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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?

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.