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According to a new study, men are more likely to flirt at work to gain favor among female bosses and advance their careers. What do you think?
A growing number of young men are struggling with "bigorexia," a psychological desire to look more muscular. What do you think?
What's the worst thing about being over 40?
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Nirvana released "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 31 years ago. Does the song still affect you?
What’s the scariest thing about being a parent in 2022?
It's Labor Day weekend. What's this holiday about again?
Should student loans be forgiven?
A new study found that 55% of Gen Xers are financially unable to care for their aging parents. How are you handling it?
Low-dose oral minoxidil, a medication long used for blood pressure, has been found to restore hair loss in some men. How excited are you?
The latest Gen Z workplace trend is "quiet quitting," exerting the least amount of effort at your job without getting fired. What do you think?
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When did you first learn that life doesn't always live up to expectations?
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Whether you're sending kids back to school or off to college, how are you feeling about having the house to yourself again?
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You’ve been invited to four different poker parties, but they’re all on the same night. Which one do you attend?
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MTV turns 41 this month. What's your favorite MTV memory?
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The new social-media platform BeReal is a huge hit, with over 20 million users as of this month. Will you be joining?
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Highlander, Commando, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape From New York, and Fletch are all being remade. What other action movie from the '80s deserves a reboot?
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What adult character from an '80s teen movie is suddenly more relatable to you than any of the teen protagonists?
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According to a new Pew study, a third of men between 40 and 54 are single. Why are guys skipping marriage?
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What's your favorite summer memory that, in hindsight, could have been the thing that killed you?
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Got any big 4th of July plans?
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Roger Murtaugh (played by Danny Glover) was just 50 years old in 1987's "Lethal Weapon" when he first uttered those immortal words: "I'm too old for this sh*t." What about you? Are you, at this moment, in this weird place in history, feeling too old for this sh*t?
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With everything happening in the news lately, how are you feeling today?
It's baseball season, baby! Why do you love going to a ballgame?
Fatherhood isn't the same as during your dad and grandfather's time. What's the most encouraging way being a dad has changed?
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A new Harris Poll found that 33 percent of men think it's fine to skip an annual health screening. How often do you visit your doctor?
Beavis and Butt-Head are returning this summer, with a new movie and TV series. What classic Beavis and Butt-Head quote from the '90s really sums up what it's like to be middle-aged?
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What's your idea of the perfect summer afternoon?
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How will you be celebrating Memorial Day?
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What current news story has you the most alarmed?
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School gets out soon. How will you be annoying your family this summer?
The recent crypto crash wiped out more than $300 billion in digital currencies. Are you concerned?
Dave Chappelle, 48, got attacked on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, less than a week after Trevor Noah claimed it's "risky making jokes these days.” Do you agree? Is it a dangerous time for humor?
Will there ever be a Gen-X president?
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Inflation is at a 40-year high. Just how worried are you?
According to new research from the University of Georgia, the “biggest a**holes” in many people’s lives are middle-aged men. Do you agree?
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What do you wish your kids had (or didn't have) growing up that made our childhoods so special?
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What "comeback" from our youth are you most excited about?
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Was Will Smith justified in slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars?
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Not everybody ages gracefully. What's the most annoying Gen-X at midlife personality type?
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Lead exposure may have cost Gen-Xers an average of six IQ points, according to Duke University researchers. Have you noticed the difference?
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With the return of nuclear war anxiety, the media is claiming that "Generation X finally has something to offer the young." What Cold War lessons do we have to impart exactly?
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One-third of Americans have committed financial infidelity, according to a new poll from CreditCards.com. How else are we being unfaithful?
Gen-Xers will be inheriting $30 trillion over the next two decades, according to a new report from analytics firm Cerulli. How should we spend the money?
According to the Pentagon, the "Nintendo Generation" has weak skeletons from growing up with video games. What are some emotional afflictions you've developed because of excessive gaming?
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The DeLorean is returning in 2022 as an electric car. Why might you consider buying one?
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