For many hikers, spring shoulder season- - when daylight outpaces nighttime and the snowpack starts to melt -- calls to mind swarms of merciless biting insects and ankle-deep mud wallows. But spring has plenty more going for it.
In the landscape of television sitcoms, it appears that sweetness is winning out over cynicism. Where the jokey format was once overrun with cynical takes about everything from work to the human condition, now audiences are cheering on a more cheerful batch of comedies.
Did you know that access to parks and green spaces increase physical fitness? Seems obvious, right, but now there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that parks are good for your health.
For girls, best friends are the ones who psych you up for fun, admire your talents, help you through tough days and let you ramble on about your crazy theories. But if you watch much TV, you might think differently. Here are our favorite weapons against girl-on-girl hate.
In 2013, one of my New Year's resolutions is to be like my favorite funny girls: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Zooey Deschanel.
From the best political bits on late night to a few unintentionally hilarious moments from the politicians themselves, 2012 was a great year to laugh at politics in America.
Looking at my Top 10 list, I realized it's as bipolar as "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison: On one side are five dramas that explore compromised morality and existential despair, and on the other, say hello to comedy!
There have been more memorable male characters in the last dozen years than female characters, but that may be changing.
Movember is basically a month-long competition with Nick Offerman to support prostate and testicular cancer (somewhat similar to No Shave November). Get involved! Also, the movie poster and trailer for Oz: the Great and Powerful has been released!
In celebration of the new season of fall television, we ran the numbers to find out what kind of vacation some of our favorite characters could afford to take if they spent six percent of their fictional salaries on travel.
With the end of "The Office" and "30 Rock" on the horizon, I'm worried about the future of NBC's two other beloved -- and low-rated -- comedies, "Parks and Recreation" and "Community."
As Sorkin and his fellow executive producers prepare for season two, I hope they take the feedback to heart and turn the show around.
By setting some rules and goals that everyone agrees on, our government can play a crucial role in responsibly advancing market forces and creating good-paying, long lasting jobs here in America.
Both are about intense relationships between young adults that end -- and yet go on. Both are stories of love that has grown one-sided. And both ache with the unavoidable self-pity that goes along with that kind of situation -- while finding the laughs in that same circumstance.
I've slept on this issue for a week now and it's still bothering me: "Parks & Recreation" not earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy is atrocious. Yep, I'm throwing around strong words.
The 2012 Emmy nominations are here and while they got a lot of things right, there were plenty hilarious shows and performers overlooked. Here are 12 ...