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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

Whatever Happened to Americans' Sense of Humor? Nov. 08, 2016

Froma Harrop

You'd think there'd have been more laughs. Hard-fought political campaigns drenched in sweat and tea... Read More

Look Who's Not Laughing Now Sep. 19, 2016

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: It was my husband's sense of humor that first attracted me to him. He was one of the fun... Read More

A Political Year Desperate for Humor Mar. 12, 2016

Mark Shields

Boy, do I miss Ronald Reagan's robust sense of self-confidence, which enabled him to use self-deprec... Read More

Stirring Up a Hornet Nest Aug. 08, 2014

The Usual Eccentric

Here is a piece of life advice from me to you for free: Don't let a hornet sting you. There is no ni... Read More

Turns Out I Also Don't Like Shots Aug. 05, 2014

Alison Rosen

When you visit a reproductive endocrinologist because you want to have a baby and can't, because nat... Read More

The Bully Organ Jul. 29, 2014

Alison Rosen

I recently wrote about receiving an alarming voicemail from my doctor — the one my husband and... Read More

How (Not) to Cure a Headache Jul. 04, 2014

The Usual Eccentric

I ran into my good friend Nick Brubaker last weekend. I only get to see him about once a year, so th... Read More

Things No One Told Me About Sex and Credit Cards Jul. 01, 2014

Alison Rosen

I spend 40 percent of my adult life saying, "What? Why didn't anyone ever tell me that?" The topics ... Read More

Let's Get Simple Jun. 26, 2014

Work Daze

Is there a simple solution to all your problems at work? The simple answer is yes. Welcome to the ... Read More