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Psychologist Michael Reichert wants to reinvent boyhood and make it less dangerous — for everyone. Teen boys are more likely than girls to carry weapons, more likely to get in a fight, more likely to drive drunk, more likely to use drugs or alcohol before sex and far more likely to die young, Reichert writes […]

Q: My boyfriend and I just got back together after six months apart. I’d gained ten pounds. When he was hugging me in bed he touched my stomach and said, “I can feel it kicking.” I was mortified and soon left. I let him know by email that I was so embarrassed by that, I’d […]

Q: My ex-husband and I divorced last year after 28 years together and two children, now 12 and 15. I was a full-time mom for over 10 years and am finally getting back into the work world, in a decent company. He met another woman online who’s six years older than him, living in another […]

Q: My husband and daughter let their anger out on me. I’m the family budget-keeper. My daughter’s in love and living with her boyfriend; they’re both 27. I’ve welcomed him into our home but been warned by her that he’s unwilling to “bow to my authority.” My only boundary with her is no physical violence, […]

If “flow” could be commoditized, it might be the next big lifestyle trend, sliding in just as everyone comes down from the minimalist thrill of halving their possessions, and then realizing that the Marie Kondo method involves ongoing, daily tidying, which might just be too much in a culture that relies on house robots for […]

Einstein is quoted as saying “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” This resonates with me. I’m a lifelong learner. It’s this passion for growing that’s now motivating me, in my 30s, to learn how to swim. I wade in the water, shivering. “I thought this was a heated pool,” I say to my two […]

Q: I’m 27, female and lonely. No matter what I do, I just don’t get the attention of men. I don’t think I’m ugly, but I don’t believe that I’m attractive; I’m just a common woman who’d like to form a family at some point. Sometimes it feels as if that time isn’t coming. What […]

When it comes to fitness, small is the new big. At least it seems that way, given the presence of new boutique gyms on practically every corner, all offering specialized fitness regimens and workouts designed by personal trainers. All that personal attention, though, doesn’t come cheap. The first hit on my search turned up a […]

When former allies turn on one another, it is impossible to look away. This is the No. 1 reason celebrity feuds always generate more gawking than celebrity friendships. Did you know Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are BFFs? Exactly. Yawn. You don’t care. I don’t care. Nobody cares. But if there was ever fallout and […]

Lately, in the sparkling-white optimistic glow of the new year, and as an inevitable trend responding to our tech-saturated, attention-dissolving personal cultures, “slow” has picked up speed. In the Wall Street Journal last week, a story about “slow mornings” included subjects who wake up early to meditate, exercise, work on side hustles, be alone or […]