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  • Humor saves the day in prison
    Jesting in jail: How one man used humor to deal with his incarceration
    I have read how Victor Frankl, the psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, used humor to give him hope when he was a prisoner in a German concentration camp. In fact, he credits it, in part, with his survival.But I have never actually met or known...
  • London supports France
    Will the French ever laugh again after the terrorist attacks?
    Recent terrorist attacks in France brought back memories of a two-part article I wrote after the 9-11 attacks in the United States. One was "The Day the Laughter Stopped," the other was "The Day the Laughter Returned." Both...
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    Why you need to laugh more in the New Year
    A lot of resolutions in the New Year revolve around exercising regularly. That is all well and good but there is no need to join a gym to get that workout. Instead, laugh more every day and you will actually be getting exercise related to three...
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    Try swimming, add cardio and have a good laugh this New Year
    Resistance training often hogs the metab-boosting spotlight. It’s no wonder, since a pound of muscle at rest fries three times as many calories as a pound of fat.However, cardio is every bit as crucial for keeping your metabolism humming....
  • Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels posing together
    'Dumb and Dumber To': Different but still good
    “Dumb and Dumber” hit theaters in 1994. It is a hilarious movie that deserved a sequel, and audiences have finally gotten one—20 years later. And while this new movie, "Dumb and Dumber To," is different in style from...
  • 60 Therapeutic Life-Changing Activities
    Move your fear to the rear
    Fear is the cheapest room in the house.I would like to see you living in better conditions.-Hafiz, Sufi poetI almost failed speech in college. I got a D in public speaking. And my other grades where low too because of my fear of speaking up in...
  • 5 Stages of Going from Loss to Laughter
    Joan Rivers wants us to laugh
    When I was doing research for my book, Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying: Embracing Life After Loss, I asked a number of people how they wanted to be remembered after they were gone.Most said that they wanted people to remember the...
  • Losing Weight with Laughter
    Losing Weight with Laughter
    Many of us tend to gain a few extra pounds from time to time. Then we make a resolution to diet but that often doesn't work. But do not despair, laughter is here. Exercising your sense of humor can actually help you shed those extra pounds...
  • 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee
    Can you spell "funny?"
    A fairly new phenomenon has been happening at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in recent years. When contestants ask the judges to use the word they were asked to spell in a sentence, that sentence might be hilarious. Why? — Because bee...
  • April: The month for humor & laughter
    April: The month for humor & laughter
    In the beginning, God made a man and a woman and set them on earth.Then the man and woman looked at each other and burst out laughing.-African mythMaybe it’s because is National Humor Month. Maybe it’s because it has a day devoted to...
  • Looking to Learn about Laughter?
    Looking to Learn about Laughter?
    March is International Mirth Month, a time to get rid of the winter doldrums and get ready for the funny month, April. That fourth month of the year not only begins with April Fools’ Day but the entire month has been designated as National...
  • 21 Habits of Happy People
    21 Habits of Happy People
    Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert HubbardSomeone sent this to me by way of social media a short time ago, but I don’t recall who (I wish I could pass along the proper credit). In any event, these happiness habits...
  • What Makes You Laugh?
    What Makes You Laugh?
    Since there is scientific evidence that laughter is beneficial to every system in our body, I thought it important to know what makes us laugh so that we could get more of it in our life.So, not long ago, I did my own mini-scientific research and...
  • Smile, Laugh
    Are you in touch with your emotions?
    Did you know that just maintaining a sad face drags you down? Your mind and body both are negatively effected by a frown. The idea of "fake it until you make it" is more than cliche. Science backs it.First, let's examine the benefits...
  • De-stress: Attend Mike Epps Comedy Show in Savannah, Georgia November 9, 2013
    De-stress: Attend Mike Epps Comedy Show in Savannah, Georgia November 9, 2013
    People must learn how to manage and decrease stress in their lives. Uncontrolled stress can lead to depression and other health problems.Here are ways to de-stress after a long day: read a magazine or book, exercise, listen to a funny comedian,...