500 Years of the Model Man


The trap of the man box could be leading to higher male suicide rates. But one thing is sure, the historical concept of masculinity is always changing.

Male Menopause or Mid-Life Crisis?


Dr. Bill Cloke asks us what we’re thinking about when it comes to aging and love – and subsequently, how those thoughts affect the rest of society.

Book Excerpt: “Man Up” by Jimmy West

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Man Up by Jordan West

Lee is a man in his mid-forties the all-to-familiar mid-life crisis, caught in an intense internal struggle over whether to leave his ill wife and two kids, or leave.

Nothing to Prove: On Being a 40-Year-Old Man

Running in the Park

Kendall Ruth knew he had nothing to prove. But he forgot the lesson. Here’s how he relearned it.

5 Guys Talking: The Second Half of Manhood

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What happens when you get five guys talking about ‘the perfect relationship’?

I Had an Affair with a Married Man (and I Don’t Regret It)


Sandra Cliff thought of their affair as “big love and big lies,” but her old lover seems to make his open marriage work—only with more orgasms.

Why I’m Quitting Drinking in 2013


I’ve finally realized I’m no longer ‘one of the lads’ but a ‘binge drinking father figure.’

Lost in the Wilderness


Destinations are the goal, but often getting lost is what the journey is all about.

How Erik Got His Groove Back


White-knuckling his way through sobriety was burning him out, until Erik Christian returned to his youthful creative passions.

Inoculated Against Mid-Life Crisis


Successful resolution of a life stage builds resistance against ensuing crises.

A Modern Day Hero’s Journey Is What Today’s Boy Needs to Become a Man

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The entire reason we have such a thing as a quarter life crisis, and later a mid-life crisis, is because boys and young men lack meaningful rite-of-passage experiences.



“‘I used to play a good person,’ Leo said. ‘I’m afraid I’ve been typecast.’” By Dallas Hudgens

Funktionslust: What The Hell Is It?


Prompted by the death of NBA player Dwayne Schintzius, Liam Day looks back on his own life and wonders if could ever have been as bold as the man in the mullet.

Life Has Knuckles


His forearm flashed instantly. With the snap of his wrist the back of his hand cracked against the corner of my mouth.

Man-to-Man With Tripp Lanier

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We sit down with Tripp Lanier, life coach and host of The New Man Podcast, to discuss how to live a kick-ass life, get what you want, and avoid becoming a middle-aged grouch. Rule number one: never, ever bullshit yourself.

Another Early-Mid-Life Crisis

Aaron Traister shares his awkward attempts to stave off mid-life.