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Working With Colors to Create Positive Energy

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

When you live your life in color, you live it with a smile. That's why children love balloons. They are colorful, and they make them want to embra...

Laughter Is Food for the Soul

Eric J. Hall | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Patch Adams is a doctor as well as a professional clown, who puts on funny hats and a big nose when visiting children with terminal cancer to make the...

Circus and the Healing Balm of Laughter

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

As I tour the country, I often have the opportunity to visit children in the hospital as part of the community outreach efforts of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. These hospital visits always serve to remind me to be thankful for my physical health.

You're Old If You Type 'LOL,' Facebook Says

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.10.2015 | Technology

Do you laugh in hahas, hehes, emojis or ROTFLFMAOs? Facebook thinks it has the answer, based on your age, gender and the place you live. In a st...

WATCH: Comedians Prove Laughter is the Best Medicine

HooplaHa | Posted 08.04.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

When a health scare strikes, we visit our favorite physicians and medical experts for help. Although modern medicine is an integral part of the healing process, did you know that one of life's best natural remedies can be found at The Club...a COMEDY club that is!

It Turns Out A Laugh Doesn't Mean Something's Funny

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

No joke: Most laughter isn't generated by what we think is funny. So says a new installment of the PBS Digital Studios series "It's Okay To ...

San Diego Loves Laughs: An Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Ombretta Di Dio

What attracts young souls to embark on a path of open mics? What pushed the more experienced comics to always come back? I spoke to some of San Diego's entertainers, to get answers that could help you understand what it means to be a stand-up comedian and how, if you want, you could do be one too.

Watch Bear Doze Off After Eating Too Much Dog Food

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Black bears fall into food comas just like the rest of us. On Saturday, a Florida resident found a large black bear snoring out on her lawn. Turns out the animal discovered a 20-pound bag of dog food in a neighbor's garage, dragged it out to the front yard and devoured it in one sitting reports WFTV.

Hospital's 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors Proves That Laughter Is The Best Medicine

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Need a good laugh? Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital has you covered with their "Laugh Cafe." A part of the Sibley Senior Association, which ...

What Not To Talk About At The Dinner Table

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

The older woman in this picture is my great aunt Alma Underwood Laird. She was sort of shy, a wonderful woman and was what was called at the time a "m...

The Power of Keeping It Personal

Eric Ludwig | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Ludwig

Technology has made it so easy to reach so many people in such a short period of time which is an amazing business tool and a way to keep tabs on a great number of people, but we're turning away from the personal touch. Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail are convenient ways to keep in touch with coworkers, friends, and colleagues but they often fail to make or develop deep connections.

Why You Cover Your Mouth When Laughing: Cultural Editors and Divine Intervention

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When you LOL, you can be ugly. Not in the divine sense, of course, but in the current cultural sense. When you let loose, you show yourself. When yo...

Five Reasons Christians Should Do Comedy

Cindy Brandt | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Humor in the church is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, what pastor doesn't like to start their sermon off with an attention-grabbing joke to wake people up in the pews?

5 Things My Tween Taught Me That I Should Have Known All Along

Joey Hoffman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Joey Hoffman

Daisy has a Frankensteinan transplant scar across her belly. She sports bikinis with more confidence than Gisele. "I mean, if people like me or want to get to know me, they'd look past that," she tells me.

Lessons in Speaking From the Heart

Greg O'Brien | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg O'Brien

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, "Life is no brief candle ... It is a sort of splendid torch, which I've got hold of for the moment, ...

The Speech That Wouldn't Die

Al DeLuise | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Al DeLuise

We have all been there, trapped in an auditorium or meeting where someone just droned on, oblivious of their surroundings, totally enthralled with the sound of their own voice. With graduation season upon us I recently had the misfortune to be in that exact situation.

Actor David Banks of CUT! Tells Us His Most Disgusting Habit

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

David Banks is known for his comedic performances in over 100 commercials, however this chameleon has been breaking out and taking on darker roles. Currently he's celebrating theatrical release of CUT! which he co-wrote and starred in. Twitter: @Dynamitedork

Please Don't Ask Me For Help, The Game Is On

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Savitt

I don't think selfishness comes naturally. I believe it develops over time through socialization and, in all honesty, it doesn't make you a good person just because you donate to a charity (looking at you stuck up rich people). Similarly, it doesn't make you a bad person just because you passed up a volunteer opportunity (more of a note for myself).

This Is What Happened at a Grownup Sleepover

Rumni Saha | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Rumni Saha

For some time I had been wicked stressed, taking on way more than I could handle but I did it -- well disguised on the outside but a veritable mess on the inside. So finally when I was able to convince myself that I was no superwoman in spite of what I liked to believe, and that it was nothing to be ashamed of, I felt a sense of relief. However, it was now time to make up for lost time and "unhad" fun.

Caught By Surprise

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

A recent conversation with a woman at Starbucks reminds me of the laughter, the joy and, indeed, the hope that can be experienced when we are caught by surprise.

Laughter Can Make People Reveal Their Secrets

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

They say laughter is the best medicine, but new research suggests it could also make people more likely to reveal their secrets. A study published ...

Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

Loosen Up, Liven Up

Rumni Saha | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Rumni Saha

Fifty Shades of Grey did not tickle my fancy but provided unfettered bonding time with my girlfriends and confirmed once again, that laughter pairs well with everything -- even inhibition.

The Joy of Laughter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive and empowered. When you laugh, you transcend the physical aspects of your life and your troubles.

The Key to True Transformation

Martha Pasternack | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Have you noticed that there is a lot of talk these days about transformation being the brass ring on the personal growth fast track? Have you noticed ...