Dispelling the Myth of the Magic Writer

Dan Szczesny answers the question “Where do you get your ideas?” with insight and humor—and a helpful look into the heart of a writer’s life.

Making it Work Without Working: The Story of a Stay-at-Home Dad

After being the primary caregiver for his kids for several years, Jeff Dotts thought he might be ready to return to the work force. He was wrong.

Making Yourself Work

Leo Babauta has some suggestions on how to overcome the fear and show up for yourself every day.

How the Career Advice We Give Our Kids is Failing Them

The advice kids get about their career can have unexpected and unintended consequences years later.

Consumerism vs. Minimalism

Why are we working so hard in order to buy so much, to have so much, to be burdened and cluttered by so much?

The Cure for Your Distraction Syndrome

Like all of us, Leo Babauta gets distracted. But he’s working to change that. Here’s how.

Learn How To Do Things

The Rev. Neil O’Farrell wants you to take some control of your life and learning.

“Nurturing Men are Sexy, so are Laundry doers.”

This comment by Juniper on the post Hey Slacker Dad, Parent the Way You Want and Stop Being a Jerk About It

Major Pain Comes Before Major Gain

Tim O’Connor examines how Jason Dufner’s PGA Championship victory proved once again that to win spectacularly at most anything, you had to have failed spectacularly.

The Myth of the Self-Made Man

We are far more interdependent than we realize, or at least than we care to admit.

“It bothers me when people look down on those who do dirty or the so called undesirable jobs.”

These comments are from KKZ and Tom B. on “Ask the Feminist Answers: Definitions, Recommendations and Media Violence Against Men.”

This Teen Walked 10 Miles in the Snow for a Job Interview and Got One Before He Arrived (Video)

Need some hope? This is what happens when determination meets a good heart.

Women Power-Lifting and Men Sipping Smoothies? Role Reversal at the Gym – Video

What would it look like if men and women reversed roles at the gym?

“Fighting for friendship is hard, but it is one of the most foundational things for growth as a person.”

This is a comment by Todd Mauldin on the post “Do Guys Fight For Their Friendships? (Hint: NYT says ‘No’; I say ‘Hell, Yes’!)”

“Having a perfect career looked great on the outside. But was the stress worth the 5 heart attacks?”

This is a comment by Tom B on the post “Odd Jobbing”.

#44: Shifting

“He could’ve done some damage in high school football, but he was the assistant manager counting my drawer.”