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Why Your Physician Should Get Serious About Your Happiness

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

We all complain about health care costs, but when we're sick we want ready access to the best care available. So none of us would trade a short cab ri...

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.

Men and Laughter

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

If I could find myself in an alternate universe, there would be all the men I love -- and in this alternate universe all these men I love would find me irresistible and they wouldn't be married.

Crying Is No Laughing Matter

Michael Trimble | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science
Michael Trimble

The ability to respond to the tears of another is linked with empathy, and the tear is the basis of a human morality founded on compassion.

Relationship Advice: 8 Strategies To Create More Love In Your Life

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Focus on the areas in which you can improve your relationships and discover the myriad possibilities that will unfold before you. Let this be the year that you deepen your relationships and find the love that you truly deserve.

Let's Get Dirty

Gina Kell Spehn | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Gina Kell Spehn

Women deeply desire to live and be better, but we are constantly at war with ourselves. Fear and failure have crept into positions of authority over our lives. We like things neat and tidy, but sometimes, life is just messy and downright dirty.

Are Journalists Joking Too Much On Twitter?

Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

Who doesn't enjoy laughing? Who doesn't like making other people laugh? That said, a "journalist" has a serious job. Some duties: relay critical information in a timely manner, hold public leaders accountable, serve the general public. Why then is Twitter so often filled with snark?

Are Journalists Joking Too Much On Twitter?

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Technology

I've thought about writing this a few times before, but this is a sensitive one. I don't want to come across as humorless. I love to laugh. I think...

5 Keys To Cultivating A Positive Outlook (Even During Dark Days)

Pragito Dove | Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Everything is a mirror. We cannot change the reflection, but we can change the original (ourselves), and then, automatically, the reflection changes.

My New Year's Resolution? Keep Doing These 5 Things

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.09.2013 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

Did you make New Year's resolutions? I didn't. Not new ones, anyway. Instead, I simply reminded myself of the decisions I made just about two years ago, after my husband's death.

'Laugh As Much As You Breathe And Love As Long As You Live'

Posted 03.02.2013 | 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...

Laughter Heals the Soul

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Robin O'Bryant

My 7-year-old darted in and out of the kitchen, pausing to drag a step stool beside me at the stove. Emma wrapped her skinny little arms around me and gave me the longest hug of my life. I had to time to fall apart in tears, choking back sobs and pull myself together before she let go.

LOL All You Want - Laughter Proven to Make Working Out Easier

HooplaHa | Posted 02.11.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

"Laughter Is The Best Medicine" might be the truest statement you've heard in a while. According to a study conducted by Oxford University, laughter ...

12 Ways Restore Meaning To The Holiday Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Ready or not, the holidays are on our heels. But what if all our best intentions end up leaving us overspent and farther away from what we really want?

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.

The Many Health Benefits of a Good Belly Laugh

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It feels good to laugh once in a while. Everyone knows that. But laughter as a health-promoting exercise is not as widely practiced, despite the fact that scientists have long known about the potential healing effects of good humor.

Out Of The Depths

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 12.16.2012 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

It was the lowest point of my life. My 23-year marriage was over. My ex and I been talking about it for a long time, but finally he was ready. I wasn't.

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...

One Trick That Can Get You Through Almost Anything

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

This year made me realize that I've accumulated a whole arsenal of wonderfully powerful tools and techniques that can help me through difficult times if I choose to use them. Things like prayer and faith, meditation and yoga, music, vitamins, love, persistence, honesty, communication, and trust.

She Carved Out a Wonderful Life

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

The little girl came home from school in tears, saddled with an assignment she knew she couldn't handle.

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?

Cara Santa Maria

Do Animals Have A Sense Of Humor?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Laughter Is Sacred Space

Ted Swartz | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Ted Swartz

On a path to be a Mennonite pastor, I had gone back to school at age 30 in order to prepare for seminary, along with three small children, a supportive wife and a congregation sponsoring us. While in undergrad I took an acting class, and fell in love with this art form.

Why It is Important to Crack the Humor Code

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 11.07.2012 | Comedy
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

When done well, humor can have a significant positive effect on your life. Isn't it time we use a little more academic rigor to figure out how it works?