Latest Humour Stories

2013-12-13 09:34:16

Food for thought: Laughter and MIRTH (methodical investigation of risibility, therapeutic and harmful): Narrative synthesis Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ. Researchers from Birmingham and Oxford, in the UK, reviewed the reported benefits and harms of laughter. They used data published between 1946 and 2013. They concluded that laughter is a serious...

2013-08-15 23:26:56

This is one of several projects that add light years to life by promoting the positive power of laughter and humor. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Psychologist Steve Wilson announced a grant from the Laughter Arts & Sciences Foundation, 501.c.3, (LASF) in support of the “1,000 Red Noses Project”. According to the Project Director, Debra Joy Hart, a nurse, educator, and laughter therapist, who took the project to Peru in 2011, the next stop will be Komatsu, Japan, October...

2013-06-27 23:29:55

There is evidence that a woman’s good sense of humor can benefit her career. When 200 executives were asked to name the qualities that kept women from succeeding, lack of a sense of humor was near the top of the list. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Humor-wise, author, humorist, and feminist, Dr. Gina Barreca, sees the world changing for women at work. "Humor from women," she says, "is not only increasingly acceptable both individually and in a professional setting:...

2013-05-20 23:25:31

Good news! Laughter is not only fun, but many studies have shown that it's also healthy. Everything goes better with humor and you definitely don´t have to be able to tell jokes. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Can you tell a joke well? Do people roll their eyes when you start to tell a joke? Would you like to be funnier as a speaker, teacher, presenter of any kind? Do you sometimes feel like your funny bone is missing? Can't think of a snappy comeback when someone hits you with a...

Baby Laughter Project: Interview With Dr. Caspar Addyman
2012-11-13 15:38:29

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While our brains seem programmed to find baby laughter to be one of the most pleasant sounds imaginable, scientists at Birbeck University of London believe there´s also a lot that those adorable little coos and giggles can teach us about the early development of the human brain. Led by Dr. Caspar Addyman of university´s world-renowned BabyLab, a team of researchers is preparing to embark on a study that they´ve...

2011-09-30 07:00:00

The makers of âœThe Gift of Laughterâ aim to increase heart health thanks to the benefits of authentic laughter achieved through their iPhone / iPad app thatâs now only 99¢. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 Leaving the stress and anger of the world behind can be very beneficial to health. According to research presented last month at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Paris, laughter can have a significant impact...

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