10 Reasons I Love Jameson Irish Whiskey

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Cameron Conaway used to occasionally ask for Jameson when he wanted whiskey. Now it’s his top choice. Here are a few reasons why.

What Exactly Do We Owe Our Kids?

What Exactly Do We Owe Our Kids?

In light of a recent news story about a teenager suing her parents for college tuition, Larry Bernstein wonders what essential items parents should be obligated to provide for their children.

And Thoreau Shakes His Head at America

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If Henry David Thoreau still believes that “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty,” then he must be awfully disappointed about the current state of America.

12 Stupid Things People Care Way Too Much About

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Mark Manson explains how all these silly concerns are actually more harmful than we think.

Holiday Rituals: A Thanksgiving Nation or A Christmas Nation?

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Michael C. Phillip on society’s need to be more like Thanksgiving and less like Black Friday.

Don’t Feed the Machine: Give the Gift of Presence This Year

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The machine of capitalism is hungry. Are you willing to stop feeding it, at least for a little bit? Doug Zeigler ponders valuing things over presence.

On Boys, Nature, Aggression

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Conservationist Matt Williams shows the importance of reconnecting everyone, especially boys, back to the natural world.

Mentored Boys or Monster Boys

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“In the absence of elders, the impetuosity of youth becomes the slow death of the community.” Jed Diamond takes his grandson on a rite of passage.

The Difference Between Want and Need

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Why should a man clean his toilet rather than play video games?

A Valentine’s Day Apology

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One dad takes a stand against the Valentine’s Day crap

The Function of Adrenalin in Boys’ Rites of Passage

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The young generation can be a threat to the status quo, or an energy source that needs direction, depending on how we meet the challenge.

‘Peter Pan Syndrome’ Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

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Does the pop psych notion of Peter Pan Syndrome give boyish traits a bad reputation?

7 Reasons Macklemore is F’ing Awesome

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Alyssa Royse thanks hip-hop artist Macklemore for helping to change the world.

How Black Friday Brings Out the Needy and Greedy in All

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Here’s a glimpse into the madness for all the suckers who were too good and lazy for (or—admit it—afraid of) Black Friday shopping. These ravenous shoppers show you what the holidays are REALLY all about…

Light Fare for the Soul

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A world traveler asks: Can experiential junk food—like a boat ride to a beach resort—ever be spiritually nutritious?

“So many companies count on us to buy their products to fill the emptiness in our lives.”

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This is a comment by Ryan Bjorklund on the post “Deliberate Optimism”.