The Downside of Insecurity

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Do you think everything you read applies to you? You might have an insecurity monkey on your back.

Learning to Foxtrot

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In this touching, relatable poem, Jessica Server offers some sympathy to those boys whose “deep phobia of dancing” keeps them from getting close to the women they pine after.

Why I’ve Given Up Hooking Up

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Tired of being driven by an addiction driven by doubt and insecurity, Lester Brathwaite is giving up hooking up.

2 Questions My Girlfriend Shouldn’t Ask Me (But Does So Anyway)

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The author knew better. But he answered two of his girlfriend’s questions honestly. He lived to write about it.

A Defined Gentleman: 3 Basic Concepts to Being a Good Man

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“A gentleman is to be measured in his speech, generosity in giving, sober in eating, honesty in living, kindness in forgiving, and courageousness in fighting.”

Poetry Book Review: Brock Guthrie’s “Contemplative Man”

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Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Brock Guthrie’s forthcoming debut poetry book Contemplative Man, a “blunt and evocative” offering from Sibling Rivalry Press.

Why Doesn’t Batman Ever Smile? Part 2

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Part two of Rosalind Wiseman’s groundbreaking new book on the world of teenage boys.

“…it’s enough to make a bodybuilder go back to being lazy.”

Not Lazy

This Comment by Charly on the post I Know My Shirt’s Not On. (You Needn’t Keep Reminding Me) “Your article was well written, and I genuinely felt you had a reasonable gripe about the the way other treat you with regard to your physical being. However, this was all the way until your line that states […]

Why I Won’t Date (For Now)

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A young man, at the apparent prime of his dating life, decides to give up on dating

Getting Over Shame Through Nude Photography

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Philip Werner helps men and women learn to love their own bodies.

Calling Yourself a Patriot Doesn’t Make It So

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Edwin Lyngar thinks that certain “patriots” protest a little too much.

Why Pickup Artistry Is So Toxically Tempting to Men

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When guys can’t believe in their natural power, they’ll believe in magic tricks.

Facing Powerlessness

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Steve Milan talks about the single thing he hears most often as a therapist.

“Two things happened after I read this article.”

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This comment is by KatyD on the post by Noah Brand “Men Must Be Needed Because We Can’t Be Wanted“: Two things happened after I read this article: the first is that I called my husband, who is traveling for work right now, and told him (while bawling my eyes out) that he is very […]

Within My Control and Beyond

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Josh Magill provides insight into the conundrum of control faced by Masterminds—like him.

The Zen of Don Draper’s Frown

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Jon Hamm’s compassionate sneer manages to capture the Zen koan of Draper’s ambivalent soul.