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The Importance of Funny

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 12.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Illingworth

I was on a long-haul flight a few years ago, and the guy across from me watched episodes of Modern Family back to back for its duration. At that point...

Why Doesn't Santa Lose Weight?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Before You Get Mad, Hear Bill Burr Out

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy

Bill Burr says "no more" to causes being attached to sports, but don't send your angry comments just yet. On Wednesday, the comedian explained to C...

Movies and Chinese Food: The Jewish Christmas Tradition

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment
Isaac Zablocki

There is an old Talmudic debate about whether one should eat Chinese food on Christmas after going to a movie, or before. After centuries of rabbinic contemplation, the jury is still out. But it is clear that movie watching is a crucial activity for Jews on the birthday of Jesus.

Podcast Review: Marc Maron's WTF With Guest Norman Lear

Marc Hershon | Posted 12.05.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

As we round on the end of another year, it's worth noting that podcasts are drawing guests of increasingly notable status. (True, a number of them think they're doing a radio interview but, that aside, the pool is getting deeper and more interesting.)

How Bloggers and Comedians Are Telling Us More Than the Mainstream Media About the Ferguson, Garner Deaths

Art Levine | Posted 12.09.2014 | Media
Art Levine

Sometimes the news is so horrible you just have to laugh at it -- and comics and bloggers help raise awareness of what's wrong in a system that sorely needs changing.

7 Must-Have Gifts for Colbert Report Fans

Sharilyn Johnson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Sharilyn Johnson

Can you believe The Colbert Report is almost over? If someone you know will be going through major Colbert withdrawal soon, put some truthiness under the tree with these Colbert-related stocking stuffers.

My Gap Year Gone Wrong: A College Essay

Sam Johnson | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If t...

Top Five

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Andre Allen (Rock) is a hip New York-based stand-up comedian who has stretched his talents thin. He's in a plethora of movies; none are particularly good, though they have brought him fame and fortune.

#ELFIE (An Elf on the Shelf Inspired Parody of #SELFIE)

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 12.03.2014 | Comedy
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

This music video was created by Huffington Post blogger, television producer and mother Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo. Follow her adventures at Dirty ...

This Year's Guide of How to Get Through Holiday Shopping, Untouched --Part 1

Chris Peak | Posted 12.02.2014 | Comedy
Chris Peak

This year's guide: the revised, the updated, the ultimate manual on how to avoid getting touched, caressed, bumped, groped, shoved, tripped, smacked, kicked, whatever, while you shop for that perfect gift for that imperfect person.

Christopher Nolan's Mrs. Doubtfire

Omer Rosen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Omer Rosen

This appears to be a lost entry in Christopher Nolan's long line of father-child centered dramas. Unclear if Robin Williams is father, child, or both. Scholars have yet to vouch for its authenticity.

The Obstacles On the Path Are the Path

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Friends ask me, what's the right way to meditate? I have no idea. I just breathe in and out and notice the breath and the thoughts as they pass through my mind. When I take some time every day to meditate, something positive always comes from it... a feeling of well-being, a thought, a feeling of peace. And it helps you to learn to sit with all kinds of feelings.


Marcia Liss | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss


Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

Gay Web Series Celebrates 'Found Families' on Thanksgiving

Leon Acord | Posted 11.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

More than any other holiday, I think this one is made for "found families," i.e., families we form in adulthood from friends and neighbors. Since the show is all about a group of friends-as-family in West Hollywood, it seemed a perfect match.

I'm Dreaming of a Black Friday

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

I'd like to add a few holidays to our already crowded holiday calendar: Thanksgiving-Up: a day of gratitude for things about which we've said, "Sc...

The Secret Lives of LinkedIn Users

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

I have over 1,250 LinkedIn connections. Most people would consider me an active LinkedIn user. Still, I don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing on LinkedIn. In search of answers, I surveyed hundreds of fellow users.

WATCH: Go-Go Boy Interrupted Bloopers

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-24-gogoboyinterruptedblooperssmall.pngSome people have been asking if there will be a second season. Stay tuned! It might be better than a second season. In the meantime please enjoy these clips of me laughing at everything.

Five Intimidating Family Members at Thanksgiving Dinner (And How to Handle Them)

Katie Hoffman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Use this guide to handle these characters without resorting to cryptic Facebook posts that leave innocent relatives wondering if you were talking about them.

Swimming in a Sea of Men... Not as Sexy as It Sounds

Sara Starkman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

I grew up in a very different environment than most kids. One where your backpack was filled with smocks, hardened paints, six different pairs of ball...

15 Emotional Stages of a Black Friday Shopping Trip

Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy

You’ve got your list in your hand and you’re in a crowd of eager shoppers, armed with coffee and the holiday spirit. For you, Thanksgiving week is...

Chicken Soup for the Singing Telegrammer's Soul

April Brucker | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy
April Brucker

It was October of 2012. I had just released my book, I Came, I Saw, I Sang: Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl. While I should have been happy, I wasn't.

Podcast Reviews: Grabbing Lunch and Picking Favorites

Marc Hershon | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Eschewing a cardinal unspoken rule of traditional radio, "Thou shalt not eat on the air", Grabbing Lunch's Matt Knudsen tucks into the midday meal at different restaurants and chats amidst the clatter of tableware and the chatter of nearby diners.

Winter Sucks: A Poem

Dawn Weber | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Dawn Weber

Why do I live here? Aw, hell -- I don't know, November 18th, Wind chill eight below. Forty-five years now, In this stupid state, You'd think I'd adjust, But, no -- I still hate.