Fatherhood on Friday: Active Lifestyles, Amazon, and Aziz Ansari

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movemberdad2 (1)Movember is upon us, and so far dozens of men—from all your favorite dad spaces across the web—have joined the #MovemberDads team to focus attention on improving men’s health. Also new this year, the MOVE Challenge allows people to participate, sans ‘stache, by signing up for a month-long physical challenge. We’re almost a week in, but it’s never too late to join and/or show your support!

Also: Dad 2.0 Scholarship Chair Jeff Bogle will be accepting applications for the Oren Miller Dad 2.0 Scholarship Fund for the rest of the month. During that time, we’ll be featuring testimonials from last year’s attendees, and our first is from Chris Giroux, who was inspired enough by his experience to start a new family adventure blog!

IN THE NEWS

Steve Hartman at CBS News brings us the story about football coach Gregg Farnetti; after he announced his retirement to spend more time with his daughters, one of them gave him the sendoff of his life.

Olivia Wannan of New Zealand’s Stuff writes that older dads, whose DNA has had time to evolve and repel toxins, may pass on better genes.

Keeping with that more mature demographic, Garth Sundem at GeekDad takes a look at “dad brain” and asks if we are “doomed to cognitive decline.”

At The Good Men Project, Mark Greene takes a look at society’s attempt to fit boys in the “Man Box” and the damages thereof.

Fortune’s Kristen Bellstrom writes that Amazon’s new extended paid parental leave policy covers dads for the first time. But critics assert the move is a mere response to bad PR and competition from companies that beat Amazon to it.

This week’s FOX 26 segment from Dad 2.0 Summit co-founder John Pacini highlights the great work done by many groups to help raise awareness of and treat depression in men.

PORCHLIGHT POSTS

Aaron Yavelberg from Sleeping on the Edge talks about the connections we make online and the passing of the great site Grantland in “Losing Online Friends.”

At Daddy, Medium-Well, Thom Hofman walks us through the power of words and how our lives often shape them in his piece called “Tard.”

James Zahn of The Rock Father Magazine takes a look at the bizarre and tragic story of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz and suggests that “It’s Time to Rethink Our Heroes and Villains.”

Pete Gilbert tells the readers of A Dad Influence that “I don’t want my kids to go to college. There, I said it.”

Designer Daddy Brent Almond shares the news of a wonderful family, and the incredible support of a brand that gets it despite the naysayers, in “Turning Hatred into Love: One American Girl & Her Forever Family.

IN ENTERTAINMENT

Actress Clair Byrne tells The Herald that she is “constantly quizzed about being a working mum” and that “we must spare a thought for working men.”

Mike Spohr at Buzzfeed shares “NBA Superstar Stephen Curry Opens Up About His Life as a Dad.”

Vulture’s Sarah Caldwell tells us that Aziz Ansari cast his dad in his new show, Master Of None, because he knows his dad is a total star.

Us Weekly shares country star Tim McGraw’s tribute to his late father, former MLB pitcher Tug McGraw, by throwing out the first pitch during Game 4 of the World Series.

And Mark Ruffalo goes full Hulk on Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween challenge. “It was cruel.”

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