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3 Easy Ways To Laugh More Every Day

Cathy Chester | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

To every comedian who has ever given us hours of fun and laughter, I say a sincere thank you. You have given us a great gift, one that may add years to our lives.

12 Things I Would Whisper To A Newborn Child

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Kathleen Buckstaff

Learning how to fly means learning how to let go of suffering and of people and things that drag you down. Learning how to fly is why you are here. Figure out what it means to you to fly. And then fly!

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

These Meditation Alternatives Are Anything But Boring

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Luckily, it's possible to get many of the benefits of meditation without actually meditating, at least in the conventional sense. There are numerous activities out there that can offer you peace of mind without also boring you to pieces.

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...

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...

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.

This Therapist Gets Laughing: The Transformative Effects of Laughter

Peggy Tileston | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Peggy Tileston

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities." -- Jean Houston When I first heard about laughter yog...

I Used to Be a Clown

Eric Trules | Posted 08.16.2014 | Comedy
Eric Trules

"Gino Cumeezi." That was my name. Great grandson of the infamous and toothless "Gums" Cumeezi. A cross between Charlie Chaplin, Jack Kerouac, and Grand Central Station. I like to think of Gino as a subversive public fool. A comic outlaw. A provocateur to the max. Truly one of New Yawk's "finest."

Alzheimer's Disease And The Power Of Laughter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Witnessing a loved one’s decline in mental health, especially with a disease like Alzheimer’s, can be one of the most emotionally challenging life...

This One Simple Thing Makes For A Long-Lasting Marriage

Janie Porter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weddings
Janie Porter

I'm still in the workout clothes that I sweated through at 6 a.m.. My hair hasn't been washed in days. I don't have time for this. But for some reason, one day last week, I did something different.

Checking the Ego Into Rehab and Sticking to a Fitness PLAN

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Because of my ego I feared failure. I was too embarrassed to be "bad" at anything, and though I used the excuse that I was scared of hurting my back, I was also really scared of hurting my ego. So often, rather than trying something new, I did nothing at all.

10 Ways To Get High -- Naturally

Mark Sisson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

Many of society's favorite psychoactive compounds, both legal and illegal, work by hijacking our own neurotransmitters and brain receptor sites. In other words, they aren't creating something out of nothing -- they only work because our brains are set up to get high and feel pleasure.

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.

Modern Family Relationships Support a Strong America

Donna M. Butts | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

In recognition of the International Year of the Family, which was first declared by the United Nations on May 15 20 years ago, the Alliance for Children and Families and Generations United set about taking America's temperature on family connections across generations

Laughter Meditation for Parents and Kids

Pragito Dove | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

It seemed crazy at first to invite my son to do a meditation with me. I thought of meditation as a serious, grown-up activity. However, he loved it. His laughter helped me regain my authentic laughter, and in the quiet time he liked the opportunity to lie in stillness and quiet.

My Occasional Loss of Body Control

Leslie Handler | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Handler

Oh, it hurts. My stomach is so tight. There's a squeeze from deep within. It feels like I'm doing ab crunches, but I'm not. The squeeze gets tighter...

Boiling It Down: This Essay Is Awesome

Harold Nonken | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

It strikes me as strange, if not weird, that if something is so profound that it inspires awe -- then shouldn't it be full of awe? Is anything beautisome? Wondersome? Faithsome?

This Is What It Means To Make Time For Laughter

Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What I Learned From a Little Boy Who Fell Off His Horse

Carly Reynolds | Posted 06.23.2014 | Good News
Carly Reynolds

It's a blessing to get to watch these kids come week after week and master something they were struggling with the week previous or see the smiles on the parents' faces as their children go trotting around the arena.

Yagana Shah

New Study Proves That Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty

A little laughter can go a long way, a new study reveals. We all know the mood-boosting benefits of a good laugh, but researchers at California's L...

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

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

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

Why Women Laugh More Than Men

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Neuroscientist Scott Weems joins HuffPost Live to discuss his new book, "Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why," and the reason women laugh more o...

Bringing Joy and Fun to Your Company Culture

Karin Volo | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Did you know the average 4-year-old laughs 300 times a day, and for the average 40-year-old it might be four times? Amazing companies are bringing the...

How Laughter Helps Us Heal

Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Chantal Pierrat Chantal Pierrat: On your website, you have a business card that ...