Why I’ve Never Thrown Myself A Birthday Party

Like so many Millennials, Matthew Rozsa isn’t sure he sees the point in throwing birthday parties.

I Thought If He Loved Me, He Could Read My Mind

Sue Nador came up with a (not so) novel idea to communicate better with her husband.

How to Buy a Gift for the Man in Your Life

Andrew Smiler describes how to choose a gift that will say “I Love You” in a language he’ll understand.

I’m 47 Today. Here’s Why That Doesn’t Matter.

Do birthdays diminish as you age? Kermet Apio, with a funny look at an age-old dilemma.

We Need a Witness to Our Lives

Duran Price discusses the importance of investing in human relationships and why being present in our friends’ lives mean everything.

Why “The Gift of Not Giving a Thing” Can Be Much Harder Than It Looks

Do your kids have too much stuff? Tom Burns explains why people keep giving them presents.

Dear John: Ungrateful Birthday Boyfriends

A boyfriend selling a birthday gift, failing platonic wingmen, and the chance to pitch in for a championship ring.

Put the Canoe in the Paddle

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby turns terrible two, Minnie Mouse is the new Gangnam Style, and nature defies nature.

When the Number 10 Comes Rolling Along

The years sneak up on Whit Honea until his son’s first double-digit birthday pokes him in both eyes

My Birthday Today

#30: As I turn a year older and reflect on age, I don’t mind feeling sturdy.

The Big Jump

Steve Jaeger takes you back to his last summer in Coney Island, when he was finally tall enough to ride the Parachute Jump.

On Turning 40

Have the Baby Boomers ruined aging for the rest of us?

16 Things I’m Thankful For Right Now

Ken Goldstein finds reasons to be thankful, in both the big and the small.

Facebook Ghosts

When someone dies, should their Facebook page go on without them?

“I sought the services of a sex worker because I was terrified of initiating physical contact.”

This is a comment by It’s the Touch on the post “Can’t Get Laid”.

Jamie Reidy Is An Old Man

For the first time, at the age of 42, Jamie Reidy is struggling with getting older.