Matt Berical

Matt Berical is the Deputy Editor of Fatherly, where he oversees the Life section, Newsletters, and Special Projects. He’s an award-winning writer and content specialist with more than 16 years of editorial experience in both print and online publications and was previously a staff editor at Men's Journal, a Senior Editor at Maxim, and a founding editor of Van Winkle's. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Escape Plan

How To Disagree More Productively In An Angry World

In "High Conflict", journalist Amanda Ripley explores how we get stuck in unproductive arguments — and the tactics that will save us.


What Is The Male Version Of A Karen?

His name is Ken. Or Terry. Or Greg. And he might be you.

Sweet Dreams

This “Nightmare Script” Can Vanquish Kids’ Bad Dreams For Good

Sometimes, the best way to defeat a nightmare is to rewrite the script.


7 Stunning Hotel Fireplaces To Cozy Up Beside This Winter

Because few things are better than relaxing beside a roaring fire on a cold day.


The Most Important Skill Couples Need To Master, To Dr. John Gottman

The renowned marriage therapist discusses the communication skill that matters above all others and how to build a marriage that lasts.

Start Off Strong

8 Simple Things To Do For Your Mental Health Every Morning

The little things add up. Start your day off right by working these simple habits into your routine.

I'm Sorry

How to Apologize: The 6 Steps Of The Perfect Apology

The perfect apology consists of six distinct components. Master them all and you’ll learn how to repair mistakes before they turn into major conflicts.

The Dad Special

Scott Conant’s Crispy Chicken Cutlet With Melted Tomatoes Will Make Your Week

This meal makes regular appearances at the chef and Chopped Judge's dinner table. It's easy to see why.

The Dad Special

Chef Thomas Boemer’s Fried Chicken Recipe Is Comfort Food At Its Finest

The chef and co-owner of Minneapolis’ Revival shares his beloved fried chicken recipe — and a few tricks for nailing a golden brown bird.

The Dad Special

What An Iron Chef Prepares His Son For Breakfast

Chef Marc Forgione makes mornings fun for his 3-year-old with this healthy, playful recipe.


Grilled Pizza is the Best Pizza

It's one of the season's most overlooked pleasures. Here's how to do it right.

Cool Dads

Channing Tatum Gets Real About Fatherhood

The actor talks about being a dad, his children’s book series Sparkella, and his greatest collaboration yet.

The Dad Special

You'll Want to Eat This Grilled Tomato Sandwich All Summer Long

Pitmaster Pat Martin’s take on the classic summer sandwich is all about the little things.

Meal Time

Open Fire and Outdoor Grill Recipes for the Whole Family

These recipes prove that with a little preparation, you can have a spectacular meal anywhere.

Hard Lessons

How To Save Your Marriage From Yourself

A relationship coach offers lessons from his failed marriage to prevent others from following a similar path.

Dad Special

Chef Donald Counts’ Simple Meatball Recipe Will Make Grandmothers Proud

A good Italian meatball is a magical thing. Here, Chef Donald Counts of City Winery, shares his trick for making them right.

Dad Special

This Savory, Simple Japanese Chawanmushi Recipe Is Perfect for Kids

Courtesy of Chef Jeffrey Tam, the popular savory custard is nourishing, easy to prepare, and endlessly adaptable.


Could Updating Your Idea of Monogamy Help Your Marriage?

Talking about your shared definition of monogamy, per Dr. Tammy Nelson, can lead to new levels of intimacy and excitement.


A Dating App For Single Parents Is Finally Here

It's about damn time.

Dad Special

This Butter Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe Will Be Your New Craving

Chef Gaurav Anand's spin on the classic dish is a satisfying kid- and adult-approved comfort food.