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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?

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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?

The Secret To Long Life?

Jewels Of Elul | Norman Lear | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming high holy days. The ...

How To Stop Fear Before It Starts

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Don't sweat the small stuff, because you are so much more than whatever it is you're afraid of.

How Humor Gives A New Perspective (And Relieves Stress)

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

One of the discoveries I made when writing my graduate thesis was that humor provides psychological, physical, spiritual, and social benefits. The benefit that most resonated with me is the way that humor helps us to manage stress.

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 ...

How to Make a 'Buddha Doodle'

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.29.2012 | Comedy
Molly Hahn

Namaste y'all! In lieu of today's daily doodle, I've made a REALLY FUN video on "How to Make a 'Buddha Doodle.'" Enjoy!

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?