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Not Taking Oneself Too Seriously Sep. 08, 2018

Mark Shields

Mostly missing from the moving and deserved tributes to Sen. John McCain was attention to McCain's g... Read More

Keep It Light Aug. 29, 2018

Single FileĀ®

"She makes me laugh. We have fun together." "Just being with him is fun." It's more than possible th... Read More

Spurred of Mouth Aug. 29, 2018


Ever notice how wounds in the mouth heal faster than similar injuries on skin? Some scientists recru... Read More

When Politics Was Fun Jun. 02, 2018

Mark Shields

On Sept. 26, 1960, when Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy and his Republican opponent, Richard Nixo... Read More

Full Moon Debriefing May. 30, 2018

Horoscopes by Holiday

Before you act on what you heard during yesterday's full moon, note that some may have leapt into di... Read More

State of Disease May. 02, 2018


The Journal of the American Medical Association just published a study by the U.S. Burden of Disease... Read More

Mad Libs for the Office Apr. 05, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

You still have a job? Really? That's so strange. But these forms aren't. They're coming soon to a de... Read More

Seasonal Spinning Dec. 23, 2017

Katiedid Langrock

One of the hardest things about the holidays is that while we are connecting with the loved ones who... Read More

Resolutions and Predictions Dec. 23, 2017

Mark Shields

The calendar reminds us that it's that special time of the year to make reckless predictions and fle... Read More

Smarty Pants Nov. 30, 2017

Work Daze

Are you too smart for your job? That's the question on the table, and seeing as you are under the ta... Read More

'Punching Up' Is American; 'Punching Down' Is Not Nov. 25, 2017

Mark Shields

Americans have traditionally responded more positively to humor that "punches up" rather than "punch... Read More

From Hired to Fired Nov. 16, 2017

Work Daze

There are many articles with advice on how to get ahead in your career. What you need is advice on h... Read More

Oh, You Shouldn't Have! Nov. 02, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

November means December is around the corner, and December means it's time to buy presents. But not ... Read More

The Democratic Frontrunner for 2020, a Preview Oct. 05, 2017

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — I have been trying to warn President Donald Trump, but to no avail. I have been t... Read More

Why Didn't YOU Think of This? Sep. 14, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

Every once in a while, someone comes up with a truly new idea for a product. The Pop-Tart. The Tesla... Read More

Future Best-sellers Aug. 31, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

By now, summer is winding down, and so, probably, is that John Grisham book you started in June. Wan... Read More

The Serious Matter of Political Humor Mar. 18, 2017

Mark Shields

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only American elected president four times, had an often overlooked s... Read More

Finding Humor Dec. 03, 2016

Katiedid Langrock

"Bernard?" "Too old-school." "Connor?" "Too close to 'con artist.'" "Fair. Farren?" "No." "Atreyu." ... Read More

Peace Begins With a Smile Nov. 26, 2016

Mark Shields

What do the following smile-worthy lines spoken by American politicians of the past all, surprisingl... Read More

Resign Yourself. It's Later Than You Think Nov. 10, 2016

Work Daze

Let me guess. Every hour of every day you've spend at your job, you've been writing your resignation... Read More