Run The Jewels Drop Man Knowledge On Relationships, Love

  Not only are Run The Jewels one of the most badass hip hop duos around right now, they’re two men who show us how to be masculine and confident while also being honest, vulnerable and caring. It’s totally possible, and we’re going to say that over and over at YMN until you finally get it. This is a video from Rookie, […]

Gillette Ad Tells Us That Kate Upton Should Decide How We Shave

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. Guys, I’m not one to criticize too much how people choose to make a living, especially women, who’ve been trained for many years to believe they can’t utilize their bodies to make a living without negative consequences on their reputation (See: prostitute, porn actress, bikini modeling). As long as the activities they’re […]

Obscure, Hairy Rockstar Tells You To Just Decide Already

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. We’ve discussed this before on the site, but it’s worth mentioning again and again: Our life is just a series of choices. Even not choosing is a choice. When we choose one thing, we miss out on others. That’s a fact of life. But there’s a way to view a choice we’ve […]

You Can’t Be Everything You Want

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. Our good old friend William James, esteemed Harvard psychologist from the 1800s and early 1900s, drops some essential truth here about life. I think Brant Bjork and him would have gotten along pretty well if they had lunch together, because he’s basically saying the same thing as Bjork does in “Blue Demon”: “I am […]

NFL Player Brendon Ayanbadejo Defines His Own Version of Manhood

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. Wikipedia excerpt: “Oladele Brendon Ayanbadejo (/ˈbrɛndən ˌaɪ.ənbəˈdeɪʒoʊ/; born September 6, 1976) is an American football linebacker of the National Football League (NFL) who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins.” I’ll let the awesome Rosalind Wiseman (author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, that got made into […]

Liberty Mutual’s Subtle Messaging About Supposed Male Idiocy

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. A TV commercial to take a close look at: Liberty Mutual Insurance’s latest spot in its “Humans” series. Notice how only males are being idiots in this clip and women are “cleaning up the mess.” This is a common message sent in a lot of TV ads that’s harmful not only to […]

Dustin Pedroia Shows How To Be A Famous Athlete Without The BS

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. It’s always refreshing to see a professional athlete who very easily could just get complacent and not play as hard because he’s getting paid a crapload of money, yet he plays his heart out every game instead. A recent article on talking about Dustin Pedroia’s recent $100 million contract extension with […]

Make Peace With Your Parents – Part 2: How To Do It

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. In a previous post, I talked about how essential it is that we make peace with our parents. Here’s one way you could actually try doing it: No matter what you do, It begins with compassion for them, which requires perspective-taking, and ends with reaching out to other adults who can give […]

Make Peace With Your Parents – Part 1: Why It’s Important

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. If we want the ability to reach for our dreams and get along in harmony with others, it is essential that we come to terms with our parents. This is pretty hard because our parents present a unique contradiction for us. First off, we can’t choose them, unlike all the other people […]

Risk-Taking Celebrities Only Seem Awesome Because They Haven’t Died Yet

This post was originally published on Young Men’s Nation. Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has always been known as the quintessential bad boy, drugged-out rockstar. And his memoir, Scar Tissue, that came out in 2004, was a huge New York Times bestseller, probably because it detailed his ridiculous life and all the shocking stuff he put himself through, including being […]