About Thomas G. Fiffer

Thomas G. Fiffer, Executive Editor at The Good Men Project, is a graduate of Yale and holds an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He posts regularly on his blog, Tom Aplomb, and serves as Editor of Westport's HamletHub, a local online news and information service. He is also a featured storyteller with MouseMuse Productions and is working on his first novel.

Siri to the Rescue? Um, Not Exactly

Siri to the Rescue by CollegeHumor1

Siri, the iPhone’s virtual assistant, is truly multi-talented. But even she can’t save this dysfunctional couple from doom.

A ‘Humans of New York’ Moment

A Humans of New York by Gisela Giardino

One warm winter evening on the Upper West Side, Thomas Fiffer reached out and touched a stranger’s life.

Call for Submissions: Men and Happiness

Men and Happiness Collage

Ethics Editor Thomas Fiffer invites contributors to explore the forces that define and limit male happiness and help men break out of the ‘happiness box.’

Portrait of Jealousy: A Man Accused

Portrait of Jealousy by Terry Moore

Did this man’s roving eyes really ruin the picnic outing, or was it his wife’s jealous nature?

The Best Gift You Can Give Anyone—and It’s Free!

The Best Gift by Jessie Pearl

You can give generously without spending a penny. Go ahead. Make someone’s day.

Slide Into Happy

Slide Into Happy by Christopher Bill

Take a break and listen to trombonist Christopher Bill’s cover of Pharrell’s “Happy.” Wherever you are, we promise you’ll be dancing.

How to Spot a Narcissist on Facebook

How to Spot by Dr Sylvia Gearing

Facebook is a paradise for narcissists. Dr. Sylvia Gearing shows us how to spot them. Oops!—am I one?

When Love Hits That First Jam … and You Didn’t See It Coming

When Love Hits by Thomas Angermann

There’s nothing like a long drive for deep thinking, especially about love. Thomas Fiffer shares his ‘highway insights’ on relationship logjams.

OMG! This Looks Like Soooooo Much Fun!

OMG This Looks Like by NGHTMRE

Sometimes, an image, or a sequence of images, totally captures a feeling. That’s the case with this thrilling music video for “Walking on Sunshine.”

How to Tell the Difference Between a Boundary and a Threat

How to Tell the Difference by Richard Thomas

Sometimes it’s hard to know if someone is drawing a boundary or making a threat. Thomas Fiffer offers a framework to help make the distinction.

PTSD and the War at Home: A Soldier’s Story of Return and Recovery

PTSD and the War at Home by DINFOS

Sgt Billy Caviness, who was wounded in Afghanistan, recounts his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Marine Sings ‘Home’ on Flight Back From Training

Marine Sings Home by Matt Bussen

Matt Bussen’s soulful in-flight rendition of Michael Bublé’s “Home” gives voice to every soldier’s feelings on homecoming.

Cool Dad Raps in the Car With His Sons

Cool Dad Raps by Derek Clark

Look out Eminem. This dad can really rip it up!

The Brilliance Behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Brilliance Behind by Hot Gossip Italia

Thomas Fiffer reveals the psychology that has made the Ice Bucket Challenge so wildly successful.

The Dangers of Texting … With an Emotionally Abusive Partner

The Dangers of Texting by Mariah Wisner

This heartbreaking text exchange with an emotionally abusive partner will feel all too familiar to anyone in a relationship characterized by domination and control.

What Do ALS and Ferguson Have in Common? The ‘Reverse the Hate’ Challenge

What Do ALS and by Orlando Jones

“Sleepy Hollow” star Orlando Jones co-opts the Ice Bucket Challenge to reverse the hate resulting from Ferguson.