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Breakfast, Conception and Divorce: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

November 12, 2018
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    Ten percent of Europeans were conceived in an Ikea bed.  (Time 2/12/18)   Life expectancy in the US is actually going down. (Time, 2/12/18)   Centenarians rarely skip breakfast. (Time 2/26/18)   Princess…

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Swimming Pools, Silent Noodles And The ACLU: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

October 31, 2017
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The correct term for mobile phone separation anxiety is nomophobia. (Time. 9/4/17) Henry David Thoreau was fond of belting out sea shanties at parties. (The New Yorker, 9/4/17) The best way to befriend famous people…

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Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe — What I Learned From Magazines This Week

August 17, 2017
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Leonard Bernstein believed that Elis Presley was the greatest cultural force of the 20th century. (Time, 08/21/17) For actor Will Smith, losing his virginity wasn’t as exciting as watching Star Wars. (People, 08/07/17) A Japanese…

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JACKIE KENNEDY, MARGE SIMPSON & LONGEVITY: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

June 3, 2017
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The title of the overdue book returned to a public library in San Francisco 100 years after it had been checked out? Forty Minutes Late.  (Readers Digest, 04/17) In 1999, Kathy McKeon, Jackie Kennedy’s former…

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Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra And A Nice Hot Bath: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

April 30, 2017
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Actress Rita Moreno wakes up humming. People (5/1/17) Riding a roller coaster with your partner makes you more attractive to each other. People (5/1/17) The image on the commemorative stamp the Central African Republic recently…

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Excerpt – How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans

July 7, 2016
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It has been pointed out to me that I have not excerpted my book How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans.  So, here is a short excerpt. Thanks…

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Micropigs and Einstein’s Eyeballs: What I Learned From Magazines This Week.

April 12, 2016
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It is the one year anniversary of Our Bodies, Our Shelves by humorist and Librarian Roz Warren.  Released on National Librarian Day last year, the book earned so much support from this brave community that…

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Drinking Beer and Eating Squirrel: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

March 30, 2016
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  Reading magazines this week, I learned that: A British survey has concluded that consuming organic foods can extend your life… for three weeks.(Popular Mechanics, 3/16) The average caretaker in the United States is a…

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SLEEPING APES AND WASHING DISHES: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES HIS WEEK

March 7, 2016
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Reading magazines this week, I learned that: Every 34 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. (AARP Magazine 3/16) Mike Love is considered one of the biggest assholes in the history of rock…

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ALLIGATORS, LIP GLOSS AND SEX IN SPACE: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

February 29, 2016
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  According to both Russian and American space authorities, nobody has ever had sex in space. (Popular Mechanics, February 2016) Wealthy people don’t watch a lot of TV. (Money, March 2016) The more sleep you…

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