How Important Is Romancing Your Partner On Valentine’s Day?

From Chaucer to Shakespeare to modern researchers, Steven Lake explores the romantic gesture and Valentine’s Day. Forget it at your peril!

What’s On Your To Be List?

Theresa Byrne asks you to ditch a yearly goals or to do list, and add a “To Be” list? — The fun thing about being a grown up is that we get to make up our own rules.  While I’ve spent a lot of time in the past creating lists of goals, business objectives, outcomes, and plans then […]

Tom Hiddleston Has an Affinity for Roles That are Squarely Inside the Man-Box

Our culture pressures men who think they are “supposed” to be a certain way in order to be a “real man.” And some of the best actors of our times play those roles brilliantly.

Double, Double, Toil, And Trouble? The Surprising Truth About The Real Macbeth

Macbeth: I’m not all bad. Honest.

You’re A Better Cook Than You Think

A millennial’s reflections on his first year in the kitchen and a culinary call-to-arms

Why a Life With Pain Means a Life With Greatness

Lancelot Kirby believes pain is a gift and leads to greater joy, deeper thought, and a more fulfilling life.

Romeo: The Ultimate Good Man Hoax

Jessica Lahitou on some of the pervading notions on a romantic, ideal man, and how they surface and can be explained in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the classic “Romeo and Juliet”.

Comic Review: Cassius Issue#1

Alex Yarde reviews an epic retelling of Julius Cesar featuring lesbian female characters!

Vice President Steps into the Stereotype Muck

The stereotype of the callous Jewish moneylender pops its head out of the Vice President’s mouth.

She’s Not the One

The relentless pursuit of ‘the one’ almost ruined every relationship I’ve ever had.

When I Realized I’d Never Be Romeo

Stephen Mills’ voice is unusual, and it’s affected his life in ways he never expected.

Soul Bites: Shakespeare’s Ghosts

They aren’t just stories: They’re good for your soul.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Having a Complete Education

James Altucher has a cheat sheet for learning, and traditional schools are not on the list.

Cage of Mirrors: The Violent Solitude of Life in Solitary Confinement

Dant’e Cottingham, Inmate #259241, about his struggles and triumphs while being incarcerated.

I’m a Recovering Video Game Addict

Kevin Macku faces an addiction to something almost everyone indulges in at some point: video games.

Let’s Stop Blaming Disney

If adults are complaining that their lives are not fairy tales, we should all be very frightened.