Beyond The Lens: A Photo Tribute To Troy Polamalu, Joyful Dad

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers-Training Camp

Professional photographer, Vincent Pugliese, shares his love of sports, one picture and one memory at a time.

Accident at the Vitamin Factory, 1976

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An injured man is forced to reassess his relationship to family and work in this moving poem from Jia Oak Baker.

Dads Rally For Equality … In Our Public Bathrooms

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We all love our moms. Wai Sallas wonders if dad’s are becoming historic footnotes to the raising of our children. Or maybe he just wants a bathroom upgrade.

A Lesson in Fatherhood from Mister Rogers

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What a lunchtime walk with Mister Rogers taught me about love, courage, integrity, and fatherhood. —- We stepped outside the studios of WQED into the warm sunshine. Fred Rogers—wearing a navy blazer, bow tie, and his signature blue sneakers—looked at the sky and then to me and said, “Let’s leave the car and walk to […]

7 Things Men Don’t Know About the Delivery Room

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Nothing prepares you for what you’ll experience. — One of the happiest days of my life was finding out that my wife was pregnant. I couldn’t believe that I was going to be a father. The realization that I would be a special part of another human being’s life was mind blowing. I always pictured […]

Loving Your Parents

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The psychology of love, your parents, and how they intertwine.

Dad Dances and Baby Laughs

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A few dance moves from dad, and this baby is cracking up!

What Society Tells Me About Being a Dad—And Why That Needs to Change

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Matt Brennan finds himself more attuned to the realities of being a dad—despite what society shows him.

3 Things I Wish I Had Done With My Dad

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It’s easy to get caught up in caring for those whose time with us is precious, and fail to make the most of that time.

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Jan Clausen’s remembrance of her father reminds us that memory is complex and grief is never linear.

Why I Stepped Back From Building My Dream

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Jason Pockrandt stepped into fatherhood by stepping back, at least for now, from entrepreneurship.

How Building An Igloo In My Backyard Was The Best Snow Day Ever

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For Adam Crawford and his son, more important than the things they created, was that they created things together. (But the things they created were pretty great too!)

What Happened While You Were Sleeping

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You are in California, Australia, London, Istanbul, Rio. We publish in New York time. So we’ll understand if you missed these.

Making Mistakes Doesn’t Make You Less of a Man

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His grandfather taught him how to be a man. His death left him questioning himself. — I called him “Papa” growing up and idolized him when I was a kid. Not so much during my teenage years—of course, Papa was “unhip and uncool” then. However, sometime in my twenties I regained my senses and a […]

So…This Happened: The Rise of The Beard, Duke’s Slow-Breaking Sexual Assault Scandal, and Trading Daddy Home

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Mike Kasdan recaps the rise of The Beard, the year it took for sexual assaults by a Duke basketball player to finally come to roost, and a storybook ending of Daddy getting traded home.

37 Weeks Pregnant – A Letter To My Wife

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Frank Prather is a self-identified “badass” with credits as a break-dancer, body-builder, Harley owner, gun-toter, and worst of all – a blogger. Now he is graduating to being a “badass dad.”