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What is Laughter and Why Is It Good For Us?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Do you ever wonder about laughter? Why do we really do it and what does it really mean? These and other questions will be answered within, and hopefully some of them will bring a smile to your lips.

slot machineThe Casino: How to Gamble Without Losing Your Shirt and Other Significant Pieces of Clothing
by Marjorie Dorfman

Gambling: What is it that makes a normal adult throw money away on a number or a color? What special attraction lies at the heart of casino gambling. Read on, despite the odds.

pumpkin carvingHow (Not) to Carve a Pumpkin: Some Halloween Words To The Wise
by Marjorie Dorfman

It is said there is a right and a wrong way to carve a pumpkin. Tried and true methods have come down to us through the ages but innovative mistakes seem to crop up every year. Read on and learn what to avoid this time; that is, if you dare!

Memorial Day: How Did It Come To Be?
by Marjorie Dorfman

How did the tradition of celebrating Memorial Day begin? Who were the first to do it and why is that still a moot point after all of these years? Read on to learn more about this important American holiday tradition.

Happy New Year: Chinese and Otherwise!
by Marjorie Dorfman

Do other cultures celebrate the new year differently or are we all more similar than we think? Read on and learn about some interesting holiday traditions, even if you don't feel like celebrating anything at all.

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Firecrackers and the Fourth of July: However Did It Happen?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Who invented fireworks? What connection do they have with Marco Polo, the fourth of July and other exploding people and places?

Father’s Day: How Did It All Begin?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Where would all of us be without our fathers? How did honoring their place in our lives begin? Read on for some answers and possibly, a new respect for the issue.

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St. Valentine’s Day: The True Story Behind the Love and Kisses, Chocolate and Otherwise
by Marjorie Dorfman

Why is mid February a time set aside to honor lovers? Why doesn't it happen in spring or summer when splendor can be had in the grass without overcoats? Read on for some answers, whether you believe in love or not.

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Mistletoe and Other Body Parts
by Marjorie Dorfman

What is the true story behind this mystifying and notorious little plant? Why is it associated with Christmas and kissing? Read on, if your inquiring mind dare to know.

Guess Who’s Not Coming To Dinner? A Harried Look at Holidays and Relatives
by Marjorie Dorfman

Do you believe it's almost that time of year again? Just when you thought you forgot about all that special tension and stress the holidays can bring, there they are, right smack in your face. Read on for one way to cope with them, albeit with a laugh or two in the process.

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Halloween: Ghosts, Goblins and Lore with Gore
by Marjorie Dorfman

What does Halloween have in common with ancient Druid celebrations? How did the pumpkin come to be a part of this very strange celebration? Read on for some information, if you dare.

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Mother’s Day: Why Is It So?
by Marjorie Dorfman

When did Mother's day become a national holiday? Do we really appreciate the women who brought all of us into the world? Read on for the truth as viewed by a humble opinion.

April Fool’s Day: Is It Reserved For Fools, and If So, Who Is Left?
by Marjorie Dorfman

What is it about the first of April that makes people want to play jokes on each other? Where did the tradition come from? Read on for some answers, whether you be foolish or wise.

St. Patrick’s Day: Where Are Those Leprechauns When You Really Need Them?
by Marjorie Dorfman

Why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day and what does the color green have to do with it? Learn all about this fascinating tradition, even if you don't like the color green.

Sunday In The Park: My First And Last Date with Harold Percy Bagelman
by Marjorie Dorfman

In honor of St. Valentine’s Day, consider this tale of a first date from hell. Don’t blame me if you don’t find it fun, for I who lived the experience, didn’t either! Read on, if you dare.

New Years and A New Leaf . . . Good Grief!
by Marjorie Dorfman

Is it that annoying time of year again already? You know, that moment when you decide to never do this and always do that forever more. Well, stop right there and read on. It's time for a change, a revolution in resolutions and a few laughs as well!

Holiday Shopping: Some Rules for the Road
by Marjorie Dorfman

Here we are again! It's that time of year for credit cards and fruitcakes and bright and shiny lights! No one is excluded and all checkbooks are welcome everywhere! If you are wondering what to buy for whom, read on for a little holiday advice. It won't help at all, but maybe you will have a change of attitude and be able to relax enough to have a laugh or two.