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Advice for the Modern Man: How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

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In today’s world of 24/7 access, it’s never been tougher to locate the sweet spot between professional and personal time.

It’s also never been more important.

Advice for the Modern Man: My Girlfriend Cheated On Me

Young couple with relationship difficulties

Should I stay or should I go?

It’s the question that’s asked at one time or another in every relationship. And once you throw infidelity into the mix, its answer becomes that much more complicated.

Advice for the Modern Man: A Weekly Column

I started college as a psychology major. A semester of biopsychology ended that endeavor. Journalism, it was.

Still, human behavior never stopped fascinating me. Why do we feel the way we feel? What drives our thoughts and actions? How do we affect change in ourselves?

In hopes of answering these questions and others, welcome to my new advice column. Problems solved within.

Why I Should’ve Talked Back To My Parents

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I still remember it clearly. I was in fourth grade, sitting at the dinner table as my parents and brother argued. Again. He was struggling with algebra, they wanted to get him a tutor. 60 Minutes-worthy stuff, I know, but given our family’s Pollyanna-ness, these altercations registered as war.

As the voices around me rose, the voice in my head found clarity: I would never talk back. Ever.

I’m Going To Be Old — Will I Be Ready?


A few months ago, I endured the unpleasantness that is the annual health checkup. When I asked my doctor for an overall assessment of my situation, he explained I was healthy, and my exam had revealed no red flags. Yes, there were issues to watch for, but I hadn’t reached the age at which those issues were a concern — yet.