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The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.16.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

10 Best Lessons I've Learned From My Middle-Aged Body

Vikki Claflin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Last month, I turned 58. As in 'years old.' Fifty. Eight. I don't care who you are, 58 is no longer "young." Body parts have shifted downwards. Skin has lost its memory yarn. Thighs ripple when we're standing still. Once-defined triceps now flap like sheets on a clothesline. Weight has moved into our hips and bellies with the tenacity of squatters on the back 40 of the Ponderosa.

The Importance Of Humor In The Toughest Of Times

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to maintain a sense of humor on a day-to-day basis, and another to be able laugh through a life-threatening diagnosis. Yet Alex Nil...

Chicken Soup for the Singing Telegrammer's Soul

April Brucker | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy
April Brucker

It was October of 2012. I had just released my book, I Came, I Saw, I Sang: Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl. While I should have been happy, I wasn't.

Tips From My Trips Around the Sun

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

I'm about to turn 59, which means I'll be starting my 60th voyage around the sun, a mind-blowing truth for a person who's still a child between the ears.

Have You Laughed 17 Times Today?

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

What's with all the gloomy people walking around mumbling and complaining? Don't they know that laughter is the best medicine? Boisterous laughter is the grand cure that causes your face to contort as you make guttural noises and your eyes water, your gut tumbles, and your mood improves.

Smile While You Still Have Teeth

Carol E Wyer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

t is not easier getting older, but a sense of humor will assist and if you work at it, you will be able to use your humor to see you through those darker days.

The Secret To Actually Making School More Enjoyable

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

If you are going to be sitting in different rooms for nine months, why not make these months hilarious and memorable?

Laughter Trumps Nerves

Maria Senise | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

There's nothing like showing up a week early to a substitute teaching training session. I can't stop laughing at my own ridiculousness that came out i...

Make Happiness Your Default Setting in 3 Easy Steps

Naomi Goodlet | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Goodlet

When you notice a positive feeling, try consciously inviting it to stay a while longer. Imagine the feeling growing and expanding. Don't force it, just allow it to stay for as long as possible.

Bowing to the Happy Marriages: Superhero Territory

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I am lucky to be surrounded by loving couples all of whom deserve more acknowledgment. I consider them all superheroes.

Are You a Leader Who Laughs?

Dianna Booher | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

With the pressures of leadership, you have a choice -- to get upset or to get a laugh. Getting upset boosts your blood pressure; laughing and a lighthearted culture can boost your productivity and your influence.

The 10 Mortal Sins of a Moms' Night In

Kelly Fig Smith | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Kelly Fig Smith

2. You bring a non-infant, non-breastfeeding child person with you. What the what? Enough said. Enough said.

Finding Your Way Back to Happy

Steph Thompson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Steph Thompson

Painting a picture of me, head back, guffawing with great joy, would not be completely accurate, much as I'd like it to be. No. There was a darker side, mood swings (menstruation related or not) that left me forgetting how to laugh or wondering when that laughter would come again.

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 ...

Parenting Facts and Fairy Tales

Marilynn Halas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Marilynn Halas

We've all been there. You look at your new baby and deep joy settles into your soul, but the days to come may not be exactly what you planned. The joy is soon colored by the realities of sleep deprivation, worry and more advice than any human being could ever possibly use.

Being Ridiculous Is Absolutely Necessary

Maria Senise | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.

What I Learned From Taking A 'Selfie'

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

In the midst of that mysterious, sacred bond that connects childhood friends, something even bigger seems to emerge. In the small intangibles that remain from the innocence of youth.

Happy Grandparents Day, Nana New Face

Donna M. Butts | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

As we celebrate Grandparents Day, let's make it something more than a superficial holiday. Let's make it a grand day for action.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

Once Upon a Time There Was You: A TV Writer Reflects on the Stories That We Create

David S. Simon | Posted 10.26.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Here's what I'm thinking. We are all in the middle of a story at any give moment. We're both the protagonist and the antagonist, given the time or p...

Divine Laughter: Robin Williams' Reverence

Holly Lynn Payne | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Lynn Payne

It's been a sad, gray time here in Marin County -- and the world, as the news of Robin Williams' death sinks in. Everyone seems surprised by it. How c...

The Great Taste: Laughter, Insults and a Moment

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In early May of this year, I drove up to Madison Wisconsin to meet friends and sleep out for tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest.

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...