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How to Use Jokes, Irony and Sarcasm

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Teasing, joking and making fun of ourselves and each other can often create intimacy, diffuse barriers and bond friends and colleagues.

Mork Calling Orson: My Time With Robin Williams

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 08.12.2014 | New York
Erin Michelle Threlfall

In 2004, I was working in a fabulous jazz club here in New York. When we first opened, each of the staff named a celebrity whom we would love to meet at the club. According to our agreement, if that person came in while you worked, they were yours to look after.

I Don't Want Your Apology. I Want You to Think Before You Tweet.

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Madeline Wahl

Why make the statement at all? Why feel the need to tweet something immediately instead of sleeping on it, or even waiting five minutes and actually considering whether it's something that should be sent out into the world?

Never Stop Believing in Yourself Unless You're Absolutely Sure That You're a Loser

Galanty Miller | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I'm seeking Donald Trump's advice on how to be born into money.

3 Ways to Embrace Your Business and Workplace Fear

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We all battle fear and nerves. Think of a time when you beat fear. You got the deal, aced the presentation or cracked the Rubix cube. You did the following in each of those cases:

10 Of The Corniest Food Jokes Ever

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste

With Fourth of July coming up, equip yourself with some of these hilarious, family-friendly food jokes.

EXCLUSIVE: Bob Saget Explains Why D*ck Jokes Are Relevant

Bob Saget | Posted 08.12.2014 | Comedy
Bob Saget

2014-06-12-ScreenShot20140612at9.44.30AM.pngMy father handed these jokes down to me because they were handed down to him by his father -- well, maybe not his father; maybe it was his uncle.

Hey, I Just Thought of Something Else

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.25.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I went to an existential strip club, where I spent a fortune on lap dances. But what does it all mean?

The Tale of the 34-Year-Long Birthday Prank

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.23.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

In this story, it's a real-life competition to defy death. Because the punishment of knocking off first will mark the culmination of a nearly four-decade-long practical joke -- quite possibly the longest ongoing joke in the history of prank-manship.

Hey, I Just Thought of Something

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.15.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

My friend died before I had a chance to tell him how much he meant to me. (So now he'll never know that he didn't mean that much to me.)

Here's What People Had To Say About The 'SNL' Slavery Sketch

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices

"Saturday Night Live" writer Leslie Jones received major criticism for her recent contribution to last week's episode. During the "Weekend Update"...

6 Things to Do With Peeps Besides Eating Them

The Stir | Posted 04.11.2014 | Weird News

We've gathered up 6 of our favorite non-edible ideas for using this beloved candy treat. Some are hilarious, some are outrageous, others might be just...

Noah Tells the Real Story

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.02.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

When God chose me for this genius shipbuilding project, I should have said 'Thank you very much for the honor, Your Holiness. I'm flattered, but please, do me a favor: Find somebody else like maybe... I don't know... a carpenter?'

WATCH: Are These The Lamest Chemistry Jokes Ever?

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.01.2014 | Science

Just in time for April Fool's Day, the American Chemical Society has released a new video featuring its favorite chemistry jokes. A few might evoke a ...

Maybe I Need an Announcer

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Surveying the reconfigured talk show landscape, I became annoyed that everybody gets to do a monologue but me. After all, I have hilarious thoughts as...

A New Approach to Lawyer Jokes

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Books
Malcolm Kushner

Sure, there's the widely-held belief that the best defense is a good offense. But is it really?

A Joke Writer Reflects on the NFL Season

Costaki Economopoulos | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Costaki Economopoulos

There are only about 10 things I really care about in this crazy world and two of them are jokes and football. As usual, the comedy gods smiled down upon me during another great season.

Did You Hear the One About the Serious Environmentalist?

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

If you spend time with environmental activists, you'll find that most of us don't fit the stereotype. We won't scold you for driving the wrong car or turning up the heat on a cold day, and we probably tell more jokes about ourselves than any else.

13 Signs That Think They're Soooooo Funny

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.02.2014 | Comedy

We see what you did there. Now stop. ...

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Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Please ignore the egregious error being perpetrated by that nasty little website, Facebook. The folks at Facebook decided to send around a message to all my friends this week claiming that I have turned 49.

Too Busy to Live

Paul Ratner | Posted 12.25.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is from "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects", my upcoming book of flash fiction fairy tales for adults.

A Jock in Hollywood: The Canyon

Tony Cavalero | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy
Tony Cavalero

I need to blow off some steam and where better to head than to LA's hottest FREE hotspot, Runyon Canyon? It's LA's equivalent to Everest's base camp: a smorgasbord of dogs, celebs, trannies, sweaty shirtless bods, gangsters, strollers, and every cliché LA has to offer.

WATCH: Ph.D. May Be Required To Understand This Video

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Science

A major manufacturer has put the finishing touches on, well, a huge new gizmo that does something really awesome, and couldn't be easier to understand...

The First Kiss of the Future

Paul Ratner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects." ...

Nation Mourns Murder of Much Loved Source of Laughter

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

It's been two weeks but we"re not over it. We probably never will be. George Zimmerman's defense attorney Don West has slain one of our most cherished forms of humor. Worse, he's done it with what our justice system refers to as "depraved indifference".