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

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

Dear John: Ungrateful Birthday Boyfriends

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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

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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

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

My Birthday Today

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

The Big Jump

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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

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

16 Things I’m Thankful For Right Now

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

Facebook Ghosts

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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.”

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

Jamie Reidy Is An Old Man

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

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From the passing of a legend to making history, stylish protection and digital insecurity, the popular web radio show pops today.

1929, 1941, 2001. On coming of age and hope, despite all

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My daughter is coming of age in a society struggling to overcome its own shortsightedness, greed, and failure. But in her eyes, I see no condemnation and no angst for the future.

Happy Thursday, Every Thursday

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A glorious routine had been established in our lives. Word spread. The legend of Winnie was born amongst our family and friends, many of whom she’d never met.

What Can You Give to the Kid Who Has Everything?

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Well-to-do parents are buying out whole circuses to create birthday memories. Is that really what their kids want?