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Love & Money
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A Boy Puts on Makeup. Then, Of Course, Life Happens. Andrew Napoles jokes that his son was never in the closet because there wasn’t enough room for his fabulousness.
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Health & Science
The Stubborn Stupidity of Toys for Boys Corporations may not intend to shrink the parameters of play, but that's precisely what they end up doing.
Let's Raise Stoic Boys This is not about maintaining or showcasing masculinity. It's about the emotional wellbeing of our sons.
Love & Money
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American Boys Need Their Freedom Parents who reflexively do more for their boys risk leaving them with far less.