What Your Sense of Humor Says About Your Mental Health

By Alex Orlando According to researchers, humor comes in four types. Which of these you lean towards can act as a window into your psychological well-being. What makes you laugh the hardest? We’re talking side-splitting, spittle-spraying, I-can’t-breathe laughter here. For some people, hearing a friend wryly recount how they almost face-planted on the sidewalk might do it. Others might take a more antagonistic approach, preferring jokes that involve insulting someone else. Then there’s just some things that almost anyone would find funny, like the recent viral mishap where a lawyer unwittingly appeared as a kitten during a virtual court proceeding. You’ve likely heard the old … Continue reading What Your Sense of Humor Says About Your Mental Health

A Photographer’s Hilarious Photos of Being Stuck in Quarantine with Ex-Wife and Mother

by Phil Mistry Neil Kramer has spent close to a year quarantining with his ex-wife and mother in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom Queens, New York City rent-controlled compact apartment. This has produced a sitcom of chaotically humorous photographs that are actually based on real-life situations that have occurred while they are holed up. His mother usually spends winters in Boca Raton, Florida, but when her plans fell through, she asked her son if she could stay with him for the winter. At the same time, his ex-wife, who was in California, had a roof leak that destroyed her apartment, and she … Continue reading A Photographer’s Hilarious Photos of Being Stuck in Quarantine with Ex-Wife and Mother

LET’S CHECK IN ON STING, OUR 69-YEAR-OLD KING OF EDGING

by Dominique Sisley  From hours-long tantra sessions to a worshipful, open celebration of the clit, Sting’s sex life set new standards for male sexuality. But has he finally found release? When I was a child, nothing confused me more than Sting. I distinctly remember seeing his face — an earnest black-and-white portrait — staring intensely out at me from beside my mother’s stereo. It was an image from his 1994 greatest hits album, Fields of Gold, a record that, whether I liked it or not, was played for much of my first decade on this earth.  I felt confused for a number … Continue reading LET’S CHECK IN ON STING, OUR 69-YEAR-OLD KING OF EDGING

TRUMP IS THE FATHER-IN-LAW FROM HELL

Turns out he hated Jared all along — and only wanted him to fail Miles Klee  After four years of Donald Trump in the White House, we still have many questions. Does the president really employ a small army of body doubles for the First Lady? How many times does he have to flush after he takes a shit? And so on. One thing that’s always seemed clear, however, is his contempt for his adult sons, Eric and especially Don Jr., which is counterbalanced by a creepy, incestual affection for one daughter, Ivanka and an apparent estrangement from the other, Tiffany. In aggregate, he’s … Continue reading TRUMP IS THE FATHER-IN-LAW FROM HELL

BORAT IS BACK, BUT THIS TIME WE’RE IN ON THE JOKE

The 2006 film was a vicious takedown of American xenophobia. But with ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ Sacha Baron Cohen grapples with a nation that’s lost its sense of shame by Tim Grierson  Is anyone scandalized by Borat Sagdiyev anymore? Sure, maybe you don’t find the character funny — maybe you never did — but who’s shocked by his outlandish behavior? Who still finds his wild antics beyond the pale? This is the problem Sacha Baron Cohen faces in his new film, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which picks up the action 14 years after Borat. Considering the brief lifespan of most comedic conceits, 14 years is an … Continue reading BORAT IS BACK, BUT THIS TIME WE’RE IN ON THE JOKE

FOR A HAPPY LIFE, DON’T FORGET HEDONISM

BY U. ZURICH “The pursuit of hedonic and long-term goals needn’t be in conflict with one another,” says Katharina Bernecker. “Our research shows that both are important and can complement each other in achieving well-being and good health. It is important to find the right balance in everyday life.” Enjoying short-term pleasurable activities that don’t lead to long-term goals contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control, according to new research. Based on their findings, the researchers argue for a greater appreciation of hedonism in psychology. We all set ourselves long-term goals from time to time, whether we … Continue reading FOR A HAPPY LIFE, DON’T FORGET HEDONISM

WERE PEOPLE WASTED ALL THE TIME BEFORE CLEAN WATER?

by Magdalene Taylor It’s a popular myth that beer was seen as a safer alternative to water, but beer was actually more a nutritious snack than a method of hydration In my mind, being constantly drunk would be the only way to survive life in Medieval Europe. Like, you can’t even read, you’re probably a peasant living under a feudal landlord and the only thing to do all day is harvest barley. Might as well be buzzed 24/7 and die at the ripe old age of 45.  I’m not the only who thinks this either. It’s a pretty common picture of daily … Continue reading WERE PEOPLE WASTED ALL THE TIME BEFORE CLEAN WATER?

Two Magic Words That Diffuse Any Argument, According to a Mediation Expert

TWENTY20 By Lindsay Champion You and your partner consider yourselves pretty good communicators, but let’s face it—occasionally you both lose your tempers and sometimes, you wish you could have a professional mediator in the room with you. The new book Ask For More: Ten Questions to Negotiate Anything by mediation expert Alexandra Carter is the next best thing. Our favorite tip from the book? There’s a two-word phrase that Carter uses daily with her husband that she calls “the ultimate open question.” And she not only loves using this phrase in relationships, but she says it works with kids, at work and in any other situation … Continue reading Two Magic Words That Diffuse Any Argument, According to a Mediation Expert

THE GUYS WHO WERE DISAPPOINTED WHEN THEY FINALLY HAD ANAL SEX WITH THEIR GIRLFRIENDS

by Desi Jedeikin  It turns out you can’t believe everything you hear on the Howard Stern Show When it comes to top-tier romantic writing, people often bring up Shakespeare’s sonnets or the legendary correspondence between famous couples like F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. But for me, in the pantheon of iconic expressions of passion, no one can ever top the love letters James Joyce wrote to his dirty little fuckbird, Nora Barnacle. Over the top in both their adoration and filth, there was one thing that took Joyce’s euphoria to the next level — when Nora agreed to let him fuck … Continue reading THE GUYS WHO WERE DISAPPOINTED WHEN THEY FINALLY HAD ANAL SEX WITH THEIR GIRLFRIENDS