Halloween Safety Tip For Parents: There Is No Poison Candy


The tip is this: your children are safer than you think. Halloween poisoning is imaginary.

Op-Ed: The Roots of Republican Incompetence


For 25 years, the American right wing has been pursuing a strategy designed to increase their political power, and it’s cost them their principles and basic competence.

The Bizarre World of Anti-Rape Urban Legends


An entire subgenre of urban legends consists of lying about how rape culture works. They’re not helping.

Robert F. Kennedy and Me

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On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.

Dirty Little Secrets: Men, Trauma, and Mental Health

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After his father was declared an enemy of the state in Uganda, his family fled. Now a successful consultant and men’s group leader, Kenny D’Cruz continues to heal from a life marked by persecution and mental illness.

A World of Illusion

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A world full of conspiracy theorists is the perfect place for an evil mastermind to work, undetected. So warns Carl Pettit: but just which side is he on?

The Phases of a Break-Up

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Josh Bowman shares the many phases of a break-up.

You Can Be Stubborn and Struggle, or You Can Seek Help

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Curt Moyer explains how, before he sought therapy, he’d spent a lifetime pushing people away.

The Demise of the Far-Right Conservative White Guy


It’s not that bad, guys.

Happy Stanislav Petrov Day


What can one good man do? Well, every once in a while, he can save the world.