Economics and Happiness

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Sarah Caouette met a guy six years her junior. Like him, she kept anticipating the worst.

First Crush

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When Andy Bodle’s first feelings of love were not returned in kind, he succumbed to desperation.

Show Me the Money

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Andy Bodle believes he’s uncovered the real cause of the gender pay gap.

Urinals, Graffiti, and Boys Being Seen

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Being invisible in a high price to pay for being a teenage boy.

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

The Circle of Life

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The Beatles, The Bible, and the Sanskrit word for bliss: Jeff Swain explains how by following our bliss, we find our purpose.

Cockfighters and Poets

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What the cockfighter and the artist have in common is what they put on the line.

Hot Sex, Heart Sex, and the Best Sex: 5 Secrets for Having It All

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Hot sex is how you got here in the first place. Heart sex is how to stay together.

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

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Why can’t we love one another like we used to?

Why Do We Still Circumcise Boys?

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Whether childhood circumcision is acceptable or not is an ethical question, not a medical one. Chuck Ross asks, why did we ever circumcise boys?

Archeology of the Fatherland, in Pink, in Purple

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Chantel Tattoli reaches into the colors of her past, present, and future.

Aggressive Males? Give Peaceful Primates a Chance

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With some help from bonobos, Heather Norum challenges the argument that male primates are violent by nature.

Man Installs Camera Into Back of His Head

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Is modern technology degenerating humanity or supporting it?

The Anthropology of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Fandom

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This post was intended to report and analyze yesterday’s release of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. But I have failed miserably. You see, Call of Duty is this video game franchise that produces extremely successful, if controversial, war games. Last year’s Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest entertainment launch in history—“entertainment” herein referring to […]