Anti-Midas

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Sometimes men get so hung up on a particular definition of “success” that they fail to realize the good they’re doing just by being themselves. J.D. Smith reminds us of this important lesson in a poem that deftly engages the mythic.

Are We Doing Love Wrong?

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Thomas Fiffer takes the hammer to three myths about love that prevent us from entering and enjoying meaningful relationships.

The Harsh Truth About Whether Or Not There Is Someone For Everyone

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Paul Hudson’s take on the ‘soul mate’ concept? Brutal. Why? Read on.

Mapmaking

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Dwight Gray’s “Mapmaking” makes the simple act of a child drawing appear as profound and miraculous as any myth of creation and destruction.

The Easter Bunny Tale: Fun Fiction or Harmful Myth?

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This Easter perhaps consider gently giving your children a basketful of honesty about who really supplies the Easter eggs.

Sex Sells, But At What Cost? How The Media Killed Romance

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A Gen Y writer laments the death of chivalry.

Tweet of the Day by @mrb285 “Aussie media perpetuating real men #myth”

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— Mark Bennett (@mrb285)

Shattered Heroes: Gandhi’s Dark Side?

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In the city of Cerritos a statue of Gandhi symbolizes immorality and hypocrisy.

Yes, Ladies, Gentlemen Actually Exist

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Dale Vaughn would like to take a moment to make a statement on behalf of men everywhere. Good men, gentlemen, Renaissance men are not a myth from some long lost idyllic bygone era. They are everywhere.

The Myth of the Lazy American

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Finally, a stereotype we should embrace, writes Pat Brothwell. Let’s bring lazy back in vogue.

Who Is Your Favorite Greek God? An Interview with David Berger

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Savas Abadsidis talks to David Berger about his new book Task Force: Gaea, comics, movies, and Greek Gods.

Your Marriage Isn’t Typical

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Sadly, our most common criticisms of marriage reveal much more about the critics than the state of contemporary romance.

What Marriage Isn’t

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Conversations about marriage continue to show that we fabricate romantic myths that set us up for disappointment.

Marriage Isn’t the Problem—We Are

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The attempt to pigeonhole marriage as one thing or another is a bigger problem than marriage itself.

Giving a Rapist a Public Platform

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Pointing our anger at the facilitators of a discussion on consent interferes with our ability to see a greater point.

Original Sin

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To be free of the lifelong effects of a childhood failure, Albie had to do more than remember what happened.