step further, men are less likely than women to own up to having a mental illness or to seek treatment. Men often see mental illness as a sign of weakness and feel ashamed of themselves for simply being ill, which is something they can't control. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression in men can present itself as anger and irritability, sometimes leading to risk-taking behaviors as well as substance abuse. The CDC reports that while women are more likely to attempt suicide, men are four times more likely to succeed. This is a HUGE DEAL! Depression is usually treatable, but we've gotta help people actually get that treatment.

That's where you come in.

If you or someone you know and love is struggling with a mental illness, don't just stand by silently. TALK ABOUT IT! A text message, a phone call, or a visit can make the difference in whether someone seeks help. You could be their lifeline.

You and your friends are not alone. Let's look out for each other. It really *isn't* as hard as you think.

Gen Xer shares some timeless advice for Gen Z.

Meghan Smith is the owner of Melody Note Vintage store in the eternally hip town of Palm Springs, California, and her old-school Gen X advice has really connected with younger people on TikTok.

In a video posted in December 2022, she shares the advice she wishes that “somebody told me in my twenties” and it has received more than 13 million views. Smith says that she gave the same advice to her partner's two daughters when they reached their twenties.

The video is hashtagged #GenX advice for #GenZ and late #millennials. Sorry older millennials, you’re too old to receive these pearls of wisdom.

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Craig Ferguson was the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS from 2005 to 2014. He's probably best remembered for his stream-of-conscious, mostly improvised monologues that often veered from funny observations to more serious territory.

In 2009, he opened his show explaining how marketers have spent six decades persuading the public into believing that youth should be deified. To Ferguson, it's the big reason "Why everything sucks."

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"The Carol Burnett Show" had one of the funniest outtakes in TV history.

"The Carol Burnett Show" ran from 1967 to 1978 and has been touted as one of the best television series of all time. The cast and guest stars of the show included comedic greats such as Tim Conway, Betty White, Steve Martin, Vicki Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke, Lyle Waggoner, Harvey Korman and others who went on to have long, successful comedy careers.

One firm rule Carol Burnett had on her show was that the actors stay in character. She felt it was especially important not to break character during the "Family" scenes, in which the characters Ed and Eunice Higgins (a married couple) and Mama (Eunice's mother) would play host to various colorful characters in their home.

"I never wanted to stop and do a retake, because I like our show to be ‘live,’" she wrote in her memoir, as reported by Showbiz Cheat Sheet. "So when the ‘Family’ sketches came along, I was adamant that we never break up in those scenes, because Eunice, Ed, and Mama were, in an odd way, sacred to me. They were real people in real situations, some of which were as sad and pitiful as they were funny, and I didn’t want any of us to break the fourth wall and be out of character.”

It was a noble goal, and one that went right out the window—with Burnett leading the way—in a "Family" sketch during the show's final season that ended with the entire cast rolling with laughter.

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A brave fan asks Patrick Stewart a question he doesn't usually get and is given a beautiful answer

Patrick Stewart often talks about his childhood and the torment his father put him and his mother through.

Patrick Stewart often talks about his childhood and the torment his father put him and his mother through. However, how he answered this vulnerable and brave fan's question is one of the most eloquent, passionate responses about domestic violence I've ever seen.

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This could be the guest house.


Inequality has gotten worse than you think.

An investigation by former "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj is still perfectly apt and shows that the problem isn't just your classic case of "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer."

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The legality of abortion is one of the most polarized debates in America—but it doesn't have to be.

People have big feelings about abortion, which is understandable. On one hand, you have people who feel that abortion is a fundamental women's rights issue, that our bodily autonomy is not something you can legislate, and that those who oppose abortion rights are trying to control women through oppressive legislation. On the other, you have folks who believe that a fetus is a human individual first and foremost, that no one has the right to terminate a human life, and that those who support abortion rights are heartless murderers.

Then there are those of us in the messy middle. Those who believe that life begins at conception, that abortion isn't something we'd choose—and we'd hope others wouldn't choose—under most circumstances, yet who choose to vote to keep abortion legal.

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