How to Buy a Gift for the Man in Your Life

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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.

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

We Need a Witness to Our Lives

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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

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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.