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Why so many men are thanking an Irish guy for revealing a secret they're too afraid to admit

His honesty captivated me. Hopefully it will inspire others to speak up.

Niall Breslin has everything going for him.

He's a famous musician, a producer, a former footballer, good-looking, smart, and an all-around nice guy.

So people were surprised to hear that he also battles with anxiety and depression.

The reality is, it can happen to anyone.


People were shocked when he described his anxiety as so horrific that he wanted to rip the skin off his face. At one point, he was in so much emotional pain, he tried to knock himself out by banging his head on the wall.

He slept in a park for two nights in the midst of a breakdown.

But there can be something even worse than anxiety attacks: constantly having to hide them.

Even though so many people have mental health issues or know someone who does, the stigma makes them want to keep it hidden for fear of being judged.

Boys, in particular, are taught that being a "man" means not having vulnerabilities. That perception has to stop.

He's been inundated by emails from men, thanking him for speaking out when they felt they couldn't.

He's trying to reach people who DON'T have mental health issues to help them understand what people who DO have them struggle with.

Understanding = less stigma = people speaking up and getting help.

Hear him explain in his own soul-baring words below.

He's brave for speaking up to help others.

That's another thing he can add to his list of things he has going for him.

10/10. The Mayyas dance.

We can almost always expect to see amazing acts and rare skills on “America’s Got Talent.” But sometimes, we get even more than that.

The Mayyas, a Lebanese women’s dance troupe whose name means “proud walk of a lioness,” delivered a performance so mesmerizing that judge Simon Cowell called it the “best dance act” the show has ever seen, winning them an almost instant golden buzzer.

Perhaps this victory comes as no surprise, considering that the Mayyas had previously won “Arab’s Got Talent” in 2019 and competed on “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.” But truly, it’s what motivates them to take to the stage that’s remarkable.

“Lebanon is a very beautiful country, but we live a daily struggle," one of the dancers said to the judges just moments before their audition. Another explained, “being a dancer as a female Arab is not fully supported yet.”

Nadim Cherfan, the team’s choreographer, added that “Lebanon is not considered a place where you can build a career out of dancing, so it’s really hard, and harder for women.”

Still, Cherfan shared that it was a previous “AGT” star who inspired the Mayyas to defy the odds and audition anyway. Nightbirde, a breakout singer who also earned a golden buzzer before tragically passing away in February 2021 due to cancer, had told the audience, “You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” The dance team took the advice to heart.

For the Mayyas, coming onto the “AGT” stage became more than an audition opportunity. Getting emotional, one of the dancers declared that it was “our only chance to prove to the world what Arab women can do, the art we can create, the fights we fight.”

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Saving the life of one small animal among the billions upon billions of living things on Earth may not seem significant in the big picture, but when that one small animal's life is in your hands, it means the world.

Yassin Elmahgoub is a medical student from Egypt who recently shared the journey of a tiny baby parrot he rescued. The parrot, who he named Mumble, was born with birth defects and wasn't able to stand or walk. With the help of a parrot behavior consultant, Elmahgoub hand-fed Mumble, nursed him to good health and helped him develop mobility.

In a TikTok video that's been viewed more than 8 million times, Elmahgoub shared Mumble's journey from his earliest days until he was finally able to walk on his own.

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