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

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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.

How A Good Laugh Can Help You Solve Your Problems

Posted 10.31.2012 | OWN

By Martha Beck If a stubborn dilemma has you stumped, Martha Beck can help you find a resolution. Task number one: Yuk it up. Back when I us...

Why We Laugh: 'I Would Trade Any Worldly Desire For A Hearty Belly Laugh'

Paula Tursi | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Paula Tursi

If you had to make a list of all the things that made you want to be with the people you have chosen in your life, what would be on it? Is it that they are good-looking, know all the best places to go, are they super smart or really generous, is it physical chemistry?

WATCH: 100 Greatest Maniacal Movie Laughs

Posted 08.13.2012 | Comedy

It's Monday morning, the weekend has already become a distant memory, and it's time to face an inbox full of unread emails with disdain. Time to pull ...

Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Intent | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

People have long said that laughter is the best medicine, and we know now of its many positive physiological effects. There is plenty of evidence on why we should laugh, so why don't we?

Hilarious Affirmations To Get You Through The Day

The Rumpus | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women

Hey ladyfriend, are you going through a breakup? Is your job really hard right now? Is your life nothing more than all-consuming darkness and regret? ...

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

Idiot's Guide to Belly Laughing

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Anastasia Rubis

Imagine sipping a latte at your local coffee shop, and some crazy dude in the rest room throws open the door and hollers for more toilet paper. He's perched on the bowl, hairy legs spread apart. What would you do?

8 Ways to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays

Therese Borchard | Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Yes, the holidays do bring a magic and excitement to the month of December, but the stress, loneliness and blues pre-packaged with the festivities can be enough to drag one-fourth of us across the tenuous line from sanity to insanity.

WATCH: If This Doesn't Make You Smile You're Dead

Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy

Sometimes a video is just nice. Ya know? It reassures you that there are pleasant, good things out there, and that we're all gonna be okay, and ugh, i...

It's Seriously A Good Idea To Laugh At Yourself, Science Confirms

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Are you really, truly capable of laughing at yourself? If so, it's a good sign that you have an optimistic personality and a good sense of humor, a...