Have you ever died a little on the inside? Recently, I printed a large document of around 150 pages only to immediately drop the pages on the ground, scattering them out of order. I’m unsure if there’s CCTV footage of the event, but I’m sure I had a similar reaction to another guy who died inside and shared the evidence on Reddit.
Really — what is life, if not a series of internal deaths? At least they’re fun to witness.
“Why Men Struggle To Believe That They’ve Been Sexually Assaulted By A Woman”
A man who openly comes forward after being sexually assaulted is rare. A man who comes forward after being sexually assaulted by a woman is rarer still. Even worse, if and when a man does report being assaulted by a woman, they’re often encouraged not to interpret it as assault at all. Tracy Moore explains why it’s so difficult for men to come to terms with their abuse when it comes at the hands of a woman. READ MORE
Parenting a Picky Eater
Kids can be super picky when it comes to the foods they’re willing to eat. As a parent, not only do you need to make sure they’re getting the proper amount of nutrients, but you also want to make sure they don’t grow up to be an adult who doesn’t always order of the kids’ menu. So how do you convince a toddler that trying broccoli will help their physical development and expand their horizons? We sought out a registered dietician, a lunch lady and a mother of three for their best advice on how to better shape your picky kid into an open-minded eater.
Leave Dodgeball Alone!
Dodgeball can be a nasty sport. But is it oppressive? Recently, academics in Vancouver argued that it is, because it reinforces the “marginalization, powerlessness and helplessness of those perceived as weaker individuals through the exercise of violence and dominance by those who are considered more powerful.” That said, have we hit the PC wall, here? After all, a lot of kids freaking love dodgeball, and a lot of adults look back on it fondly.
A Second Internet
If you’re one of those people who find the internet “dry” (who are you???), here’s an idea: Learn a new language. Sure, it’ll occupy a lot of your time, but you’ll basically be unlocking a second internet that only exists in that language. Plus, browsing in your new language will help you become fluent and teach you about the culture. It’s a win-win.
And Now, A Cool Car Quiz
Think you know your ride? Well, riddle me this, car guy: Which of the following is worse on your gas mileage?
A) Speeding down the highway with all the windows down.
B) Leisurely rolling through a school zone with the windows up and the A/C blasting.
C) Sitting in traffic with your arm out the window.
D) Pretending to be an ice cube in that sweet air conditioning as you race the car next to you.
The answer is “B,” but A is close behind. Jeff Gross explains how fuel efficiency, aerodynamics and drag all play into the great A/C v. window debate.
Car Collecting For the Broke
Most millennials can’t afford the collector cars of their dreams. Not only are they expensive, but their inefficiency and their relatively high cost of maintenance puts them out of reach for most people. And so, younger car aficionados are redefining the “cool” collector’s car — e.g., hand-me-down Honda Civics.
On Selling Your Stuff Without Being Murdered
It’s easier than ever to use the internet to get rid of shit you don’t need anymore, and make a reasonable amount of cash in the process. While we’ve mostly grown beyond that whole “don’t meet people off the internet” era our parents were afraid of, there are still some things you’ll wanna do when selling via the web to ensure that you both make a sale, and don’t die.