The Goods

Some things are just too good to keep to ourselves.

The Goods - a sometimes weekly/sometimes monthly blast of some good stuff (goodies) that we hope you will enjoy just as much as we did.


Adult friendships require A LOT of emotional energy (and time) to maintain, and making new friends as an adult can at times be really damn hard. This personal essay by Man Repeller writer, Haley Nahman, offers an honest ode to online portrayals and expectations of “squad goals” and how they can lead to feelings of isolation to the detriment of our mental wellbeing and self-worth.

Illustration: Hiller Goodspeed

Illustration: Hiller Goodspeed



What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study On Happiness by Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.


Busy, anxious, stressed... For many of us, this is how we feel every single day. In fact, these feelings can become so normal, we forget there’s another way to live — even though our soul is crying out for change! In this podcast Melissa Ambrosini talks to Charlie Hoehn, who knows this feeling all too well. After suffering from crippling anxiety for years, his life felt like one big ball of stress. But Charlie found a new way to live — one filled with fun, freedom and play. In this podcast, Charlie pull back the curtains on how he got his life back… and how you can too.

Image: Louis Wayling

Image: Louis Wayling

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Leanne Westlake