Laugh Away the Pain? It’s Evolutionary.

Once upon a time, Charlie Chaplin said, “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” Last week, The New York Times agreed. The reported on a recent study which found that,”laughing increased pain resistance.” In this story, the science of modern times sides with the clown. The Oxford study also suggests that laughter has provided primates with an age-old evolutionary advantage.

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Laugh and Eat Chocolate! It’s Good for Your Heart!

Any fool knows that laughing and eating chocolate will make you feel good. Now scholars agree too! Let’s sing it from the rooftops! (And support it with peer-reviewed science!) “EAT CHOCOLATE AND BE MERRY! Your heart will thank you!”

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Laughter: The “Inner Pharmacy”

Gita Fendelman is a laughter yoga instructor and member of the Tucson Laughter Club. It's been seven years since she…

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Laughter Heals, Once Again

A sisxteen-year-old girl with a rare liver disease that eventually left her paralyzed has made major steps towards recovery with…

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Laughter Yogis and Japanese Hypertension Research

Once again, scientist have found that laughter can lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension. Well, they at least observed an…

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Laughter + Leg Ulcers = Less Leg Ulcers

I don't have leg ulcers. I hope I don't ever have leg ulcers. Do you have leg ulcers? I hope…

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Chimps + Laughter = Social Status

We’ve all laughed at nothing in particular just to keep the conversation going. Researchers in Zambia found that chimps do…

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April is National Stress Awareness Month and National Humor Month

If you have been mindful of your stress levels this month, well done. April is National Stress Awareness Month and…

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