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How do we reconcile the vast body of literature showing that having kids makes people less happy with the fact that most parents don’t believe said literature?

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What is it about drafting an imaginary team in an imaginary league for an imaginary season that gets us so excited?

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Tweet John Kennedy famously killed off the tophat by refusing to wear one to his inauguration.  Is Barack Obama helping kill off the necktie? John Derbyshire has a touching ode to the necktie, which he notes “was a key item in gents’ attire all through the 20th century, having condensed out of a more varied [...]

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Being a Sports Dad

by Alex Knapp on 29 July 2009

Tweet It is not easy being the father of a child that participates in a sport.  One aspect of being a man is that we like to compare ourselves to other men.  Who has the better car, house, newest toy, etc.  Manufacturers of digital cameras have been exploiting this for years now. “How may megapixels [...]

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Is It Really a Sport?

by Jon Stonger on 27 July 2009

Basketball is, without question, a sport. Poker and figure skating are not. Here’s why.

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When people talk about what it means to be a “real man,” they often have in mind warriors or sports heroes. Isn’t it time we started considering scientists?

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I know I am going against the grain by being a soccer fan in America. But I really can’t help myself.

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The Why of the Tie

by Jon Stonger on 23 July 2009

Like many horrific fashion items, the necktie has its roots in a religiously-motivated defenestration.

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