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Why Do We Grunt When We Sit Down as We Get Older?

One of the more vivid memories I have of my late grandmother is the exhausted grunt that she’d exhale along with each and every movement,…

This Is What Happens When Everyone Is a ‘Bully’

Depending on who you ask, Donald Trump is either a serial bully or a great defender of bullying victims — and perhaps even a victim…

The Word ‘Bitch’ Is Back in a Big Way, Baby

Since I often have to write up the bad news — famous bridges ruined, why you’ll never have a big tiddy goth gf, Mark Zuckerberg…

A Cultural History of ‘Workin’ Hard or Hardly Workin’?’

“Workin’ hard, or hardly workin’?”  It’s one of those vapid, stupid things that people say when either they’re awkwardly trying to make smalltalk, or when…