Why @Cwgabriel Will Keep Being A Jerk (And That’s Okay)

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Realizing that you have to do better is a good start, but it’s only a start, and we all betray our best intentions sometimes.

Dear John: Daughter’s Nude Photos Not Welcome in Family Album

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A daughter’s photography choices, a friend who wants credit for an idea, and a boyfriend who lied about a pot pipe.

Dear John: She Wants Him To Have An Affair

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A chronic illness prompts a proposal for an affair, a girlfriend who won’t quit smoking, and a friend who stole a work project.

“If we found a way to remove addiction, would we be altering human behavior that we might find out later to be a core element of our humanity?”

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This is a comment by Thaddeus Howze on the post “What Marijuana Means to Me”.

Men’s Global Healthcare is Woefully Underfunded

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Despite men being statistically less healthy than women, global health funding has been largely focused on women.

Holding the Reins

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For Adam Olenn, romantic memories of drinking in Paris are overshadowed by the specter of alcoholism.

“People tend to have more success replacing harmful drugs with less harmful drugs than avoiding them all together cold turkey.”

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If you’ve ever been addicted to something, were you able to break the addiction completely? Or did you end up just changing the object of your addiction?

Dear John: Going From One Bad Relationship To Another

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Dear John addresses a bad rebound, a friend who wants a pot-head to get a “real job”, and a cute landlord.

Music for Boys

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Why Fiona Apple’s music mattered to Vincent Scarpa, even when he thought it wasn’t supposed to.

Why Smoking Is Banned on Airplanes

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A tale of chivalry and danger from the days when airline travelers could smoke on commercial flights.

Fine for Now

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The rhythm of Will Flores’ days are too uncomfortable to dance to, even alone.

Smoke in Your Eye

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What I felt for her wasn’t love. It was more an addiction.

Dear John: “Guys Weekend” Had More Girls, Fewer Clothes

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This week Dear John addresses a skinny-dipping party, concern for an alienated friend, and cosmetic surgery.

Not Shaving Face

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My head has been victorious since the day I stopped shaving the front of it.

10 Ways to Get a Woman to Leave Your Apartment

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Avoiding intimacy the morning after, in ten easy steps.

What Freedom and China Have to Do With ObamaCare

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“I saw that in the literal sense, China was freer than America.” Discipline, cigarette smoking, the quarter-life crisis, and the Affordable Care Act all figure into Brandon Ferdig’s essay on freedoms and their limits.