DIY Project: A Flamethrower Ukulele Inspired by Mad Max

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Ukeleles aren’t just for making sweet music anymore.

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Sacred Archetypes for Modern Masculinity: The Destroyer

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Within great destruction, a chance for renewal is possible as long as it is properly fostered.

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Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Green Man

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That which is within the planet is within you.

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The Fallacy of Comparing Pain

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Is it possible, or even worthwhile, to rank your pain against the pain of others?

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The Collapse Experiment: Living the Apocalypse One Day at a Time

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Budgeting my money for the summer, I left my job of fourteen years to embark on a journey into what the downfall of society might be like.

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Sacred Archetypes for Modern Masculinity: The Warrior

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My body is strong, my mind is sound, my soul is fierce, yet quiet. I am slow to anger and swift to action. I am just, and I countenance no evil.

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Sacred Archetypes for Modern Masculinity: The Lover

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The Lover is the experience of intimacy with another human being who can hurt us at a very deep level.

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Stay With the Pain, Don’t Shut It Out

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Not all of Tyler Durden’s advice in Fight Club was sound, but this piece has merit.

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Can a Commercial Make You More _____?

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Chevrolet’s “focus group” is a truckin’ flatbed of societal male stereotypes.

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Past Olympic Hopeful Rediscovers Self in Unlikely Way

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Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka is transforming truck driver wellness one rest stop at a time, and in the process, he’s finding himself.

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Emergencies on Campus: How to Be Prepared For Anything

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We may feel indestructible in college, but it can’t hurt to prepare just in case we’re wrong.

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Don’t Apologize for Wanting to Embrace Bromance and Intimacy

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Long-term, meaningful relationships with other men are a strong endorsement of manhood.

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5 Tips For Maintaining Humanity During an Overnight Stay at the Airport

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Humanity Tip #1: Don’t tell fellow travelers you hope they choke on their coffee

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Michal Kapral and the Male Joggling Circuit

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We tend to write off men who participate in sports outside the mainstream, but joggling and its world records are the real deal.

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When Everything is Labeled Broken, Do Broken People Ensue?

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I gave up hope years ago. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Consider the Pipe

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Despite American’s cultural condemnation of smoking, pipes have retained their cultural panache free of scrutiny.

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