What The Kings of Summer Can Teach Us about Becoming Men


The Kings of Summer holds a powerful lesson for men young and old alike, one that Christian Clifton hopes more will realize before it’s too late.

My Hometown: Rio Nido


My magic childhood in California that I spent among redwoods and blackberries will never leave me, even as I leave it.



As I try to cement my memories, the sensations from that summer when my father had a heart-attack creep in.

“Tasting the Tour” with a Cherry (Peaches & Blueberries) On Top – All in Pictures


Here’s an easy to make fruit compote that’s delicious with yogurt or as a topping.

Take a Risk if You Dare

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Bored by our careful culture of risk aversion, Ged Naughton lays down a challenge: Do something new and different for once. Take a risk!

Dear John: Is The Problem the Nude Neighbor? Or the Nosy Ones?


A sunbathing nude neighbor, a friend snooping through pictures, and a daughter meeting her mother’s new boyfriend.

Erotica Titles For Hot Vacation Reading


Want to add some sizzle to your summer trips? Check out this list to heat up your vacation reading.

Peach, Avocado & Baby Bell Pepper Salad


This sophisticated summer salad is a snap to make, with beautiful, easy-to-follow picture-book directions from Bruce Tretter.

Gentlemen: Submit Your Photo For a Chance to Win a Year’s Supply of Dove Men + Care

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Grooms, send us your photos!

Summer Fruit Salad

summer fruit salad

Make the best of summer fruit while it’s in season. Here’s a tangy fruit salad from Bruce Tretter, and complete instructions on preparing it, with photos.

Heirloom Tomato, Basil, & Feta Salad

Heirloom tomato, fresh basil, and feta cheese salad

Make this summer beauty—heirloom tomato, fresh basil, and feta cheese salad—while tomatoes are in season.

Road Trip: Tips for Making Lifetime Memories


Jay Palter takes his 9 year olds on a summer road trip the whole family will appreciate now and remember, always.

Summers in Maine


Guest blogger Justin Cascio looks back on youthful summers in Maine filed with ice cream, fireworks,adopted grandparents and a motorcycle riding chef.

How to Make Fresh Daiquiris

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Doesn’t a daiquiri sound great right now? Learn how to mix one up.

Crisp Corn Salad: Quick, Easy & All in Pictures

crisp corn salad

This beautiful, crisp summer salad is easy to make in minutes with Bruce Tretter’s step-by-step, fully illustrated directions.

You Deserve It


‘You’re proud of that, aren’t you?’ Mr. Damianakos had caught me admiring my trophy.