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TOP 10 SCRUBS EPISODES

It’s a big anniversary for Scrubs this weekend, with October 2nd marking 15 years since we first met the men and women of Sacred Heart. The impressively durable series — it ran for nine years on two different networks (including that weird pseudo-spinoff Season 9) — helped usher in a new era for network TV Continue Reading…

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How to be funny: the 6 essential ingredients to humor

Mel Helitzer’s Comedy Writing Secrets is commonly used as a textbook in college courses on comedy writing. What does it say is the best method for how to be funny? Helitzer explains the “THREES” formula. It’s an acronym for the six essential elements that are found in everything from good one-liners to funny anecdotes to Continue Reading…

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#WallOffTrump: How Humor Defied Racism at the RNC

The protesters dressed themselves in handmade cloth ponchos. As they waited to start their protest in Public Square in Cleveland, just outside the Republican National Convention, they kept the front panels of their ponchos hidden, gathered up and flung over their shoulders. When it was go-time, they exposed their outfits. Each poncho was painted to Continue Reading…

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10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your office could probably Continue Reading…

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The Merits of Reading Real Books to Your Children

A new Harry Potter book and a new round of stories about midnight book release parties reminded me of the persistent power of words printed on a page to shape children’s lives. How do we think about a distinct role for paper, for “book-books” in children’s lives? My own pediatric cause is literacy promotion for Continue Reading…

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Rio 2016: Nissan Brings Cars—and Humor—to Olympic Games

Olympics sponsors typically pull out the stops when it comes to creating stirring, inspirational marketing and storytelling that connects the values of the Games and what makes great athletes—perseverance, self-belief, focus, hard work—to their brands. Such Olympian storytelling may pull on the heartstrings, such as P&G’s long-running “Thank you, Mom” campaign, but less often does it tickle the Continue Reading…