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Finding Worldly Wisdom in Cautionary Cliches

Trana Pittam | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Trana Pittam

With each passing year, I become more aware that simple clichés -- the ones I never really paused to ponder before -- exist because of their timeless truth. And if you embrace and reflect on the words you once considered trite, you will be amazed at the guidance and hope they can offer.

Jason Linkins

One Hillary Clinton Think Piece To Rule Them All

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

This week, we were faced with the daunting prospect of having to make sense out of all the Hillary Clinton think pieces that were microwaved into exis...

These Unlikely Heroes Are...Wait for It...The World's Top Fact-Checkers

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

Ladies and gentlemen (or to avoid being gender-specific) members of The American Copy-Editors and Fact-Checkers Guild: It is my pleasure to welcome each one of you and, of course, "you" in the plural sense, to this evening's Hall of Fame Banquet.

Which Way Is Up?

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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30 Words We Should Stop Using To Describe Art

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Ben Davis It's a new year, which is a fine excuse as any to ditch old bad habits. Here below, ...

Yagana Shah

7 Cliches About Aging We're Sick Of Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty

Inevitably as you begin the hellish task of holiday shopping, you'll encounter a well-meaning salesperson who calls you "hun" or "sweetie." You'll whi...

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

Thrillist | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Nearly every major city hosts a neighborhood where occupants are just a little too cool for their own good, and it's important to identify the key characteristics of such "freethinking" areas.

Smelling Something Fishy Actually Makes People More Suspicious

Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Science of Us Follow @thescienceofus Smelling a fishy odor is enough to induce suspicion in people, and people primed to be suspicious are m...

Food Police: 5 Foodstuffs That Should Be Banned From LA Menus ASAP

Mike Metz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Taste
Mike Metz

Ice cream sandwiches are on so many fine dining restaurant dessert menus right now it makes me want to puke. No ice cream sandwich is worth $9. None.

Are You a Repetitive Buffoon or a Cunning Linguist?

Carl Pettit | Posted 10.04.2014 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Here are nine hackneyed social observations you can test yourself against in order to determine if you're a witty social guru or merely a repetitive buffoon.

Why I Want To Be In New York

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Jenna Amatulli

I want to be in New York because it is a city of brilliance. The city is bursting with inimitable musicians and engineers and journalists and politicians who defy all preconceived notions of what it means to be "intelligent."

How My Mother-In-Law Showed Me The Truth In Parenting Clichés

Jen Simon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took me a while to understand Rita's parenting style, and even longer to appreciate it. But now, I like to think about her style as an important balance to my mother's - a ying to her yang, if you will.

22 Common Phrases We All Secretly Hate

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books

What makes a phrase cringe-worthy? We asked HuffPost editors which sayings bother them the most, and found that the common thread among the respons...

These 10 Office Phrases Need To Die A Swift Death

CNBC | Daniel Bukszpan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business

CNBC: Every office worker knows at least one bit of clichéd business-speak that they would be happy to never hear again. These include "think outs...

Getting Older, Not Always Gracefully

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce
Lionel Rolfe

Getting older was supposed to be easier than this -- more like a wonderful long vacation. But of course it hasn't been that way. My wife left me just ...

21 Bad Cliches That Just Make You Sound Old

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

When it comes to language, clichés are almost never a good idea. Not only do they indicate laziness, but they are rarely used correctly. Even worse, ...

Jason Linkins

Cliche Watch: Hacks To Crack About Cracks In The Dome

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

The Architect of the Capitol is undertaking a "multi-phased" project geared to restoring the structural integrity of the U.S. Capitol dome, one of Was...

These 9 Cliches May Sum Up Everything You Need To Know About Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Universally feared and loathed by any writer who's taken a Fiction 101 class, cliches are, by definition, phrases so overused that they've become virt...

13 Clichés You Shouldn't Be Caught Dead Using

Posted 08.30.2013 | Books

Clichés are the worst. Aside from being indicative of lazy speaking and lazy writing, they are rarely used correctly, and even when they are, they ra...

Tourist Cliches You Should Leave Home

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

Being a tourist is an innately clichéd experience -- you roam around a foreign city, toting a giant camera, posing for awkward photos and wearing one...

A Bold New Way To Say No to Cliche

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Sixty-seven years ago, George Orwell observed that "[Political] prose consists more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabr...

What Do the Old Have to Say to the Young?

Gordon Livingston, M.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Gordon Livingston, M.D.

We have endured another graduation season full of the usual forgettable commencement speeches. It amazes me, as it does each year, how powerful is the...

If Movies Were Honest About High School Parties

Posted 03.07.2013 | Comedy

Let's face it: Nothing is as glamorous in real life as it is in Hollywood, especially in the most unglamorous period of life, high school. Woodhead En...

The Most Overused TV Cliche?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Comedy

"I've got it! If the characters say 'this isn't a TV show,' it'll be both clever and ironic! Because it is a TV show!" Countless TV writers have un...

"What's the Bad Word?"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I know cliches like the back of my hand and I've always thought that people should avoid them like the plague.