Why We Run #12: Of Habits and Addiction


When it comes to facing addiction, focusing on getting addicted to something healthy can be key.

Psst…Did You Miss These?


Highlights from The Good Men Project. Maybe you missed them, maybe not, but we think they’re worth a look.

The Future of Nicotine Addiction is Electronic as Smokers Become Vapers


How do you replace a shrinking (and dying) customer base? Get the new generation hooked.

Breaking Up With Jerks Like This Is Not Hard to Do

Breaking Up by Xenia Arvanitis

Naomi Fryers broke up with her disability employment service provider after they put her in a compromising position.

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

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Carl Bosch is just looking for a little honesty. And sometimes he finds it.

33 Reasons Why This Dad Is Quitting Smoking

33 Reasons Why This Dad Is Quitting Smoking

Husband and father Nick Geurts has assembled a list of reasons why he can’t justify smoking any longer.

The Rope


Neil Silberblatt remembers a friend, taken before his time, in this quiet slice-of-life.

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


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


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


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?”


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.”


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


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


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