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Irrational, Inappropriate, Overly-Honest Responses to Children

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

I try my best to be patient with their questions and answer with appropriate responses. But sometimes, the internal monologue in my head is not so nice.

Why Is It Called Black Friday?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 01.28.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Why Is It Called Thanksgiving?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Notes on a Kidney Stone: Hug Your Mothers

Jason Kitchen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jason Kitchen

I'm not cut out for pain, suffering, nuisance -- really anything that might damper glee or merriment. This is why, when I recently discovered I had a kidney stone by virtue of excruciating pain. Nay, it hurt like f**king hell.

20 More Ways I've Failed at My 20s

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jilly Gagnon

Ladies-should-do-and-know lists just feel like another way to keep score against one another, one of those false boosts to our confidence (or weirdly devastating moments of existential crisis) that can only happen on the Internet.

Why Do Fortune Cookies Have Messages?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Why Do Dog Owners Look Like Their Pets?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.07.2013 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Howdy, Gun Owners!

Steven Weber | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Steven Weber

What if the law-abiding and god-fearing gun owners actually led the way to limit access to guns by those bad, lethal apples?

Why I Want To Live In A Fantasy World

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

I'm hoping to wake up tomorrow in a new world. Yep, my fantasy world, where chocolate and ice cream are calorie-free, same goes for pasta, which in my make believe world will be extremely high in protein, just like coffee with half and half and brown sugar.

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The less frustrated and disappointed we feel, the less likely it is that our attempts to create shared emotional closeness will be experienced as criticism by our partner, and consequently, the less likely it will be that they will respond defensively to us.

The Wild West of Virtual Offices: Have Keyboards Become Six-Shooters?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, made her inaugural splash by announcing that working from home was no longer an option for Yahoo employees, a collective gasp was heard around the telecommuting world.

Relationship Status with Mom: It's Complicated

Penney Berryman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Penney Berryman

You love your Mom... and you find her alternatively infuriating and embarrassing, irreplaceable and overly dramatic, irksome and endearing. As far as I know, Hallmark hasn't yet created a line of cards expressing familial disharmony.

Why Don't You See Greek Coffee Cups Anymore?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.26.2013 | New York
Marta Ibarrondo

The truth, the awful truth, and nothing but the truth. ...

The GOP Autopsy

Will Durst | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

It is the opinion of this office the cause of death was this myocardial void along with the aforementioned complications from various acute traumas. In other words, the victim was probably dead for a long time, just didn't know it.

Defending 'Joan of Snark'

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

In time, snark will likely run its course. For now snark, as well as the women who wield it, is here to stay.

Twelve Simple Ways to Ruin a Night at the Theater

Carey Purcell | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

We all have our secret hopes and dreams, and I wouldn't be surprised if many of us share the same dream -- to be screamed at from Patti LuPone on a Broadway stage. Don't worry. You, too, can be as obnoxious as that audience member.

Baby Names in a Celebrity-Obsessed Culture

Jason Kitchen | Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

Perhaps non-celebrities should consider following the path of Metta World Peace by naming a child after a cause, rather than a vegetable. If it's a slow news day this might be your opportunity to become a quasi-celebrity.

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

Reacting to a World Veiled in Irony

Emma Orlow | Posted 01.28.2013 | Teen
Emma Orlow

Everything I do, I do because I really want to, not because it is an act of irony. Am I alone in thinking like this? I am some breed of Frankenteen?

The Strange Art Of Translating Sarcasm Online

Wall Street Journal | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

Seriously, did he really mean that? Since the dawn of email, using sarcasm in digital communication has created strife and confusion between friend...

America's New Favorite Reality Show: The Presidential Debates

Arden Phillips | Posted 12.19.2012 | Comedy
Arden Phillips

It's Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and the presidential candidates emerge from opposite ends of the stage looking confident and excited.

The True Bane of Suburbia: Teenage Wannabe Gangstas

Jenny Isenman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Beware their 8 Mile lingo, t-shirts with moderately offensive sayings and fro-yo addiction. They're hoodlums alright. Well, they wear hoodies and they live in the hood, well, the suburban gated neighbor'hood.

Hunting Season in the Great State of Michigan (and Why I Just Don't Get It)

Jason Kitchen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

I remain unable to fathom deriving enjoyment from dressing up in camouflage and occupying a tree fort for hours on end. I don't understand why, if the goal is to obtain food, one doesn't simply visit their local supermarket that surely offers everything from salted-cured meats to rump roasts.

The Role of Satire, Snark And Sarcasm In Building Community

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

In no way am I above this, as I too have leaned on what I think is funny in order to take a swipe at someone with whom I disagree. It can be cathartic and, truthfully, when you hit a snark-homer, it feels awesome.

Why You Hate Your British or American Business Partner

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It's simple: we don't say what we mean. And we mean what we don't say. We believe that using direct language or saying "no!" to a business partner closes doors, damps enthusiasm, and may damage or even destroy relationships.