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How to Deal With Difficult Parents

For most of us, our parents are our very first relationship. The way they care for us (or don’t) when we’re babies and toddlers shapes how we interact with the rest of the world. The way they care for us (or don’t) when we’re adults doesn’t have such an impact …

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Is It Ever OK to Correct Someone’s Form at the Gym?

A few months ago, I was finishing up my workout with a plank when a woman in purple leggings approached me. “You’re going to hurt your back,” she said. “Do you mind?” Before I could respond, she put her hand on my lower back, adjusted my form, said “there you …

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Best Male Sex Toys (and Best Sex Toys Overall) on Amazon

When someone mentions sex toys, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s probably not the $15 billion (yup) sex toy industry, which is projected to surpass $50 billion by 2020. That’s twice the worth of solar power. And while, yes, a single vibrator can cost up to $1 …

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How to Break a Habit (for Real This Time)

I used to have a roommate named Heather who’d spark up Marlboro Light after Marlboro Light, but desperately wanted to quit. Back then, I told her one tip I’d learned from a smoker who had quit successfully. He said, “Replace an unwanted habit with a good habit.” “But what habit?” …

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How Running Helps Me Talk to My Dad

My legs were so sore, there was no way I was getting out of bed. I was three weeks out from the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, and I honestly wasn’t sure my body was up to the task. I’d been following a training plan, sure, but most days, my …

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