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  • Humor at work
    How to Use Humor Effectively in the Workplace
    If used correctly, humor can be a powerful workplace tool and motivator. If used incorrectly, it can be awkward and even damaging. Most managers want to provide a safe and lighthearted work environment for our employees. Workers want to feel...
  • Pretty Famous, by Carla Caruso
    Pretty Famous, by Carla Caruso
    Carla Caruso is a writer from Australia who writes romance with a touch of humor. Her current novel, Pretty Famous, is the third book in the Astonvale series, which stars Celeste Pretty, a professional organizer with a knack for finding trouble...
  • Celebrate dad bods on Father's Day
    Celebrate dad bods on Father's Day
    Dad bods have been a trend on the internet for a few months, and Father's Day is a perfect time to showcase what everyone has been sharing.What is a dad bod? According to MacKenzie Pearson who published "Why Girls Love the Dad Bod,"...
  • Anti-theft
    How to Deter Burglars, Felons, and 16-Year-Olds
    Life in the Boomer Lane would be lying to you if she were to tell you that personal security has not been on her mind. This is because a gun store is scheduled to open in LBL’s hitherto touchie feelie, peace-loving neighborhood and LBL feels...
  • Telomeres
    Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging
    In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was...
  • Melissa McCarthy is very funny in Spy
    Melissa McCarthy is Very funny as a CIA Spy
    Spy: Rated “R” (1 hour 57 minutes)Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison JanneyDirected by: Paul FeigPersonally, we run hot and cold with Melissa McCarthy, but here, in this outing as Susan...
  • Interview with picture book author Mac Barnett
    Interview with NY Times bestselling picture book author Mac Barnett
    Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of over 18 books for children, including two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen: SAM & DAVE DIG A HOLE and EXTRA YARN, which also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and...
  • Pitch Perfect 2: The Bellas are back!
    The Bellas are back in Tune
    Pitch Perfect 2: Rated “PG-13“ (1 hour 55 minutes)Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar AstinDirected by: Elizabeth BanksIn this very funny sequel to the 2012 musical comedy the film starts out...
  •  "The Stone of Ages," #1, by Chris Smart
    "12-year-old Chris Smart releases his debut fantasy, "The Stone of Ages"
    Chris Smart's debut fantasy The Stone of Ages, "A Guardian of the Golden Realm Adventure" series is a fast-paced, action-oriented adventure wrapped in fantasy for ages eight to twelve.Readers first meet twelve-year-old CJ, called the...
  • Roger Dahl's Comic Japan
    Review: Roger Dahl's Comic Japan
    The successful cartoonist behind Comic Japan began as a Seattle expatriate with the beginner’s job of English language teacher at a Japanese conversation school. Having acquired a bachelor’s degree in art — as well as numerous...
  • A Mother’s Day Tribute: How My Mom Has Shaped & Inspired Me
    A Mother’s Day tribute: 6 ways my mom has shaped & inspired me
    “Who says?”With those two words, Dorothea Mae DeLoskey Baron sparked my journalism career.It was April 1984 and toward the end of my sophomore year of high school in the south suburbs of Boston. Reading Sports Illustrated for six years...
  • My daughter and me, a few years back.
    Single Parenting: The Fine Line Between Balance and Insanity
    In response to my frequent inability to return phone calls and emails in a timely manner, I have heard myself saying to friends and family (with exasperation in my voice), “I do the work of two people you know!” I am in the midst of a...
  • Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
    'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man' offers humorous adult education
    Last night, The Marcus Center began its weekend run of "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man." This fun, theatrical comedy was met with jaw drops, blushing, androars of laughter. While the audience was audibly entertained by the...
  • Short film creator Evan Atherton brings forth a 'Star Wars' themed love story between R2D2 and a mailbox
    R2-D2 falls in love and has a short lived romance with a mailbox
    According to Esquire on Wednesday,Evan Atherton, Autodesk employee and creator of "Artoo in Love" on YouTube, gives his "Star Wars" inspired film short rendition of R2-D2's encounter with mailbox. It was revealed at the...
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    Workfarce: Three tips if you're fired for cause
    You were just called into your supervisor’s office. Human Resources was there, so you knew it wasn’t going to be anything good. They asked you to have a seat and then proceeded to tell you that you’ve been fired – for cause...
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