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Welcome to MEL

We’re MEL — all caps, no acronym.*

Our aim is simple: to challenge, inspire and encourage readers to drop any preconceived notions of who they’re supposed to be.

This doesn’t involve some sort of contrived playbook. Or living up to an impossible archetype. Or harking back to a romanticized era when men were supposedly better equipped to handle what the world threw at them.

Because we’re positive that following no other lead but your own will make you a better-adjusted, saner and happier human being. In our experience, life only really starts once you’ve given up trying to be someone you’re not.

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  • Pronounced like Car-MEL-o Anthony or MEL-rose Place. Just watch the video. You’ll get the hang of it.

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