It’s Time Colleges Addressed Childhood Sexual Abuse Too

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How can campuses expand their efforts and support for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse?

DIY 101 – Tools and Common Mistakes

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“Quality tools will not only last longer, they typically perform the task with more precision and less effort.”

DYI of the Day: Homemade Air Conditioner With a Bucket and Fan

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The best do-it-yourself projects are simple and affordable. Voila.

Being a Dad of No Trades: What Are We Obligated to Teach Our Children?

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Mike Julianelle isn’t the kind of dad who can fix a car or build a house, which makes him worry about what he has left to teach his young son

What a Tool: How I’ve Failed My Son

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Jon Magidsohn wants to know how important it is for a father to teach his kids to fix stuff.

Five Reasons You Should Have A Knife In Your Pocket

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It’s an old-fashioned manly habit that’s worth taking up. Five everyday problems, obstacles and frustrations that a multitool solves.

Willy Loman Plugged the John

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When the plumbing backs up, men often expect that we should know how to make the repair.

Where Have All the Toolmen Gone?

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Erik Crosier mourns how the information age has brought about the demise of one of his favorite markers of masculinity: the toolmen.

The Patience to Just Be

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Jim Wilson finds out he has got what his grandson needs most from him.

Men and Machines: 12/7

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How has technology shaped men’s lives?

Paid to Stay out of the Way

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Most boys learn to be a “real man” from their dad. Mine paid me to stay out of his way.

A Bike Strengthens the Rider: On Building Cyclical Tools

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Sep Kamvar suggests a mission when building tools: Every tool should nourish the things upon which it depends.

“We’ve forgotten that being heroic doesn’t mean being strong all the time; it can be heroic to cry.”

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This is a comment by J.G. te Molder and Lori Ann on the post “Confronting the Superhero Myth”.

Science: Researchers Teach Robots To Make Their Own Tools, Mayhem Surely Follows Soon

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Scientists give this Promethean concept to mechanical citizens of the world. What could go wrong?

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For every job there is a tool, and a method.

The Way to My Heart is Not With a Power Tool! (Unless it’s a Rib Spreader)

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Kenny Bodanis wants to celebrate Father’s Day with something more than a new tool for his garage.