Category: Boys

Fatherhood, Growing Up, Masculinity, Parenting

father absence quizHas a Father’s Absence Impacted Your Life? Take the Quiz to Find Out

When I was five years old, my father had, what was called at the time, “a nervous breakdown,” and was hospitalized. He never came home again and he and my Mom got a divorce. I was raised by a single Mom and it never occurred to me that my father’s absence might have been harmful […]

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Boys, Health, Substance Abuse

The Connection between Income and Addiction: It May Not Be What You Think

Dear Mr. Dad: The high school in our old neighborhood were well known for drug and alcohol problems. For that reason, a few months ago, my family moved to a new (and very expensive neighborhood) so that my son could attend one of the best schools in our state, one that we hoped wouldn’t have […]

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Lifestyle, Masculinity, Other Cancers

alcohol limitsHow Much Is Too Much? Why It’s Important to Know Your Limits with Alcohol

Imagine showing up at your friend’s house to watch the big game, and there’s no beer in sight. That would be an anomaly, wouldn’t it? Alcohol is so ingrained in our culture that most social settings seem bare without it. So you have a beer. And then another. From here, the most important question is […]

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Masculinity, Relationships, Sex

men can be victims of sexual harassment tooSexual Harassment Is Everyone’s Problem

Dear Mr. Dad: Over the past month, I don’t think there’s been a day without a news story of some famous person being accused of sexual assault or harassment. I’m disgusted by these men’s behavior, but I’m concerned that one group of victims is being left out: men who are assaulted or harassed by women. […]

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Cardio, Fitness, Health, Health, Nutrition

8 Ways to Stay Healthy While Travelling

Holidays are one of those times of the year when your health or fitness plans can take a real dent. It’s natural that you’ll want to relax, take part in activities that you enjoy the most—which might include sitting and eating a lot—and generally not doing a great deal. So while you might not make […]

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