Are you an NPC or the Hero?
Non-player characters, or NPCs, are the scripted, static folks that populate video games. Surprisingly, they're also a pretty apt metaphor for how many of us live.
The Ultimate Guide to Shopping at Secondhand Stores
Buying secondhand means that you're going to be able to find clothes priced significantly below MSRP. Plus, purchasing used clothes cuts down on the environmental impact of frequently replacing items of clothing with brand new pieces.
If You've Ever Said You Don’t Know What You Want to Do in Life, Read This.
It's not uncommon for guys to feel like they don't have a sense of purpose or direction. These are strategies you can take to help get yourself oriented.
Letter to the Editor: Abuses of Power by Clergy Should Not be Left Out of #MeToo Conversation
In this letter to the editor, a BlakeWrites contributor discusses how abuses of power often receive less attention and are treated with less legitimacy than other forms of abuse.
Feats of Manliness: Skills Every Man Needs
We've all seen posts about how men should know how to change a tire or tie a tie. While those are handy skills, are they really the feats of manliness you need?
Men's Fashion Trends for 2020
A new decade means new fashions to try out. These are the trends we're expecting to see more of in 2020.
Why Am I So Distracted All the Time?
How often do you feel like you're having a hard time focusing? If you're like most of us, there's a good chance you often find yourself feeling distracted pretty frequently. In this article, we break down why that is and what you can do about it.
Get Smart About Your Fitness with a Masterclass By Ph.D. Muscle Himself, Aaron Chacon
If you're wanting to be smarter about the way you workout, there's a lot you can learn from Ph.D. Muscle, Aaron Chacon. He's brilliant, puts the gods of Olympus to shame with his physique, and he's an incredibly kind person. In this feature, he talks through diet, exercise, myths, and misconceptions to help you grow better.
I Drank Athletic Greens Every Day for a Month: Here’s What Happened
In this review of Athletic Greens, we break down what goes into a glass of the nutritional supplement that has been promoted by the likes of Tim Ferris, professional athletes, and fitness influencers around the world.
Why Mental Health Should be Part of Your New Year’s Resolution
New Year's resolutions may be a cliche at this point, but they're still a great opportunity to take on something new to benefit you or give up something that's holding you back. Here's how you can make your overall mental well-being a priority as you think about your resolutions for the year.
Facebook is Screwing BlakeWrites Over... and There's Nothing We Can do About It
Facebook has banned the BlakeWrites page from posting due to a technical error in their ads platform that they refuse to fix since queer voices without a multi-million dollar budget don't matter to them.
How to Be Authentic While Dating
Going on dates with someone new can be an exciting and eye-opening experience. Unfortunately, it's also tempting to put on a façade during this phase. Here's how you can avoid doing that.
Psychedelics, Masculinity, and Mental Health
Psychedelics, such as LSD and psilocybin, are showing great promise in the treatment of a range of psychological issues, including depression, addiction, end-of-life anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But in discussions surrounding psychedelics and mental health, one crucial topic is often left out of the conversation: gender.
What Psychology Can Teach us About Setting Goals
What is your primary motivation when setting goals for yourself? Perhaps the next time you're thinking about your future, you should look back at what you learned in Psych 101.