Men Are Leaning Out

Marie Benattar “When I think of my male friends and their careers, they’re not quite leaning in and they’re not quite leaning out. Mostly, they’re sagging.“ I am a mediocre employee. Even before the workday starts, I’m often already wrung out from the frenzy of getting the children to school. I usually only manage to […]




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Young Fathers

Getty Images “For many guys, early parenthood reeks of abandoned dreams and stifled potential.“ When he got the phone call, Eamonn Horan-Lunney was 21 years old. It was September of 1997, and he was an aspiring filmmaker settling into his third year of a degree in communications. A fan of Michael Moore, he hoped to […]




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Rules Of The Friend Zone

Getty Images “Your case is no different from all the other guys caught in the friendship zone — in other words, it’s all your ego.“ This week, Doc Love, author of “The System,” talks about the friend zone: how to avoid it and what to do when you’re in it. Hey Doc, Before I read […]




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Life Before And After Kids

Getty Images “You’re writing an article on life before and after having a kid?” the parent of a 2-year-old told me. “You need a novel. It’s night and day.” I spoke with another guy, a 34-year-old named John, who’s already built a family of six, with four kids between the ages of 2 and 8. […]




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Lower-Back Tattoos

RyAwesome – Flickr “The tat is a telltale sign that the woman who paid to have it permanently etched onto her body is easy… That’s really not fair. But many times, life just isn’t.“ Results of an interesting new study were released earlier this week, the focus of which was lower-back tattoos on women. The […]




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Stay-At-Home Dad

Getty Images “I don’t have a boss (unless you count Ava trying to manipulate me) or a schedule, aside from dual naps, which are a must.“ There was a time in my life when I leaned toward what was cool, cutting edge or in the zeitgeist. I worked in Hollywood, specifically in comedy. I was […]




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The 10 Stages Of The Shameful Pickup

Getty Images It’s finally Saturday night, and you’re ready to PARTAAAAAAAAAAY. You can hardly contain your excitement. You are sooooooooooo burnt out from your week. You are ready to blow off some SERIOUS steam. 1. You meet your friends at the bar and you’re ready to GO. 2. You’re feeling pretty cool, scoping out the […]




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Don’t Repeat The Same Old Mistakes

Getty Images “Of course there’s a chance you can get back together. And maybe you can hit the moon with a bow and arrow, too.“ This week, Doc Love, author of “The System,” talks chronic dating mistakes. Hey Doc, I was with my ex-girlfriend, Suzi, for three and a half years. Six months ago, she […]




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Father-Son Businesses

Getty Images “. The prospect of working in a family business always seemed odd to me, even though a lot of families do it: the Madoffs, for instance, the Sulzbergers, the Bluths.“ Fitzgerald was right: The very rich are different from you and me. As exhibit A, let’s take a look at young Jaden Smith, […]




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Keep Your Patience

Getty Images “The keys are that you have to have a fun date. You can’t talk about your feelings. You have to keep it light and funny.“ This week, Doc Love, author of “The System,” explains why you need be patient when dating. Hey Doc, I’m not sure if you read these letters or not, […]




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Introduce Sexual Variety

Getty Images “Many people suppress their desires, hide what turns them on and do not take advantage of what sex has to offer. “ Sexual Variety Hi Doc,Why can’t my wife be like the girls in porn movies? I wish I had that type of sex life. Our sex life is very dull. Any advice to […]




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Before Midnight

Sony Pictures Classics “You won’t always be 22 and carefree and riding on a train through Europe, wondering if you should doodle in your journal or take a nap.“ If you pay attention to the tabloids, longevity in relationships is the stuff of myths and legends. Kim Kardashian and her 72-day expression of everlasting love, […]




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