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Just Before the Shift Jan. 07, 2021

Horoscopes by Holiday

This is that quiet moment right before things shift. It's the slumber party settling in to sleep, wh... Read More

Comedy Is on Display in Chautauqua, New York Dec. 26, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Fyllis Hockman How many places do you walk into laughing? You can't help it at the National Comed... Read More

In Praise of B.S. -- It's Not All Bad for Ya Sep. 01, 2020

Succeeding in Your Business

As a longtime fan of comedian George Carlin (and, frankly, in looking for any sort of comedy to help... Read More

Humor Is Funny If ... May. 06, 2020

Classic Zig Ziglar

One of my favorite anecdotes I repeat is the one about going to the recreation center to exercise an... Read More

Another Corrosive Correspondents' Dinner Feb. 21, 2020

Tim Graham

Washington journalists are rejoicing that celebrity glitz and glamour are returning with their self-... Read More

January 19, 2020 Jan. 19, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: For 10 years, my daughter has been in a relationship with a man from another culture. He... Read More

A Laughing Jury Never Convicts: Part 1 of 2 Jul. 23, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"I had the privilege of hearing you speak recently at a SCORE presentation in southern Connecticut, ... Read More

Brother, Can You Care Me a Dime? Jun. 19, 2019


The costs of caregiving are myriad and diverse. Often, when the topic comes up, it's about the emoti... Read More

The Outrage Over Pelosi-Mocking Videos May. 29, 2019

Tim Graham

Two videos mocking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were hot topics heading into Memorial Day weekend. One... Read More

Jupiter Retrograde Apr. 10, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The difference between a comedy and a tragedy is where you end the story. The same goes for good and... Read More

Final Days of the Pisces Sun Mar. 18, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

The final days of the Pisces sun can get emotional. Emotions are real things. They have a chemical c... Read More

Hedgehog Hygiene Hitch Mar. 06, 2019


The CDC is warning the public to be careful about playing with pet hedgehogs. A salmonella outbreak ... Read More

Medicine Goes to the Dogs, Precisely Feb. 06, 2019


Precision or personalized medicine is the mantra these days. It's the idea that medical science can ... Read More

Poor Response Times Jan. 09, 2019


A national study comparing ambulance response times for cardiac arrest calls found that patients who... Read More

Too Much Attention? Dec. 26, 2018


The rate of diagnosis for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children has nearly doubled ov... Read More

America Needs a Good Laugh Dec. 18, 2018

Salena Zito

LEXINGTON, Va. — Mark Rush could not name the last movie in the past 10 years that gave him a ... Read More

A Look Back at the Words of 2018 Dec. 12, 2018

The Word Guy

My goodness, what a year we had, With mayhem, storms, and fires so bad. Our language seemed to fall ... Read More

Cherry-Picked Nov. 28, 2018


The Food and Drug Administration is charged with defining what is and is not a specific food. Right ... Read More

'The Favourite': Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman Rule in a Fabulously Nasty Historical Comedy Nov. 23, 2018


"The Favourite" is not your traditional historical biopic. In one scene, set in the royal bedchamber... Read More

Short Takes on Not-So-Funny Humor and Not-So-Fun Flights Nov. 20, 2018

Daily Editorials

A little chess humor. Very little. In the world of chess, Fabiano Caruana is like Tiger Woods, Tom B... Read More