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Sense of Humor

Share A Laugh With Your Kids

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

There's so much stress and pressure on parents and kids today, we forget our sense of humor. We need to have fun time with our kids so they become resilient, enjoyable, and find time with us as pleasant, loving people who are great to spend time with.

Let's Talk About Vulnerability and Resiliency

Ann Fry | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

Perhaps you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated life -- grew up in a wonderful place, with an in-tact family, stayed in that place after completing school, created your career, started your own family and life is good. That's awesome. I admire you. However, for many others, it didn't go like that.

The Entertainer

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.31.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The 11 Rules of Seduction

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

If you put on an act with the person you are dating, you will never know if he cares for the real you.

When Joking With Your Kids Isn't Funny

Pam Howard | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Pam Howard

There are enough bullies and meanies out there to contend with -- kids shouldn't have to protect themselves from their own parents, too

How A Sense Of Humor Can Save Your Marriage

Meg Dennison | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Play is more a state of mind than an activity. Play creates options; it is the opposite of the highly planned, organized and goal-oriented existence we had built for ourselves. For us, play has become a way to learn to hold even our most entrenched opinions lightly and create awareness of new options.

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.

Hilarious Engagement Photo Is Worth More Than A Thousand Words

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.01.2015 | Weddings
Arlene Nisson Lassin

There is a family I know well, and there are four daughters, close in age and the best of friends. Now check out this hilarious photo they posted recently and then gave me permission to write about the back story.

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...

Sure Hope My Kids Get A Sense Of Humor

Allison Hart | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Allison Hart

Once he even said to the kind stranger holding the candy bowl, "My mom wants me to get chocolate. Do you have any chocolate, maybe in your pantry?"

Life Isn't Perfect... And That's OK!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Without realizing it we are constantly evaluating our own behavior, successes and "perceived" failures. This is how we have been conditioned. It's time for a change.

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...

Ask the Mutant: 9 Steps to Keeping Your Sense of Humor in a Disaster

Eva Moon | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Moon

It's not a funny bone -- it's a funny muscle. Exercise it! Finding humor in everyday life might seem hard at first, but it gets easier and more automatic with practice.

The Key To Working In A Stressful Environment, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | Home

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, shared some valuable tips with us about dealing with a stressful work environment. “It sou...

5 Ways To Incorporate More Joy In Your Life

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If you can find a reason to laugh every day, you'll find that your mood will improve, your relationships with others will seem more meaningful and effortless, and life's hurdles won't seem so daunting.

The Simple Habit That Can Save You Years Of Self-Doubt And Angst

Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Most of us know from experience that having a sense of humor about things can make life a little easier. And there's science to back that up: Being...

I Have Perspective & Perspective Is Everything

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

Ever have one of those days when everything seems to be going wrong? What about when you've thought your worst nightmare came true? You are so lying t...

Humor in the Job Interview Is No Laughing Matter

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Having a good sense of humor probably is an important piece of employment and life success, but joking on a job interview requires a little forethought. Otherwise it could be your last laugh on company time.

A Professor Walks Into a MOOC...

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

According to the Benign Violation Theory, humor has its roots in potentially negative experiences (i.e., violations) that are made to seem okay in some way (i.e., benign). That makes joke telling risky because you can fail by being too benign or by creating too much of a violation.

April Fools' Day: Your Excuse to Lighten Up!

Randy Taran | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

You are enough just as you are. Dare to be vulnerable, and laugh at the tender and amusing moments we all share in this undulating dance of our humanity.

Cara Santa Maria

Do Animals Have A Sense Of Humor? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.25.2012 | Science

LOLCats may make us laugh out loud, but do the kittens in these adorable memes find their own behavior funny? I wondered about humor in the animal kin...

Tales Of A New Runner (And Lightening Up!)

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Amidst the many demands of adulthood, life can sometimes lose its lightness. Even in our positive efforts toward health and wellness, we can become overly serious in our pursuits.

Most Things (Even Funny Things) Aren't Funny

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 09.10.2012 | Comedy
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

These strategies might not turn you into the next Chris Rock or even the life of the party. But considering how humor has been shown to improve people's happiness, making life funnier, even just a little bit, is surely worthwhile.

No Joke -Men Like Women With 'Guy Humor'

Time | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

What's the fast way to a man's heart? Through his funny bone, according a study by the dating website eHarmony. The online poll asked 331,138 eHar...

The Power Of A Punchline

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

The real gift was the power to harness humor as a weapon in my battle against cancer, to feel the power to laugh in the face of what scared me most.