An Excerpt from THE FRACKING KING

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“I was luckier than my father as the great love of my life seemed to be indestructible. I played Scrabble.” By James Browning

What We Argue About

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Daiva Markelis demonstrates why a little arguing can be good for a couple in the long run.

The Rose Conundrum

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A word game ties young Andy Bodle to his grandmother—and a chance at TV quiz show greatness on Countdown.

Schemers and Dreamers: The Popcorn Machines That Never Were

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Sam Sattin had always regarded his grandfather as a little bit crazy, but lately he’s come to embrace what connects him to the family patriarch.

Withholding Sex is Not a Joke

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David Eagle thinks a recent Jack in the Box commercial featuring a woman withholding sex from her husband reinforces damaging stereotypes about gender and desire.

Does Renuzit’s New Ad Objectify Men?

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Eric Henney says objectification of both sexes has a long history in advertising, but wonders if it’s as harmless as we’d like to believe.

#26: The Best Friend

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“To this day he has never asked me out.”