Here’s Some Good Advice…

I love good advice. Why? Because I love efficiency. Good advice spares me from costly, inefficient mistakes that others have already made, freeing me to

Who Do You Want To Be In Ten Years?

When I was about 26 years old, I was offered a tattoo as a gift. This particular tattoo would have conveyed the type of thrilling

How to Overcome Laziness

We all have those lazy days we look back upon with regret. Today, for example, I donated a paltry four hours to the animal shelter,

How to Turn Habit into Discipline

Q: If I feed my brain with a certain positive thought every time it wanders in a negative direction, does it eventually believe the thought? For example,

Book Review: Men On Strike

Men are a strange bunch. We’ll fight each other to the death over a patch of land. We’ll go to the mat over an imagined

Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last?

Q: OK Doc, I saw that you write about men and women so maybe you can help. I’m a 19-year-old guy. I’m in college, working

A Visual Guide to Men

I was talking to my friend Jon about my upcoming book, The Women’s Guide to How Men Think. (Boom! Shawn goes for the pretentious name-drop

The Worst Day in the World

“My problems are trivial. I have no business complaining.” With so much suffering in the news this week, I have heard that sentiment several times.

Men: Stop Washing Dishes if You Value Humanity

I won’t be washing dishes anymore. Here’s why. Back in ‘06, researchers noticed what might have been a major contributor to the demise of the Neanderthals:

Our Representatives Are Ensuring Another Newtown

Our elected officials have no meaningful incentive to prevent another murder committed by someone with severe mental illness. It’s not that they want these crimes

What Men Love About Women

I’m going to keep the preamble short and sweet. I am a man, after all, so let’s get to the point.

What Women Love About Men

Imagine a young man working at the seafood counter of a grocery store. Before he wraps a fresh fish that someone has just purchased, he

Your Chance To Live!

I received the government-issued handbook Your Chance to Live in grade school during the cold war. It was meant to teach children how to survive environmental dangers, natural disasters,

Should I Take Antidepressants?

I’ve been considering asking my doctor for antidepressants, but I’ve heard that they are no better than placebos. What do you think? Do antidepressants work,

Ten Questions, Ten Answers, Sort Of

I’ve been thinking, IronShrink, and have some random questions for you. I hope to see some or all of these questions answered because they are

Don’t Believe Everything Your Mind Says

For some reason, my publisher cut the best chapters from The User’s Guide to the Human Mind. What happened to my haggis recipes and the chapter