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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.03.2013 | Celebrity

You might have heard of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. You know, the one who was in "3rd Rock From The Sun" and, oh yeah, just wrote and directed the fal...

52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

Joy Secret Number 11: Cheerful Enthusiasm

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

It's Always Sunny Above the Clouds! We had just taken off from some airport in the U.S. on a particularly stormy day -- it was bumpy and rough and a...

They Who Love and Laugh Most Win

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

It has been said by many that life is a game, an assertion with which many agree. But how to win? Some think that accruing great material wealth will...

The Three Words That Ended My Marriage

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Cassie Premo Steele

He said, "What is it?" What he meant was What's wrong with you? Why is everything I do wrong? Why don't we laugh anymore?

Early Morning Meditation: First Things First

Martha Pasternack | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Today I will find peace in chaos. Love within fear. Beauty in the ordinary. Forgiveness in expectations. Gratitude for the struggles. Generosity in the face of lack. Plenty in not enough. Joy in sorrow. Simplicity in the complex. Movement within inertia.

Places Last Longer Than People

Charlie Carillo | Posted 10.26.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

"Happy was a lovely man," my grandmother insisted to her dying day. The people he killed would have disagreed.

Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

Jay Scott | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

Are you wondering what exactly I mean by pranks? Sure, I tell my fair share of jokes, but I also like to remind all of Team Alex that we deal with a heavy topic here, so to keep ourselves on the right track, we have fun too.

When Comedy Went to School: The Movie That Celebrates Jewish Humor

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Bravo to these beloved clowns and comics who turned life's cabbage into sauerkraut. May all that talent live on forever and continue to spawn more comedy. And may we never lose our laughter or fade out our ability to find the funny in life.

Depressed? Your "SEEKING" System Might Not Be Working: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp

Karin Badt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Jaak Panksepp, the inventor of the term "affective neuroscience", is regarded as a radical in his field, with ground-breaking insights into emotional...

Scenes From a Comedy Class

Oren Mendez | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Considering myself a comedy writer, I decided it couldn't hurt to at least see how this magical class could tap into anyone's inner comedian, and turn him into a pro.

Can Art Have A Sense Of Humor?

Annie Buckley | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Annie Buckley

With Curatorial Intern: Katie Hernandez Humor is not usually the first thing that comes up when we talk about contemporary art. Theory, yes. Ideas,...

Can Business Be Fun?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

So, should we have fun in business? I think so. All research points to happy employees being productive employees. I haven't seen any research that specifically looks at the amount of laughter emanating from corporate offices, though.

Laughing Your Way to Mindfulness

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

If mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present, what is more mindful than laughter? Something strikes you as funny and you laugh. For that moment, the laughter and the joy of being in the moment are all you are about.

Steve Rizzo: Laughing and Learning

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
BJ Gallagher

Steve Rizzo is a former stand-up comedian turned motivational speaker and author who knows better than most the power of words to both entertain and enlighten. I recently had the change to interview Rizzo about his new book and his work in the edutainment business.

Put on a Happy Face

Carol E Wyer | Posted 06.15.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

My mission each day is to attempt to make as many people smile or laugh as I can and I always start each day trying to make my husband laugh.

17 Things To Never Do Alone

Posted 04.15.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Do-it-yourself columnist Leigh Newman shows us the stuff we just need somebody (read: anybody!) to help us with. 1. Apply liqu...

LOOK: 24 Images That Will Give Meaning To Your Sad, Pointless Life

Posted 03.29.2013 | Good News

Sometimes life sucks. But then happiness strikes. And it looks like this hamster. Or like finding a friend who you thought you'd ...

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?