To use her own words, Joan Rivers “succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.”
There’s something wrong with a society where a child’s life could be significantly improved by altering their appearance, but the right or wrongness isn’t really the question here. Instead, I’m wondering if this was a practical, workable and available solution to you when you were a child, would you have taken it?
Want the “truth” about breaking news stories like Lance Armstrong’s PED confession and the Manti Te’o affair? Oliver Lee Bateman argues that there isn’t any to be discovered.
More men are having liposuction, Botox injections, laser hair removal, and other cosmetic procedures.
James Elliot’s tastes have matured along with him. Here, he talks about what’s so sexy about women his own age.
This week Dear John addresses a skinny-dipping party, concern for an alienated friend, and cosmetic surgery.
Mark Radcliffe regrets his recklessness in writing on a delicate subject. For this essay, he redirects the focus to the most attractive of a woman’s attributes: her mind.
In part 4 of the Moustache Club’s Father’s Day Fiction Special, Oliver Bateman tells the story of a father whose life plan has gone awry.
A blueprint for eradicating recidivism . . . Operation Fresh Start ™
You have a strong balance in your 401k, but wellness coach, Jason Gootman, wants to know:
How well are you saving for your “wellness retirement”?
Stephen Scott Whitaker channels Henry David Thoreau in this meditation on the natural world.
Each week The Friday Sports Dump looks at the world of sports and ridicules the evil that permeates within the sanctity of sports. At the same time, we strive to stay positive by balancing the bad with the pure stories that keep our sports heart blemished but not rotten.
How to be more than average, by Vaughn Granier.
Some people have a natural ability to be a Parent, and perhaps your one of those people. But is the timing right?
Pulp find their way around the statement, “I’m a Man.”
Philadelphia City Councilman, Jim Kenney, who resigned from his position after 23 years to run for Mayor, is regarded for his wit and “institutional knowledge.”
Jesse Kornbluth reviews Elias Canetti’s book on the life of a deeply divided man.
What happens when pickup stix, candy corn, aluminum foil, rubber bands, googly eyes, velvet, a Rubik’s cube, and more meet a brilliant man in a kitchen?
Michael Kasdan and friends are talking Super Bowl commercials. Because on Super Bowl Sunday the recipe is beer, trucks, and a flavorful dash of football.
The mental health talk is as important as the sex talk, but many parents still avoid it.
Liskula Cohen and Matthew Rozsa discuss the difference between being a nice guy and being a good one.
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and deeds. What kind of hero would you be?
“Work is simply another playground in which to explore our personal evolution.” ~ Mark Darren Gregor
Doyin Richards offers a few pointers to men who are about to make the transition into fatherhood.
Kozo Hattori questions the necessity for kids to “take responsibility” at the expense of kindness.