My Hurricane

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It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy. Ariel Chesler looks back on the storm and the birth of his daughter.

Men Are Peacocks At Heart

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Everywhere Carl Bosch looks, he sees guys who just want to be noticed.

Did Providence Really Intercede, and Get Me Fired?

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Losing a Job I Loved Changed My Life in Ways I Could Never Have Imagined

Are Americans Spending Too Much On Weddings?

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An annual study reveals what American couples spend just to get married.

You Won’t Remember How You Got Through: To Dads Spending Their Day in NICU

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Mark Brislin walked into the storm that surrounds the birth of a preemie. And walked out changed. His message to NICU dads: You are not alone.

US College Grads Under-Qualified for Employment

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Kirk McDonald tells the cold, hard truth about finding jobs after graduation.

Two Lives, Changed by Murder, Linked by Forgiveness

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Two men, joined by murder and redemption, who are now working to keep other young men from making the same mistakes.

Artist Surprises New York City Subway Riders With Instant Portraits

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Yuriy Modlikskiy keeps stacks of sketchbooks chronicling the faces of New Yorkers he thought were interesting enough to draw.

Hear What Every Neighborhood Was Like 20 Years Ago from Any Payphone in Manhattan (Video)

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Find out what was happening on any block in 1993.

The Mayor of the Locker Room [Fiction]

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“His position is unofficial and unpaid, but nevertheless he takes the post seriously.” Fiction from Max Ross.

A Quick Response to Mayor Bloomberg’s Failed Giant Soda Regulation

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Jeff Bogle explains why mandated elimination will not change poor eating habits in the US.

Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

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How can practicing Buddhism save you from a burning wreck?

New York Ferry Crash Injures 50

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One injured passenger is listed as critical.

“My first year of marriage sucked. People expect what they see on TV and marriage is no exception.”

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This is a comment by Tom B on the post “What Marriage Isn’t”.

Last Place

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How do you come to love the place you call home?

Blueprint Proposal’s Guide to Proposing in NYC on a Budget

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How to make the moment she says “I do” last forever.