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How Laughter Improves Our Health And Boosts Happiness

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion

Laughter is in many ways our universal language. Humans love to laugh, and it's good that we do: Laughing can reduce stress, boost our mood, improve ...

WATCH: The 10 Ways Babies Laugh...LOLs Guaranteed!

HooplaHa | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents

There are few sounds cuter than a baby's laugh. When they get going, their belly laughs and giggles will make anyone smile!

Bowser The Dachshund Laughs Hysterically When He Gets Tickled | Posted 09.08.2015 | Good News

Most dogs love a good belly rub... but Bowser the miniature dachshund really loves them.

15 Truly Remarkable Things I Learned In My 50s

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.10.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

They say hindsight is 20/20. I am gaining perspective on the decade I exited a few months hence. In some ways it was my least favorite. In some, one of my more dear. If you can have favorites for that kind of thing. So what did I learn?

A Mother's Day Tribute to My Mother-In-Law

Barbara Hammond | Posted 05.09.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

Mother's Day is the perfect day to write about my mother-in-law. She left us way too soon, 27 years ago. None of us thought dad would last a year w...

Why Exercising Your Sense Of Humor Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Laughter truly is the best medicine when it comes to keeping us feeling physically, mentally and emotionally young as we age. However, maintaining our...

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.

This Is How Laughter Can Become The Creepiest Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barnesst | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy

If you think the sounds of joyful, happy, beautiful giggles can't make you feel uncomfortable, then you thought wrong. For proof, watch the video ...

Lindsay Holmes

6 Signs You Have A Good Sense Of Humor | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living

On a particularly frustrating day a few weeks ago, instead of calling upon an extra kickboxing session or a glass of wine, I found myself reaching out...

How Do Books Make Us Laugh?

Jim Davies | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Jim Davies

Books are amazing things. When we read fiction, we can get strong emotional reactions. It's so common that we need to step back to even realize that it's mysterious. Why would we ever feel real emotions and laugh because of a made-up story?

Tastes Great, Keeps You Healthy: What's Not to Like About National Chocolate Day?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

If you're looking for any excuse to indulge in chocolate without feeling post-pleasure guilt: you're in luck! July 7th is National Chocolate Day.

This Is The Only Infectious Thing We Actually Want To Catch

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that laughter is infectious. Fortunately, laughter may also make us healthier. That's because studies have shown the behavior is no...

The Healing Power Of A Good Laugh

Rob White | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Living in a world of laughter opens one's life to a world of joy. Joy is a divine quality that is inherently creative and productive. And, when we're productive we're doing positive things with our lives. Isn't that reason enough for laughing more?

Tee-Hee, Lol!

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

I never thought I was superstitious. Fridays that fell on the 13th usually ended as a great day. I didn't have triskaidekaphobia- any ill feelings to...

Magician Makes Dozens Of People Smile With A Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Good News

While making objects appear and disappear out of nowhere is always a crowd-pleaser, when done right, can you guess what's even more magical? A smile a...

Hey! Come Closer... Here's THE Secret to a Fabulous Life

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margery Leveen Sher

Let me spill the beans right up front: Zippers! Broccoli! The issue of ketchup vs. mustard! Yes indeed. I am talking about the urgency of Noticing.

11 Things That Are Better Than An Orgasm

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 02.20.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

The next time you're feeling the pressure to have an orgasm, or have more orgasms, or have a certain type of orgasm... remember that life offers you many forms of bliss.

Joy Secret Number 9: Laughter

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

According to Hafiz, laughter is the "glorious sound of a soul waking up!" And I agree! When was the last time you laughed so hard you had tears runni...

How to Cure Hiccups

John R. Talbott | Posted 07.12.2013 | Comedy
John R. Talbott

I can't remember who first showed me how to cure hiccups. I know it was late in life, sometime in my late thirties. The cure came too late to help me. But, ever since then I have been enormously grateful.

Cracking Up

Suzanne Guillette | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Guillette

Laughing, especially at the absurd, has to be one of my favorite activities. The other night, I had one such crackup when I was out with my friend S, who recently turned 28. For many, that's a pivotal year.

7 Ways Laughter Can Improve Your Relationship

Pragito Dove | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

When we laugh we become more vulnerable and approachable. We fall into trust and drop our defenses, becoming more willing to be flexible, and accepting. This helps toward preventing or stopping conflicts.

The Story That Made A News Anchor Lose It

Posted 03.01.2013 | Comedy

People trying to lose weight isn't exactly a laughing matter, but a cat attempting to drop a few pounds? Now, that's funny, and this news anchor would...

De-Stressing Through Laughter - 10 Ways It Improves Your Health

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Last Monday was terrible. The phone began ringing before 9 a.m., I had back-to-back (to-back) meetings well into the afternoon, and by the time happy hour arrived, I was not happy at all. My back hurt and my head was spinning. I was, what my mom used to call, "cranky." Then a friend sent me an email.

Why A Dose Of Laughter Is Your Best-Bet Prescription

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Energy comes from humor. However, each of us, even the crotchety, must locate our sense of what's funny, raucous or wry. Although jokes often elude me, I really respond to the spontaneous comedy of life itself.

A Laughter Meditation To Shake Off Stress

Robert Piper | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Meditation can essentially be seen as emotional weight-lifting for the mind. If we do meditation in the morning and focus on the feeling of laughter, then we can carry that feeling throughout the day.