The Mighty Power of “I Don’t Know”

“Hi. I’m looking for a Chicago screw,” I announced to the woman behind the counter at the hardware store. A Chicago screw is essentially a

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:

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,