What do we mean by “unwanted sexual experience”?
From supporting her just-out-of-the-closet son, to a group hug with a roomful of self-doubting teens, one mother’s quest to ease the pain of being different.
Ariel Chesler is a dad of daughters who is sick and tired of how parents of boys feel justified to let their kids destroy things, because “boys will be boys” excuse.
Dave Lesser can’t ignore the innate gender differences between his daughter and son, but won’t let them be limited or defined by phrases like “girly-girl” or “boys will be boys.”
‘Sesame Street’ is Celebrating Their 45th Anniversary this week. James Halcomb talks about what boys learn by watching this classic show from his childhood.
Caren Chesler’s son wears pink nail polish simply because he likes it. She thinks that’s what makes him a leader.
Puberty can be confusing for boys, despite what they’re taught in school health classes. Wellcast has some solid, practical advice for soon-to-be men.
Find out why Geoff Cochran is okay his sons blurring traditional gender lines by wearing finger nail polish and tights.
Clint Greagen explains how Jim Carrey helped him start the sex ed conversation with his 8-year old son.
Do you know what everyday racism looks like? Sami Jankins keeps her eyes open to it.
In the wake of last week’s FSU school shootings, Americans were again reminded that our gun problem isn’t over.
Dean Kostos expertly weds form and content in this poem–a villanelle–whose use of refrain and repetition reflects an old man’s movement through time and memory.
Yale psychiatrist Matthew Goldenberg wonders if, given the long-term neuropsychiatric risks, we should still be playing football.
As video games become more inclusive, the way they tell trans* stories is changing as well.
Everyone has a Thanksgiving story to tell. These came in at 140 characters or less.
When the world becomes a little too real, Jesse Kornbluth suggests: “Let’s have some unreality. Some beauty. Some genius.”
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You’ll thank Thomas Fiffer for this helpful guide to surviving hellish holiday dysfunction.
We think we want someone “nice” with a “sparkling personality,” but in the primal crevices of our brains, online daters just want to bone hotties.
Alex Yarde shares a first look at the six-part episodic game series based on the Emmy Award®-winning television series.
As this dad thinks over his thank you list, his mom appears at the top. Here is why.
Ever wonder what the kids really want for Thanksgiving dinner?
Jeff Bogle finds that with Amex Membership Rewards®, he can just keep on giving.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).